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Traffic fatalities in state totaled 1,000 in 2017, ADOT says
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Traffic fatalities in state totaled 1,000 in 2017, ADOT says

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Over 1,000 people across the state died in traffic accidents in 2017 and most of them were related to driver behavior, the Arizona Department of Transportation reported last week. For the third consecutive...
Free outdoor fitness classes coming to downtown
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Free outdoor fitness classes coming to downtown

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor   People can come to downtown Chandler to get fit and meet their neighbors during a free gathering for all ages. Chandler Recreation is teaming up with fitness guru Lauren Zaslow Saks to...
Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years
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Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor The City of Chandler is looking for someone to replace a 25-year employee who spent about the last dozen years as Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s right-hand man. Dave Bigos retired earlier this month...
Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks
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Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan, Staff A pickup truck mounted with a fogging machine drives along an East Valley roadway, unleashing chemicals into the night air in an effort to control mosquitoes and the disease they carry. Just this past July,...
Gilbert crossing guards brush up on traffic safety
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Gilbert crossing guards brush up on traffic safety

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor   While Gilbert and other East Valley students started hitting the books again last week, many crossing guards were brushing up on their skill sets to steer children to safety. Nearly 200...
Excess medical weed fees can fund drug treatment, AG says
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Excess medical weed fees can fund drug treatment, AG says

August 18th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services   State lawmakers are free to use fees paid by medical marijuana patients to operate programs to help get people off of other drugs, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has concluded. But...
Feds throw in the towel in ex-lawmaker’s bribery case
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Feds throw in the towel in ex-lawmaker’s bribery case

August 18th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services   Federal prosecutors gave up last week in their effort to convict a former utility regulator and others on charges on bribery and fraud. In a two-page filing, Assistant U.S....
Voters to choose three Council members in primary
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Voters to choose three Council members in primary

August 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By City of Chandler The City of Chandler will hold a primary election on Aug. 28 for the purpose of electing a mayor and three council members. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Councilmember Kevin Hartke is running...
‘Voice of Waymo’ helps driverless passengers
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‘Voice of Waymo’ helps driverless passengers

August 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky Managing Editor When commuters settle into one of Waymo’s self-driving cars there might not be a driver behind the wheel, but the Voice of Waymo is always there in case riders have questions or run into...
Upgrades planned at Tumbleweed Park, museum
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Upgrades planned at Tumbleweed Park, museum

August 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   People who like to get their exercise at a popular park or explore Chandler’s history by walking around a museum will discover multimillion-dollar upgrades for their experiences. The...