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Retirees sought to help teachers in area schools
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Retirees sought to help teachers in area schools

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SanTan Sun News Staff   With a renewed focus on student academic growth, particularly in literacy and math skills, Your Experience Counts (YEC) is actively recruiting classroom volunteers to support students and teachers in...
Mesa man’s ‘turquoise fever’ heads to TV
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Mesa man’s ‘turquoise fever’ heads to TV

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By Jordan Houston Staff Writer   If you own anything with turquoise in it, Tony Otteson will tell you, there’s a story behind it. And now the Mesa resident is bringing those stories and the story of his passion for...
EV Boys & Girls Clubs get kids ready for school
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EV Boys & Girls Clubs get kids ready for school

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By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer   Ezinne Okaru held a burgundy-color T-shirt up to her chest. “Do you think this shirt will look good on me?” the 11-year-old Gilbert girl asked her volunteer shopper.  “Yes, I do,” said...
Chandler Girl Scout, 6, hikes her way to badges
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Chandler Girl Scout, 6, hikes her way to badges

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By Annelise Krafft Guest Writer   For Srija Potharaju, a Chandler Girl Scout from Troop 3786, life is about the climb — the 14-mile climb. Along with her family, Srija takes on an annual five-day hiking and camping...
Chandler boy’s dying wish of life saves 4
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Chandler boy’s dying wish of life saves 4

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   For a 12-year-old, Damien Enghauser was a particularly thoughtful boy. His mother Kaydi Barkley describes the Chandler youngster as a humanitarian who exhibited above-average compassion —...
Chandler author’s new book teaches healthy breathing
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Chandler author’s new book teaches healthy breathing

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By Alison Stanton Contributor   For many people, the way that they breathe is not probably something they think about on a regular basis. They inhale oxygen, exhale carbon dioxide and that’s about it. But for Chandler...
Alternative Chandler school finds a new home
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Alternative Chandler school finds a new home

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   El Dorado High School staff members say its new campus looks and feels much different than their former facility.  It has wide corridors of freshly-painted walls, classrooms with rows of...
100+ Women salute group that inspires hope
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100+ Women salute group that inspires hope

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By Leann Landberg  and Susan Barlow Staff Writers   One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18.   Mental health, described by Crisis Response Network, is an “equal opportunity...
Rabbi who survived shooting to speak in Mesa
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Rabbi who survived shooting to speak in Mesa

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Santan Sun News Staff   Rabbi Laibel Blotner still remembers the chill that ran up his spine when he heard the news April 27 about the shooting at the Chabad of Poway outside San Diego. Because it was the Sabbath, Blotner,...
New leader heads city community services
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New leader heads city community services

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Chandler’s newest community services director is bringing several years of experience in the recreation industry to the city. Andy Bass officially took over the city’s Community Services...