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Chandler bookworm fights to keep her eyesight
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Chandler bookworm fights to keep her eyesight

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Megan Kiriakidis has shelves of books scattered around her Chandler home. The 21-year-old has been an avid reader since she was young – starting the “Harry Potter” books when she was in first...
Once addicted, Chandler man fights opioid abuse
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Once addicted, Chandler man fights opioid abuse

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Kyle Stark has “4-19-16” tattooed across his left hand – the date marks an important milestone in the Chandler man’s life. It was the last day he considered himself a drug addict. The...
Hamilton thespians working hard on ‘Frozen Jr.’
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Hamilton thespians working hard on ‘Frozen Jr.’

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The 22 year theater and director veteran at Hamilton High, Christina Vail, said there’s a simple reason she chose the Disney musical “Frozen Jr.” for the students’ next big show. “I thought it...
Couple’s adventurous life ended in tragedy
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Couple’s adventurous life ended in tragedy

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor They were 21st-century explorers, in love with the world’s natural wonders as much as they were with each other. Drawn by the natural beauty of earth and sea, Neal Baltz and Patricia Beitzinger...
Chandler couple bringing joy to kids with cancer
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Chandler couple bringing joy to kids with cancer

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By Torrence Dunham Contributor Before he died last year, Arthur Montano had a plan to bring some joy to children who were battling cancer through the stuffed animals he received when he was undergoing chemotherapy. He never had...
Mesa man first to get 3D-printed ankle
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Mesa man first to get 3D-printed ankle

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By Jordan Houston Staff Writer The implementation of 3D printing is changing the future of orthopedic surgery and a Mesa man has been at the forefront of beneficiaries in Arizona. Earlier this year, the 35-year-old man became the...
Chandler woman shows how storytelling can heal
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Chandler woman shows how storytelling can heal

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor A serious illness can leave one bruised and battered for years, but that’s not the case with Sandra Marinella. After winning a battle with cancer, the Chandler resident is enjoying success with...
Chandler schools bring mindfulness to youngsters
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Chandler schools bring mindfulness to youngsters

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer After providing a space at Hamilton High School for students to decompress from stress and anxiety, a Chandler elementary school is doing the same for its students. Hamilton High School opened a...
Rookie robotics team excels in tourney
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Rookie robotics team excels in tourney

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer An East Valley all-female robotics team scored better than any other American team at a recent international competition in San Diego. Arizona State University’s Desert Women’s Autonomous Vehicle...
Chandler teens take expeditions overseas
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Chandler teens take expeditions overseas

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Isabelle Kelsey really wanted to get out of her comfort zone this past summer. She was about to enter her senior year at Chandler Preparatory Academy and wanted to gain some real-world experience. She...