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A mother’s intuition leads to Chandler’s volunteer of the year
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A mother’s intuition leads to Chandler’s volunteer of the year

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE, Staff Writer An innate maternal need to help her child find happiness years ago ultimately won Cathy Yamashiro two volunteer-of-the-year awards during Disability Awareness Month.But her passion to see people...
Chandler artist earns Governor’s Arts Award
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Chandler artist earns Governor’s Arts Award

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By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor A Chandler woman is thrilled her artwork celebrating Arizona’s landscape is being honored around the state. Shachi Kale, 45, was recently chosen as the artist for the 2019 Governor’s Arts...
Chandler girl, 7, beat cancer and now runs for charity
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Chandler girl, 7, beat cancer and now runs for charity

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By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor An energetic 7-year-old Chandler girl who beat cancer will celebrate her renewed health with her family at the Children’s Cancer Network’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. Gwyn Satterlee...
Why A Day For King? Because We Never Learn
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Why A Day For King? Because We Never Learn

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By Gary Nelson Contributor She is too young to remember when the Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham and slaughtered four little girls. Too young to remember when the Klan – again, the Klan – murdered...
Two Nonprofits Launch Feminine Hygiene Campaign
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Two Nonprofits Launch Feminine Hygiene Campaign

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Two local nonprofits are teaming up to provide financially struggling girls and women with feminine hygiene products – items crucial to help them go to school and work and stay healthy. Clothes...
Knit Hats Warm Babies, Raise Heart Awareness
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Knit Hats Warm Babies, Raise Heart Awareness

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Handmade red knit hats are being created by volunteers in Chandler and around the country to warm little ones’ heads and boost awareness of congenital heart defects. OptumCare Network of...
Intel Helped Employee Journey To Adopting Girl
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Intel Helped Employee Journey To Adopting Girl

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Starting a job at Intel 23 years ago not only introduced Margaret Verdugo to the joys of volunteering, but also led the south Chandler woman to a new love – a girl who would eventually call her...
Chandler Girl Scouts Prep For Cookie Season
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Chandler Girl Scouts Prep For Cookie Season

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Girl Scouts in Chandler and other parts of Arizona are gearing up to sell their popular cookies – a tradition that teaches them business and other life skills. The Girl Scouts-Arizona...
Chandler Authors Start Book Series On Infertility
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Chandler Authors Start Book Series On Infertility

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Santan Sun News Staff Despite all the medical approaches to infertility, two Chandler women think those who struggle with the problem might want to consider divine intervention. That’s why Evangeline Colbert and Angela Williams...
Chandler Teachers Know Charity Is Fiesta Bowl’s Goal
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Chandler Teachers Know Charity Is Fiesta Bowl’s Goal

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By Kristine Cannon Staff It didn’t matter who played in the Fiesta Bowl earlier this week for several dozen East Valley teachers, including eight in Chandler They already won. Thanks to three-year-old Fiesta Bowl Charities’...