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2 Chandler authors to attend KJZZ event
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2 Chandler authors to attend KJZZ event

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Two Chandler award-winning authors will mingle and share their books at the KJZZ Arizona StoryFest & Authors Showcase on June 1 in Mesa. Kathy Peach, who wrote children’s book, “The...
Helping people is how the Elks Riders roll
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Helping people is how the Elks Riders roll

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor When they roll up to venues around the state with their motorcycles rumbling, wearing their signature black, leather vests, the Chandler Elks Riders have a commanding presence. But the...
Students fired up about financial lessons, game
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Students fired up about financial lessons, game

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Excitement was high as sixth graders played a game in which they made decisions about going to college or getting jobs in a bustling classroom at Hartford Elementary School in Chandler recently....
Golf tournament to help homebound neighbors
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Golf tournament to help homebound neighbors

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor The head of a nonprofit organization that empowers elderly and homebound people in Chandler and around the East Valley is determined to make this year’s golf fundraiser an even bigger success...
Teens have blast, gain skills at space camp
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Teens have blast, gain skills at space camp

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor Several students at Chandler high schools are flying high after taking simulated missions, building model rockets and engaging in other fun STEM activities at the U.S. Space & Rocket...
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...