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East Valley Comes Together To Honor Veterans
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East Valley Comes Together To Honor Veterans

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Santan Sun News Staff The East Valley’s biggest tribute to veterans will be held Nov. 12 when the East Valley Veterans Parade marches in Mesa. Each year, residents of East Valley communities come together to celebrate the...
County Supports Efforts To Promote Giving That Changes Lives
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County Supports Efforts To Promote Giving That Changes Lives

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By Denny Barney Guest Writer The holidays are a great time to reflect upon how we can best help those who are less fortunate. And sadly, in Maricopa County, there are too many people who are struggling with the most basic of...
Chandler Man Scores Prize On ‘Let’s Make A Deal’
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Chandler Man Scores Prize On ‘Let’s Make A Deal’

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Carlos Parra of Chandler is thrilled to talk about his experience on the CBS daytime game show “Let’s Make a Deal” after the experience nearly left him speechless. The 51-year-old U.S....
Athletes With Disabilities Score Win At National Competition
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Athletes With Disabilities Score Win At National Competition

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor A Chandler man and Hamilton High School graduate are happy about their team winning a recent wheelchair rugby competition but say they still have much work to do as they gear up for more games....
100+ Women Who Care Chapter Raises Money For ICAN
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100+ Women Who Care Chapter Raises Money For ICAN

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By Leann Landberg Guest Writer In August, the East Valley women of 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun presented a charitable donation totaling $5,700 to ICAN Positive Programs for Youth, a local nonprofit located in Chandler....
Latin Students Seize The Day, Place High At State
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Latin Students Seize The Day, Place High At State

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Several students at Chandler schools proved their prowess in Latin and Greek grammar, history and culture at a recent state competition. The teams participated in the Lemuria Certamen Tournament...
Teens Ride Wave Of Success Over Litter Art Exhibit
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Teens Ride Wave Of Success Over Litter Art Exhibit

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Four local teens are riding a wave of recognition after their creative work linking art to the marine litter problem earned them a silver medal in a competition. The quartet – Ali Arce, 16, a...
New Book Recounts Early Life Of Chandler Man’s Granddad
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New Book Recounts Early Life Of Chandler Man’s Granddad

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A Chandler man’s famous grandfather has now been memorialized in a new book about his life. John D. Lewis is the grandson of Ernest W. McFarland, whose early life before a long history of public service is now recounted in a...
Kyrene Gets Big Grant To Steer Kids Away From Violence
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Kyrene Gets Big Grant To Steer Kids Away From Violence

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Kyrene School District has scored a major federal grant to implement its social-emotional learning programs that aim to identify and reach troubled grade school and middle school students before they hurt someone or themselves....
Kyrene Chief Asks An End To ‘Ugliness’ At Board Meetings
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Kyrene Chief Asks An End To ‘Ugliness’ At Board Meetings

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By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor Citing “the increasing acrimony in the tone of our community dialogue,” Kyrene Superintendent Jan Vesely at last week’s school board meeting asked for the “end of divisiveness” among...