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Council used open process to fill vacancy
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Council used open process to fill vacancy

July 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By MAYOR JAY TIBSHRAENY Guest Writer At its June 28 meeting, the Chandler City Council unanimously voted to select Jeremy McClymonds to fill the vacant seat on the Council. He replaces former Councilmember Nora Ellen, who left...
Corporation Commission must adopt Judicial Code of Conduct to restore integrity
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Corporation Commission must adopt Judicial Code of Conduct to restore integrity

July 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Charles E. Jones Guest Writer Arizona’s founders created the Corporation Commission to address concerns about the influence of public utilities, to ensure protection for consumers, to provide a fair return on operational...
America is bigger than legislator’s racist rant proclaims
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America is bigger than legislator’s racist rant proclaims

July 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By David Leibowitz Columnist There are days when it’s kind of mortifying to be a white person. Last Thursday was one of those days. June 24 was when a grainy 50-second videotape surfaced showing Arizona legislator David...
We all have a stake in the survival of Girl Scouts
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We all have a stake in the survival of Girl Scouts

July 2nd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Betsey Bayless, Guest Writer   The Boy Scouts announced they were opening their doors to girls last October. The opinions about this range from seeing it as a disservice to boys to seeing it as providing greater equality...
With the heat comes extra safety precautions for kids
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With the heat comes extra safety precautions for kids

June 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Hartke, Guest Writer   With triple-digit temperatures on the horizon, it is the perfect time to enjoy the pools, take advantage of indoor entertainment and plan getaways to cooler destinations. While there are...
Douglas’ war on evolution does a disservice to Arizona
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Douglas’ war on evolution does a disservice to Arizona

June 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Thomas H. Wilson, Guest Writer   Why in the world are we discussing the validity of biological evolution in 2018? Because Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas seeks to weaken science standards in...
For Rep. Townsend and teacher critics, facts went bye-bye
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For Rep. Townsend and teacher critics, facts went bye-bye

May 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By David Leibowitz, Columnist   One of my favorite journalistic staples nowadays is the “fact check.” Typically, fact checks involve a media outlet assigning a 19-year-old college intern to gauge the truth of a public...
Maricopa County can manage explosive growth
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Maricopa County can manage explosive growth

May 15th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dennis Barney, Guest Writer   In 2016-2017, Maricopa County added nearly 74,000 residents, or more than 200 residents a day.   Just think about what that means.   You might picture tacking on the entire city of...
Arizonans dodged a bullet in failed redistricting plot
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Arizonans dodged a bullet in failed redistricting plot

May 12th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
by Jim Pederson, Guest Writer In 2000, a group of citizens came together and organized an initiative drive to amend the Arizona Constitution to permit the drawing of legislative and congressional districts by an independent...
Chandler Center for the Arts plans exciting season
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Chandler Center for the Arts plans exciting season

May 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Michelle Mac Lennan, Contributor   Chandler Center for the Arts is proud to be the community’s place to experience music, dance, comedy, theater and arts. We thrive on the everyday wonder of a child seeing a ballet for...