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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...
Time to take action, pray after campus tragedies
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Time to take action, pray after campus tragedies

April 14th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By DR. RABBI IRWIN WIENER, Contributor It is natural that when tragedy strikes, our emotions seem to take over. We tend to forget that each tragedy in our lives requires us to look at it logically so that we can gain some comfort...
Preventing taxes on sugary beverages is an attack on health
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Preventing taxes on sugary beverages is an attack on health

April 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Adrienne Z. Udarbe, Guest Writer House Bill 2484, which prevents taxes on sugary beverages, was quickly pushed through our state Legislature by special-interest groups with deep pockets – namely, in this case, the American...
Chandler to celebrate 30 years of the Ostrich Festival
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Chandler to celebrate 30 years of the Ostrich Festival

March 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By SAM HUANG Contributor The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is bringing the celebration of the ostrich to you at the 30th Annual Ostrich Festival. More than 100,000 visitors are expected during this three-day extravaganza taking...
SciTech Festival celebrates exploration, invention
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SciTech Festival celebrates exploration, invention

February 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By René Lopez, Contributor Every February, Chandler celebrates the exploration of science and invention as part of the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. Various events take place throughout the state embracing science,...