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I support our public safety professionals
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I support our public safety professionals

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By Terry Roe   I have spent the past three and a half years serving as a Chandler city council member. I consider it a great honor, and I look forward to serving a second and final term. So, what’s best for Chandler? First...
Chandler is a premier model for fiscal management
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Chandler is a premier model for fiscal management

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By MATT EBERLE Chandler is in an elite class of cities across the nation that has the coveted AAA rating by the big three bond rating agencies; Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch. Having strong fiscal management insures...
Background, experience give me a unique understanding
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Background, experience give me a unique understanding

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By DR. WILLIAM CRAWFORD As a 20-year resident of Chandler with 47 years of leadership and service in higher education and law enforcement, my background and experience give me a unique understanding of the issues facing Chandler....
Downtown Chandler’s future growth looks bright
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Downtown Chandler’s future growth looks bright

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By mayor jay tibshraeny Contributor Downtowns can define cities. While neighborhoods and employment corridors strongly add to a city’s success, city centers are often what create a city’s character – good or bad. I recently...
Diverse array applied for vacant Council seat
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Diverse array applied for vacant Council seat

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Competition was tough for the candidates vying for the empty City Council seat held by Nora Ellen. The Council last month reviewed 36 candidates’ applications for the seat Ellen had held before...
County will make community stronger and spend less money
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County will make community stronger and spend less money

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By DENNY BARNEY Guest Writer As a business owner, I have a lot of practice in making the most of finite resources. It might sound nice to spend however much I want on whatever I want whenever I want it, but that’s a recipe for...
Council used open process to fill vacancy
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Council used open process to fill vacancy

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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

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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

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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

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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...