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The Corporation Commission does not need to be reformed
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The Corporation Commission does not need to be reformed

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By Jason Trautschold   Howard Fischer’s article in the “East Valley Tribune” on June 4 revealed a serious problem with Arizona’s Corporation Commission: corruption, revealed via bribery allegations against former...
Chandler remains healthy, fiscally fit
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Chandler remains healthy, fiscally fit

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By Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny The Salt River Project (SRP) recently resumed its Price Road 230kV power line project with little public notice to homeowners and residents. Instead of being open and upfront on the process, SRP...
Overstreet development to add great energy to downtown core
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Overstreet development to add great energy to downtown core

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COMMENTARY BY CHANDLER MAYOR JAY TIBSHRAENY     In late March, Overstreet Chandler officially broke ground at the corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue. This project will be a game-changer for our downtown,...
Health care trends for 2017
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Health care trends for 2017

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By Dave Allazetta, CEO for UnitedHealthcare of Arizona The U.S. health care system will continue to evolve during 2017, with new technologies and programs helping make care more efficient and accessible for more Americans. Here...
The 2017 priorities of the Board of Supervisors’ chairman
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The 2017 priorities of the Board of Supervisors’ chairman

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By Denny Barney This year, there are a lot of new faces in Maricopa County—a different sheriff, a new county recorder, treasurer and superintendent of schools. A five-year Board of Supervisors makeover culminated with the...
Time on the Council was well spent
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Time on the Council was well spent

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By Rick Heumann For the past eight years, it has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Chandler as a councilman. My parents always instilled the importance of giving back to the community and I’ve had many experiences to...
Chandler Police Cadets a blessing for teens, young adults
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Chandler Police Cadets a blessing for teens, young adults

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It is nothing new to hear that 2016 was a rough year for law enforcement officers. As of Dec. 28, 2016, according to the Officer Down Memorial page, officers killed by gunfire was up 59% from 2015. Here in Chandler, our police...
Ensuring readiness for college and career begins in early childhood
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Ensuring readiness for college and career begins in early childhood

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By Marie Raymond In the wake of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we can begin building in our young children an appreciation of our nation’s veterans and their service to our country. In addition to modeling to young children how to...
Find time, compassion to give this holiday season
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Find time, compassion to give this holiday season

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By Councilman Terry Roe I know it’s hard to believe, but the holidays are fast approaching and it is time to consider helping those in need. Disadvantaged families and individuals in crises tend to experience heightened levels...
Teen-to-teen abuse—it does happen
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Teen-to-teen abuse—it does happen

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By Councilwoman Nora Ellen   Domestic violence often is associated with mature, adult relationships, but it is an issue that is alarmingly prevalent among our teenage population. According to national statistics from the...