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State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education
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State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education. Several members of the...
Chandler councilman, 12 others vie for supervisor seat
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Chandler councilman, 12 others vie for supervisor seat

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By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor   A current and a former member of Chandler City Council are among the applicants for a vacancy on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The list of hopefuls includes eight Republicans...
Chandler sticks with AZ League of Cities
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Chandler sticks with AZ League of Cities

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By Jim Walsh and Jason Stone Staff Writers   The Arizona League of Cities and Towns lost the state’s largest city when Phoenix took the unprecedented step of canceling its membership, but neither Chandler nor Mesa have...
Will ‘Year Of The Teacher’ Impact Chandler Races?
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Will ‘Year Of The Teacher’ Impact Chandler Races?

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By Paul Maryniak And Cecilia Chan Staff It’s the year of the teacher this midterm election year as hundreds of current and former educators run for state offices around the country. And to a small degree, that’s playing out...
EV Leaders Urge ‘No’ On Voucher, No-Tax Propositions
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EV Leaders Urge ‘No’ On Voucher, No-Tax Propositions

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By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor The East Valley’s most prominent organization of business, education and community leaders has parted ways with the governor and a state Realtors group on two ballot propositions. The...
Meet the candidates for Chandler Unified’s governing board
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Meet the candidates for Chandler Unified’s governing board

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JOSHUA ASKEY Age: 47 Immediate family: My wife and I have three boys — Cade (18), Quinn (17) and Kye (12). Cade is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines Cebu East mission....
LD18 candidates spar on education funding, taxes, vouchers
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LD18 candidates spar on education funding, taxes, vouchers

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By Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Some sparks flew Sept. 7 in the Clean Elections Commission debate involving five of the six candidates for the State Legislature in the district that includes Ahwatukee. Education funding, taxes...
No Libertarian allowed to run for governor this year
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No Libertarian allowed to run for governor this year

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans won’t have the option to vote for a Libertarian Party candidate for governor. And that’s exactly the way Republican lawmakers...
No matter how you vote, always vote for the children
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No matter how you vote, always vote for the children

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By O. Robin Sweet, Guest Writer In November, Arizona voters will decide whether expanding the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program makes sense. It was originally started to help the parents of disabled children,...
Orlando returning to Chandler City Council for third new tour of duty
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Orlando returning to Chandler City Council for third new tour of duty

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Santan Sun News Staff Matt Orlando is adding another term of service to the City of Chandler on his resume. After a see-saw battle with Matt Eberle, Orlando joined incumbent Chandler City Council members Terry Roe and Rene Lopez...