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Bribery case snares key East Valley players
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Bribery case snares key East Valley players

June 22nd, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Gary Nelson After years of shadowy suggestions that something might be rotten at the Arizona Corporation Commission, the first indictment boils down to something most people can understand: A bald-faced case of quid pro quo...
Land use and zoning attorney talks about sustainability at East Valley Partnership event
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Land use and zoning attorney talks about sustainability at East Valley Partnership event

June 13th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky The Valley is not the poster child for sustainability, but if Grady Gammage Jr. has his way, it soon could be. The noted Phoenix land use and zoning attorney literally wrote the book on why Phoenix and its...
Hill Learning Academy celebrates graduating seniors
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Hill Learning Academy celebrates graduating seniors

June 12th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By SanTan Sun News Staff   Hill Learning Academy hosted its annual senior night event on May 25 at Chandler Center for the Arts to honor students who have completed their graduation requirements for the Chandler Unified...
Kids of migrant workers celebrate preschool graduation in Queen Creek
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Kids of migrant workers celebrate preschool graduation in Queen Creek

June 11th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Becky Bracken   In the midst of the flurry of graduation season, there was one ceremony decidedly different from the rest. Tucked behind Queen Creek Elementary school is a portable classroom where family and friends of...
Students hit the trails toward a green future
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Students hit the trails toward a green future

June 10th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Stormy Light There’s nothing like filling your backpack full of lemon Luna bars, bug spray and Gatorade to hit the great outdoors with friends! John Muir, founder of environmental organization the Sierra Club, said, “In...
Freeway right-of-way acquisition further along than spokeswoman reported
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Freeway right-of-way acquisition further along than spokeswoman reported

June 9th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak   The spokeswoman for the South Mountain Freeway developer apparently could have been clearer when she told Chandler business leaders last month that 47 percent of the highway’s right of way still had to...
Hamilton High baseball, softball teams win state titles
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Hamilton High baseball, softball teams win state titles

June 8th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jeff Edgington   Hamilton High students can celebrate this summer after winning two state trophies in the final days of the 2016-2017 high school sports season. In the Class 6A state baseball championship, the Huskies...
Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend
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Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend

June 8th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky Several rock bands will jam for a cause on June 10, when they reunite at Mesa’s historic Nile Theater to spread prostate cancer awareness and support Chandler resident Chris Caminiti, who was diagnosed with...
Valley of the Sun YMCA kicks off water safety program
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Valley of the Sun YMCA kicks off water safety program

June 3rd, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By SanTan Sun News Staff The Valley of the Sun YMCA in Chandler and around Maricopa County is boosting its efforts to keep children safe in and around water. The organization, along with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix...
Pedestrian deaths growing, family mourns Chandler woman killed
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Pedestrian deaths growing, family mourns Chandler woman killed

May 19th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jim Walsh Minutes before a pickup truck ran a red light and killed her, Pamela Hesselbacher sent a message to her husband, Matt, saying that she and their two small children had left a nearby park and would be home soon. “We...