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Unrealistic baby boomers face a retirement crisis
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Unrealistic baby boomers face a retirement crisis

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Harold Wong Guest Writer A recent study “Boomer Expectations for Retirement 2019,” released last month by the Insured Retirement Institute study looked at baby boomers, born between 1946-64. Nearly half are already...
STEM camps occupy kids’ minds in summer
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STEM camps occupy kids’ minds in summer

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Children and teens can stay cool indoors while they build robots, design video games, make movies, create instruments and write code in unusual classes and day camps in Chandler this summer. Various...
Stay safe during the summer months, Chandler advises
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Stay safe during the summer months, Chandler advises

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By the City of Chandler Headed out of town for summer vacation? Before you leave Chandler, be sure to let the Chandler Police Department know about your plans. The Department’s Vacation Watch Program is intended to give...
State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education
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State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
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...
Son’s disorder inspires holistic salon business
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Son’s disorder inspires holistic salon business

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor A longtime hairstylist says her son’s genetic disorder prompted her to learn more about healthy beauty products and open her own salon. Stephanie Schmidt and husband Kevin opened Verde Salon, a...
Schools can replace officers with counselors
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Schools can replace officers with counselors

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Five East Valley school districts will now have to decide whether grant money they currently use to pay for security officers should be diverted to hiring counselors or social workers. The state...
Museum offers a good i.d.e.a. for family fun
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Museum offers a good i.d.e.a. for family fun

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Contributor With summer around the corner and road trips beckoning families, the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa has just opened an exhibition to spur those plans. “Roadside USA,” running through Sept. 6, aims to...
Mesa lands $1B deal with Google for a data center
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Mesa lands $1B deal with Google for a data center

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Technology giant Google is coming to Mesa, lured by a tax incentive agreement to build a massive data center in the emerging Elliot Road Technology Corridor. In a major coup for Mesa, Google will join...
Know the nonprofit you’re supporting with your money
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Know the nonprofit you’re supporting with your money

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dan Shufelt Guest Writer There are so many challenges to running Arizona Helping Hands. We are a growing nonprofit organization — the largest provider of basic needs to the 14,000 children in our state’s foster care...
Help needed for Operation Back to School
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Help needed for Operation Back to School

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Organizers are still looking for more shoes and other types of support for Operation Back to School, a one-day event that helps children and teens in need get school supplies and other essentials to start...