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Freeway to open, bringing a new world to thousands
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Freeway to open, bringing a new world to thousands

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor After decades of planning and preparation, years of litigation and 36 months of digging, blasting and back-breaking work, the Congressman Ed Pastor Freeway is about to open. Flanked by Chandler...
East Valley police, civilians ‘Ring’ in crime together
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East Valley police, civilians ‘Ring’ in crime together

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer A doorbell never made as many friends and enemies, but then again, The Ring is far from the ordinary lighted button with chimes. Ring videotapes people walking up to your front door – some of whom...
After-school program brings ‘science to life’
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After-school program brings ‘science to life’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A 10-year-old boy assembles a pile of Lego pieces together to construct his own little race car. He then pulls out a tablet and dials some code into a computer program. The race car responds to the...
Chandler triumphs in inaugural Open championship
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Chandler triumphs in inaugural Open championship

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor It was billed as arguably the biggest game in the history of high school football in Arizona. Top-ranked Chandler, the winner of the last three 6A Conference titles matched up against No. 3...
Chandler woman pens TV Christmas movie
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Chandler woman pens TV Christmas movie

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Christmas movie written by an East Valley native aired on national television earlier this month. “A Christmas Winter Song” is the first script written by Melissa Bustamante, who spends part of...
Females join ring at new Zoppe Circus show
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Females join ring at new Zoppe Circus show

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Laura Latzko GetOut Contributor For families like the Zoppes, the circus isn’t just a way to make a living. It is part of their identities. The Zoppe family’s circus, in its 177th year, will make its annual visit to Chandler...
Sicilian Butcher, Baker open at Chandler Viridian
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Sicilian Butcher, Baker open at Chandler Viridian

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GETOUT STAFF Two long-awaited entries into East Valley’s culinary scene have made their debut as the Sicilian Butcher and Sicilian Baker open at Chandler Viridian Primegate. The twin eateries, at 3151 W. Frye Road near Chandler...
Chandler teams shine in Intel robotics tournament
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Chandler teams shine in Intel robotics tournament

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF More than 200 elementary and secondary school students from throughout the East Valley descended on Intel’s Chandler complex last month to vie for robotics distinction. Of the Chandler teams competing in a...
Christmas season officially begins today in Chandler
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Christmas season officially begins today in Chandler

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF It may already seem like the holiday season, but Chandler will make it official tonight, Dec. 7, with the annual lighting of the tumbleweed tree and the Parade of Lights at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. The Parade...
State’s first organ transplant games in Chandler today
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State’s first organ transplant games in Chandler today

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Michael Scozzaro’s multiple kidney transplants have not inhibited his competitive streak. The longtime Chandler resident has won several medals over the years by competing in Olympic-style games...