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Guard was deployed in Chandler amid protests
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Guard was deployed in Chandler amid protests

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Arizona Army National Guard’s presence in Chandler ended Tuesday after nearly a week of armored trucks patrolling around areas that officials feared would fall victim to vandals and rioters. After...
Realtors aim to cheer up nursing home patients
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Realtors aim to cheer up nursing home patients

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The West and Southeast Realtors of the Valley, now united under the acronym WeSERV, want to help make some nursing home patients’ lives a little brighter. The association asking people to write “be the...
Children’s Cancer Network has back-to-school drive
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Children’s Cancer Network has back-to-school drive

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Chandler-based Children’s Cancer Network is helping parents deal with back-to-school costs. For most children, back-to-school season means new shoes, new clothes, a new backpack and excitement about...
Amid enrollment dip, CGCC shifts to more online classes
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Amid enrollment dip, CGCC shifts to more online classes

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer In an unprecedented move to limit the risk of students contracting the coronavirus, the majority of Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s classes will be taught online in the upcoming fall semester....
Chandler proposes new rules for Airbnb rentals
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Chandler proposes new rules for Airbnb rentals

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The city of Chandler is considering new regulations designed to better track short-term rental properties advertised on home-sharing platforms like Airbnb. The proposed requirements would obligate...
Daughter follows her officer-dad’s footsteps
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Daughter follows her officer-dad’s footsteps

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Cmdr. Edward Upshaw of the Chandler Police Department had a clear rule when it came to his children’s career aspirations. “You could not be police officers,” he’d often say to them. But the...
State constitution could block business grants here
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State constitution could block business grants here

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The city of Chandler has yet to precisely determine how it will spend $30 million in COVID-19 relief funds handed out by the federal government as city officials examine uses that won’t violate...
School reopening on CUSD board agenda
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School reopening on CUSD board agenda

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District Governing Board on Wednesday is expected to resume discussion of the administration’s plan for reopening campuses July 22.    Arizona’s third largest...
Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career
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Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career

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By Janelle Molony Contributor Former Chandler Vice-Mayor Nora Ellen has officially declared her retirement from politics to pursue a new career path in podcasting. Her show, titled Women Starting Over, features women who have...
Several Chandler police kneel with peaceful protesters
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Several Chandler police kneel with peaceful protesters

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Dozens of protestors gathered in Chandler last Tuesday for a peaceful demonstration that ended with city police kneeling alongside activists outside City Hall. Chandler became the latest city to host...