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Chandler teen helps feed healthcare workers
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Chandler teen helps feed healthcare workers

August 19th, 2020 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler teenager spent her summer raising hundreds of dollars to buy meals for local healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Eliana DeTata, 16, has collected nearly $2,500 in donations...
First Black woman elected to Chandler City Council
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First Black woman elected to Chandler City Council

August 18th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Political newcomer Christine Ellis has become Chandler’s first Black woman to be elected to a seat on the City Council. Official results from the Aug. 4 primary election show Ellis led with 19...
Battle royale looms in LD17, county seat races
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Battle royale looms in LD17, county seat races

August 18th, 2020 | by development
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Just because the City Council races have ended doesn’t mean Chandler voters will be on the outside looking in this fall when it comes to hot campaigns in their own backyard. Beyond important...
Chandler Unified sets Oct. 13 for campus reopening
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Chandler Unified sets Oct. 13 for campus reopening

August 18th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District has decided not to risk potentially exposing students to COVID-19 and is delaying the reopening of its campuses until October. Thousands of the district’s students...
Chandler ready for a very different school year
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Chandler ready for a very different school year

August 5th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Michael Buist feels ready to start the new school year. It will be a year unlike any other when Chandler Unified students start online classes Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Casteel High School math teacher...
Pandemic fuels fears of more child pool drownings
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Pandemic fuels fears of more child pool drownings

August 5th, 2020 | by development
By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Firefighters and water safety advocates fear the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to a troubling spike in pediatric drownings in the East Valley and Maricopa County by introducing more distractions into...
Council races head to the wire Tuesday
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Council races head to the wire Tuesday

August 5th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s six City Council candidates have collectively spent nearly $123,000 campaigning during the last couple months as the Aug. 4 election heads into the final stretch. Early voting to fill...