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CUSD educators roll up their sleeves for shots
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CUSD educators roll up their sleeves for shots

January 31st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer At least 1,400 employees of the Chandler Unified School District have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and several hundred more are expected to get vaccinated in the coming...
The plight of hunger in the Valley cannot be ignored
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The plight of hunger in the Valley cannot be ignored

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer After reading an article about hunger in our communities, I was impressed by the effort of so many people to offer assistance and aid to those suffering from the fallout of the pandemic. We...
Improv actors entertain children in hospitals
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Improv actors entertain children in hospitals

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Bridgette M. Redman Contributor In the midst of an international health crisis, one group of actors from the Phoenix Theatre Company has found its work in greater demand. “Partners that Heal” has been taking actors...
East Valley writer seeks teens who lost a parent
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East Valley writer seeks teens who lost a parent

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Time may heal some wounds but Michelle Shreeve knows their pain never fully goes away. She still remembers her mother’s death in December 1993 – when Shreeve was only 9. The Gilbert writer – who wrote...
Ex-cop collars laughter at his local club
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Ex-cop collars laughter at his local club

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan Managing Editor At the Village of Alsip Police Department in Illinois, Jim Perry served in a number of roles: law enforcement trainer, DARE officer, media relations officer, crime prevention officer and hostage...
Art helps annual Unity Walk get around pandemic
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Art helps annual Unity Walk get around pandemic

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By srianthi perera Contributor In keeping with the pandemic’s restrictions, this year’s Regional Unity Walk has been revamped. Instead of gathering at Temple Beach Park on a day in January to promote mutual respect and...
Chandler man authors book on his escape from diabetes
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Chandler man authors book on his escape from diabetes

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Chandler resident Larry Kuhlman wants people with diabetes to have hope. So, he has written a book, titled “Lose Weight and Get Rid of Your Type 2 Diabetes, like I Did.” The title may be a mouthful but...
East Valley man suits up in Clemson flick
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East Valley man suits up in Clemson flick

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By zach Alvira Staff Writer Alex A.J. Gardner sought a new path when he graduated from Gilbert High School in 2017. With an outgoing personality, he decided to try his hand at acting. He had never done it before but soon after...
2 Chandler students on $1M-winning ASU project team
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2 Chandler students on $1M-winning ASU project team

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Herminia Rincon Guest Writer Two Chandler residents were on a five-member team at Arizona State University that recently won the million-dollar XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge to redesign the face masks used to prevent the...
Chandler athletes take in Ed Doherty experience
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Chandler athletes take in Ed Doherty experience

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The 2020 football season faced an adversity unlike any other as teams were forced to navigate through rigorous mitigation protocols as the coronavirus pandemic raged on in the state. Players were...