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Commission encourages city to hire ‘diversity officer’
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Commission encourages city to hire ‘diversity officer’

January 23rd, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A commission of Chandler residents wants the city to create a new position dedicated to tracking diversity and inclusion across the city’s departments. After surveying hundreds of residents earlier...
Steelyard filling up fast with retail, food tenants
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Steelyard filling up fast with retail, food tenants

January 22nd, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Steelyard, a $12 million commercial center in southeast Chandler, has recently opened its doors to a variety of new tenants in a region of the city notably lacking in retail options. Named after...
City plans numerous projects in Chandler this year
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City plans numerous projects in Chandler this year

January 21st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
6 p.m. JanBy the City of Chandler For the past 11 months, many people have learned to adapt, learn and grow through the ongoing disruptions, distractions, social isolation, uncertainty and fear. Sadly, many have had to cope with...
Legislature eyes election, emergency powers changes
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Legislature eyes election, emergency powers changes

January 21st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The 2021 legislative session is being brought to you by the letter E – as in emergency powers, election legislation and education funding. The session got off to a quick start last week...
Chandler Girl Scout Cookie sales start this week
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Chandler Girl Scout Cookie sales start this week

January 21st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Girl Scout Cookie season in the East Valley will start tomorrow, Jan. 18, and continue through Feb. 28, helping local troops raise funds for various activities. The lineup includes Lemon-Ups, Thin Mints,...
COVID-19 clips Ostrich Festival’s wings again
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COVID-19 clips Ostrich Festival’s wings again

January 21st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF For the second consecutive year, the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival has been postponed from its usual March engagement because of the pandemic. The Chandler Chamber, in partnership with Steve LeVine...
Sellers chairs top county board
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Sellers chairs top county board

January 21st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Former Chandler City Council member Jack Sellers is now chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Sellers, who won election to his first full term last November, was unanimously picked as...
Chandler city manager retiring March 4
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Chandler city manager retiring March 4

January 21st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler City Manager Marsha Reed has submitted her resignation and is expected to retire from the city’s top job by March 4. Reed, who was appointed to her position in 2016, gave her notice to City...
Chandler film fest expects growth amid pandemic
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Chandler film fest expects growth amid pandemic

January 21st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The pandemic has not been kind to the film industry this past year, yet Chandler International Film Festival organizers are refusing to let the health crisis prevent its attendees from celebrating the...
$33M lab among potential Chandler bond projects
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$33M lab among potential Chandler bond projects

January 20th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Police are hoping that the city will include a new $33 million forensic crime laboratory in a bond issue that officials are now working on. One of the largest projects among the many capital...