2021 February Archive - SanTan Sun News - page 3

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Local couple makes, bottles, sells wine under one roof
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Local couple makes, bottles, sells wine under one roof

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor You won’t find grapevines or even grapes at Basil and Colleen Kaspar’s Chandler store, but inside you’ll find all the igredients and apparatus for the small-batch, home-made wines they...
Arizona deaths soared last year over 2019
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Arizona deaths soared last year over 2019

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Molly Hudson Cronkite News Total deaths in Arizona rose 25 percent in 2020 over the previous year, with some counties seeing increases approaching 50 percent for the year in which COVID-19 became the leading killer in the...
Chandler joins project to make Loop 101 safer
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Chandler joins project to make Loop 101 safer

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The City of Chandler has entered into a region-wide pilot program that will attempt to improve response to traffic incidents along the Loop 101 Price Road Freeway. Starting in the next fiscal year, city...
State gets low grades on tobacco use
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State gets low grades on tobacco use

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Haleigh Kochanski Cronkite News Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. but two recent reports say Arizona needs to do more to help people break free from using tobacco products. “We certainly need...
$900K for dude ranches gets preliminary OK
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$900K for dude ranches gets preliminary OK

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Media Services State lawmakers voted Monday to spend $900,000 in tax dollars in a bid to convince Arizonans and others across the country to visit one of the state’s remaining “dude ranches.’’ “At one...
Cactus League starting on time – with far fewer fans
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Cactus League starting on time – with far fewer fans

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jim Walsh Contributor The Cactus League will come back in action in the Valley in two weeks – but fans will find it hardly recognizable. Don’t expect the usual capacity crowd of more than 15,000 loyal Chicago Cubs fans at...
Over 600 city employees have received vaccinations
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Over 600 city employees have received vaccinations

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer At least 650 Chandler city employees – mostly firefighters and police officers – have received their COVID-19 vaccine over the last month as thousands of eligible residents. First-responders,...
Judge dismisses challenges to new education tax
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Judge dismisses challenges to new education tax

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Media Services A new income tax surcharge on the wealthy to add more dollars to public education can take effect. In a 21-page ruling last week, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah Jr. rejected a...
Chandler nurse saluted during Super Bowl special
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Chandler nurse saluted during Super Bowl special

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler nurse recently got a comforting surprise from one of her football heroes while taking a break from work in her hospital’s COVID-19 unit. Haley Bowser, a Chandler High graduate and Dignity...
New park planned for south Chandler
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New park planned for south Chandler

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The City of Chandler has authorized spending $3.5 million to build a new recreational park for the residents surrounding the Lantana Ranch subdivision. City Council awarded a construction contract to Nickle...