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Female military veterans struggle to find jobs
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Female military veterans struggle to find jobs

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ethan Kispert Cronkite News After leaving the Army two decades ago, Miachelle DePiano faced new challenges on the civilian battlefield: a hyper-competitive job market. “I couldn’t show anybody a portfolio because...
New healthcare initiative aimed at underprivileged
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New healthcare initiative aimed at underprivileged

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Emma Richburg Cronkite News A new $10 million partnership will put medical students and other care providers under one roof to serve people of color and other underprivileged communities in Maricopa County. The partnership...
Bill would entitle school athletes to compensation
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Bill would entitle school athletes to compensation

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services State lawmakers are just a step away from allowing athletes at Arizona colleges and universities to profit from their skills, at least indirectly. With only one dissenting vote, the House...
Chandler reps support House gaming bill
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Chandler reps support House gaming bill

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A bipartisan coalition of legislators gave Gov. Doug Ducey a crucial victory last week as they approved his plan to expand off-reservation gaming in the state with Ahwatukee’s two...
Lawmaker: Masks didn’t protect against AIDS
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Lawmaker: Masks didn’t protect against AIDS

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A first-term Scottsdale legislator convinced colleagues last week to let businesses ignore mask mandates to stem the spread of COVID by arguing that they weren’t needed decades ago to...
Steady progress here for bill mandating Holocaust lessons
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Steady progress here for bill mandating Holocaust lessons

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kelly Donohue Cronkite News Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Among Arizona...
End-run around education tax aimed at businesses
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End-run around education tax aimed at businesses

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Chandler Sen. J.D. Mesnard is proposing an end-run around the new income tax surcharge for wealthy earners that would allow some business owners to avoid paying it. SB 1783 would create an...
GOP senators setting up early voting roadblocks
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GOP senators setting up early voting roadblocks

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Republican senators are moving on two fronts to erect new hurdles in the path of those who want to vote early. On a party-line vote, GOP senators decided to scrap existing laws that...
Much-needed area bridge may get state help
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Much-needed area bridge may get state help

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Building a bridge over Gilbert Regional Park to connect Ocotillo Road will mean faster response times for police and fire in the southern portion of town. The town has budgeted the $53.8-million...
Chandler lifts Tumbleweed Center, library patron limits
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Chandler lifts Tumbleweed Center, library patron limits

March 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The City of Chandler has lifted limits on the capacity allowed at several public facilities. But while limits at Chandler Public Library and Tumbleweed Recreation Center have been lifted, patrons and...