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Chandler Police aim to become more diverse
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Chandler Police aim to become more diverse

June 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Police Department says it’s progressing on improving the diversity of its officers in order to better reflect the city’s demographics. During a recent discussion on equity and...
Valley could be heading for post-pandemic office glut
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Valley could be heading for post-pandemic office glut

June 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor As the pandemic appears to be giving way to a semblance of normality, the world of commercial office space is anything but normal. Just ask Jay S. Kramer, an experienced real estate and finance...
Chandler teen’s burn treatment experiment lauded
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Chandler teen’s burn treatment experiment lauded

June 24th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF At age 17, Michelle Sheikh of Chandler is already on her way toward helping to solve global health problems. And it’s no surprise the recent graduate of Arizona College Prep-Erie will be majoring in...
Protests over race disrupt CUSD board meeting
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Protests over race disrupt CUSD board meeting

June 22nd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District has become the most recent target of an organized, statewide effort to disrupt school board meetings and accuse educators of indoctrinating students with “racist...
Chandler Arts Center prepares for comeback
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Chandler Arts Center prepares for comeback

June 21st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer After more than a year of barring patrons from visiting its theater, the Chandler Center for the Arts is preparing to welcome back audiences for live, in-person performances. Since March 2020, the...
Chandler cracking down on distracted drivers
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Chandler cracking down on distracted drivers

June 21st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Police have issued more than 700 citations for violators of the state’s new distracted driving laws – more than any other East Valley agencies. In 2019, Arizona lawmakers adopted stricter...
One of city’s last farms giving way to industry
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One of city’s last farms giving way to industry

June 20th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Planning and Zoning Commission last week unanimously approved a rezoning that allows industrial development on one of the city’s last remaining farms – and one of the last large...
Chandler thespians go before live audiences
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Chandler thespians go before live audiences

June 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By KATY SPRINGER Contributor It’s not often that “revolting” children get a standing ovation – but that’s exactly what will happen next week when nearly 40 Chandler and other East Valley kids charge the stage in...
Basha High science teacher Arizona’s best
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Basha High science teacher Arizona’s best

June 10th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Basha High School teacher has recently been recognized as one of Arizona’s best biology educators. Katherine Nall, who’s been teaching biology and environmental science in Chandler for 15 years,...
Major national sports store fills Fashion Center hole
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Major national sports store fills Fashion Center hole

June 9th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By GARY NELSON Contributor One of the two vacant big-box stores at Chandler Fashion Center is getting a new tenant in 2023. Scheel’s, a sporting-goods chain based in Fargo, N.D., plans to open a 220,000-square-foot store in the...