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Chandler Museum reviving history-at-lunch program
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Chandler Museum reviving history-at-lunch program

August 31st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer A popular pre-pandemic program is coming back to the Chandler Museum, which is restarting its History Bites fall series Sept. 7. “Definitely people have come in and asked about some of those...
Teams, tribes lining up sports betting here
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Teams, tribes lining up sports betting here

August 31st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jill R. Dorson, Sports Handle As companies like Caesars, FanDuel, and Penn National Gaming build out sportsbooks at professional sports venues across the Phoenix area, it’s no secret that sports betting is coming. And...
Planners mull rapid transit options on Arizona Avenue
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Planners mull rapid transit options on Arizona Avenue

August 30th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Between 7:45 and 8:15 Tuesday morning, only four people were waiting for a bus on the northbound side of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. While that may appear to hardly represent the demand needed...
Haiti earthquake a grim reminder for Chandler Council’s Ellis
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Haiti earthquake a grim reminder for Chandler Council’s Ellis

August 30th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler Councilwoman Christine Ellis has a message for the people of her native Haiti: Not this time. In 2010, a devastating earthquake rocked the island and killed tens of thousands. Exactly how many...
Chandler to test mobile voting app this fall after bond election
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Chandler to test mobile voting app this fall after bond election

August 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler is planning to be one of the pioneers in mobile voting with a pilot program scheduled to run in November. City Council was expected to approve a contract with Boston-based Voatz at its meeting...
CUSD board on sidelines of Ducey-Biden feud
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CUSD board on sidelines of Ducey-Biden feud

August 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak, Arizonan Executive Editor And Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services. With millions of dollars and even enrollment numbers at stake, the Chandler Unified Governing Board on Aug. 19 voted 3-2 not to defy Gov....
Nonprofit helps parents, kids escape drug abuse
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Nonprofit helps parents, kids escape drug abuse

August 21st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor “Teen drug abuse and addiction can invade any home anywhere, no matter how ‘good’ that home life is. ‘I thought it would never happen to my family’ is the common refrain among parents...
El Taco Santo owners eye Chandler for expansion
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El Taco Santo owners eye Chandler for expansion

August 20th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor This has been one busy summer for the founders and owners of El Taco Santo. Not only did they open a new brick and mortar restaurant in Gilbert last month, but they continued to juggle the...
Artist, therapist team up on kids’ motivational book
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Artist, therapist team up on kids’ motivational book

August 20th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak  Executive Editor Though their occupations are very different, Lisa Sterne of Glendale and Suzanne Whitaker of Ahwatukee have spent years engaging and inspiring children. Sterne is a master’s level therapist...
Honora Norton named Rotarian of the Month
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Honora Norton named Rotarian of the Month

August 20th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes has named its spokeswoman, Dr. Honora Norton, as its August 2021 Rotarian of the Month. “We were very fortunate when in May 2021 Honora joined our club, as a transfer from...