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CUSD student achievement scores exceed state averages
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CUSD student achievement scores exceed state averages

September 16th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted education in many predictable ways, but one factor in lower test scores may not be so obvious. Many students took their standardized AzMERIT achievement tests using...
Chandler cancer group raffling 2021 Toyota SUV
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Chandler cancer group raffling 2021 Toyota SUV

September 16th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS “If you have cancer, Children’s Cancer Network will always be there for you.” Fifth grader Jackson Dupps said this and much more last Saturday when he and a dozen other pediatric cancer survivors and their...
Friend honors best friend with cookies and cocoa
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Friend honors best friend with cookies and cocoa

September 16th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, Staff Writer Cierra Chamot lost her best friend, Heather Began, when an impaired driver crashed into her car in Phoenix in October 2019. “She was bubbly,” said Chamot, an event tour manager and...
Chandler author releases new book about yoga
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Chandler author releases new book about yoga

September 16th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Alison Stanton, Contributor In 1984, Sudesh Abrol was in a car accident that damaged her spine. The injury caused the Chandler woman, who was living in California at the time, to suffer from excruciating lower back pain for...
Chandler officials pleased with last year’s Census push
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Chandler officials pleased with last year’s Census push

September 15th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Leah Powell, Chandler’s neighborhood resources director, freely admits she was worried going into the 2020 Census. That’s because millions of dollars were hanging in the balance. “We’re pleased...
CUSD joins class action suit against e-cigarette maker
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CUSD joins class action suit against e-cigarette maker

September 15th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District is joining more than 100 others across the country in going after the vaping industry. The Governing Board voted at its Aug. 25 meeting to join current litigation...
Chandler blast a ‘game changer’ for 4 men
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Chandler blast a ‘game changer’ for 4 men

September 14th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Life was heading in the right direction for the Ryan brothers until an explosion Aug. 26 knocked it onto a new, rockier course. “This was their livelihood, they worked 24/7 to get this thing going, and...
Weninger throws hat into GOP state treasurer race
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Weninger throws hat into GOP state treasurer race

September 14th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Longtime Chandler politico Jeff Weninger is reaching for state office. Weninger, currently a representative for Legislative District 17 and a former eight-year member of Chandler City Council, has announced...
Chandler couple rebrand their movie houses
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Chandler couple rebrand their movie houses

September 13th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The movie house in Chandler that once went by the name of “Alamo” has rebranded under the parent company called Majestic Theaters Arizona. Chandler residents and owners Kim and Craig Paschich rebranded...
Lease bouys city’s hopes for downtown theater
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Lease bouys city’s hopes for downtown theater

September 13th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The City of Chandler’s hopes to turn a major downtown intersection into an entertainment hub may not be dead yet, but thanks to the pandemic, they initially seemed to have suffered a blow. City...