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Chandler Council hears forecast for legislative session

December 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Many of the same issues that came up this year at the State Capital are likely to come up again in 2022. But there will be some new wrinkles, including a flat tax and more changes to voting laws. Those...
City looks back on achievements in past year
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City looks back on achievements in past year

December 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By the City of Chandler Back in 2020, we were hoping 2021 would bring an end to the worldwide pandemic. But to our surprise, it’s proving to be resilient and continues to evolve. The same can be said of our residents,...
Area restaurants struggle to find food, workers, low prices
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Area restaurants struggle to find food, workers, low prices

December 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Sara Edwards, Cronkite News Miracle Mile Deli has been proudly serving pastrami sandwiches for 72 years, but the pandemic has Josh Garcia’s restaurant in “survival mode.” “What we’re seeing is the normal products...
Jewish War Vets lines up two speakers
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Jewish War Vets lines up two speakers

December 23rd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Santan Sun News The Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 has lined up speakers for its meeting today, Dec. 19, and next month. Today at 10 a.m., Tess Mosko Scherer, executive director of the Arizona Art Alliance, will...
Restaurateur pens inspirational book
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Restaurateur pens inspirational book

December 23rd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Geri Koeppel, Contributor Randy Walters has been many things in his 68 years: hospital corpsman, painter, restaurateur and minister among them. Now, he’s added another line to his resume: Author. He drew upon a decade of...
At 97, Sun Lakes author pens novel on flamboyant opera icon
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At 97, Sun Lakes author pens novel on flamboyant opera icon

December 23rd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Srianthi Perera, Contributor Many biographies have been written about Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, but none read like a thriller. Sun Lakes playwright, teacher and novelist Mel Weiser’s “Viva Puccini,” a new...
EV plumbing firm’s business plan includes charity
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EV plumbing firm’s business plan includes charity

December 22nd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Melody Birkett, Contributor Some people might think Wayne Decker’s business plan makes no sense. But Decker, president of PlumbSmart Heating and Air, says it not only makes sense but a lot of cents. “We charge less than...
Chandler native now explores the world’s oceans
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Chandler native now explores the world’s oceans

December 22nd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler native Mattie Rodrigue says she’s seen more than a few raised eyebrows when she tells them a kid from the desert is now a marine biologist. “They say, ‘What?!’” Rodrigue said. “More...
Skate team, moving firm team up to help Hopi tribe
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Skate team, moving firm team up to help Hopi tribe

December 22nd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Figure skating is not an inexpensive sport. Most young people who participate come from families that can afford it. “They have a lot of stuff, they’re very fortunate,” said Jaime Kalnicky, the...
Lockboxes can help Chandler seniors in emergencies
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Lockboxes can help Chandler seniors in emergencies

December 21st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Mary Poindexter’s daughter was getting worried. She was in Detroit and had tried calling her mother in Chandler multiple times, but was not getting an answer or a return call. And that was definitely...