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City of Chandler supports Heat Relief Network
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City of Chandler supports Heat Relief Network

June 25th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By the City of Chandler In an effort to provide relief from the intense heat, the City of Chandler has partnered with the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Heat Relief Network. The Heat Relief Network includes multiple...
A cautionary message as summer begins
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A cautionary message as summer begins

June 25th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak and Cecilia Chan News Staff Anyone who shrugs off news about a non-fatal child drowning as a momentary scare might want to talk to Brandi Stoll. As the Ahwatukee woman has often explained on social media,...
Bug & Weed Mart thrives with family
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Bug & Weed Mart thrives with family

June 25th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Alex Gallagher Staff Writer Like most things, it started with a need, Owner Jim LaBrie likes to tell people about how he founded Bug & Weed Mart over 40 years ago. LaBrie had been teaching at Alhambra High School and felt...
Chandler children’s theater is growing
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Chandler children’s theater is growing

June 24th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Janelle Molony Contributor Increasing demands for classes have prompted the relatively new children’s theater in Chandler to take on a new address to accommodate students. The owner and show director, Tiffany Selene Sivak,...
Historic EV restaurant moves to Chandler
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Historic EV restaurant moves to Chandler

June 24th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Staff Writer It’s not often a 55-year-old restaurant gets to celebrate a grand opening, but that’s what La Fonda Mexican Restaurant did recently. The popular family-owned eatery decided to move to Chandler after...
Chandler pub serves up authentic Irish fare
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Chandler pub serves up authentic Irish fare

June 23rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Melody Birkett GetOut Contributor Since opening in March 2003, Fibber Magees in Chandler has been the East Valley’s destination place for anyone in search of an authentic Irish pub and fare. “One of the reasons we feel we...
Arizona College Prep teacher earns national kudos
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Arizona College Prep teacher earns national kudos

June 23rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Staff Writer Arizona College Prep science teacher Rachna Nath’s students are looking for a way to stand apart on their college applications. Nearly all of them have top grades, play a musical instrument and are...
Chandler yo-yo maker is the nation’s biggest
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Chandler yo-yo maker is the nation’s biggest

June 23rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Staff Writer Ask the owner of the nation’s largest yo-yo factory how’s business and he’ll likely give you a pun. “You know, it’s a business that has its ups and downs,” Hans Van Dan Elzen said. He owns the...
Legislature eyes massive voucher expansion
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Legislature eyes massive voucher expansion

June 22nd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Four years after voters rejected a similar plan, Republican lawmakers are pushing ahead with a plan to let any of the 1.1 million students in public schools get vouchers to attend private...
I-10 truckers scoff at plan to stay in one lane
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I-10 truckers scoff at plan to stay in one lane

June 22nd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services It’s billed by the Department of Transportation as a way to improve safety. But the head of the Arizona Trucking Association says the move to restrict all trucks to just the right lane...