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Plenty of support around for quitting smoking
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Plenty of support around for quitting smoking

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Is “quitting smoking” on the top of your list of goals for the year? Was it last year too? Here are some insights from those in the know into kicking this habit to the curb for good. “They say old...
Mobile eye care available at people’s workplaces
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Mobile eye care available at people’s workplaces

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Have you been to the eye doctor lately? That probably may not be on the top of your list of things to do after work or on the weekend. According to Gary Heiting, OD, and Larry K. Wan, OD, nearly 70...
Mobile app offers storage for medical data
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Mobile app offers storage for medical data

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kristine Cannon Staff Writer A Scottsdale company has created a timely app that can verify the user has had a COVID-19 vaccination. Created by BuddyCheque, the ConfirmD app replaces the need to carry around important medical...
Banner starts two major expansion in EV
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Banner starts two major expansion in EV

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF A ceremonial groundbreaking recently marked the official start of construction of a new women’s tower at Banner Desert Medical Center that will be adjacent to the seven-story Banner Children’s at Desert...
Regional indoor vaccination site opens in Mesa
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Regional indoor vaccination site opens in Mesa

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Tom Scanlon Staff Writer Since it is offering 30,000 square feet of its warehouse to create Arizona’s first indoor, drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine center, it’s tempting to rebrand Dexcom as “vaxcom.” Jim Kasselmann,...
Chandler robotics club wins state award for design
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Chandler robotics club wins state award for design

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The All Girls Big Bang Robotics Team, comprising four girls from Chandler and Mesa, recently came out on top in a regional tournament with the Champions Award and went on to capture a state award for best...
Short-term rental curbs die in Legislature
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Short-term rental curbs die in Legislature

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The hopes of Arizona municipalities, including Chandler, for more latitude in regulating short-term rentals in their neighborhoods appeared to be dashed April 1 as the Legislature quashed...
City workers get $3K bonuses as finances improve
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City workers get $3K bonuses as finances improve

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF City of Chandler employees will be getting a $3,000 bonus this month. City Council authorized the bonuses last week after holding off on raises during the pandemic. The city plans to spend $5.5 million on...
Disparities at issue in schools’ pandemic fund relief
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Disparities at issue in schools’ pandemic fund relief

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The head of the House Education Committee wants the Department of Education to turn loose $85 million to help forestall anticipated teacher layoffs. Rep. Michelle Udall, R-Mesa, noted that...
Chandler Unified sees no need for layoffs
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Chandler Unified sees no need for layoffs

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District officials no longer expect teacher layoffs to adapt to the district’s fluctuating enrollment numbers. Administrators had estimated earlier this year that up to 180...