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First Black woman elected to Chandler City Council
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First Black woman elected to Chandler City Council

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Political newcomer Christine Ellis has become Chandler’s first Black woman to be elected to a seat on the City Council. Official results from the Aug. 4 primary election show Ellis led with 19...
Battle royale looms in LD17, county seat races
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Battle royale looms in LD17, county seat races

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Just because the City Council races have ended doesn’t mean Chandler voters will be on the outside looking in this fall when it comes to hot campaigns in their own backyard. Beyond important...
Chandler Unified sets Oct. 13 for campus reopening
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Chandler Unified sets Oct. 13 for campus reopening

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District has decided not to risk potentially exposing students to COVID-19 and is delaying the reopening of its campuses until October. Thousands of the district’s students...
Chandler ready for a very different school year
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Chandler ready for a very different school year

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Michael Buist feels ready to start the new school year. It will be a year unlike any other when Chandler Unified students start online classes Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Casteel High School math teacher...
Pandemic fuels fears of more child pool drownings
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Pandemic fuels fears of more child pool drownings

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Firefighters and water safety advocates fear the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to a troubling spike in pediatric drownings in the East Valley and Maricopa County by introducing more distractions into...
Council races head to the wire Tuesday
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Council races head to the wire Tuesday

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s six City Council candidates have collectively spent nearly $123,000 campaigning during the last couple months as the Aug. 4 election heads into the final stretch. Early voting to fill...
Ex-Chandler mom at  center of trail of deaths
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Ex-Chandler mom at center of trail of deaths

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By Kevin Reagan, Staff Writer Lori Vallow’s former husband warned Gilbert Police that his wife had “lost her mind” a few months before he and his children wound up dead. Vallow, a one-time Chandler resident, has spent the...
Ready, set, go! Early voting begins this week
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Ready, set, go! Early voting begins this week

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By Kevin Reagan, Staff Writer As early voting is set to begin this week for the Aug. 4 primary election, voter registration numbers in Chandler appear to be on an upward trend. Early voting for three seats on Chandler City...
Chandler Unified to start new year all-online
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Chandler Unified to start new year all-online

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By Kevin Reagan, Staff Writer Parents appear divided on Chandler Unified’s reopening plan even as the district prepares to start the new year with all online classes Aug. 5. Parents were quick to either condemn or celebrate the...
Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career
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Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career

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By Janelle Molony Contributor Former Chandler Vice-Mayor Nora Ellen has officially declared her retirement from politics to pursue a new career path in podcasting. Her show, titled Women Starting Over, features women who have...