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Gila Community starts 4th casino project
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Gila Community starts 4th casino project

October 27th, 2021 | by development
Santan Sun News Staff Construction is about to begin on the fourth casino on Gila River Indian Community land. Named Santan Mountain Casino and located on a 160-acre site on the southeast corner of Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway...
Refreshed airport area plan aims for economic gains
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Refreshed airport area plan aims for economic gains

October 26th, 2021 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The airpark surrounding Chandler Municipal Airport is mostly developed, with only about 15 percent of vacant land remaining. So it’s a surprising time to update the master plan. And that’s exactly...
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City OKs $20M to help Intel’s water needs, other work

October 26th, 2021 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler City Council approved spending up to $20 million dollars on infrastructure and water rights to support Intel’s expansion of its Ocotillo campus. The Council has also agreed to spend up to an...
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Crippling spending cuts loom over schools in early 2022

October 26th, 2021 | by development
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Kyrene and other school district officials are alarmed over the prospect of not being able to legally spend some of the money they are receiving. And without legislative action, they will...
Chandler chiropractor donates $1M to alma mater
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Chandler chiropractor donates $1M to alma mater

October 25th, 2021 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler couple Dr. Arlan and Judith Fuhr say the following story is not all that uncommon. “I was in Taiwan and we went up into the Tea Valley, where they do tea,” said Dr. Fuhr, a chiropractor....
At 106, she credits God, genes and chocolat
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At 106, she credits God, genes and chocolat

October 25th, 2021 | by development
Santan Sun News Staff  If Edna Margaret (Peirce) Minger isn’t the oldest woman in Arizona, she’s pretty darn close after turning 106 this month in her Chandler home. Edna, whose sister in California looks to be 102 next...
Mega indoor pickleball venue coming to Chandler
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Mega indoor pickleball venue coming to Chandler

October 25th, 2021 | by development
By Paul  Maryniak, Executive Editor It was only a matter of time and Chandler resident Mike Rodrigues is seizing the moment. Sometime in the first three months of 2022, he plans to open Pickleball Kingdom, a 16-court indoor...
CUSD school enrollment facing long-term decline
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CUSD school enrollment facing long-term decline

October 24th, 2021 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The City of Chandler will continue to add about 12,000 new housing units over the next 10 years, but the number of children attending public schools will start to decline. That is the conclusion of a...
Chandler OKs creation of veterans commission
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Chandler OKs creation of veterans commission

October 24th, 2021 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke says yes, there are already many groups that represent the military but one thing lacking is an ability to work together for the benefit of all the city’s veterans. “We...
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Chandler takes baby step toward bias ban

October 24th, 2021 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler is the largest city in Arizona without an anti-discrimination ordinance. This month, officials took a baby step toward considering one. City Council on Oct. 14 authorized spending around $56,000...