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Several Chandler police kneel with peaceful protesters
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Several Chandler police kneel with peaceful protesters

June 15th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Dozens of protestors gathered in Chandler last Tuesday for a peaceful demonstration that ended with city police kneeling alongside activists outside City Hall. Chandler became the latest city to host...
Reopening ‘roadmap” charts rocky path for schools
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Reopening ‘roadmap” charts rocky path for schools

June 15th, 2020 | by development
By paul maryniak Executive Editor State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has released a 35-page “roadmap for reopening schools in August that could become a handy tool for parents in deciding whether they want...
Serrano’s launches program for first responders
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Serrano’s launches program for first responders

April 9th, 2020 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF With the shut-down of in-dining services about to enter its second month, many Chandler restaurants are offering take-out meals. Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants also has a program that helps patrons support...
Ahwatukee native’s band releases new single
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Ahwatukee native’s band releases new single

April 9th, 2020 | by development
By christina fuoco-karasinski Staff Writer Ahwatukee native and DED vocalist Joe Cotela contends he’s a workaholic – just like his bandmates guitarist David Ludlow, bassist Kyle Koelsch and drummer Matt Reinhard. It’s the...
Chandler woman making masks for workers
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Chandler woman making masks for workers

April 9th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler woman is making protective face masks for workers who must still venture outside their homes and report to work amidst the COVID-19 health crisis. Jessica Srinivasan recently delivered 100...
Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May
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Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May

April 9th, 2020 | by development
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The coronavirus outbreak has impacted Little League baseball and softball leagues across the East Valley. Little League International announced play would be suspended until at least May 11 due to the...
Chandler businesses get creative in virus’ wake
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Chandler businesses get creative in virus’ wake

April 9th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler businesses impacted by the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic are finding creative ways to continue delivering services to their customers. Though patrons aren’t able to dine inside Ginger...
Churches confronting virus-related challenges
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Churches confronting virus-related challenges

April 9th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Pastor Mike Japenga describes himself as a hugger. He likes being able to calmly reach out and comfort members of Chandler Presbyterian Church during moments of grief, sadness, and despair. But the...
Couple bringing Floridian dessert shop to Chandler
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Couple bringing Floridian dessert shop to Chandler

March 30th, 2020 | by development
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Florida’s most popular frozen dessert shop is making its way to the Valley though the coronavirus crisis may be making it difficult to say when. Abbie and John Mirata hope to open the...
South Mt. Park improvements moving along
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South Mt. Park improvements moving along

March 30th, 2020 | by development
By Andy Lenartz Guest Writer The City of Phoenix is in the midst of a five-year, $23 million redesign of South Mountain Park and Preserve that will improve the facilities and trails to a level of world-class park that is...