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AIA suspends spring sports until further notice
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AIA suspends spring sports until further notice

March 30th, 2020 | by development
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced it was postponing all spring high school sports until further notice as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision came after Arizona...
Chandler orchid growers lose a chance to shine at show
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Chandler orchid growers lose a chance to shine at show

March 30th, 2020 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF One of the many event casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic hit orchid growers across Chandler and the rest of the Valley. The Desert Valley Orchid Society Show slated to next weekend was cancelled, depriving...
Chandler drug firm now bracing for the virus fight
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Chandler drug firm now bracing for the virus fight

March 30th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Viraj Gandhi thinks the completion of his drug manufacturing facility in Chandler comes at a perfect time as Arizona braces for a potential health care crisis. His company, Medivant Health Care, plans...
Chandler nonprofits facing soaring needs, less revenue
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Chandler nonprofits facing soaring needs, less revenue

March 30th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan, Staff Writer The numbers at AZCEND’s food bank slowly started to rise as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened. The Chandler nonprofit typically gets 15 visitors on the third Saturday each month to pick up an...
Seton Catholic steamrolls to 4A girls basketball title
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Seton Catholic steamrolls to 4A girls basketball title

March 19th, 2020 | by development
BY BRITTANY BOWYER, Contributor The Seton Catholic Sentinels girls basketball team has a long-standing history of dominance. On Saturday, Feb. 29, it showed once again why it is one of the best teams in Arizona. The top-ranked...
New Waymo vehicles hitting the road with tech upgrades
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New Waymo vehicles hitting the road with tech upgrades

March 19th, 2020 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF People who are accustomed to seeing Waymo’s autonomous vans rolling around Chandler and the East Valley are due for a surprise. The company is rolling out a new fleet of sportier-looking vehicles. And...
Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues
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Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues

March 19th, 2020 | by development
BY KEVIN REAGAN, Staff Writer After a series of attacks at synagogues across the country, Jewish communities in Chandler and neighboring communities are beefing up their security to prevent similar offenses. Armed guards can...
Sun Lakes Jewish Vets Post helps MANA House
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Sun Lakes Jewish Vets Post helps MANA House

March 19th, 2020 | by development
BY GEORGE STAHL, Guest Writer Last month, a group of volunteers from the Jewish War Veterans Post 619 of Sun Lakes served pizza and soda to 72 vets at Catholic Charities MANA House, Phoenix. Program Director Horace “Ace”...
Comedian Tracy Morgan just trying to get by
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Comedian Tracy Morgan just trying to get by

March 19th, 2020 | by development
CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI, Staff Writer Tracy Morgan’s feelings are raw. The comic best known for his “Saturday Night Live” characters Astronaut Jones, Brian Fellow and Dominican Lou is mourning the loss of his good friend...
New Marriott brings 2 venues for foodies
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New Marriott brings 2 venues for foodies

March 19th, 2020 | by development
BY DENA ROCHE, Contributor The newly opened Marriott Phoenix Chandler is the largest full-service Marriott in Arizona. But more importantly for locals, the hotel at Price and Willis roads brings two new dining venues to Chandler....