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Daughter follows her officer-dad’s footsteps
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Daughter follows her officer-dad’s footsteps

June 23rd, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Cmdr. Edward Upshaw of the Chandler Police Department had a clear rule when it came to his children’s career aspirations. “You could not be police officers,” he’d often say to them. But the...
State constitution could block business grants here
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State constitution could block business grants here

June 22nd, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The city of Chandler has yet to precisely determine how it will spend $30 million in COVID-19 relief funds handed out by the federal government as city officials examine uses that won’t violate...
School reopening on CUSD board agenda
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School reopening on CUSD board agenda

June 21st, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District Governing Board on Wednesday is expected to resume discussion of the administration’s plan for reopening campuses July 22.    Arizona’s third largest...
Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career
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Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career

June 15th, 2020 | by development
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...
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...
Chandler, other EV artists inspired by virus pandemic
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Chandler, other EV artists inspired by virus pandemic

May 5th, 2020 | by development
By Srianthi Perera Contributor East Valley artists are finding a somewhat brighter side of sheltering in place. With long, uninterrupted hours to be creative, many area artists are using the unexpected free time to appeal to...
Chandler leader coach authors inspirational book
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Chandler leader coach authors inspirational book

May 4th, 2020 | by development
By Lacey Lyons Staff Writer As a highly successful leadership coach, speaker and entrepreneur, Chandler resident Lisa Pérez can now add author to her list of successes. “My book is about how to ease your heart, be resilient...
Athletes staying active despite lost season
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Athletes staying active despite lost season

May 3rd, 2020 | by development
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The spring track season was supposed to be special for Highland High senior Zach Schroeder. He had already shown his speed and skill on the football field, leading the Hawks with 33 receptions for 599...
Landmark taco shop in Chandler reopens
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Landmark taco shop in Chandler reopens

May 2nd, 2020 | by development
By Jaimee Resnick Contributor Elmer’s Tacos, a family-owned restaurant in Chandler, was so ready to be back in business. After closing for several weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the landmark Mexican eatery’s...