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Chandler Councilman loses mother to COVID-19
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Chandler Councilman loses mother to COVID-19

May 1st, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The deadly COVID-19 virus has claimed the life of Chandler Councilman Matt Orlando’s mother. Orlando said his mother, Teresa Orlando, passed away April 6 – the same day her doctors in New Jersey...
Pandemic ticking timebomb: child absue
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Pandemic ticking timebomb: child absue

April 30th, 2020 | by development
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Last week, Gilbert’s iconic Water Tower lit up blue for three days in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. And a possible fallout of COVID-19 is an uptick in children being abused...
Chandler 85224 stands out for virus cases
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Chandler 85224 stands out for virus cases

April 29th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer One of Chandler’s northern ZIP codes has recorded 13 deaths related to the COVID-19 virus and an infection rate that’s twice as large as others in the city. ZIP code 85224, which stretches from...
Political conflict, like COVID-19, is spreading like wildfire
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Political conflict, like COVID-19, is spreading like wildfire

April 28th, 2020 | by development
By David Leibowitz Columnist The conversation with a progressive politico friend of mine took place in a Walgreens parking lot on April 15 – two men standing six feet apart swapping tales of quarantine woe. His wife sensed a...
$900K in pandemic relief is coming to Chandler
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$900K in pandemic relief is coming to Chandler

April 28th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The city of Chandler is expecting more than $900,000 in relief aid from the federal government to stave off economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chandler is planning to use $850,000 of...
Chandler director makes COVID-19 pandemic movie
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Chandler director makes COVID-19 pandemic movie

April 27th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer It’s almost lucky Mitesh Patel finished shooting his movie around Chandler in less than eight days. If the director had gone over schedule by no more than a day, then Patel and his crew would have...
Post 619 calls attention to vets’ needs in pandemic
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Post 619 calls attention to vets’ needs in pandemic

April 27th, 2020 | by development
By George Stahl Guest Writer Memorial Day, red paper poppies and the Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 have been synonymous for the past 25 years. The Sun Lakes JWV Poppy Program raises funds for local veterans’...
Local engineers help fill mask, shield gap
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Local engineers help fill mask, shield gap

April 27th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler engineers are using their technical skills to innovatively produce vast numbers of masks and shields for health care workers battling COVID-19. As the number of cases rises in Arizona,...
Chandler nurse helping Detroit virus victims
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Chandler nurse helping Detroit virus victims

April 27th, 2020 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler nurse has traveled to the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Detroit, where more than 7,000 cases of the virus have been burdening the city’s understaffed health care centers. Austin...
Now more than ever, Arizona foster kids need a hand
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Now more than ever, Arizona foster kids need a hand

April 27th, 2020 | by development
By DAN SHUFELT Guest Writer For many children in foster care, birthday celebrations are not ever expected.  I’ve met many teens who have never celebrated their special day.  For teens in group homes, the March party might be...