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Chandler bookworm fights to keep her eyesight
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Chandler bookworm fights to keep her eyesight

December 5th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Megan Kiriakidis has shelves of books scattered around her Chandler home. The 21-year-old has been an avid reader since she was young – starting the “Harry Potter” books when she was in first...
Father, son celebrate Serrano’s with colorful mural
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Father, son celebrate Serrano’s with colorful mural

December 5th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Noe “Such Styles” Baez used to do his art in the dark of night – hidden from public view and guided only by streaks of moonlight. His brand of graffiti art was not socially accepted back when he...
Mesa banned her tacos, so she’s in Chandler
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Mesa banned her tacos, so she’s in Chandler

December 5th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Alma Kerby never thought she’d be able to open her own brick-and-mortar taco shop. She had already been quite successful selling her special “drowning tacos” out of a food truck on the street...
Business is sweet for Chandler chocolatier
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Business is sweet for Chandler chocolatier

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Something sweet was missing in Aurelie Nguyen’s life when her family relocated from Canada to Arizona a few years ago. “When we moved here, we couldn’t find something we were used to like ice...
ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact
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ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer ImprovMANIA is doubling in size and adding some room for its growing number of students and audience members. The downtown Chandler comedy venue on Arizona Avenue recently made a deal to take over an...
Once addicted, Chandler man fights opioid abuse
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Once addicted, Chandler man fights opioid abuse

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Kyle Stark has “4-19-16” tattooed across his left hand – the date marks an important milestone in the Chandler man’s life. It was the last day he considered himself a drug addict. The...
Hamilton shines during state golf championships
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Hamilton shines during state golf championships

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Hamilton High School junior Johnny Walker and senior Joy Callinan shined at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division I boys and girls golf championships Tuesday, as both captured individual...
Vape ban clouds future for local retailers
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Vape ban clouds future for local retailers

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Arman Sidhu, Contributor Omar Fdawi’s decision to enter the vape business went beyond profit. After losing two of his uncles, both longtime tobacco users, to cancer, Fdawi saw the emergence of e-cigarettes, or “vape”...
Chandler church offers autistic-friendly mass
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Chandler church offers autistic-friendly mass

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The lights are dimmed, music is toned down, and speech is simplified. This is the mood at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church on a recent Sunday morning as it introduces a new style of mass...
Most Chandler schools get high grades
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Most Chandler schools get high grades

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A handful of schools in the Chandler Unified School District dropped a letter grade this year, while a majority maintained grades from previous years. The Arizona Department of Education recently...