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Chandler bartender drinking in contest success
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Chandler bartender drinking in contest success

August 6th, 2019 | by development
By Kayla Rutledge Contributor   The community is raising a glass to Henry Whittaker, whose skills behind the bar lead him to win various state and regional cocktail competitions.  The international World Class Competition...
Baseball taught him skills to grow businesses
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Baseball taught him skills to grow businesses

August 6th, 2019 | by development
By the City of Chandler Ryan Kaup has worked at the City of Chandler for more than five years.  He started as an intern while deciding whether to pursue a masters of public administration degree at Arizona State University.  He...
Children in crisis, not enough help
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Children in crisis, not enough help

August 5th, 2019 | by development
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer When Phoenix Children’s Hospital opens its multi-specialty outpatient clinic in January in Gilbert, it will bring much-needed behavioral health care to children and teens. The East Valley — like...
Infected mosquitoes have Chandler in their crosshairs
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Infected mosquitoes have Chandler in their crosshairs

July 18th, 2019 | by development
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Vector control specialist Jason Gillette checked a funky-looking mosquito trap hanging from a tree in the East Valley neighborhood. The gallon cooler is filled with dry ice and poked with holes that...
As school begins, kindergarten parents learn the ins and outs
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As school begins, kindergarten parents learn the ins and outs

July 18th, 2019 | by development
By KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer Thousands of students are making their way back into the classrooms next week – including scores of kids who will be going to school for the first time. And for the first time, Chandler Unified...
How EV prosecutor got justice for rape victims
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How EV prosecutor got justice for rape victims

July 18th, 2019 | by development
By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Sexual assault victims from the East Valley and throughout the nation are finally getting justice – even though they had to wait far too long. In Maricopa County alone, an exhaustive quest to test a...
Chandler apartment rent increases Valley’s highest
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Chandler apartment rent increases Valley’s highest

July 18th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Despite adding hundreds of new multi-family housing units in the last fiscal year, Chandler is being recognized for its rapidly rising apartment rents. More than 1,200 multi-family units were added to...
Tumbleweed Park getting new ballfields
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Tumbleweed Park getting new ballfields

July 18th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s biggest park soon will expand and add new amenities. Construction is scheduled to commence next month on four new sports fields on the western side of Tumbleweed Park, near Germann and...
Rape victim tells what the rape-kit clearance meant
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Rape victim tells what the rape-kit clearance meant

July 18th, 2019 | by development
By Jim Walsh Staff Writer She was jumped from behind, thrown to the ground and violated by an acquaintance in a vacant Tempe apartment. For the next 15 years, Tracy Rios remained disappointed, losing her faith in the criminal...
Fire Department developing paramedic accreditation program
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Fire Department developing paramedic accreditation program

July 18th, 2019 | by development
BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer The Chandler Fire Department is developing an accredited paramedic certification program after contracting with Chandler Regional Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. For the last 10...