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Mesnard bill creates end-run around education tax
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Mesnard bill creates end-run around education tax

March 4th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Chandler Sen. J.D. Mesnard is proposing an end-run around the new income tax surcharge for wealthy earners that would allow some business owners to avoid paying it. SB 1783 would create an...
Chandler getting $8M to help struggling renters
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Chandler getting $8M to help struggling renters

March 3rd, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler expects to receive about $8 million in federal funds to help local residents avoid losing their homes during the pandemic. AZCEND, a local nonprofit, will be contracting with the city to...
Senior citizens cautiously optimistic with vaccine
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Senior citizens cautiously optimistic with vaccine

March 2nd, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Leo Tochterman Cronkite News Chandler resident Lupe Solis’ prayers were answered when she received her second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Now the 77-year-old is being cautious and patient, waiting to worship in person again at...
Intel worker exposed to toxic gas wins $1.2M
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Intel worker exposed to toxic gas wins $1.2M

March 1st, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A federal judge has awarded $1 million in damages to a former Intel contract worker who was exposed to toxic gas on the company’s Chandler campus in 2016. Ahmad Alsadi, 29, claimed he sustained...
No consensus on next CUSD superintendent’s qualities
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No consensus on next CUSD superintendent’s qualities

February 28th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A recent survey shows leaders of the Chandler Unified School District don’t have much consensus on the type of leader they’d want to see succeed outgoing Superintendent Camille Casteel. The...
Phoenix Children’s a lifesaver for Chandler man
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Phoenix Children’s a lifesaver for Chandler man

February 20th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Katy Springer Contributor Adam Smith didn’t know much about his heart defects until recently. He knew he was born a “blue baby” and underwent multiple heart surgeries in his first few weeks of life, but his parents...
Gila River Indian Community plans a mammoth neighbor
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Gila River Indian Community plans a mammoth neighbor

February 19th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Over the next decade, Chandler will be getting a big new neighbor – a 3,300-acre sports and entertainment complex that could give the Gila River Indian Community a rival to the Talking Stick...
Teen’s suicide an impetus to update manslaughter law
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Teen’s suicide an impetus to update manslaughter law

February 17th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The family of a Chandler teenager who died by suicide in 2019 is hoping state lawmakers will pass legislation that allows law enforcement to prosecute individuals who encourage vulnerable minors to...
Survey: most CUSD parents prefer in-person learning
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Survey: most CUSD parents prefer in-person learning

February 15th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer More than 70 percent of Chandler Unified School District parents support in-person learning and want it to remain for the foreseeable future, according to a new survey conducted by the district. Of...
Chandler lawmaker’s gaming bill advances
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Chandler lawmaker’s gaming bill advances

February 14th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Howard Fischer Media Services Promoted by an aide to Gov. Doug Ducey and urged on by sports teams and Native American tribes, a vastly expanded legal gaming proposal for Arizona advanced by a Chandler lawmaker cleared its...