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Chandler wedding venue leaves couples in the lurch
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Chandler wedding venue leaves couples in the lurch

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By kevin reagan Staff Writer A Chandler wedding venue whose parent company is accused of scamming investors has abruptly closed its doors and left brides scrambling to find a replacement for their receptions. Noah’s Event...
After-school program brings ‘science to life’
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After-school program brings ‘science to life’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A 10-year-old boy assembles a pile of Lego pieces together to construct his own little race car. He then pulls out a tablet and dials some code into a computer program. The race car responds to the...
Chandler teams shine in Intel robotics tournament
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Chandler teams shine in Intel robotics tournament

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF More than 200 elementary and secondary school students from throughout the East Valley descended on Intel’s Chandler complex last month to vie for robotics distinction. Of the Chandler teams competing in a...
He fled Soviet Union, now gives Chandler ‘bees-ness’
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He fled Soviet Union, now gives Chandler ‘bees-ness’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A swarm of buzzing bees sounds almost like soothing music to Stan Moukhtarov. The political refugee has had a turbulent journey the last 24 years – fleeing the crumbling Soviet Union and adjusting...
Vape ban clouds future for local retailers
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Vape ban clouds future for local retailers

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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”...
Mayor sees 5,600 new jobs for Chandler this year
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Mayor sees 5,600 new jobs for Chandler this year

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Mayor Kevin Hartke estimates Chandler will add 5,600 new jobs by the end of this year. “That’s a banner year for us,” Hartke said. “There’s very few years that I can think of that we’ve...
Chandler cleaning services help cancer patients
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Chandler cleaning services help cancer patients

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By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor The national nonprofit organization, Cleaning For A Reason, believes families facing cancer should have access to house cleaning services through trying seasons. It’s found many partners in...
Chandler firm sets itself apart in  solar industry
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Chandler firm sets itself apart in solar industry

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF As the energy industry continues to change with new technology, a Chandler-based company is re-branding itself to keep up with the times. Elevation Home-Energy Solutions, formerly known as Elevation Solar,...
Mobile EV service helps breastfeeding moms
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Mobile EV service helps breastfeeding moms

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By CECILIA CHAN Staff Writer First-time mom April Parker thought breastfeeding her son, Silas would be easy. But she found that wasn’t the case when she returned to her Gilbert home with her newborn. “I thought it would come...
Chandler designer ready for Phoenix Fashion Week
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Chandler designer ready for Phoenix Fashion Week

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By Katie Sawyer Contributor When it came to clothing, Nicole Willis was a willful child. She knew exactly what she wanted, and what she didn’t want — she knew for certain she did not want to sew. “My grandmother wanted me...