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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...
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...
Arizona deaths soared last year over 2019
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Arizona deaths soared last year over 2019

February 11th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Molly Hudson Cronkite News Total deaths in Arizona rose 25 percent in 2020 over the previous year, with some counties seeing increases approaching 50 percent for the year in which COVID-19 became the leading killer in the...
Chandler joins project to make Loop 101 safer
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Chandler joins project to make Loop 101 safer

February 11th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The City of Chandler has entered into a region-wide pilot program that will attempt to improve response to traffic incidents along the Loop 101 Price Road Freeway. Starting in the next fiscal year, city...
State gets low grades on tobacco use
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State gets low grades on tobacco use

February 11th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Haleigh Kochanski Cronkite News Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. but two recent reports say Arizona needs to do more to help people break free from using tobacco products. “We certainly need...
$900K for dude ranches gets preliminary OK
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$900K for dude ranches gets preliminary OK

February 11th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Howard Fischer Media Services State lawmakers voted Monday to spend $900,000 in tax dollars in a bid to convince Arizonans and others across the country to visit one of the state’s remaining “dude ranches.’’ “At one...
Cactus League starting on time – with far fewer fans
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Cactus League starting on time – with far fewer fans

February 11th, 2021 | by Editorial Staff
By Jim Walsh Contributor The Cactus League will come back in action in the Valley in two weeks – but fans will find it hardly recognizable. Don’t expect the usual capacity crowd of more than 15,000 loyal Chicago Cubs fans at...