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Chandler man allegedly faked diseases for money
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Chandler man allegedly faked diseases for money

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Scottsdale Police have arrested a Chandler man on felony charges that he allegedly attempted to scam his friends, police officers and prosecutors into believing he was dying of an incurable illness....
Chandler tavern owner  disputes state shutdown
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Chandler tavern owner disputes state shutdown

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The owner of Rick’s Pub and Grub hopes state authorities will allow his restaurant to quickly reopen after it was recently found to be operating in violation of Arizona’s COVID-19 restrictions....
Chandler tykes can go to classrooms this week
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Chandler tykes can go to classrooms this week

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A divided Chandler Unified School District Governing Board has voted advance the reopening of classrooms by letting kids in preschool through second grade back on campuses by Sept. 14. Partially...
City’s pandemic financial hit not as bad as feared
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City’s pandemic financial hit not as bad as feared

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BY Kevin Reagan Staff Writer New financial data show Chandler did not lose as much tax revenue as it expected because of the pandemic. The city had been projecting a $10-million revenue hit during the last quarter of the...
Tight Census deadline catches cities by surprise
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Tight Census deadline catches cities by surprise

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BY GARY NELSON Contributor With millions of dollars and equitable political representation at stake, Chandler and other East Valley cities are rushing to complete their 2020 census efforts in the face of a suddenly tight deadline...
Wild Horse Pass unveils major tower project
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Wild Horse Pass unveils major tower project

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass has broken ground on a $143-million expansion project in Chandler – a move that a spokesperson said “aligns with the enterprise’s rapid growth in...
Harris ready to amplify Chandler’s voiceless
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Harris ready to amplify Chandler’s voiceless

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer OD Harris is quick to recall how many votes he won in Chandler’s recent city council election: 23,227. “It’s important for me to know that number,” said Harris, one of three candidates to win...
First Black woman elected to Chandler City Council
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First Black woman elected to Chandler City Council

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Political newcomer Christine Ellis has become Chandler’s first Black woman to be elected to a seat on the City Council. Official results from the Aug. 4 primary election show Ellis led with 19...
Battle royale looms in LD17, county seat races
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Battle royale looms in LD17, county seat races

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Just because the City Council races have ended doesn’t mean Chandler voters will be on the outside looking in this fall when it comes to hot campaigns in their own backyard. Beyond important...
Chandler Unified sets Oct. 13 for campus reopening
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Chandler Unified sets Oct. 13 for campus reopening

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District has decided not to risk potentially exposing students to COVID-19 and is delaying the reopening of its campuses until October. Thousands of the district’s students...