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Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career
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Former Chandler councilwoman launches a podcasting career

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By Janelle Molony Contributor Former Chandler Vice-Mayor Nora Ellen has officially declared her retirement from politics to pursue a new career path in podcasting. Her show, titled Women Starting Over, features women who have...
Several Chandler police kneel with peaceful protesters
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Several Chandler police kneel with peaceful protesters

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Dozens of protestors gathered in Chandler last Tuesday for a peaceful demonstration that ended with city police kneeling alongside activists outside City Hall. Chandler became the latest city to host...
Reopening ‘roadmap” charts rocky path for schools
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Reopening ‘roadmap” charts rocky path for schools

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By paul maryniak Executive Editor State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has released a 35-page “roadmap for reopening schools in August that could become a handy tool for parents in deciding whether they want...
Chandler Councilman loses mother to COVID-19
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Chandler Councilman loses mother to COVID-19

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The deadly COVID-19 virus has claimed the life of Chandler Councilman Matt Orlando’s mother. Orlando said his mother, Teresa Orlando, passed away April 6 – the same day her doctors in New Jersey...
Pandemic ticking timebomb: child absue
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Pandemic ticking timebomb: child absue

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By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Last week, Gilbert’s iconic Water Tower lit up blue for three days in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. And a possible fallout of COVID-19 is an uptick in children being abused...
Chandler 85224 stands out for virus cases
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Chandler 85224 stands out for virus cases

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer One of Chandler’s northern ZIP codes has recorded 13 deaths related to the COVID-19 virus and an infection rate that’s twice as large as others in the city. ZIP code 85224, which stretches from...
$900K in pandemic relief is coming to Chandler
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$900K in pandemic relief is coming to Chandler

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The city of Chandler is expecting more than $900,000 in relief aid from the federal government to stave off economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chandler is planning to use $850,000 of...
Area lawmakers join protest against staying at home
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Area lawmakers join protest against staying at home

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Two Mesa Republican lawmakers were prominent among the hundreds of protesters who gathered at the Capitol last week –  virtually none wearing masks – to object to orders by Gov. Doug...
Lawmakers may call it quits for 2020
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Lawmakers may call it quits for 2020

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Legislative leaders may pull the plug on the 2020 session with the intent of not coming back to the Capitol to deal with outstanding financial and policy issues until next January. Senate...
Virus could wallop state spending, revenue
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Virus could wallop state spending, revenue

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The COVID-19 outbreak is going to blow a billion-dollar hole in state finances. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee said the decline in state revenues – plus additional costs to the...