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Drought in Arizona worst in 126 years
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Drought in Arizona worst in 126 years

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Alyssa Marksz Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona and other Western states just lived through the driest year in more than a century, with no drought relief in sight in the near future, experts told a House panel last week....
Key regional water resource back on line
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Key regional water resource back on line

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
BY GARY NELSON Contributor One of the Southeast Valley’s priceless water-storage facilities is up and running again after more than a year. Reactivation of the Granite Reef Underground Storage Project (GRUSP) comes just as...
Gone with the wind in state budget tussle
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Gone with the wind in state budget tussle

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Here are the bills that Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed because he does not yet have a budget. • SB 1022 – Renames references in law from “product of human conception” to...
Ducey gets tough with lawmakers on budget
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Ducey gets tough with lawmakers on budget

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Senate President Karen Fann said the decision by Gov. Doug Ducey to veto bills because he hasn’t seen a budget will only make it harder to reach that goal. Fann told Capitol Media...
Chandler ponders move to cryptocurrency
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Chandler ponders move to cryptocurrency

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The City of Chandler is researching how feasible it may be for residents to use cryptocurrency to pay their utility bills or traffic tickets. As digital currencies become increasingly prevalent in the...
Police agencies are blamed in Gilbert man’s fatal shooting
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Police agencies are blamed in Gilbert man’s fatal shooting

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan Managing Editor Jeffrey Shaw was an Eagle Scout with a competitive streak who as a child partook in occasional hijinks that involved water balloons and toilet paper. He met his wife, Lauren, when they were both 14...
Chandler grad to compete in Tokyo games in August
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Chandler grad to compete in Tokyo games in August

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Hamilton High School graduate will be traveling to Tokyo this summer to compete for medals in the upcoming Paralympic Games. Joe Jackson, 31, is one of 12 players who have been picked to represent...
Police group calls Chandler officer hiring inadequate
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Police group calls Chandler officer hiring inadequate

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Police Department will be hiring more officers in the coming year to make up for years of stagnation, but some police officials think the city’s plan doesn’t go far enough to meet the...
Pressure mounts on Council for discrimination ban
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Pressure mounts on Council for discrimination ban

June 5th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s Democratic legislators and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce are urging City Council to pass an ordinance prohibiting discrimination. Sen. Sean Bowie and Reps. Jennifer Jermaine, Mitzi...
LD17 delegation laments rental bill defeat
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LD17 delegation laments rental bill defeat

May 29th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Sen. J.D. Mesnard suggested the Arizona League of Cities and Towns shares as much blame for the defeat of a short-term rental regulatory bill as those who oppose any regulation of such homes at...