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Teachers head calls CUSD virus policy frustrating
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Teachers head calls CUSD virus policy frustrating

January 16th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer As COVID-19 transmission levels continue to rise here, the head of the Chandler Education Association is calling the COVID-19 situation at CUSD schools a mess after the administration announced earlier...
Community steps up to help as CUSD teacher subs
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Community steps up to help as CUSD teacher subs

January 16th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer On the first day of the new term, Chandler Unified School District’s top administrators headed back to school, ready to step in and teach a class if needed because of a shortage of substitute teachers....
Family trio acquires EV event center at the right time
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Family trio acquires EV event center at the right time

January 8th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Timing can be everything in business and for Charles Cotter and his two children, buying Superstition Manor in Mesa was about as good as any can be. While it caters to a variety of gatherings,...
Chandler teens study peers’ mental health
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Chandler teens study peers’ mental health

January 7th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
Santan Sun News Staff For more than 10 years, Chandler residents Chandan and Shamala Chickmenahalli have been working to develop “STEM belongingness” among K-12 children in the Valley. They also are creating learning...
Sunset Library working toward full reopening
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Sunset Library working toward full reopening

January 5th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Four months ago today, a gas explosion at a Chandler strip mall forced the Sunset Branch Library to close. It has yet to fully reopen. Library Manager Rachelle Kuzyk says it should be open soon, most...
Chandler libraries still charging late fees
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Chandler libraries still charging late fees

January 4th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and Maricopa County libraries all have dropped the late fee for returning overdue items but Chandler still charges tardy users. But there’s a chance that could end in 2022....
Mother Earth, city have an ally in Chandler boy
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Mother Earth, city have an ally in Chandler boy

January 3rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler resident Robert Nark walked out to collect his trash and recycling bins after the collection truck came. He found a handwritten note stuck on a bin. “Good job!” There’s no mystery who...
Hate crimes rose in  latest year’s FBI data
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Hate crimes rose in latest year’s FBI data

January 3rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Olivia Munson, Cronkite News Hate crimes in Arizona in 2020 were the highest reported since 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, according to new FBI statistics, but advocates and experts say many more hate crimes mostly...
2021 in Chandler: Hope, joy and tragedy
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2021 in Chandler: Hope, joy and tragedy

January 2nd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler saw both tragedy and reasons to celebrate in 2021. Here is a countdown of 12 top events in Chandler in 2021. 12. Field of Honor veterans memorial. Chandler officially opened its new memorial to...
2022 promises election intrigue in Chandler
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2022 promises election intrigue in Chandler

January 2nd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The new year will include a city election and it’s likely one of the hot topics will be if Chandler should pass a non-discrimination ordinance or not. The mayor and three council seats will be up for...