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Chandler honors student overcomes ASU closure
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Chandler honors student overcomes ASU closure

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The COVID-19 crisis hasn’t stopped one Chandler college student from wrapping up his final research projects for the semester. Pratik Nyaupane, a senior studying informatics at Arizona State...
Higley arts center reinvents itself as TV studio
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Higley arts center reinvents itself as TV studio

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Santan sun NEWS STAFF The pandemic gave the Higley Center for the Performing Arts a stark choice: close or reinvent. “We had two choices in recent weeks as the new normal overtook life in Arizona and in particular the East...
Virus not stopping Chandler school building projects
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Virus not stopping Chandler school building projects

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Santan sun NEWS STAFF The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped Chandler Unified School District officials from moving ahead with using bond money to finance several new construction projects. During a meeting April 8, the...
Schnepf Farms’ peach season adapts to pandemic
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Schnepf Farms’ peach season adapts to pandemic

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor The COVID-19 pandemic has made life anything but peachy for Carrie and Mark Schnepf, but the Queen Creek farmers aren’t about to let it destroy one of their favorite times of the year. In a...
Local scientists: no need to buy bottled water
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Local scientists: no need to buy bottled water

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By Janelle Molony Contributor Gilbert resident Stefan Walston and Chandler resident Jennifer Elton – both water science experts – say people should avoid bottled water hoarding during the pandemic. “I’m a scientist , so I...
Pandemic has slowed, not stopped, home price rise
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Pandemic has slowed, not stopped, home price rise

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor The lingering scarcity of homes for sale in Chandler and across the Valley continues to bedevil homebuyers, keeping home values where they’ve been before the pandemic-fueled economic meltdown,...
Former Chandler teacher surrenders certificate
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Former Chandler teacher surrenders certificate

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Santan sun NEWS STAFF A former Chandler educator has surrendered his teaching certification after authorities accused him of photographing students inappropriately and possessing erotic images of young girls. Charles Kidder, who...
Chandler kids help clothier launch plans for mega-prom
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Chandler kids help clothier launch plans for mega-prom

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Santan sun NEWS STAFF Nearly a dozen Chandler and other East Valley students have are helping a local clothier give new hope to high school juniors and seniors that they may get a prom after all. Josh Fink, whose native North...
Chandler Chamber to grill council hopefuls online
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Chandler Chamber to grill council hopefuls online

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Chandler Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual forum for the six candidates vying for three City Council seats and it’s giving the public a chance to submit questions for the candidates. The forum,...
New recycling guidelines implemented in Chandler
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New recycling guidelines implemented in Chandler

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By the City of Chandler Recycling is changing in Chandler. Market conditions have shifted, causing limits to the items that the City can accept. There are three main factors that determine what materials can economically be...