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CUSD trying to win back students it lost
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CUSD trying to win back students it lost

May 24th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District is hoping a new marketing strategy will help attract enough new students to replace the 2,000 pupils that left the district during the pandemic. Since schools started...
Nearly half of eligible residents fully vaccinated
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Nearly half of eligible residents fully vaccinated

May 24th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Nearly half of Chandler residents 15 and older have been fully vaccinated with one of the three COVID-19 vaccines. Data released last week by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health show...
Chandler students try saving peers from suicide
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Chandler students try saving peers from suicide

May 24th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer In the aftermath of two Chandler teenagers dying as a result of mental health struggles, local high school students are ramping up their efforts to reach out to classmates in distress before it’s...
Chandler Unified easing campus COVID-19 rules
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Chandler Unified easing campus COVID-19 rules

May 23rd, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer New mitigation measures released by the Chandler Unified School District show students won’t have to wear masks in the next school year and will be allowed to stand closer to each other. After more...
Chandler aims to improve police staffing levels
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Chandler aims to improve police staffing levels

May 12th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler officials are considering spending a significant amount of its $36-million in new federal pandemic relief on improving police staffing levels. According to a preliminary spending plan...
Jobless must now look to qualify for aid
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Jobless must now look to qualify for aid

May 12th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizonans are going to have to start looking for work again later this month if they want to keep their unemployment benefits. Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded an order he signed in March 2020...
Little to cheer about on home price front
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Little to cheer about on home price front

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor A major Valley real estate tracker last week reported that new data show 13 of 17 cities in the Phoenix Metro area – including Chandler  – “moving in favor of buyers.” But homebuyers...
4 Chandler students earn ASU degrees
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4 Chandler students earn ASU degrees

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Ashlyn Robinette Staff Writer Four Chandler natives were among the approximately 18,000 Arizona State University students who received degrees May 4. Rayven Cannon, Farah Eltohamy, Ayesha Ahsan and Sara Donaldson reflected on...
Proposed city budget emphasizes mental health needs
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Proposed city budget emphasizes mental health needs

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year could potentially dedicate more resources toward addressing the community’s mental health needs. Multiple department heads are hoping the...
Perry student dies by suicide after long struggle
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Perry student dies by suicide after long struggle

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF A Perry High School sophomore died by suicide May 2 after months of struggling with mental health problems and multiple suicide attempts. Zyon Anderson, 16, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after his...