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Quarantine fueling rise in violence in homes
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Quarantine fueling rise in violence in homes

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Local law enforcement answered a higher number of calls for domestic disturbances last month after Phoenix East Valley residents were told to stay home in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19...
Churches confronting virus-related challenges
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Churches confronting virus-related challenges

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Pastor Mike Japenga describes himself as a hugger. He likes being able to calmly reach out and comfort members of Chandler Presbyterian Church during moments of grief, sadness, and despair. But the...
Chandler nonprofits facing soaring needs, less revenue
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Chandler nonprofits facing soaring needs, less revenue

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By Kevin Reagan, Staff Writer The numbers at AZCEND’s food bank slowly started to rise as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened. The Chandler nonprofit typically gets 15 visitors on the third Saturday each month to pick up an...
Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues
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Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues

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BY KEVIN REAGAN, Staff Writer After a series of attacks at synagogues across the country, Jewish communities in Chandler and neighboring communities are beefing up their security to prevent similar offenses. Armed guards can...
Ostrich Festival not so much about the birds
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Ostrich Festival not so much about the birds

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer “Over 6,000 Ostriches in Salt River Valley” was the headline splashed across the Chandler Arizonan’s front page in February 1914. The market for fashionable ostrich feathers was growing, the...
Possible serial killer lived strange life here
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Possible serial killer lived strange life here

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The residents of Maplewood Street in central Chandler looked out their windows to find a suspicious man standing in their neighbor’s driveway. He seemed dazed, confused and possibly in need of...
South Chandler red-light cameras are the busiest
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South Chandler red-light cameras are the busiest

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Motorists moving through two south Chandler intersections are ticketed via red-light cameras at a rate more than three times higher at 10 other crossroads in the city with photo-enforcement. For the...
City: Chandler 2019 crime rate hit new low
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City: Chandler 2019 crime rate hit new low

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The city of Chandler is reporting that 2019 experienced some of the lowest crime rates in recent history. There were 22.8 criminal offenses committed last year for every 1,000 Chandler residents, according...
Chandler engineer sues over ‘burdensome’ regulations
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Chandler engineer sues over ‘burdensome’ regulations

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler engineer is suing the state for government overreach after regulators threatened to slap him with a $6,000-fine for not registering his work. Greg Mills, owner of Chandler’s Southwest...
Family rescues fatal accident victim’s brother
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Family rescues fatal accident victim’s brother

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Maria Armendariz once asked her friend Georgi Stratton a special favor in case anything happened to her. The 38-year-old Chandler woman asked Stratton if she would look after her brother Michael in...