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Chandler native cast in PBS show ‘Odd Squad’
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Chandler native cast in PBS show ‘Odd Squad’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   A Chandler girl is expected to appear in the upcoming season of “The Odd Squad,” an educational adventure series that airs on PBS Kids. Valentina Herrera, 11, will play the role of Opal,...
Chandler lawmaker steps into Bullhead City battle
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Chandler lawmaker steps into Bullhead City battle

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Chandler state Rep. Jeff Weninger’s district is hundreds of miles away from Bullhead City, but the Republican lawmaker has parachuted into a controversy involving that municipality’s effort...
Cartridges a growing part of legal and illegal pot sales
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Cartridges a growing part of legal and illegal pot sales

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer   Powerful THC cartridges, used to vape marijuana instead of smoking it, are part of a growing trend in the medical and recreational marijuana markets. The cartridges — at the center of a...
AFMA Fire Corps seeks volunteers in Sun Lakes
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AFMA Fire Corps seeks volunteers in Sun Lakes

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By Brian Curry Guest Writer   The Community Assistance Program of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Fire Corps is looking for more volunteers. There are multiple programs that are part of the nationally...
Hockey gear goes on wild ride out of Chandler
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Hockey gear goes on wild ride out of Chandler

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   A trailer containing a youth league’s hockey gear was stolen in Chandler, replaced and found — all within 48 hours.  It started Aug. 11 outside the Ice Den in Chandler, where a white trailer was...
Hamilton High football sex assault trial delayed
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Hamilton High football sex assault trial delayed

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer   The criminal trial of a former Hamilton High School football player accused of assaulting younger players in the locker room has been delayed until at least January — two months shy of two years...
How Chandler is trying to become a ‘smart city’
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How Chandler is trying to become a ‘smart city’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   It’s Friday night in downtown Chandler and residents are flocking to visit the area’s bars and restaurants.  Parking starts to get scarce as cars file into lots around Chandler Park. A...
Chandler gears up for crucial 2020 census
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Chandler gears up for crucial 2020 census

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By Gary Nelson Contributor   It’s going to be easy to overlook a little postcard that will arrive in your mail next March. Between the kids, the rent, the job and the busted washing machine, it won’t seem like a big...
4 moms take new steps on teen suicide prevention
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4 moms take new steps on teen suicide prevention

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor   As Tempe Union and other area school districts take more action to address teen suicides and the deeper problems that lead to them, a quartet of mothers isn’t relying on teachers and...
Affordable housing ranked Chandler’s top problem
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Affordable housing ranked Chandler’s top problem

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Affordable housing was ranked as Chandler’s most pressing societal need in a recent assessment administered by city officials.  As property values have risen in Chandler over the last couple...