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Adult drownings are issue in East Valley, so Chandler woman learns to swim
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Adult drownings are issue in East Valley, so Chandler woman learns to swim

June 30th, 2017 | by development
By Jim Walsh Pediatric drownings are heartbreaking, preventable tragedies that leave lifelong emotional scars on family members, firefighters, and neighborhoods. But many other drownings in Chandler and other parts of the East...
Bribery case snares key East Valley players
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Bribery case snares key East Valley players

June 22nd, 2017 | by development
By Gary Nelson After years of shadowy suggestions that something might be rotten at the Arizona Corporation Commission, the first indictment boils down to something most people can understand: A bald-faced case of quid pro quo...
Land use and zoning attorney talks about sustainability at East Valley Partnership event
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Land use and zoning attorney talks about sustainability at East Valley Partnership event

June 13th, 2017 | by development
By Wayne Schutsky The Valley is not the poster child for sustainability, but if Grady Gammage Jr. has his way, it soon could be. The noted Phoenix land use and zoning attorney literally wrote the book on why Phoenix and its...
New fire station will respond to emergencies on southeast side
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New fire station will respond to emergencies on southeast side

June 13th, 2017 | by development
By Colleen Sparks The City of Chandler is hoping to break ground next month on a new fire station in order to speed up response times to fires and other emergencies on the southeast side. The new station, which will be on the...
Hill Learning Academy celebrates graduating seniors
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Hill Learning Academy celebrates graduating seniors

June 12th, 2017 | by development
By SanTan Sun News Staff   Hill Learning Academy hosted its annual senior night event on May 25 at Chandler Center for the Arts to honor students who have completed their graduation requirements for the Chandler Unified...
Kids of migrant workers celebrate preschool graduation in Queen Creek
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Kids of migrant workers celebrate preschool graduation in Queen Creek

June 11th, 2017 | by development
By Becky Bracken   In the midst of the flurry of graduation season, there was one ceremony decidedly different from the rest. Tucked behind Queen Creek Elementary school is a portable classroom where family and friends of...
Students hit the trails toward a green future
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Students hit the trails toward a green future

June 10th, 2017 | by development
By Stormy Light There’s nothing like filling your backpack full of lemon Luna bars, bug spray and Gatorade to hit the great outdoors with friends! John Muir, founder of environmental organization the Sierra Club, said, “In...
Freeway right-of-way acquisition further along than spokeswoman reported
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Freeway right-of-way acquisition further along than spokeswoman reported

June 9th, 2017 | by development
By Paul Maryniak   The spokeswoman for the South Mountain Freeway developer apparently could have been clearer when she told Chandler business leaders last month that 47 percent of the highway’s right of way still had to...
Hamilton High baseball, softball teams win state titles
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Hamilton High baseball, softball teams win state titles

June 8th, 2017 | by development
By Jeff Edgington   Hamilton High students can celebrate this summer after winning two state trophies in the final days of the 2016-2017 high school sports season. In the Class 6A state baseball championship, the Huskies...
Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend
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Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend

June 8th, 2017 | by development
By Wayne Schutsky Several rock bands will jam for a cause on June 10, when they reunite at Mesa’s historic Nile Theater to spread prostate cancer awareness and support Chandler resident Chris Caminiti, who was diagnosed with...