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School reopening on CUSD board agenda
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School reopening on CUSD board agenda

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District Governing Board on Wednesday is expected to resume discussion of the administration’s plan for reopening campuses July 22.    Arizona’s third largest...
Chandler director makes COVID-19 pandemic movie
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Chandler director makes COVID-19 pandemic movie

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer It’s almost lucky Mitesh Patel finished shooting his movie around Chandler in less than eight days. If the director had gone over schedule by no more than a day, then Patel and his crew would have...
Post 619 calls attention to vets’ needs in pandemic
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Post 619 calls attention to vets’ needs in pandemic

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By George Stahl Guest Writer Memorial Day, red paper poppies and the Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 have been synonymous for the past 25 years. The Sun Lakes JWV Poppy Program raises funds for local veterans’...
Local engineers help fill mask, shield gap
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Local engineers help fill mask, shield gap

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler engineers are using their technical skills to innovatively produce vast numbers of masks and shields for health care workers battling COVID-19. As the number of cases rises in Arizona,...
Chandler nurse helping Detroit virus victims
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Chandler nurse helping Detroit virus victims

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler nurse has traveled to the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Detroit, where more than 7,000 cases of the virus have been burdening the city’s understaffed health care centers. Austin...
Chandler woman making masks for workers
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Chandler woman making masks for workers

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler woman is making protective face masks for workers who must still venture outside their homes and report to work amidst the COVID-19 health crisis. Jessica Srinivasan recently delivered 100...
Chandler orchid growers lose a chance to shine at show
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Chandler orchid growers lose a chance to shine at show

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF One of the many event casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic hit orchid growers across Chandler and the rest of the Valley. The Desert Valley Orchid Society Show slated to next weekend was cancelled, depriving...
Sun Lakes Jewish Vets Post helps MANA House
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Sun Lakes Jewish Vets Post helps MANA House

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BY GEORGE STAHL, Guest Writer Last month, a group of volunteers from the Jewish War Veterans Post 619 of Sun Lakes served pizza and soda to 72 vets at Catholic Charities MANA House, Phoenix. Program Director Horace “Ace”...
CUSD using podcasts to connect with parents
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CUSD using podcasts to connect with parents

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified’s counselors are using the increasingly popular medium of podcasts to put out helpful information to parents. The district’s Counseling and Social Services Department launched its...
Holocaust haunts Chandler woman’s artwork
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Holocaust haunts Chandler woman’s artwork

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Helen Weisman didn’t understand as a child why her grandparents were never around. Whenever the Chandler resident tried asking her mother, Esther Don, about her older relatives, Weisman said her...