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Mesnard surviving, Sellers trailing in unofficial results
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Mesnard surviving, Sellers trailing in unofficial results

November 5th, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor The blue wave that gave Arizona its second Democrat in the U.S. Senate may have nearly cost a longtime Chandler legislator his seat and apparently dashed the hopes of another local politician for...
State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education
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State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education

July 9th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education. Several members of the...
Chandler councilman, 12 others vie for supervisor seat
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Chandler councilman, 12 others vie for supervisor seat

February 27th, 2019 | by development
By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor   A current and a former member of Chandler City Council are among the applicants for a vacancy on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The list of hopefuls includes eight Republicans...
Chandler sticks with AZ League of Cities
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Chandler sticks with AZ League of Cities

February 16th, 2019 | by development
By Jim Walsh and Jason Stone Staff Writers   The Arizona League of Cities and Towns lost the state’s largest city when Phoenix took the unprecedented step of canceling its membership, but neither Chandler nor Mesa have...
Will ‘Year Of The Teacher’ Impact Chandler Races?
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Will ‘Year Of The Teacher’ Impact Chandler Races?

November 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak And Cecilia Chan Staff It’s the year of the teacher this midterm election year as hundreds of current and former educators run for state offices around the country. And to a small degree, that’s playing out...
EV Leaders Urge ‘No’ On Voucher, No-Tax Propositions
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EV Leaders Urge ‘No’ On Voucher, No-Tax Propositions

November 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor The East Valley’s most prominent organization of business, education and community leaders has parted ways with the governor and a state Realtors group on two ballot propositions. The...
Meet the candidates for Chandler Unified’s governing board
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Meet the candidates for Chandler Unified’s governing board

September 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
JOSHUA ASKEY Age: 47 Immediate family: My wife and I have three boys — Cade (18), Quinn (17) and Kye (12). Cade is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines Cebu East mission....
LD18 candidates spar on education funding, taxes, vouchers
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LD18 candidates spar on education funding, taxes, vouchers

September 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Some sparks flew Sept. 7 in the Clean Elections Commission debate involving five of the six candidates for the State Legislature in the district that includes Ahwatukee. Education funding, taxes...
No Libertarian allowed to run for governor this year
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No Libertarian allowed to run for governor this year

September 24th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans won’t have the option to vote for a Libertarian Party candidate for governor. And that’s exactly the way Republican lawmakers...
No matter how you vote, always vote for the children
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No matter how you vote, always vote for the children

September 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By O. Robin Sweet, Guest Writer In November, Arizona voters will decide whether expanding the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program makes sense. It was originally started to help the parents of disabled children,...