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Bill pushes huge voucher program expansion
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Bill pushes huge voucher program expansion

February 9th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Four years after voters rejected expanding a voucher program, Republican state lawmakers are trying again in a big way. SB 1452 would allow any student who meets certain standards to get...
Teen shot by Chandler officer succumbs to injuries
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Teen shot by Chandler officer succumbs to injuries

February 9th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF A 17-year-old boy shot by a Chandler police officer earlier this month during a chase has died. Anthony Cano, a former Chandler High School student, was shot the night of Jan. 2 after he allegedly ignored...
Gila River Community plans mammoth playground
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Gila River Community plans mammoth playground

February 8th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Arizonan Executive Editor The Gila River Indian Community and a Scottsdale development company are poised to begin work on a 3,300-acre sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass. Sunbelt Holdings...
Chandler’s homicide rate increased in 2020
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Chandler’s homicide rate increased in 2020

February 7th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Last year was one of Chandler’s deadliest in recent history with the city recording 11 homicides. Chandler Police have not reported that many deaths in the last decade, according to data...
Steelyard filling up fast with retail, food tenants
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Steelyard filling up fast with retail, food tenants

January 30th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer The Steelyard, a $12 million commercial center in southeast Chandler, has recently opened its doors to a variety of new tenants in a region of the city notably lacking in retail options....
Couple opens food truck bakery after job loss
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Couple opens food truck bakery after job loss

January 29th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Melody Birkett Contributor Loss of work due to COVID-19 prompted Amber and Eric Leediker to start a new career and open a & e b.a.k.e.d at the Premium Outlets in Chandler. “Eric and I both have strong roots in the...
Businesses come to ICAN Center’s rescue
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Businesses come to ICAN Center’s rescue

January 27th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Gilbert Realtor Mindy Jones Nevarez saw a need for teens in Chandler – and rallied local businesses to fill it. And last week, teens who consider ICAN’s  nationally-accredited teen center their second...
Commission encourages city to hire ‘diversity officer’
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Commission encourages city to hire ‘diversity officer’

January 26th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A commission of Chandler residents wants the city to create a new position dedicated to tracking diversity and inclusion across the city’s departments. After surveying hundreds of residents...
$33M lab among potential Chandler bond projects
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$33M lab among potential Chandler bond projects

January 25th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Chandler Police are hoping that the city will include a new $33 million forensic crime laboratory in a bond issue that officials are now working on. One of the largest projects among the many...
Chandler athletes take in Ed Doherty experience
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Chandler athletes take in Ed Doherty experience

January 24th, 2021 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The 2020 football season faced an adversity unlike any other as teams were forced to navigate through rigorous mitigation protocols as the coronavirus pandemic raged on in the state. Players were...