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EV Independence Day festivities are subdued in pandemic
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EV Independence Day festivities are subdued in pandemic

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF While the pandemic has put something of a damper on Independence Day celebrations in the East Valley, there still will be a chance to see fireworks this Saturday – but only from the comfort of your vehicle....
State constitution could block business grants here
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State constitution could block business grants here

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer The city of Chandler has yet to precisely determine how it will spend $30 million in COVID-19 relief funds handed out by the federal government as city officials examine uses that won’t...
Ducey rolls out aid, changes to reopen schools
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Ducey rolls out aid, changes to reopen schools

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona schools will divide up $270 million in federal cash to help them get started when classes resume. The plan by Gov. Doug Ducey includes $200 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief...
Children’s Cancer Network has back-to-school drive
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Children’s Cancer Network has back-to-school drive

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Chandler-based Children’s Cancer Network is helping parents deal with back-to-school costs. For most children, back-to-school season means new shoes, new clothes, a new backpack and excitement about...
How to protect pets from fireworks
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How to protect pets from fireworks

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF The 5th of July is the busiest day of the year for shelters across the country and many pets, frightened by the fireworks, end up wandering away from home. More pets go missing around and on the Fourth of July...
Arts center prepares for cautious reopening
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Arts center prepares for cautious reopening

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The Chandler Center for the Arts is making a slow effort to reopen after losing thousands of dollars because of the pandemic-related shutdowns. In less than a week after the center installed hand-sanitizing...
Chandler man recalls hard battle with COVID-19
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Chandler man recalls hard battle with COVID-19

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Less than 48 hours after checking himself into a hospital for COVID-19, Jeffrey Esperson’s vitals were crashing and he had to be rushed over to the intensive care unit. The 39-year-old...
CUSD approves reopening plan, delays start
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CUSD approves reopening plan, delays start

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District plans to give students the option of returning to classrooms or completing their coursework online for the upcoming school year.    The district’s...
Big ifs confront big rebound for economy here
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Big ifs confront big rebound for economy here

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Arizona and the East Valley will recover from the pandemic-fueled recession and become global economic giants over the next 10 years if business and political leaders invest in infrastructure and...
Chandler Chamber hosting diversity roundtables
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Chandler Chamber hosting diversity roundtables

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of roundtable discussions focused on addressing issues of racial diversity in the workplace. In the days following numerous “Black Lives Matter”...