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Kyrene, TU return to at-home learning for all
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Kyrene, TU return to at-home learning for all

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Amid metrics showing a surge in COVID-19 throughout Ahwatukee and Arizona, virtually all Kyrene and Tempe Union students are back to learning at home – likely for the rest of 2020. Both...
Laura Toenjes named Kyrene superintendent
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Laura Toenjes named Kyrene superintendent

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Arizonan Executive Editor To no one’s surprise, Kyrene School District Governing Board last week unanimously approved Laura Toenjes as its next superintendent, effective Jan. 1. The vote came after the board...
Ex-judge, store CEO aim to stop new education tax
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Ex-judge, store CEO aim to stop new education tax

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A Scottsdale business owner and a retired judge are challenging the legality of the just-approved tax hike on the wealthy to provide more dollars for K-12 education. Attorney Logan Elia...
Chandler holiday events continue amid pandemic
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Chandler holiday events continue amid pandemic

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Some of Chandler’s holiday events won’t look and feel the same as they did in previous years, but the city hopes the pandemic won’t completely stop residents from enjoying the winter...
Man convicted of killing Chandler couple released early
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Man convicted of killing Chandler couple released early

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer MaryAnn and Mia Contreras held up a picture of their dead parents as they stood before the lectern of a San Diego courtroom last year. The sisters were pleading for a judge to give the...
Virus delays winter sports to Jan. 5
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Virus delays winter sports to Jan. 5

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board has approved a Jan. 5 start date for winter sports. The winter sports season was originally scheduled to begin on Nov. 9, but was...
Chandler Unified adopts new  approach to closing campuses
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Chandler Unified adopts new approach to closing campuses

November 30th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer As COVID-19 surges across Arizona, Chandler Unified officials are taking a school-by-school approach to closing campuses rather than implementing a district-wide shut-down. Stating...
New day dawns for pot users tomorrow
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New day dawns for pot users tomorrow

November 29th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Jim Walsh, Arizonan Staff Writer Arizona’s new Proposition 207 likely will become law tomorrow, Nov. 30, enabling as many as three million residents to buy a small amount marijuana legally for the first time without a...
Ho Ho No! COVID-19 has Santa’s lap in no-sit zone
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Ho Ho No! COVID-19 has Santa’s lap in no-sit zone

November 27th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kristine Cannon Staff Writer Socially distant photos. No sitting on laps. Waving to a masked-up Saint Nick through a clear, frequently sanitized plexiglass shield. This year’s Santa Claus experience – in malls and private...
Pandemic alters but won’t stop Christmas shopping
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Pandemic alters but won’t stop Christmas shopping

November 26th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Wayne Schutsky Staff Writer Despite the pandemic’s economic fallout, experts expect holiday shopping sales will remain relatively consistent this year compared to 2019. “If it stays flat or even down by 3 or 4...