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New rock-climbing center OK’d for south Chandler
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New rock-climbing center OK’d for south Chandler

October 6th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Chandler City Council has rezoned land around the municipal airport for the construction of a new indoor rock-climbing gym. Council authorized the amended zoning of an 8-acre parcel near Gilbert and Germann...
Kyrene board candidates discuss more issues
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Kyrene board candidates discuss more issues

October 6th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
This is the second and last installment of questionnaires that the Arizonan sent to the five candidates for the Kyrene School District Governing Board. Three seats are up for election Nov. 3, with incumbent Michelle Fahy seeking...
Vesely to retire as Kyrene schools superintendent
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Vesely to retire as Kyrene schools superintendent

October 6th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Arizonan Executive Editor Kyrene School District Superintendent Jan Vesely is retiring at the end of the school year. In making her surprise announcement last Friday, Vesely noted that with a new Governing Board...
Chandler girl, 12, stays strong in cancer fight
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Chandler girl, 12, stays strong in cancer fight

October 5th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Katy Springer Arizonan Contributor It started as a lump on her knee. Twelve-year-old Kylie Lark had taken a spill down the stairs and her parents, Jolene and Daryl, figured she had sprained something. They did all of the right...
21 city buildings need $28M in repairs
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21 city buildings need $28M in repairs

October 4th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Twenty-one Chandler public buildings have been found to be in “poor” condition and immediately require more than $28 million of infrastructure improvements, according to a recent...
Chandler teacher finalist for Teacher of the Year
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Chandler teacher finalist for Teacher of the Year

September 27th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A Chandler High School teacher has been named one of five finalists for the Arizona Education Foundation’s “Teacher of the Year” award. Sara Wyffels, a Spanish teacher for 13 years, is...
Shutdowns, education dominate LD18 debate
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Shutdowns, education dominate LD18 debate

September 26th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor The pandemic-driven shutdowns and education funding largely dominated what could be the only debate this election season has for the men and women who want to represent northern Chandler in the...
As classrooms reopen, students’ mental health a big concern
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As classrooms reopen, students’ mental health a big concern

September 24th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Jim Walsh Arizonan Staff Writer As children and teens begin returning to Chandler classrooms, teachers and administrators aren’t just focused on addressing “learning loss” among many students during months of online...
‘Supernanny’ to feature Chandler parents
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‘Supernanny’ to feature Chandler parents

September 22nd, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A Chandler family will be sharing their struggles with raising four children under age 4 by participating in an upcoming episode of the long-running reality show “Supernanny.” Jo Frost,...
Chandler residents prefer trails over buildings
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Chandler residents prefer trails over buildings

September 21st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A majority of Chandler residents say walking, hiking and biking are their most favorite recreational activities and believe the city should invest in improving its existing trail system....