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Chandler’s Mrs. America fights colon cancer
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Chandler’s Mrs. America fights colon cancer

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor The news of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Bozeman’s death last month stunned Jennifer Ruddle. “I thought it was a hoax,” recalled the Chandler woman, the 2020 Mrs. Arizona who also made...
Philadelphia museum honors Basha High student
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Philadelphia museum honors Basha High student

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Basha High School student has been named a finalist by the National Liberty Museum for an award recognizing teenagers who make positive changes in their communities. Nikita Bharati, 16, was honored...
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Chandler High senior studies virus with NASA

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF A Chandler High School senior spent his summer working with NASA scientists to study the initial impacts of COVID-19 on the global environment. Aryan Mathur of Chandler completed a prestigious internship at...
College president’s video adds light touch to heavy topic
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College president’s video adds light touch to heavy topic

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Whether its grade school, high school or higher education, the pandemic has made things pretty bleak for students. But Chandler Gilbert Community College President Dr. Greg Peterson decided to add a dash of...
Doctor revives old-fashioned house visits to Chandler
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Doctor revives old-fashioned house visits to Chandler

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By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new business serving Chandler and Ahwatukee has been born that couldn’t be timelier. Dr. Norbert Adame, a 20-year Ahwatukee resident, launched...
Girls Who Code carries on amid pandemic
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Girls Who Code carries on amid pandemic

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Anika Attaluri already has a plan in place to keep her school’s coding club up and running if and when classes resume on Aug. 17. The Hamilton High School senior will be spending the first...
Chandler woman helping virus-ravaged Navajos
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Chandler woman helping virus-ravaged Navajos

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A Chandler woman hopes to distribute mobile handwashing stations to residents living on the pandemic-ravaged Navajo Nation who don’t have access to running water. Yolanda Tso of Chandler is...
Chandler author busy as state’s poet laureate
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Chandler author busy as state’s poet laureate

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By Srianthi Perera Arizonan Contributor If someone had told Alberto Alvaro Rios when he was a teenager growing up in a borderland community that he would become Arizona’s first poet laureate, his response would have been mirth....
Local resident name to Chandler Cultural Foundation
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Local resident name to Chandler Cultural Foundation

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF A Chandler resident with a long history in strategic planning and community engagement has been named to the Chandler Cultural Foundation. LaTricia Harper Woods has been named to the non-profit, the managing...
Artists can submit work for online auction
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Artists can submit work for online auction

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Artists in Chandler and throughout the country have a chance to make some money and help a worthy cause by joining the fall Creative Connections Fine Art Auction. Artists can to submit up to three pieces of...