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State’s jobless benefits will stay at minimum wage
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State’s jobless benefits will stay at minimum wage

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizonans forced out of work by COVID-19 may get jobless benefits – but not more than the minimum wage, no matter how much they were earning before. State lawmakers provided additional...
Police shoot Chandler ex-con during domestic disturbance
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Police shoot Chandler ex-con during domestic disturbance

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A Chandler man with a history of neglecting animals was killed by police officers on March 13 during a domestic violence incident. Rosario Angel Alvarado, 46, died on March 16 after...
Chandler drug firm now bracing for the virus fight
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Chandler drug firm now bracing for the virus fight

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Viraj Gandhi thinks the completion of his drug manufacturing facility in Chandler comes at a perfect time as Arizona braces for a potential health care crisis. His company, Medivant Health...
Virus crisis hits special-needs kids and their parents hard
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Virus crisis hits special-needs kids and their parents hard

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Arizonan Executive Editor The closure of Arizona schools in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic created particularly severe challenges for special-needs children, whose parents rely on schools and outside...
Classmates mourn Hamilton High freshman
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Classmates mourn Hamilton High freshman

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Friends of a Hamilton High School freshman who took his life March 5 raised funds to memorialize him earlier this month. Zachary McNamee, 14, is the latest East Valley student to die by suicide, which has...
New Waymo vehicles hitting the road with tech upgrades
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New Waymo vehicles hitting the road with tech upgrades

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF People who are accustomed to seeing Waymo’s autonomous vans rolling around Chandler and the East Valley are due for a surprise. The company is rolling out a new fleet of sportier-looking vehicles. And...
State House Republicans balk at cost of virus help
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State House Republicans balk at cost of virus help

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX – Efforts to enact a no-growth budget to keep the state running in the face of COVID-19 hit a wall late last week after Republican lawmakers in the House balked at extra...
New Square phase one nears completion
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New Square phase one nears completion

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer The first phase of Chandler’s New Square development is nearing its completion, but developers will have to wait to celebrate this milestone. Built upon a 4.7-acre lot near Arizona Avenue...
Chandler PD enhances 911 location detection
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Chandler PD enhances 911 location detection

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ARIZONAN NEWS STAFF Chandler’s emergency dispatchers are utilizing new technology to help them precisely pinpoint the locations of 911 callers. The Chandler Police Department said the Jurisdiction View, an application providing...
Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues
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Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer After a series of attacks at synagogues across the country, Jewish communities in Chandler and neighboring communities are beefing up their security to prevent similar offenses. Armed guards...