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Chandler mask policy welcomed, criticized
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Chandler mask policy welcomed, criticized

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Chandler’s new mandatory-mask policy didn’t have much impact on local businesses like Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants. The long-time, family-owned business had already been requiring its...
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...
Chandler mom’s tutor firm offers remote-learning guide
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Chandler mom’s tutor firm offers remote-learning guide

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Arizonan Executive Editor S24chool closures created double-duty as a tutor for Candace Heiken of Chandler. On the one hand, she is the founder and CEO of Lively Minds Tutoring, overseeing 45 professional tutors...
Young artist graces Commonwealth Canal with mural
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Young artist graces Commonwealth Canal with mural

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A colorful mural designed by a Chandler High School graduate is in the process of being added to the landscape of downtown Chandler. Ariana Enriquez, who last week earned an art degree from...
Chandler student making deaf-friendly masks
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Chandler student making deaf-friendly masks

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer A Chandler student is sewing special face masks designed to help deaf people safely communicate with others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Neil Pandey, a ninth grader at American Leadership...
Ex-mayor loses Corporation Commission bid
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Ex-mayor loses Corporation Commission bid

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Boyd Dunn has been knocked off the ballot in his bid for another term on the Arizona Corporation Commissioner. In a brief order Wednesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a lower court...
Chandler nonprofits reeling from pandemic’s impact
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Chandler nonprofits reeling from pandemic’s impact

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer George Macedon noticed something different when he went out shopping for diapers in Chandler a couple weeks ago. His nonprofit, Fans Across America, hands out supplies to victims of domestic...
Virtual graduations upset Chandler parents, seniors
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Virtual graduations upset Chandler parents, seniors

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer To the chagrin of some parents and seniors, the Chandler Unified School District is planning to go online with graduation ceremonies and summer school classes, though it plans to hold a...
Good Samaritans rally for one of their own
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Good Samaritans rally for one of their own

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer The Chandler dance community has come together to support one of its teachers after he fell victim to a clever carjacker. Michael McBain, a long-time professional dancer and Air Force...
Kids Cancer Network pivots in pandemic
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Kids Cancer Network pivots in pandemic

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By Katy Springer Guest Writer COVID-19 has forced many nonprofit organizations into a difficult quandary: halt services temporarily or rethink the way they’re supporting those in need. For Patti Luttrell, executive director for...