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ICAN addressing needy Chandler families
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ICAN addressing needy Chandler families

December 1st, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Shelby Pedersen Guest Writer The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial inequities among families living in poverty. The cost of childcare, along with access to quality childcare, is of great concern to many families. Even...
Pandemic’s glass wall between me and my mom
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Pandemic’s glass wall between me and my mom

November 26th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Christina McKelvy Tribune Guest Writer My weekends used to consist of seeing my mom – taking her shopping, out to eat, sometimes just spending time with her in her room. She would spend much of her time traveling down the...
My Thanksgiving is canceled, but not giving thanks
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My Thanksgiving is canceled, but not giving thanks

November 26th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Marjorie Conder Guest Writer My Thanksgiving is canceled this year. I am weary of this darned virus, and I’m sure I’m not alone. Traditions are important, and I find them even more so as I’ve gotten older. I shall miss...
Veterans can follow 4 steps to land a job
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Veterans can follow 4 steps to land a job

November 26th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Gary Stiteler, csm ret. Guest Writer No matter how successful a veteran’s military career is, transitioning to civilian life is challenging. If there’s one thing my 24 years in the Army have taught me, it is that we can...
Helping our most-vulnerable populations in a pandemic
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Helping our most-vulnerable populations in a pandemic

November 3rd, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Mayor Kevin Hartke Guest Writer Providing housing options for our most at-risk populations is a high-priority in Chandler. Prior to COVID-19, the need for low-barrier shelter for those experiencing chronic homelessness was...
New principal proud of students’ safety diligence
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New principal proud of students’ safety diligence

November 3rd, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Jennifer White Arizonan Guest Writer This has been a school year like no other. Remote learning. Hybrid schedules. Online log-ins. Technological challenges. If you’re a parent of a school-aged child, you know what I’m...
Nelson: The skills I will bring to the board
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Nelson: The skills I will bring to the board

October 20th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Trine´ Nelson Arizonan Guest Writer My entire career has been in and around education. I began working with teenagers and I currently work with young adults. My two children are attending Kyrene schools and have varying...
Kolomyjec: Schools are the heart of our communities
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Kolomyjec: Schools are the heart of our communities

October 20th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Wanda Kolomyjec Arizonan Guest Writer When Paul Maryniak, the editor of the Chandler Arizonan, offered school board candidates a chance to write a column for the paper to allow community members insight into those running in...
COVID-19 impact on city funds less than feared
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COVID-19 impact on city funds less than feared

October 6th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Mayor Kevin Hartke Guest Writer As we have now received actual revenue results for the first four months which were impacted by COVID-19 (March-June 2020), we are starting to see that the true impact of COVID-19 on our...
Chandler Library is worth your friendship
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Chandler Library is worth your friendship

October 6th, 2020 | by Chandler Arizona Staff
By Miss Palrang Guest Writer What the heck is a “Friend of the Library?” I asked myself while attending my first board meeting for that “mysterious” group.  Perhaps it’s a question I should have asked myself before I...