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Chandler man’s grandfather forged the GI Bill 74 years ago
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Chandler man’s grandfather forged the GI Bill 74 years ago

By John D. Lewis, Guest Writer   When I was growing up, my grandfather – who everyone called Mac – taught me an important lesson about...
Orbital in Gilbert leads new path in climate research
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Orbital in Gilbert leads new path in climate research

By Wayne Schutsky, Staff   Orbital ATK’s satellite manufacturing facility in Gilbert is on the ground floor of global climate research as the...
Celebrity deaths put spotlight on middle-aged suicide rates
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Celebrity deaths put spotlight on middle-aged suicide rates

By Conrad Romero and Allison Snell, Cronkite News   High suicide rates largely have been associated with younger populations, but middle-aged...
Fireworks, bands to rock at Chandler July 4th celebration
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Fireworks, bands to rock at Chandler July 4th celebration

By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Chandler hopes to set off the Fourth of July with a bang at its annual festivities in Tumbleweed Park. The...
Developer unveils plan for New Square across from City Hall
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Developer unveils plan for New Square across from City Hall

By John S. Wolfe, Guest Writer   The old dirt square across Arizona Avenue from Chandler City Hall will soon be New Square. Developer Spike...
Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert
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Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert

SanTan Sun News Staff   Two student pianists at East Valley Yamaha Music School in Chandler – 7-yearold Saadhvi Sri Jayaram and 15-year-old...
Dad’s tragic loss inspired Chandler opioid help
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Dad’s tragic loss inspired Chandler opioid help

By Wayne Schutsky, Staff   Opiate addiction is a nationwide epidemic that claimed over 40,000 lives in 2016, and Gilbert father Randy Melle...
A Chandler son gives his life for our country
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A Chandler son gives his life for our country

By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Chandler is mourning the loss of a soldier and Hamilton High School graduate who was killed by enemy fire...
Public safety debate only sparks at council forum
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Public safety debate only sparks at council forum

By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Incumbent Chandler City Councilman Terry Roe was quick to defend the city’s crime-fighting record after...
No suspense in mayor’s race but plenty in others
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No suspense in mayor’s race but plenty in others

BY Gary Nelson, Contributor   When Jay Tibshraeny first joined the Chandler City Council in 1986, the town was barely a dot on the map. Even...