Wrangler News » City News Archive » Wrangler News http://www.wranglernews.com Think Local. Read Local. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:46:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Chandler residents have until Aug/ 25 to cast mail-only ballots on charter changes http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/chandler-residents-have-until-aug-25-to-cast-mail-only-ballots-on-charter-changes/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/chandler-residents-have-until-aug-25-to-cast-mail-only-ballots-on-charter-changes/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:55:52 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10533 West Chandler voters and their citywide neighbors are being asked this month to cast ballots for a charter amendment that would formalize the city’s cycle of August and November elections in even-numbered years, and authorize January start dates for terms of the mayor and councilmembers. If approved, the changes would alter an election schedule that […]

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Neighborhood feedback needed on proposed Orbit Saturn route http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/neighborhood-feedback-needed-on-proposed-orbit-saturn-route/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/neighborhood-feedback-needed-on-proposed-orbit-saturn-route/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:30:53 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10521 Tempe is looking to expand its popular Orbit neighborhood circulator service by adding a new route – Saturn – to serve neighborhoods between U.S. 60 and Elliot Road.

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A lesson well learned: No joke http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/a-lesson-well-learned-no-joke/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/a-lesson-well-learned-no-joke/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:13:01 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10519 A little over a month ago I was driving east along Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, a little too fast. I hadn’t realized I was going too fast, but a nice young Tempe police officer went to the trouble to point it out to me, even though this meant following me on his motorcycle, using the flashing lights mounted on the vehicle to get my attention, and then, when I pulled over to the side of the road, dismounting and coming up to the side of my truck.

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To returning troops, there’s no place like home http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/to-returning-troops-theres-no-place-like-home/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/to-returning-troops-theres-no-place-like-home/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:30:37 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10510 Dressed in fatigues and sporting backpacks, members of the Arizona Army National Guard’s 123 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment were finally headed for home. It was a recent Saturday morning, and they were mostly exhausted from the long journey.

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For teen chess whiz, the game is more about giving than winning http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/chandler-student-plans-benefit-chess-tournament/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/chandler-student-plans-benefit-chess-tournament/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:13:57 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10502 As summer break comes to a close, many students may be savoring one last getaway trip. Not Prateek Pinisetti, who soon will begin his sophomore year at the charter school he attends in Chandler.

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Summer at Nozomi: Wet, wild and wonderful http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/summer-at-nozomi-wet-wild-and-wonderful/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/summer-at-nozomi-wet-wild-and-wonderful/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:20:11 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10448 Chandler's always-popular Nozomi Aquatic Center proves a perfect attraction, not only for area kids but for Wrangler News photographer Billy Hardiman, who ventured out one recent morning to capture the antics and faces of an unsurprising throng of young water-buddies.

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Girl Scouts plan August informational session http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/girl-scouts-plan-august-informational-session/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/girl-scouts-plan-august-informational-session/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:57:15 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10439 Girls kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to learn more about the Girl Scouts at an informational meeting 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 22.

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An insider’s look at preparing for the kindergarten experience http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/an-insiders-look-at-preparing-for-the-kindergarten-experience/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/an-insiders-look-at-preparing-for-the-kindergarten-experience/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:38:38 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10427 It may be hard to believe in the blistering heat of July, but the start of the school year isn’t far off. And for some of our area's littlest citizens, it will be the start of their school careers.

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‘Home Plus’ program helps local couple own first home http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/home-plus-loan-concept-enhances-opportunities-for-veterans-new-buyers-2/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/home-plus-loan-concept-enhances-opportunities-for-veterans-new-buyers-2/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:31:55 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10424 Michael and Karley Piercy dreamed of owning a home but figured it was out of their reach.

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Tempe police workshop explores how diversity training can help prevent unconscious bias http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/tempe-police-workshop-explores-how-diversity-training-can-help-prevent-unconscious-bias/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/tempe-police-workshop-explores-how-diversity-training-can-help-prevent-unconscious-bias/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:29:27 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10421 To many, diversity training is a loaded phrase. Oftentimes diversity training and workshops about bias and privilege are seen as preachy, or sometimes vindictive.

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