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Second responders, often overlooked, get their moment of recognition, too

Often overlooked are the so-called second responders, who work as tirelessly as first responders.

Unintentional natural-gas leak ruled cause of W. Chandler print-shop blast

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Chandler Police Department ruled Aug. 31 that an unintentional natural-gas leak caused the Aug. 26 explosion at Platinum Printing in West Chandler.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK SEPT. 5-11: Veterans take icy plunge to raise funds for colleagues

Operation Shockwave is a charity that works to prevent suicide of returning veterans by helping them cope with the transition back to society.

$1,000 grant from Four Peaks Brewery lifts Thew Elementary teacher’s spirits

Thew Elementary third-grade teacher Andrea Perez plans to use her $1,000 grant toward her classroom library.

Artificial turf to debut in Corona stadium in Aztecs’ football opener

Artificial playing surfaces, like the new one at Corona del Sol High, cost less for school districts to maintain and hold up to use better than natural grass.

‘IT WAS LIKE A BOMB WENT OFF’ . . . 4 men burned in explosion that blew roof off print shop expected...

Those near the Platinum Printing explosion on Aug. 26 heard and felt the blast a half-mile away; all 4 who were injured are expected to survive and make full recovery.

W. Chandler explosion, fire injures 4; prompts major response, evacuations

An explosion and fire that collapsed the roof at a West Chandler print shop Thursday morning critically injured two people, seriously injured two others and prompted a massive response.

Pastor, people, politics: The 3 ‘P’s’ to prosperity for Chandler Mayor Hartke

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, looks at Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke the politician, his views on West Chandler, light rail, the Price Corridor, and his own political survival and future.
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