1:46 PM Oct 20, 2021 MST

Test scores dip as local educators confront unfinished learning

Educators, district officials and education advocates are actively searching for ways to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on kids in school—including addressing a gap in learning many attribute to online learning. 


3:04 PM Oct 21, 2021 MST

Chandler to pilot new tech in mock election this November

The city of Chandler will pilot blockchain technology in a mock mobile election to be held in November.


Gilbert mayor calls for staff investigation; Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Chandler and more top Phoenix-area news

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Loop 202-I-10 interchange to close morning of Oct. 23

The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to close the interchange ramp from the westbound Loop 202-Santan Freeway to westbound I-10-Maricopa Freeway in Chandler from 4 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 for maintenance work.


What to know about COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 in Arizona

Don Herrington, the interim director of Arizona Department of Health Services, sent out a blog Oct. 20 addressing COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11.


Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Chandler

A new Dutch Bros location is coming to Chandler.


Chandler hosts local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23

The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler.



Gila River breaks ground on fourth casino at Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway

Gila River Hotels & Casinos broke ground on its newest project—Santan Mountain—Monday, Oct. 18, on Gila River Indian Community land just south of Chandler on Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway. 


Whataburger coming to Chandler; median home prices continue to soar in Gilbert and more top area news

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Chandler plane landmark moving to veterans park; selfie museum opens in Gilbert and more area news

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Iconic Chandler plane to move to Veterans Oasis Park

A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler.



East Valley Jewish Community Center and St. Vincent de Paul to start kosher food pantry

The East Valley Jewish Community Center will start hosting a monthly kosher food pantry beginning Oct. 27 in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, according to a news release from the East Valley JCC.


Whataburger coming to south Chandler

A new Whataburger location is coming to south Chandler.



Lola's Liquors coming soon to downtown Chandler

Lola's Liquors, a new bar concept, is coming soon to downtown Chandler.


Freeride Bike Co. owner’s passion becomes business in Gilbert; Chandler's Bashas' acquired by Raley's Holding Co. and more top area news

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Val Vista Drive intersections projects delayed for deliveries

Construction was to start in September, but the town is waiting to hear what the anticipated delivery times are for the street lights


Sports bar, grill opens in Gilbert; dine-in cinema to open in downtown Chandler Oct. 14 and more area news

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Fat Willy's Family Sports Grill opens Gilbert location

Fat Willy's takes up the space formerly taken up by Teakwood's Tavern & Grill.


LOOK Dine-In Cinemas to open in downtown Chandler Oct. 14 in former Flix Brewhouse spot

LOOK Dine-In Cinemas will open its downtown Chandler location at 1 W. Chandler Blvd. on Oct. 14, according to a news release from the company.


Caffin8 opens in Chandler

A new coffee shop has opened in Chandler.


Public housing wait list to open in Chandler Oct. 7

The public housing wait list will open for one week in the city of Chandler beginning Thursday, Oct. 7, according to a news release from the city.



Lindsay Road interchange reaches 60% completion

The interchange is being built to provide access to Loop 202 and a frontage road system on the north side of the freeway between Lindsay Road and Gilbert Road.


Twisted Chef Cantina opens in Gilbert; Bashas' in Chandler bought out and more area news

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