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Here are locations selling recreational marijuana in Chandler, Gilbert

More than 80 businesses have been approved to sell recreational marijuana in Arizona—including five with Chandler addresses, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Chandler expands health care options with new hospital, new hospital tower

Banner Ocotillo Medical Center opened in Chandler in late 2020, and a new tower is planned to open in 2021 at Dignity’s Chandler Regional Medical Center, bringing hundreds of health care jobs, inpatient and intensive care unit beds, and hospital capacity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

See which Chandler USD schools are reporting COVID-19 cases

The Chandler USD administration reported 54 active COVID-19 cases across the district as of Jan. 25, according to the CUSD data dashboard.


Expansion of hospitals will affect town, region in 2021 and beyond

Health care may continue to hold significance in 2021, but in Gilbert, it will not just be about the coronavirus.


State surpasses 400K vaccines given; see how many Maricopa County has distributed

Three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona surpassed 400,000 Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.