Chandler Heights Road reclaimed water line project approaches final month
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Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.
Nikki Stratton, granddaughter of the USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton, also presented the town at its Sept. 15 council meeting with a piece of the battleship as a gift that she said would bind her, the town and the submarine together as family.
Chandler USD has been open to students receiving on-site support since August, but on Sept. 14, hundreds of students in kindergarten and first and second grades will take their places at their desks and in their brick-and-mortar schools for the first time since March.
Gov. Doug Ducey joined state education, legislative and veteran affairs leaders Sept. 10 to discuss suicide prevention and awareness in schools and in the broader community on National Suicide Prevention Day.