Franki Buckman has taken charge of one of the nation’s foremost performance driving schools with the energy of the 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats in her stable of racing machines.
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Two Chandler Republican legislators and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are taking the first steps to craft legislation to ensure that Arizonans with preexisting conditions can still buy health insurance if federal courts strike down the Affordable Care Act.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, dubbed one of the world’s largest swim franchises, is expanding its Mesa headquarters to a larger location within the city.
Isabel Ticlo’s reign as Miss Arizona 2018 may soon be over but the dedicated volunteer who is passionate about helping the visually impaired is getting warmed up for her next crowning achievement — serving as president of the Chandler Lions Club.
A Chandler woman devastated by the loss of her senior wire fox terrier Feb. 14 found an international outpouring of support in her effort to find him.
The state Auditor General shows Mesa Public Schools increased per-pupil spending in 2018 while serving fewer students and Chandler Unified did the same despite a student population increase.
A shaggy dog with the warm and fuzzy appeal of a stuffed animal is training to help the Chandler Police Department and crime victims recover from trauma.
The mountainous ridge of Paradise, California, is the kind of place you go to get away from it all – not experience a living hell.
As downtown Chandler enters a new stage, an artist is creating gigantic murals to highlight the highly anticipated Overstreet development.
Chandler Museum has been presented a Leadership in History Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for its 2017 project that explored the history of Japanese Internment during World War II at the Gila River Internment Camp, a few miles south of Chandler.
ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth in Chandler is among 200 organizations nationwide in the running for a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant, a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative.
Natalie Garrett says she is still in disbelief that she gets to fly more than 20 hours to perform in a world-famous venue. Emily Baxter just hopes to hug a koala.
A Chandler man has been sentenced in Phoenix federal court to three years in prison and ordered to pay $7.3 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service after he previously pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
When the craving for a juicy, beefy hamburger hits, people in Chandler are satisfying their taste buds with sandwiches they can customize with sweet, tangy and spicy toppings at b² burgers & brews.
Between 1976 and 1987, the focus of Chandler’s economy evolved from cotton to the electronics manufacturing industry that employed 70 percent of the city’s workforce.
Over four months have passed since TechShop Chandler abruptly closed amid reports of a pending bankruptcy by its parent company, stranding East Valley hobbyists and small-business owners who relied on the shop to manufacture their wares.
A racist video involving five boys from San Tan Junior High has prompted some soul searching among Chandler Unified School District administrators, but the boys in the video will not be disciplined.
One by one, Gilbert police officers tied blue ribbons around a sign that memorializes their slain colleague, Lt. Eric Shuhandler only a few yards from where he was shot to death eight years ago.
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will deliver his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the City Council Chambers, 88 E. Chicago St. The event begins with a light reception in the Chambers’ foyer.
Arizona Needy Newborns volunteers invite the community to join with them at their annual Christmas Stocking Stuffer 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, to help stuff Holiday stockings for delivery to families of infants at various hospitals throughout Maricopa County and beyond.
The fifth annual Phoenix Lung Force Walk event is returning to Mesa with hopes of stopping the nation’s top cancer killer.
A holiday preview event will offer holiday decorations, clothing and housewares at the Assistance League of East Valley Thrift Shop, 2326 N. Alma School Road, Chandler on Monday, Nov. 12. Normally closed on Mondays, the shop will open noon-6 p.m. exclusively for preview shoppers.
The East Valley Jewish Community Center, EVJCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, has planned a number of activities around its exhibit of the work of the late artist David Labkovski, whose paintings and sketches depict Jewish life in Eastern Europe before, during and after the Holocaust. …
Skin cancer is taking a hike with a new fundraiser. Usery Mountain Regional Park is the site for “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10, to raise money for the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer campaign.
A Mesa representative for Arizona dairy farmers believes a recent U.S. trade agreement benefits producers exporting to Canada, but they worry retaliatory tariffs from Mexico will continue to hamper the industry.
Space exploration will be the theme of this year’s Family Day at Mesa’s i.d.e.a. Museum.