Author Archives: Ashley Braun


Tobacco Tax Funds Kindergarten Scholarships

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December 6, 2012 by in Business News | Education

Eighty qualifying families in the City of Chandler will have the opportunity to apply for preschool slots funded by tobacco-tax dollars. The $270,000 First Things First Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Grant awarded to the Chandler School District is paid for with tobacco-tax dollars approved by Arizona voters. In 2006, Proposition 203 increased statewide cigarette taxes by 80… Read More →

Overdue Items Receive Special Attention at Library

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December 5, 2012 by in Business News

The Chandler Public Library is working hard to make sure that all of the books, music and movies that are borrowed by the public get returned. There is a series of steps involved in the return process in order to recover items that have been checked out and are overdue. The number of books, CDs… Read More →

Bringing Farms to Arizona Cities

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November 17, 2012 by in Business News | Green

Green living innovator Greg Peterson has an idea of bringing 10,000 urban farms into big cities of Arizona. By creating farms closer to homes in large cities, fresh foods are more readily available to help create a healthier way of living. Peterson, contributing writer for Phoenix Magazine and Edible Phoenix, began gardening 35 years ago… Read More →

Man Brings Social Media Business to Chandler

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November 15, 2012 by in Business News | Marketing | Small Biz

The front of his business card reads, “Poet, world traveler, human being.” The smell of old books and antique belongings emanate throughout Patrick Smith’s apartment. A bottle of prohibition Whiskey sits on display next to an ancient looking hieroglyphic stone. After many years of traveling internationally, Smith, a Chandler resident, has decided to bring his… Read More →