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Coalition hosts public meeting to discuss underage drinking The Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse (CCYSA) will host a public meeting on underage drinking as part of Alcohol Awareness month activities from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19,, at the Chandler Police Department, 250 E. Chicago St. Chandler. Attendees will hear a guest speaker from Not My Kid, an organization whose mission is to empower and educate youth, families and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior. CCYSA is a program of ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth. CCYSA will provide information on strategies to prevent

youth substance abuse. Founded by ICAN in 2005, the coalition is comprised of Chandler youth, parents and city officials who work to educate the community about the dangers of substance abuse. For information, visit www.ccysachandler.org. ICAN is a free, family-centered youth service in the East Valley. The organization provides programs to help youths achieve personal and academic success by tackling substance abuse, gang involvement and juvenile delinquency. For information about ICAN, call (480) 821-4207 or visit www.icanaz.org.

Biggs to address Republicans in Sun Lakes The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature guest speaker State Senate President Andy Biggs at its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Biggs will present his “State of the State” legislative analysis, as well as share his vision for protecting Constitutional liberties as a candidate for U. S. Congress from Congressional District 5. Rep. Matt Salmon will be retiring as our congressman, and he has endorsed Biggs for the District 5 congressional seat. Biggs is an Arizona native and retired attorney. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies, a M.A. in political science from ASU, and a J.D. from U of A. He served in the House of Representatives before being elected to serve in the Senate in November 2010. He has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 30 years. He and his wife, Cindy, have six children and four grandchildren. Biggs has also been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Supervisor Denny Barney and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio Biggs has been designated a Champion of the Taxpayer by Americans for Prosperity, a Friend of Liberty by

the Goldwater Institute, a Guardian of Small Business by NFIB, and received the Conservative Excellence Award from the American Conservative Union. He has 100% voting records from the Arizona Small Business Association, Arizona Citizens Defense League, and Center for Arizona Policy. He has a 95% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union and a 93% rating from the National Rifle Association. Meeting attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and hear from the four Republican candidates running for Corporation Commission. Similar commissions in other states are called “the public utilities commission,” due to the nature of their business. The Corporation Commission oversees the utility monopolies in the state and conducts rate setting hearings to fairly set utility rates. In addition, the commission oversees business regulations on corporation. Commissioner Bob Burns, U.S. State Rep Rick Gray, former State Sen. Al Melvin, and former Speaker of the House Andy Tobin will share their credentials and answer questions as they compete for the three available seats on the commission. The primary is Aug. 30. For more information, visit our web site at www.slgop.org or contact chairman Mike Tennant at (480) 8020178.

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April 16 - May 6, 2016

MEET LAURIE FAGEN Upcoming Author Talks & Book Signings

NEW PUBLICATION

Fade Out by Laurie Fagen of Chandler is the story of a young radio reporter, Lisa Powers, who covers the crime beat for a fictional Chandler, AZ radio station; helps police solve cold cases; and for fun, creates a mystery theatre podcast.

10 a.m. Thurs., April 21 Arizona Professional Writers arizonaprofessionalwriters.org ● Noon, Thurs., April 21 Awards luncheon for the Soroptimists of the San Tans, www.si-santans.org/ Ticketed event ● 11 a.m. Sat., May 21: Village at Ocotillo, Chandler ● 1 p.m. Sat., May 21 Vision Gallery 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler www.VisionGallery.org

NOW AVAILABLE! www.ReadLaurieFagen.com Amazon Author page: amazon.com/author/lauriefagen  Print, e-books available at Amazon.com, search for Laurie Fagen

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Tibshraeny endorses Proposition 123 Mayor Jay Tibshraeny recently endorsed Proposition 123 because it will provide educators and students with more financial resources. The Chandler Unified School District will receive more than $9 million this year if Prop 123 passes, according to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. “I’m supporting Prop 123 because it’s going to provide our schools, teachers and students with stability and support for the next decade,” Tibshraeny said in a press release. “It will put billions of dollars into Arizona’s K-12 public education system over the next decade

without raising taxes. It’s prudent, fiscally responsible, and will help our teachers and students succeed in the classroom. Join me and vote ‘yes’ on May 17.” Sharon Harper, chairwoman of the Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools added, “Mayors across the state agree—Prop 123 is good for their communities, schools, teachers and students. We’re putting $3.5 billion into Arizona’s K-12 schools without raising taxes. Residents of this state will keep more of their money while Arizona’s kids receive a better education with more stability in the classroom. It’s a win-win.”

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