Chandler is finalist for All-America City Award

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DENVER (AP) -- More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards.

The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession.

Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin, Lynwood, Rancho Cordova and the Vernon Central neighborhood, Calif., Miami Lakes and North Miami, Fla., Acworth, Ga., Belleville and Canton, Ill., Noblesville, Ind., Des Moines, Iowa, Lenexa and Scott County, Kan., Bowling Green, Ky., Salisbury, Md., Ferguson and Riverside, Mo., Lynbrook, N.Y., Gastonia, N.C., West Chester and Wyoming, Ohio, Mount Pleasant, S.C., El Paso, Texas, Abingdon, Va. and Middleton, Wis.

Ten winners will be announced on June 18.