Here’s how Maricopa County is tackling the opioid crisis
Opinion
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Here’s how Maricopa County is tackling the opioid crisis

August 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Denny Barney Daniel started taking opioids as a “recreational thing” when he was 18, then turned to heroin because it was cheaper and more powerful. One day he did a shot of heroin at his mom’s house and fell asleep with...
Gilbert Classical Academy settles in new digs with anticipation
Youth
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Gilbert Classical Academy settles in new digs with anticipation

August 6th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Melody Birkett Parents, students and the community were hustling on a recent Saturday morning at Gilbert Classical Academy’s new home at 1016 N. Burk St. They were trying to get everything ready for the first day of school,...
Big League Dreams seeks compromise with Gilbert over closed ballpark
Community
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Big League Dreams seeks compromise with Gilbert over closed ballpark

August 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Jim Walsh The owners of Big League Dreams struck out with Gilbert on July 7, surprised by a knockdown pitch – an eviction order that temporarily put them out of business in the East Valley. Realizing they are well behind in...
Spiritual Connections
Spirituality
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Spiritual Connections

August 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The Bridge Church 645 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 180, Gilbert 480-294-7888 bridgechurchaz.org Service: 10 a.m. Sundays We exist to help people know God and become everything God created them to be. We do this by helping people begin...
Local Outlawz try to take hip hop world by storm
Arts
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Local Outlawz try to take hip hop world by storm

August 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Higley High School graduate Phoenix Banuelos has his eye on the prize. When he and Mesa resident Max Thompson founded the dance crew Outlawz three years ago, they knew they were going to be...
Nando’s makes the neighborhood great
Neighbors
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Nando’s makes the neighborhood great

August 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Becky Bracken Like good schools and filled potholes, the quality of an Arizona neighborhood can be measured by its proximity to a delicious local Mexican food restaurant. Burgers are good and hole-in-the-wall bars are fine for...
Amerisleep uses technology to woo sleep
Business
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Amerisleep uses technology to woo sleep

August 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera If you happen to fall fast asleep and snore inside Amerisleep’s nap pod, you should forgive yourself. After all, the pod is a testing room for the company’s mattresses and pillows, and the products’ basic...
East Valley mom and son veterans graduate together as engineers
Neighbors
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East Valley mom and son veterans graduate together as engineers

June 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Like mother, like son. Mesa resident Barb Blanchard and her son Rodney Buller, who lives in Gilbert, followed the same path to degrees last week from Arizona State University. Both earned degrees from ASU’s Ira Fulton Schools...
A 911 call taker outlines an unusual job
Community
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A 911 call taker outlines an unusual job

June 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
At night when many people are at home unwinding after work, Spencer Jaeckel of Chandler is on high alert, responding to 911 calls made to the Gilbert Police Department. Jaeckel, 27, is a 911 call taker, meaning he answers calls...
Gym owner competes for a mixed martial arts world title
Neighbors
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Gym owner competes for a mixed martial arts world title

June 6th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Longtime Gilbert resident Ryan Bader will be competing for a mixed martial arts world title on June 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. To prepare for the Bellator 180 Light Heavyweight fight, Bader, 33, has been...