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Rio Salado College hosts free dental clinic for kids

Rio Salado College will host a free dental clinic for those ages 17 and younger from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at its clinic, 2250 W. 14th Street in Tempe. Rio Salado students and instructors...

Fundraiser on for EV teen paralyzed in Spain

A few days into a trip to Spain, Kara Dunn, a Tempe resident and the first Flinn Scholar while at Horizon Honors High in Ahwatukee two years ago, woke up paralyzed. Dunn, now a University...

Gilbert man has been foster dad to 45 kids

By Wayne Schutsky, GSN Managing Editor For Father's Day this year, George Hursh will have a chance to celebrate at least 12 times over – once for every child that he and his wife, Kate,...

Rural land gives way to town population growth

By wayne schutsky GSN Managing Editor The southern edge of Gilbert that borders Chandler and open county land still bears traces of the town’s agricultural legacy. The area is changing, though, as population growth in Gilbert...

Dirt is turned, but regional park still needs name

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor Gilbert took a symbolic first step toward its 272-acre park in its southern region on May 29 when it hosted groundbreaking of the first phase. The park still does not...

Council hopefuls share agendas during Chamber forum

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor Though the primary election is late in August, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce kicked off election season on May 8 when it hosted candidates vying for four Town Council...

Gilbert, Higley teachers getting raises next year

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor Teachers and other public school staff in Gilbert are in line for significant raises next school year. The governing boards for both Higley Unified School District and Gilbert Public Schools...

Higley seniors earned more than $31 million in scholarships

More than 900 Higley Unified School District students picked up their diplomas last week as Higley and Williams Field high schools hailed the Class of 2018. With total scholarship earnings of $16.3 million, 410 seniors from...

GPS grads earned nearly $60 million in scholarships

More than 2,860 Gilbert Public Schools seniors graduated last week, racking up just under $60 million in scholarships and numerous honors. Desert Ridge High’s 630 grads earned $12 million while Highland High’s 770 graduates weren’t...

Gilbert’s primary election ballot: a full plate of choices

By Gary nelson GSN Contributor Election 2018 officially began last week – and it will be doozy for Gilbert voters. Just as the field of candidates for statewide office in the Aug. 28 primary election poses...