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EV lawmaker steps into Bullhead City battle

By kevin reagan GSN Staff Writer State Rep. Jeff Weninger’s district — which covers part of Gilbert — is hundreds of miles away from Bullhead City, but the Republican lawmaker has parachuted into a controversy involving...

4 moms take new steps on teen suicide prevention

GSN NEWS STAFF As East Valley school districts take more action to address teen suicides and the deeper problems that lead to them, a quartet of mothers isn’t relying on teachers and administrators to do...

EV man’s ‘turquoise fever’ heads to TV

By Jordan Houston GSN Staff Writer If you own anything with turquoise in it, Tony Otteson will tell you, there’s a story behind it. And now the Mesa resident is bringing those stories and the story of...

It’s all Greek – and Latin – to these students

GSN NEWS STAFF Eleven Gilbert Classical Academy students joined some 1,100 middle school and high school students from across the country recently for the National Junior Classical League Convention. Held at the Fargodome at the North...

Gilbert Guardsman shows his grit in competition

GSN NEWS STAFF Literally pounding the ground, Arizona’s Sgt. Kurt Van De Graaff was one of the elite few who competed recently in the 2019 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gruber, Okla. Van...

Gilbert teacher studies Civil War statues

By CEcILiA CHAN GSN Managing Editor The statue of President Abraham Lincoln stands with his right hand holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation while his left hovers over the head of a freed slave bent...

Survey shows slim support for education tax

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A new statewide survey shows that a majority of voters are willing to hike sales taxes for education — but not by as much as some are seeking. The poll Data...

EV Boys & Girls Clubs get kids ready for school

By CEcILiA CHAN GSN Managing Editor Ezinne Okaru held a burgundy-color T-shirt up to her chest. “Do you think this shirt will look good on me?” the 11-year-old Gilbert girl asked her volunteer shopper. “Yes, I do,”...

Gilbert teen’s DC trip a life-changer

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Audrey Landers isn’t old enough to vote yet, but she’s already drafted a bill, participated in a caucus and met with Arizona’s representatives at Capitol Hill. The Gilbert teen is one...

Recording conservatory produces winning sounds

By Sherry Jackson GSN Contributor From broadcast studios, recording rooms and a sound stage, the sound of music in Gilbert is tucked quietly away in an industrial park. At the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences,...