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Gilbert couple gives back to medical center

By Colleen Sparks GSN Staff Writer A husband and wife who have gone on a tumultuous journey nursing their son, who was born prematurely, to a healthier state are once again trying to comfort other...

Gilbert native serving Navy and helping to deter nuclear war

GSN NEWS STAFF A Gilbert native is presently engaged in a critical mission for the security of the United States – helping to deter nuclear war. Petty Officer 1st Class Zyven Fontes-Evans, a machinist’s mate (nuclear)...

Waymo program aims for Valley Metro riders

By Wayne Schutsky, GSN Managing Editor Self-driving vehicles are typically described as a disruptive technology that will make traditional modes of public transportation obsolete, but a recent announcement by Chandler-based Waymo is challenging that narrative. The...

Gilbert man’s election race eyes doughnuts

By Srianthi Perera GSN Contributor Mathematician Seth Daugherty of Gilbert is poised to win some dough and doughnuts. The lifelong Entenmann’s doughnut fan is one of five finalists in Entenmann’s Chief Doughnut Officer contest, which will...

Residents warming to lawn mower exchange program

By Cecilia chan Tribune Staff Writer A program aimed at helping clean the air in Maricopa County is off to a good start in the East Valley a month after its launch. The Mowing Down Pollution Program...

Park University prepares to establish Gilbert campus

By wayne schutsky GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is one step closer to bringing a four-year institution back to town now that Missouri-based Park University received the accreditations needed to open its campus in the town. The university...

Grab a Potbelly sandwich, help a Children’s Hospital patient

Potbelly Sandwich Shop will donate 25 percent of its proceeds on Thursday, July 26, to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which has a pediatric unit at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Potbelly has a shop in...

Gilbert couple’s nonprofit turns around impoverished African villages

By Cecilia chan GSN Staff Writer In Mozambique, one quarter of the adults have HIV, 75 percent are unemployed, one in seven children dies before the age of 5 and the expected life span is 48. In...

What’s in a name? So far, on new Gilbert parks, nothing. You can help

While Gilbert broke ground on two massive park projects in June, the Town Council has yet to decide on official names for them. Now, the town is turning to its residents for help. Gilbert recently launched...

Town to ask voters’ OK on $60 million public safety bond

By GSN News Staff Gilbert will ask voters to approve over $60 million in funding for the town’s future public safety training facility in a bond election on Nov. 6. In a 5-2 vote, the Town...