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Gilbert contractor faces sentencing for stiffing homeowners

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor An unlicensed Gilbert contractor who did shoddy work or walked off the job after taking homeowners’ money faces sentencing Thursday, Oct. 18. Lance Edward Wills, 42, was working a job...

Council approves higher water bills

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert residents will soon be paying more money every time they flush the toilet or drink a glass of water from the tap. Town Council has voted to boost the...

Gilbert woman wants her near-death experience to help others

By Srianthi Perera, GSN Contributor As a child growing up in New York City, Joy Sackstein said she was frequently visited by “other beings” who befriended her and guided her through the years. It was such...

Gilbert fundraiser aims to help impoverished region

Gilbert Sun News Staff The public can get an insight of the daily struggles of families living in Mozambique and help do something about it at an upcoming fundraiser in Gilbert. In Mozambique, one quarter of...

Education tax ruling fuels campaign against 2 state justices

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Upset with a ruling that knocked a tax hike for education off the ballot, some education advocates are trying to get voters to turn one or two Supreme Court...

Next ‘Bikes and Bites’ event Sept. 20 in Gilbert

Cycle Ave. and Sushi Brokers Gilbert are teaming to offer exercise and sushi enthusiasts the next “Bikes and Bites” special, 7-7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Participants book a stationary-bike workout class for $15 at...

Food truck festival returns to Chandler

azFEASTivals, producer of the weekly Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek Feastivals, is bringing gourmet-food trucks back to south Chandler 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Sept. 9, after a three-year hiatus. The grand opening will...

Higley students fare better than GPS in AzMERIT scores

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Nearly half of the students in Gilbert’s two public school systems aren’t adept at reading, writing and math, according to the latest AzMERIT test scores. While Higley Unified School District...

Dems in Arizona gaining more registered voters than GOP

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services It may not be the signs of a “blue wave,” but a new report from the Secretary of State’s Office suggests that Arizona Democrats appear to be more energized...

Town realizes profit in controversial land deal

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Nine years after critics slammed Gilbert for paying over-market price for 143 acres for a park, the town could soon be laughing its way to the bank. The Town Council...