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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...

Utility helps local teachers buy supplies

Parents aren’t the only ones shelling out money for paper, pencils and binders as kids head back to school. According to one national report, teachers spend an average $530 of their own money each...

Planning Commission splits vote in neighborhood feud

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Lanny Hair had had multiple heart attacks and is not in the best of health. He and his wife want to move from west Phoenix closer to their son Jason...

Cobblestone Auto Spa donates $24K to Treasures 4 Teachers

Cobblestone Auto Spa, with facilities across the East Valley, is donating nearly $24,000 to Treasures 4 Teachers, which provides classroom support to Arizona’s educators. The donation caps a six-week fundraiser organized by Cobblestone at...

Low vaccination rates in county concern health officials

By AMANDA FAHEY and NICOLE HERNANDEZ Cronkite News A recent study identified the metro Phoenix area as a “hotspot” for potential disease outbreak because of the high rate of parents who opt out of vaccinating...

Gilbert High’s future farmers get project help

GSN NEWS STAFF The Gilbert FFA at Gilbert High School received a $4,000 grant from Tractor Supply Company that will allow the program to transform the school’s former landscape design area into an open space...