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Arete Prep charging behind nation-leading freshman QB

By zach alvira,GSN Sports Editor When Arete Preparatory Academy football coach Cord Smith was asked to resurrect the program in 2017 after a one-year hiatus, he was admittedly caught off-guard. “I didn’t expect to fall into...

Most GPS, Higley schools get state A or B

By Cecilia Chan & Wayne Schutsky, GSN Stsff Writers Only two public schools in Gilbert earned a “C” in academic performance and need some improvement while the rest received an A or a B for...

Jobs pouring into Gilbert, rest of East Valley

By Jason Stone, GSN Staff Writer Arizona job numbers are sizzling, in Gilbert as well as the entire region. A recent report from the East Valley Partnership said the region’s six communities – Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa,...

Despite ‘red alert,’ strays cram EV animal shelter

By Jason Stone GSN Staff Writer The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s East Valley campus seems to be bursting at the seams. After 40 years, the facility at Rio Salado and Loop 101 in Mesa...

Guv unveils new center for driverless technology, vehicles

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Stsff Writer In his continued push to make Arizona a preeminent destination for autonomous vehicle companies and technology, Gov. Doug Ducey was in Scottsdale last week to announce the establishment of ...

31 teen suicides in 15 months fuels alarm here

By Jim Walsh GSN Staff Writer Thirty-one East Valley teenagers have completed suicide in the past 15 months – including five since Aug. 30 – with the latest a 16-year-old Chandler boy who took his...

Residents balk at panel’s approval of strip mall rezoning

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor For years a 14.27-acre site slated for a shopping center sat vacant near Val Vista Drive and Ray Road while commercial developed around it. Gilbert developer New Village Homes came...

Gilbert Junior High ex-coach gets 6 years for sex crime

By Rayan Vatti, GSN Contributor A former Gilbert Junior High softball coach has been ordered to serve six years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville on...

Business gets town OK to go to the dogs – but only little ones

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor An overnight boarding and daycare that promises to treat small dogs like princes or princesses is coming to Gilbert. The Gilbert Planning Commission last week granted a conditional use permit...

Developer makes peace with Layton Lakes homeowners

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor What a difference a month made for a developer and residents who hit a gridlock over 222 townhouses planned for 19 acres at the southwest corner of Lindsay Road...