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Town hits a home run with Cactus Yards

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Cactus Yards is a big hit. The town-owned sports facility that features eight scaled-down replicas of Major League baseball stadiums re-opened in February to much fanfare after closing for 1.5...

Bill could pressure QC/Higley school merger

By Paul Maryniak and Howard Fischer, GSN Executive Editor and Capitol Media Serices The East Valley’s public-school landscape would be significantly altered by 2024 if an Apache Junction legislator has his way. In getting the Senate...

Gilbert lawmaker hails Ducey for signing his license bill

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Gilbert lawmaker Warren Petersen was all smiles last Wednesday as a first-of-its-kind bill he sponsored was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey. Petersen, the House Majority Leader, praised Ducey...

Gilbert homeowners swindled by solar firm

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Steven Gillies was eager to see his utility bills drop and finally last year pulled the trigger for solar panels for his Gilbert home. He got two bids and decided...

GPS OKs new start-end times for all schools

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Parents and students will soon need to adjust their schedules now that the start and end times at all Gilbert Public School campuses are changing for 2019-20. The district’s governing...

Town monitoring noise complaints at new bar

GSN NEWS STAFF Sandbar Mexican Grill in Gilbert has taken steps to turn down the volume after receiving noise complaints. Since the restaurant and bar debut in March at SanTan Village Shopping Center at Williams Field...

Despite Gilbert witness, lawmakers reject abuse suit change

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Victims of child rape and sexual abuse won’t get more time to sue their assailants, at least not this year. Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, refused to allow a vote on...

Gilbert woman seeks home to help substance abusers’ babies

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Monique French was taking prescribed psychotropic medication and Subutex to treat an opioid addiction when she became pregnant in November 2017. She had been on prescription opioids since 14 to...

GPS to vote on revised bell times Tuesday

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board is expected Tuesday to approve a new bell schedule for the coming academic year to resolve the ongoing late arrival and drop-off of over...

Lawmakers weep as suicide bill clears two hurdles

By PAUL MARYNIAK,GSN Executive Editor Mandatory suicide prevention training for school personnel appeared closer to becoming a reality last week as a second House committee unanimously approved it.