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Suicide experts issue post-break warning to parents

By Paul Maryniak, GSN Executive Editor As most East Valley students return this week from spring break, they also are starting a troubling period that generates a noticeable spike in calls to the suicide prevention...

Gilbert skills water park will be national first

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor It will be like no other in the country when a state-of-the-art water park opens in Gilbert in the summer of 2020 and people can surf a 10-foot-high wave...

Scouting organizations wage war for girl members

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Deon Bryant found it a perfect fit when she joined Scouts BSA, formerly known as Boy Scouts. The Skyline High School student said she attended a few Girl Scouts meetings...

GPS bell changes aimed at ‘chronic’ school bus ills

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert Public Schools is looking to change the start and end times of all its 40 campuses in an effort to get students who ride the bus to class...

Gilbert begins crafting water conservation measures

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is crafting an ordinance to address potential future large-water users. The water allocation policy would help ensure a dependable water supply for existing customers and manage the town’s remaining...

Gilbert man’s ‘tweener homes’ help house-hunters de-stress

BY Paul Maryniak, GSN Executive Editor Norma and Andy Ramirez were full of dread at a time when they should have been brimming with excitement. They had made a decision to sell their Chandler home and...

Gilbert piano man builds business with unique strategies

By Emily M. Dean, GSN Contributor While many piano stores in the U.S. are struggling to find their customer base, business is booming at Gilbert’s family-owned My First Piano. My First Piano, located in Gilbert Town...

Waymo self-driving into the Gilbert, East Valley fast lane

By Jason Stone, GSN Contributor Exactly how many vehicles are in the fleet is anybody’s guess. The number of jobs it brings to the East Valley is kept hush-hush. And where service is going next...

Senate overwhelmingly approves suicide-prevention training

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer With only a Gilbert and a Mesa senator voting against it, a teen suicide prevention bill was overwhelmingly passed by the state Senate last week. The bill, which moves to...

GPS to state: Students need more support

Gilbert, other EV students plead for help. By Cecilia Chan. GSN Managing Editor Students asked for help and Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board delivered by passing a resolution asking the State Legislature for more money to...