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At 5, Gilbert boy will take on Congress

By Cecilia Chan. GSN Managing Editor Five-year-old Grant Leonard has enough on his plate with his type 1 diabetes, but this summer he’s also advocating for more research dollars to fight the disease. The Gilbert youngster...

Gilbert church welcomes migrants dropped by ICE

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor The 26-year-old mother contently cradled her 5-month-old daughter on her lap after she ate a meal of chicken salad and matzo bread at a Gilbert church last Thursday. It was...

Vegan cinnamon rolls coming to Gilbert

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor A bakery offering vegan cinnamon rolls tailored to suit just about any taste bud is coming to Gilbert. Cinnaholic is opening its first location in Arizona this month at SanTan Village...

Actor turned playwright debuts first work

GET OUT STAFF M.Tanner Morris is the kind of theater buff who looks at it from a variety of angles. When he was 15, the Mesa man, then a freshman at Red Mountain High School, joined...

Nike GBAC 7-on-7 maintains success in 7th year

By Zach Alvira GSN Editor The end of the school year signals the start of summer football training for high schools all across Arizona, as many begin workout programs and field work throughout the week. While...

Wet spring ended Arizona’s drought – but not for long

By Melissa Robbins Cronkite News The U.S. Drought Monitor has reported that, for the first time in its nearly 20-year history, none of the contiguous states was showing symptoms of severe or exceptional drought. That report...

EV nonprofit helps 24 get into college free

By JORDAN HOUSTON GSN Staff Writer College Bound AZ, an East Valley nonprofit that guides low-income students toward higher education through mentorship, helped 24 students get into college this year free of tuition. The graduates are part...

New software to aid study of local school performance

By KAYLA RUTLEDGE GSN Staff Writer Newly developed interactive software may be putting Arizona at the forefront of modernized decision-making K-12 education. The technology could have a positive impact on the state’s graduation and college-entry rates....

ASU symposium stresses ‘trauma sensitive’ schools

By JORDAN HOUSTON GSN Staff Writer In a state where children experience more abuse, divorce, neglect, poverty and violence than anywhere else in the country, more than 150 education professionals flocked to Arizona State University last...

Local doctor prescribes swim lessons for babies

By Colleen Sparks GSN Staff Writer A Chandler pediatrician and other Valley doctors are writing unusual prescriptions that do not have to do with medicine but could save babies and children’s lives. Dr. Judy Pendleton, owner of...