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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.

Longtime EV tech school chief may lose job

By JIM WALSH ,GSN Staff Writer It may not be easy or cheap, but the East Valley Institute of Technology governing board is working on a separation agreement with...

Gilbert may change ride service for disabled residents

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert staff is studying whether to scale back Paratransit for those with disabilities or continue the program townwide but at a financial loss. Factors such as a growing aging population and...

Town judge quit after coworkers’ skullduggery

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert’s top judge abruptly stepped down last month – seemingly forced out by innuendos of an improper relationship and a few amateur sleuths among the staff at Municipal Court. Presiding...

Gilbert will turn up the heat on feral-cat feeders

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert’s park staff will step up enforcement of a feeding ban on feral cats on town property. Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Carmona said the ban will be enforced...

Legislature needs to address teen mental health

By Lynsey Robinson, GSN Guest Writer There is no hiding the truth that in Arizona, suicides among teens are on an uptick. In 2018, Arizona’s suicide rate was 12 per 100,000 deaths, compared to the national...

Gilbert officials warm to regional texting ban

By Jim Walsh and Cecilia Chan, GSN Staff Gilbert may join Mesa and Chandler in developing a regional ban on motorists’ use of handheld devices while driving if the legislature fails to pass a statewide...

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...