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Fido gets way over dog spa neighbors’ objections

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor A doggy daycare for Fido to play, socialize and even spend the night is expected to open at Gilbert Fiesta shopping center sometime in October or November. Franchise owner and...

Gilbert woman enjoys being voice of Waymo for driverless passengers

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor When commuters settle into one of Waymo’s self-driving cars there might not be a driver behind the wheel, but The Voice of Waymo is always there in case riders...

New national study gives low grades to Arizona Schools

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size and even student bullying are considered, at least according to a financial advice web site. The...

Residences, offices and hotels proposed in downtown plan

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor Gilbert’s Heritage District has transformed mightily over the past decade, going from a quaint, sleepy downtown to a legitimate nighttime destination replete with some of the Valley’s most popular...

Stargazers are flocking to Gilbert observatory, Airbnb says

By Srianthi Perera GSN Contributor Stargazing is on the rise in Gilbert. That’s according to Airbnb, which recently measured “astro-tourism” around the world and put Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory, located within the Riparian Preserve at Water...

Vehicle break-ins soaring in Gilbert, police warn

GSN NEWS STAFF The Gilbert Police Department is reminding residents to lock their car doors and remove valuables from their vehicles as the town experiences a surge in automobile-related crimes. Department records show that Gilbert has...

Decline in vaccinations an alarming trend for health officials

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Staff Wrier As the new school year gets into full swing across the East Valley, the Arizona Department of Health Services offers this eye-opening report: Parents are increasingly choosing to forgo...

GPS losing teachers, students as charters thrive

By Wayne Schutsky, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert Public Schools has seen a steady decline in enrollment over the past several years, triggering a reduction in teaching positions and posing long-term negative financial implications for the...

Arizona Chamber sues to block Invest in Ed referendum

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The fate of whether voters get to decide on an income tax on the wealthy could depend on what math a judge decides is appropriate. A new lawsuit filed Tuesday...

Not registered to vote on Aug. 28? Better hurry

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor Important deadlines are approaching for Gilbert voters who want to participate in the upcoming Aug. 28 primary. To vote in the election, residents must register to vote by tomorrow, July...