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Most on Gilbert Council earning lower salary now

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Everyone on Gilbert Town Council but the mayor is receiving smaller paychecks with the start of the new year. The council last April approved cutting the annual salary for members...

Rental scooter ban may come up before Gilbert Council

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Town Council is set to tackle how to handle electric scooters that have popped up all over Gilbert. Staff is expected to present options at the Jan. 22 study session. “I’m...

Officer’s death renews calls for texting ban

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer The tragic death of a police officer struck by a texting driver on the Loop 101 last week might finally convince the Arizona legislature to pass a statewide distracted...

Gilbert group a beacon for domestic violence victims

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Lisa described the abuse in her 15-year marriage as a slow drip that crept up on her. “It was very much a controlled situation that kind of slowly builds upon...

Gilbert school boundary changes rile parents

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Santos Porter said he moved his family to Gilbert’s Val Vista Lakes community specifically so his children could attend Highland High School. His son is a freshman at the high...

Gilbert legislator vows to fight Ducey income tax plan

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Gov. Doug Ducey wants to boost the taxes paid by Arizonans by $180 million or more when they file their tax returns this spring. But he insists it’s not a...

Gilbert sees no reason to leave League of Cities

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is seeing value in staying in the League of Arizona Cities and Towns even though Phoenix severed ties with the lobbying association. Phoenix City Council in November overwhelmingly voted...

Gilbert builders could face $82 million in road costs

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is looking to raise fees on builders to help pay for the cost of providing public services to their developments. One proposed fee in particular has drawn major pushback...

Some people, things to watch in Gilbert in 2019

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor A new year is only two days away, but 2018 laid the groundwork for some of the people and things that will likely be impacting Gilbert in 2019. Here are...

Trilogy residents gather gifts for Higley families

GSN NEWS STAFF A new doll. A new game. Some new clothes. Those are some of the gifts that Trilogy residents are giving 140 children in the Higley Unified School District, a district spokeswoman said. “It’s the...