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Gilbert moms plan state’s first ‘club’ for foster kids

Three Gilbert women’s life-long commitment to helping foster children has put them on a mission to convert an old east Mesa church into Arizona’s first community center. The lives of Anika Robinson, Susan Woodruff and...

FDA warning comes way late amid vaping epidemic

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer Smoking in the boy’s room has morphed into vaping in the boys and girls’ room as the national e-cigarette vaping epidemic engulfs Gilbert, Higley and other East Valley schools...

Queen Creek shows off new 48-acre Mansel Carter Oasis Park

By Parker Shea, GSN Contributing Writer A proud Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney stood in front of the new Mansel Carter Oasis Park’s placid fishing lake and began the park’s ribbon-cutting ceremony this month by...

‘Mocktails’ or cocktails? Planning panel splits on liquor fight

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor A Gilbert farmhouse complete with a 3,500-square-foot barn that provides rustic ambience for weddings and other celebrations could soon serve alcohol instead of the current “mocktails.” Then again, maybe...

Hundreds heed EV moms’ campaign to curb kids on social media

By Jim Walsh GSN Staff Writer What started as a Thanksgiving hike became a movement to help parents push back against the digital tide of social media and learn how to control it so that...

Town Council ballot had one well-known name missing

GSN News Staff When Gilbert voters went to the polls for the Aug. 28 primary, a familiar name was not on the ballot. Councilman Victor Petersen chose not to run for re-election. He was the only...

Rockin’ dads jam for charity as Gilbert singer copes with loss

By Colleen Sparks GSN Staff Writer While some fathers like to bond with other men over rounds of golf or by coaching their children’s sports teams, one group of dads prefers rocking out in a...

Gilbert students rally in the fight against hunger

By Coty Dolores Miranda GSN Contributor Food drives are a major weapon in the war against hunger in the East Valley, and among the greatest contributors are area schools. From elementary levels to high schools, students...

State high court nixes education tax ballot measure

By Howard Fisher Capitol Media Services Arizonans will not get a chance to decide whether to hike taxes on the rich to generate more money for education or to decide if so-called “dark money” should...

3 incumbents, youngest candidate likely Council winners

By PAUL MARYNIAK GSN Executive Editor Gilbert voters appear to have returned three incumbents to the Town Council for another four years – sending the youngest of the seven candidates to join them. With ballots still...