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Kids can help pack meals for the hungry

Feeding the hungry is a year-round endeavor, and summer break is a perfect time to teach children the value of helping others at a Feed My Starving Children food-packing. The hunger-relief nonprofit allows kids as...

Christian refugees find helping hand in Gilbert

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor At a time when the debate over U.S. refugee resettlement policy rages nationwide, Saba and Nazhoon exemplify what can happen when a community opens its arms to others in...

Donate food to wipe out your library fines

If you’ve been waiting to clear your library fines for overdue books, now’s your chance. The Maricopa County Library District, which operates two libraries in Gilbert, is bringing back its Food for Fines program. But...

Tribal deal helps get Gilbert more water to grow

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor After nearly a decade of negotiations, Gilbert has agreed to pay the San Carlos Apache Tribe over $31 million in exchange for a 100-year water lease that will help...

Realtors demand voters decide on banning service taxes

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona Realtors formally launched their bid last week to ask voters to ban state lawmakers from ever taxing services, even if it also would reduce or eliminate taxes on...

Rabid bats in Gilbert raise alarm from county officials

GSN News Staff County health officials are reminding Gilbert and other residents to keep their distance from bats after two rabid critters were found – one in a Costco parking lot in North Phoenix. The other...

Town considering first utility rate hike in 9 years

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor The Town of Gilbert is considering raising utility rates for residents and businesses for the first time since 2009 in order to offset increasing energy costs and deal with...

School security emerging as gubernatorial issue

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Gov. Doug Ducey promised last week to make another attempt to let police and courts take guns away from potentially dangerous people if voters return him to office in...

EV teachers’ innovative program to be shown on world stage

By Jim Fickess GSN Contributor Instruction strategies born in an East Valley classroom take a big step onto the global stage in July during the International Literacy Association Conference in Austin, Texas. The idea for the...

Biggest rule this monsoon season: Always be prepared

By CONRAD ROMERO Cronkite News Monsoon season is a time of peril in the Southwest. Summer storms develop quickly and play out furiously, and it’s important to know what to do when conditions turn dangerous. Monsoon...