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Town to adopt civility policy for itself, employees

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor   Inside Gilbert’s Council Chambers hangs colorful banners displaying the Six Pillars of Character – trustworthiness, citizenship, respect, responsibility, fairness and caring. The town may soon add another core value or a...

Town’s 2020 goal: the mother of all parties

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is planning to throw the mother of all birthday parties when it turns 100 in 2020. Although the milestone is two years away, town staff is already planning for...

Citizen waging war on town bond proposition

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor A $65.3 million public safety bond campaign is turning contentious in Gilbert with the opposition lobbing accusations of quid pro quo deals against the mayor, who is backing the...

Gilbert officials’ goal: avoid other cities’ fate

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor   President John F. Kennedy in 1961 announced an ambitious goal for the country when he announced a program to send a man to the moon. Gilbert officials also set their sights...

State cancels plan to curb vaccine exempts

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services   State health officials are looking for new ways to boost Arizona’s sagging rate of vaccination of children after scrapping a pilot program aimed at parents who opted their youngsters out. The...

Spanish flu devastated frontier-era Arizona

By Gary Nelson, GSN Contributor The worst disaster ever to strike the East Valley did not come with flashes of lightning, roars of wind and rain or the rumble of a trembling earth. It came invisibly...

EV leaders urge ‘no’ on voucher, no-tax propositions

By Paul Maryniak, GSN Executive Editor The East Valley’s most prominent organization of business, education and community leaders has parted ways with the governor and a state Realtors group on two ballot propositions. The nonpartisan East...

EV leaders seeking answers to teen suicide crisis

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer A grassroots movement of East Valley mothers – saddened if not terrified by a growing cluster of teen suicides – has captured the attention of influential leaders united by...

Council vote may turn wedding venue into ‘rental party house’

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor The owner of a Gilbert wedding venue is throwing in the towel after his request to sell alcohol was shot down. Town Council voted 6-1 last week to overturn the...

Arete Prep charging behind nation-leading freshman QB

By zach alvira,GSN Sports Editor When Arete Preparatory Academy football coach Cord Smith was asked to resurrect the program in 2017 after a one-year hiatus, he was admittedly caught off-guard. “I didn’t expect to fall into...