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Despite ‘red alert,’ strays cram EV animal shelter

By Jason Stone GSN Staff Writer The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s East Valley campus seems to be bursting at the seams. After 40 years, the facility at Rio Salado and Loop 101 in Mesa...

Guv unveils new center for driverless technology, vehicles

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Stsff Writer In his continued push to make Arizona a preeminent destination for autonomous vehicle companies and technology, Gov. Doug Ducey was in Scottsdale last week to announce the establishment of ...

31 teen suicides in 15 months fuels alarm here

By Jim Walsh GSN Staff Writer Thirty-one East Valley teenagers have completed suicide in the past 15 months – including five since Aug. 30 – with the latest a 16-year-old Chandler boy who took his...

Residents balk at panel’s approval of strip mall rezoning

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor For years a 14.27-acre site slated for a shopping center sat vacant near Val Vista Drive and Ray Road while commercial developed around it. Gilbert developer New Village Homes came...

Gilbert Junior High ex-coach gets 6 years for sex crime

By Rayan Vatti, GSN Contributor A former Gilbert Junior High softball coach has been ordered to serve six years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville on...

Business gets town OK to go to the dogs – but only little ones

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor An overnight boarding and daycare that promises to treat small dogs like princes or princesses is coming to Gilbert. The Gilbert Planning Commission last week granted a conditional use permit...

Developer makes peace with Layton Lakes homeowners

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor What a difference a month made for a developer and residents who hit a gridlock over 222 townhouses planned for 19 acres at the southwest corner of Lindsay Road...

Pizza owner slams town’s rejection of his soccer plan

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert has turned down local businessman Jamie Hamzeh’s proposal to run the indoor soccer pavilion at the beleaguered Elliot District Park – and he says officials are gambling with...

Highland’s trio of talented backs playing vital role

By Joel Viss, Tribune Contributing Writer The Highland High football team has a problem that most prep teams would be happy to have – a trio of talented running backs but not enough room for...

EV teens celebrate Greek heritage in festive way

By David M. Brown, GET OUT Contributor East Valley teenagers Makayla Kantarze and Christopher Bafaloukos are staying in step with ancient Greek traditions. The two will dance during the annual Taste of Greece Festival Oct. 5–7...