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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...

Town’s BigLeague Nightmare continues

By Jim Walsh GSN Staff Writer The tattered flags above the scoreboard at Gilbert’s version of Wrigley Field were blowing out, a welcome sight for hitters and a nightmare for pitchers, just like the real...

Gilbert Hospital’s once-optimistic future crumbles

By Wayne Schutsky GSN Managing Editor The once-prosperous Gilbert Hospital shut down for good on June 15, falling victim to longstanding financial problems stemming from a 2014 bankruptcy and a changing market for healthcare services. Court-appointed...

Accident forces autistic Gilbert girl to relearn life

By Srianthi Perera GSN Contributor Jeff Fleenor extended his care, patience, routine, creativity and nurturing to help raise his 9-year-old autistic daughter Liv.Liv completed third grade at the Autism Academy for Education and Development in...

An EV son gives his life for our country

By COLLEEN SPARKS GSN Staff Writer Chandler is mourning the loss of a  Hamilton High School graduate who was killed by enemy fire in Somalia – the first Arizonan killed in combat since 2016. Staff Sgt....