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Charter school at 202/Higley wins narrow approval by council
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Charter school at 202/Higley wins narrow approval by council

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Site better suited for office complex, opponents say By Jim Walsh Gilbert resident Phil Alibrandi doesn’t believe that a charter school belongs on a prime piece of real estate near the Loop 202/Santan Freeway at Higley Road, a...
Thousands of people #chooseGilbert for its low crime rate, family amenities
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Thousands of people #chooseGilbert for its low crime rate, family amenities

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera More than 240,000 people choose to hang their hats in Gilbert. A wise decision, apparently. Awards and accolades continue to pour in: Gilbert has been deemed the second safest U.S. city, the best city to raise...
Mayor hopes the public will #Choose Gilbert, the theme for Digital State of Town
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Mayor hopes the public will #Choose Gilbert, the theme for Digital State of Town

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera A new year has begun, and Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels—who herself is new to the position—is continuing with established tradition to recap last year’s happenings and preview the next for the town’s...
Gilbert school officials firmly behind all-day kindergarten despite conservatives’ assaults
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Gilbert school officials firmly behind all-day kindergarten despite conservatives’ assaults

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Paul Maryniak As the state Legislature begins a new session, funding for all-day kindergarten appears to be unlikely as conservative Republicans raise questions about its value and the absence of standards. But both Gilbert...
Hikers may see big changes to a favorite park: Signs, parking, restrooms in plans for South Mountain
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Hikers may see big changes to a favorite park: Signs, parking, restrooms in plans for South Mountain

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh One of the favorite activities of Gilbert residents is a hike up South Mountain, which looms over a sprawling quilt of red-tile roofed suburban neighborhoods. South Mountain Park plays a major role in the quality of...
Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway prepare for possibly their last fight
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Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway prepare for possibly their last fight

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Paul Maryniak What could be the last fight to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway is being waged on paper in San Francisco. There, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has started receiving briefs from...
Local legislative leaders say state income tax abolition not in the cards
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Local legislative leaders say state income tax abolition not in the cards

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Don’t look for the Republican-controlled legislature to vote this year—or in the near future—to eliminate the state income tax. Incoming House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, whose...
Dignity Health and East Valley fire departments partner to provide specialized care to heart patients
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Dignity Health and East Valley fire departments partner to provide specialized care to heart patients

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Patients with heart failure may benefit from a new pilot program now offered at Dignity Health’s East Valley hospitals. The new initiative, led by the City of Mesa Fire and Medical Department, and Dignity Health, aims to...
Gilbert Folk Festival needs volunteers
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Gilbert Folk Festival needs volunteers

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Volunteers (ages 18 and up) are needed for the 2017 Gilbert Folk Festival on February 18 to help direct guests, hand out programs and assist stage teams at various locations in downtown Gilbert. The shifts available are two to...
Two juveniles identified on video after Gilbert’s Via Sorento fire
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Two juveniles identified on video after Gilbert’s Via Sorento fire

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh Gilbert police and fire investigators have interviewed two juvenile suspects caught on video after a spectacular fire destroyed several buildings under construction in October at the Via Sorento condominiums, near...