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Gilbert kids abound in Limelight’s ‘Seussical Jr.’

GSN NEWS STAFF With only a week to go before Gilbert’s Limelight Performing Arts Theatre presents “Seussical Jr.,” Emma England admits, “The pressure’s on.” It’s not the usual pre-production jitters for the seasoned director, whose production...

Trump echoes Ducey’s gun-control measure

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Calling it the best way to prevent mass shootings, Gov. Doug Ducey is renewing his bid to allow judges to take away guns of people believed to be a danger...

New strip mall coming to Gilbert intersection

GSN NEWS STAFF A 95,000-square-foot shopping center is coming to the heart of Gilbert, it was announced. Remington Nevada recently broke ground on 11 acres near the intersection of Gilbert and Warner roads, just north of...

EV lawmaker steps into Bullhead City battle

By kevin reagan GSN Staff Writer State Rep. Jeff Weninger’s district — which covers part of Gilbert — is hundreds of miles away from Bullhead City, but the Republican lawmaker has parachuted into a controversy involving...

4 moms take new steps on teen suicide prevention

GSN NEWS STAFF As East Valley school districts take more action to address teen suicides and the deeper problems that lead to them, a quartet of mothers isn’t relying on teachers and administrators to do...

EV man’s ‘turquoise fever’ heads to TV

By Jordan Houston GSN Staff Writer If you own anything with turquoise in it, Tony Otteson will tell you, there’s a story behind it. And now the Mesa resident is bringing those stories and the story of...

It’s all Greek – and Latin – to these students

GSN NEWS STAFF Eleven Gilbert Classical Academy students joined some 1,100 middle school and high school students from across the country recently for the National Junior Classical League Convention. Held at the Fargodome at the North...

Gilbert Guardsman shows his grit in competition

GSN NEWS STAFF Literally pounding the ground, Arizona’s Sgt. Kurt Van De Graaff was one of the elite few who competed recently in the 2019 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gruber, Okla. Van...

Gilbert teacher studies Civil War statues

By CEcILiA CHAN GSN Managing Editor The statue of President Abraham Lincoln stands with his right hand holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation while his left hovers over the head of a freed slave bent...

Survey shows slim support for education tax

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A new statewide survey shows that a majority of voters are willing to hike sales taxes for education — but not by as much as some are seeking. The poll Data...