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Kids in crisis, not enough help

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor When Phoenix Children’s Hospital opens its multi-specialty outpatient clinic in January in Gilbert, it will bring much-needed behavioral health care to children and teens. The East Valley — like the rest...

Mercy Gilbert addition will offer an array of services

GSN NEWS STAFF When the multi-specialty ambulatory building opens in Gilbert, it will include a psychiatrist, psychologist and two therapists. In anticipation of the opening, Dr. Randall Ricardi is having his psychiatrists do additional training in...

Longtime actress finds new youth theater role

By Colleen Sparks GSN Contributor Audrey Ryan is shining in her dream job at Chandler Youth Theater after a whirlwind few months that included graduating from Arizona State University and getting married. Ryan, 22, is the new...

Higley High senior honored

GSN NEWS STAFF A Higley High School senior has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. Spencer Funkhouser, 17, said he was nominated by a teacher. “For me it offers scholarship opportunities...

Rabbi who survived shooting to speak here

GSN NEWS STAFF Rabbi Laibel Blotner still remembers the chill that ran up his spine when he heard the news April 27 about the shooting at the Chabad of Poway outside San Diego. Because it was...

Gilbert teen is a straight shooter

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Stephanie Carr’s keen eye and steady hand with a .22-caliber long rifle earned her a spot to compete at the 2019 National High School Finals Rodeo. The 17-year-old Gilbert resident was...

How historians saved decades of EV Trib work

by srianthi perera GSN Contributor Founded in 1891 under a different name, the East Valley Tribune has a long and storied past. Its archives contain an estimated 750,000 items of paper, photographs, negatives and microfilm. All...

Gilbert teens scramble for archery tourney funds

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor How to Help: To help send the Arete Preparatory Academy Middle School student archery tema to the 2019 Open and Champions Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, go to gofundme.com/f/8qmpu-help-arete-prep-archery-team-get-to-worlds For 14-year-old Ethan Bowles,...

6 cats, 4 dogs looking for homes in Gilbert

GSN NEWs STAFF Six cats and four dogs, now guests at Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert, are looking for permanent homes in town. They include Fitz, described by shelter spokeswoman Jannelle Cosgriff as a...

Northwestern Mutual honors kid’s cancer network

By colleen sparks GSN Contributor More children and families impacted by cancer will get support and resources to build brighter futures thanks to a $50,000 grant Northwestern Mutual awarded to Children’s Cancer Network through its Gilbert...