10:36 AM Jul 29, 2020 MST

Chandler-Gilbert Community College to serve as drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Pecos Campus is now a location for drive-thru COVID-19 testing, according to a news release.


Final campaign finance reports out for Gilbert candidates

Candidates for mayor and town council have filed their final campaign finance reports before the Aug. 4 election




American Federation of Teachers releases resolution supporting 'safety strikes' as 2020-21 school year approaches

According to AFT President Randi Weingarten, the ability for schools to reopen safely hinges on the federal government as state budgets continue to get slashed amid the pandemic-induced economic downturn.



Gilbert unemployment on rise again in June

Unemployment in Gilbert rose to 8% in June, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority.


Club eNRG Barre Cardio opens across Gilbert border in Queen Creek

Club eNRG Barre Cardio offers a Barre-inspired cardio workout



COVID-19: Gilbert sees 75 new cases; county has increase of 2,441 cases and 45 deaths July 31

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert


COVID-19: See the data behind the number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

Here is a breakdown of what COVID-19 hospitalizations look like across Arizona.





Gilbert's sales tax revenues rebound in June; annual budget projection met

Gilbert has met the town’s budgeted sales tax revenue projections for the year after a stronger-than-anticipated financial report from May, officials said.


Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.


Gilbert Wax Bar opens on Power Road

Gilbert Wax Bar specializes in-full body waxing for men and women



Chandler USD updates community on reopening, school meal plans

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program.


Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.


Arizona schools to get guidelines on when to reopen in person, Ducey says

Arizona will develop health guidelines that will help schools determine when they can open for in-person learning, Gov. Doug Ducey announced July 23.


Gilbert entities tackle racial justice issues

Gilbert, like much of the nation, entered a period of introspection about racial justice in May and June



Dawn Foley focused on work as she prepares for Higley USD superintendency

The next superintendent of Higley USD said July 22 that the coming opportunity is exciting but the re-opening of schools during the coronavirus pandemic means she is staying focused on the work.



Higley USD to elevate Dawn Foley to superintendent upon Mike Thomason's retirement

Dawn Foley, HUSD’s educational services associate superintendent, received the appointment at a special governing board meeting July 21


Aldi plans to open Gilbert store in December

German discount grocery chain Aldi has broken ground and is building a Gilbert location at 1801 E. Pecos Road and is planning to open in December, according to a company announcement July 21.