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Chandler USD tackles health, safety, online education, more in series of FAQs

Chandler USD answers frequently asked questions about returning to school.


Gilbert celebrates centennial and more area news

Read the latest Phoenix-area news from Gilbert and Chandler.


USS Arizona submarine sponsor asks Gilbert to be municipal partner

On the occasion of Gilbert’s centennial, the USS Arizona submarine’s sponsor formally asked the town to be the sub’s municipal sponsor



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

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


COVID-19: Gilbert sees 142 new cases; county has increase of 2,786 cases and 40 deaths July 10

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert.


Cynshine Yoga, Pilates & More owner looks to help people through multiple modalities

As the name suggests, George’s Cynshine Yoga, Pilates & More studio in Gilbert Town Square offers several modalities to work with people


'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.



Q&A: Christian Brothers Automotive franchise development director talks commercial real estate amid pandemic

The Houston-based automotive company has locations throughout Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona.


Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.


Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.


High Tide Seafood Bar & Grill's steam-kettle cooking key to thriving in desert

Co-owner Chris Glass and Chef Eric Emlet found a nice, high-traffic spot and a concept—fresh, steam kettle-cooked seafood—and for six years have made a good go of it



Gilbert set to celebrate centennial with video

The Hay Shipping Capital of the World during World War I, Gilbert is all grown up.


Christian Brothers Automotive shop to open at Mesa Gateway

A new Mesa Gateway location for Christian Brothers Automotive Care is expected to open July 27 on the Gilbert border.


City tax manager: Gilbert sales tax collections 'higher than we could have hoped for' in May

Gilbert’s sales tax collections for May approached $8 million, putting the town less than $1 million away from its budgeted total for 2019-20 with a month to go in the fiscal year.


Higley USD governing board approves online curriculum purchase

The Higley USD governing board approved on July 1 the purchase of online curriculum students will use in the coming school year



Chandler USD to start school year online Aug. 5 for all students; parents given option of in-person transition when schools reopen

School will start Aug. 5 as Chandler USD officials planned, but all students will be required to begin classes online, according to Superintendent Camille Casteel.


Gilbert Public Schools board approves Aug. 5 online start with eventual three-option plan

Gilbert Public Schools plans to return to school online Aug. 5 but will shift to families having three options for learning once in-person school is allowed to resume.


Here are the details for Gilbert Public Schools' reopening plan

Gilbert Public Schools plans to return for fall with three options for parents: in person, online or a “flex” model that includes both forms.


Gilbert cancels Fourth of July celebration, modifies other operations

The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department has canceled its Fourth of July celebration and announced modifications to parks and pools operations in light of Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order June 29 pausing openings and large gatherings



Banner, Dignity preparing for patient surges; situations at Gilbert hospitals unclear

While the state is preparing hospitals to enact coronavirus surge measures, the situation at the two Gilbert hospitals treating COVID-19 patients is less clear.


USS Arizona survivor's granddaughter likes Gilbert's bid to be city sponsor of submarine

A USS Arizona survivor’s granddaughter who will serve as sponsor to the battleship’s namesake submarine has endorsed the town of Gilbert’s efforts to be the sub’s municipal sponsor.



Gov. Doug Ducey announces executive order 'pausing' operations at bars, gyms, movie theaters and more; pushes school year start to Aug. 17

Gov. Doug Ducey at a press conference June 29 announced executive orders "pausing operations" of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing and moved the start of the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 17.