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The graduating seniors from the class of 2020 for Higley and Williams Field high schools will be videotaped crossing the stage at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts to receive their diplomas. (Courtesy Higley USD)
The graduating seniors from the class of 2020 for Higley and Williams Field high schools will be videotaped crossing the stage at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts to receive their diplomas. (Courtesy Higley USD)

The graduating seniors from the class of 2020 for Higley and Williams Field high schools will be videotaped crossing the stage at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts to receive their diplomas. (Courtesy Higley USD)

Read recent news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Higley USD high schools choose virtual graduation ceremonies

The principals at Higley USD’s two high schools announced they are going forward with virtual graduation ceremonies that include a videotaped element of seniors crossing the stage for their diploma.

May 6 Gilbert update: Town has 214 COVID-19 cases

The coronavirus is affecting the entire world, including the town of Gilbert. Here are the Gilbert, Maricopa County and statewide updates that residents need to know.



Divided Gilbert Town Council approves smaller preliminary budget for 2020-21 fiscal year

A year after passing a billion dollar budget, the Gilbert Town Council passed a preliminary one for the coming fiscal year that dipped under that mark again.

Gary Livacari drops out of Gilbert mayoral race

Commercial banker Gary Livacari has dropped out of the Gilbert mayoral election.

Livacari said that after two years of looking for someone to run against Mayor Jenn Daniels, he decided to run against her.

Data: See the numbers behind COVID-19 testing across Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported May 6 103,597 COVID-19 tests completed across the state, with more than 5,000 tests reported on May 5 across Arizona.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.