Hearing on Laurin Hendrix council seat lawsuit to be held Sept. 9 and more Phoenix-area news from this week

A judge has set a Sept. 9 hearing to hear arguments about whether Laurin Hendrix should be seated on Gilbert Town Council immediately or in January. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
A judge has set a Sept. 9 hearing to hear arguments about whether Laurin Hendrix should be seated on Gilbert Town Council immediately or in January. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

A judge has set a Sept. 9 hearing to hear arguments about whether Laurin Hendrix should be seated on Gilbert Town Council immediately or in January. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

Read this week's news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Hearing on Laurin Hendrix lawsuit on council seat to be held Sept. 9

A hearing has been set for Sept. 9 on a Gilbert Town Council member-elect’s lawsuit asking that he be seated on council immediately.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College brings on new AI degree for 2020-21 through partnership with Intel

A new certificate and degree program will debut this semester at Chandler-Gilbert Community College focusing on artificial intelligence.



Here are the county recommendations for reopening Chandler USD, Gilbert Public Schools, Higley USD

Chandler USD, Gilbert Public Schools and Higley USD have met the criteria for at least one week needed to move to a hybrid learning model in which students spend time on campus and online, according to metrics from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Extra Innings now open in Chandler

Extra Innings opened Aug. 3 in Chandler. Extra Innings is an indoor baseball and softball training facility outfitted with multi-use practice tunnels, batting cages, training room, party areas and a pro shop.

GR8FR8 Logistics has new office at SanTan Village in Gilbert

GR8FR8 Logistics opened in a new office July 6 at 2218 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 240, Gilbert. The company, an agency of Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions, offers third-party logistics, freight forwarding, asset-based flatbed trucking and a truck brokerage.

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



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Nonprofit Chandler4Change, in partnership with the city of Chandler Diversity Office, will host a car caravan and Freedom Day celebration in honor of Juneteenth on June 19. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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Nonprofit Chandler4Change, in partnership with the city of Chandler Diversity Office, will host a car caravan and Freedom Day celebration in honor of Juneteenth June 19.

Colton Grubb announced Grubstak would close its doors June 13. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Read the top business and community news from the past week from Chandler and Gilbert.

A sushi restaurant, a billiards and bowling business, and an Asian grocer are among businesses that have recently opened in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A sushi restaurant, a billiards and bowling business, and an Asian grocer are among businesses that have recently opened in Chandler.

The city of Chandler Diversity Office is partnering with Operation Shockwave, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention among veterans, to host a Military Mental Resilience Fair from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on June 25, at the Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., according to a news release from the city.  (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler to host mental health event for veterans

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See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
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According data from June 14, 155,609 vaccinations have been administered in Chandler.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to remain low across Arizona

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

Chandler City Council approved the city's $1.06 billion budget June 10 and approved the city's 10-year capital improvement plan for $1.27 billion. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler City Council approves $1.06 billion budget

Chandler City Council approved the city's $1.06 billion budget June 10 and approved the city's 10-year capital improvement plan for $1.27 billion.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received about 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
50% of Maricopa County residents age 10 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

In the last week, about 10,000 Maricopa County residents received doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county.

Colton Grubb announced Grubstak would close its doors June 13. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grubstak in Chandler closes its doors

The Chandler restaurant opened in 2018.

Goldfish Swim School anticipates opening June 15 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 businesses coming soon to Gilbert; Higley USD puts bond on ballot and more top area news

Read the latest business and community news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Chandler City Hall is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council to hold public hearing on proposed budget, vote on it June 10

Chandler City Council will host a public hearing on the city's proposed $1.06 billion budget during a meeting June 10 before voting on the budget proposal.

Between January and April, the Maricopa County Assessor's Office reported 19,232 permits for home construction work, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home construction projects on the rise across Maricopa County

Home construction permits are seeing a sharp increase across Maricopa County, according to data from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office.