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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