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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The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County updates COVID-19 school dashboard; Chandler, Gilbert, Higley all considered 'substantial risk'

The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts.

Sibley’s West offers one-stop-shop for all things Arizona

Sibley's West has been a staple in downtown Chandler since it opened.

The Chandler USD governing board met Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD responds to rising COVID-19 cases and more top local news

Read the most popular stories from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.

More than 1,800 students have had to quarantine after coming in contact with a COVID-19-positive person in Chandler USD. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'We really need parents' help': Chandler USD grapples with how to handle statewide COVID-19 surge

Chandler USD discussed how to handle the increasing number of COVID-19 cases across the district and throughout the state and county at a meeting Nov. 18.

Chandler increases funding to prevent homelessness, help those in need

Chandler is investing more in services for people in need this fiscal year than normal—in part to curb an influx of people suddenly at risk of losing their homes due to the financial hardships inflicted by the pandemic.

Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey adds measures to mitigate coronavirus transmission

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey did not issue a statewide mask mandate Nov. 18 but noted that 90% of the state is under some local mask mandate.

The Chandler USD governing board will meet Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD to discuss virtual learning at Nov. 18 meeting; district reports 45 active COVID-19 cases, 180 'resolved' cases

The Chandler USD governing board will meet Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19.

The Chandler real estate market is seeing low inventory.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home prices continue to increase as inventory remains low in Chandler

Take a look at a snapshot of Chandler's real estate market.

City Council resolves to preserve Chandler's history

The city has a new ordinance to preserve Chandler's history.

Compound Photonics US Corporation announced Nov. 16 the opening of its MicroLED Innovation Acceleration Center in Chadler, according to a news release from the company. (Courtesy Compound Photonics)
Compound Photonics announces opening of MicroLED Innovation Acceleration Center in Chandler

Compound Photonics US Corporation announced Nov. 16 the opening of its MicroLED Innovation Acceleration Center in Chadler, according to a news release from the company.