Leaders discuss protests and more: News from Chandler, Gilbert

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan; and Rev. Victor Hardy, the president and co-founder of Chandler Men of Action, sat down for a Facebook Live event June 1 to discuss the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the importance of unity in the city of Chandler. (Screenshot courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan; and Rev. Victor Hardy, the president and co-founder of Chandler Men of Action, sat down for a Facebook Live event June 1 to discuss the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the importance of unity in the city of Chandler. (Screenshot courtesy city of Chandler)

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan; and Rev. Victor Hardy, the president and co-founder of Chandler Men of Action, sat down for a Facebook Live event June 1 to discuss the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the importance of unity in the city of Chandler. (Screenshot courtesy city of Chandler)

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Chandler mayor, police chief, Chandler Men of Action leader discuss protests, importance of unity in Facebook Live event

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan; and Rev. Victor Hardy, the president and co-founder Chandler Men of Action, sat down for a Facebook Live event June 1 to discuss the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the importance of unity in the city of Chandler.

Curfew closes Gilbert meetings to public; no protests seen in town

The Gilbert Town Council meeting for June 2 will still take place but remain closed to in-person attendance, with several items tabled, as part of the town’s response to the statewide curfew, town officials said.



Chandler launches new initiative to support local businesses

Chandler's economic development division received approval May 28 to launch a multifaceted I Choose Chandler marketing initiative to support local businesses.

COVID-19: Gilbert jumps 23 new cases over weekend into June 1

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 318 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on June 1, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 23 from May 29. That represents an increase of 14.39% across the town in the past six days.

Arizona Department of Education releases roadmap for reopening schools for 2020-21 school year

The Arizona Department of Education released its "Roadmap for Reopening Schools" June 1, which offers guidance to school leaders on reopening schools under four scenarios in the wake of the coronavirus closures for the next academic year.

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



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High Tide at The Steelyard opened Nov. 16. (Courtesy High Tide)
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The day rate for substitute teachers is increasing in the Kyrene School District. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Chandler will celebrate the lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree on Dec. 4, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
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Sugarland, an interactive display of holiday decorations presented by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, is open to visitors through Jan. 2. (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
Interactive holiday display now up in downtown Chandler

Sugarland, an interactive display of holiday decorations presented by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, is open to visitors through Jan. 2.

Duck Donuts offers made-to-order sweet treats

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
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Black Rock Coffee Bar opened a location in downtown Chandler Nov. 19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Black Rock Coffee Bar opened its 100th store Nov. 19.

Row of Arizona houses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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