Emergency orders, protests and more: Popular stories from Gilbert, Chandler this week

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issues statewide declaration of emergency, curfew

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued a state of emergency and an executive order May 31 in response to protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

As protests continue, Gilbert mayor calls for town to listen

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels said she will schedule public forums for town officials to hear from the community about issues brought up by the nationwide protests.



Local church seeking Chandler families in need to receive free food boxes

Chandler’s Compass Christian Church is distributing 1,000 free boxes of produce every Friday through June 26 at its campus.

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

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Arizona Department of Education provided formal guidance June 1 for how school districts could proceed next school year.

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

Council meetings and town facilities were affected by Gov. Doug Ducey’s statewide curfew.

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