Judge: Laurin Hendrix can join Gilbert council Nov. 3 and more Phoenix-area news

Laurin Hendrix will become a Gilbert Town Council member at the time of the general election Nov. 3 under Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley's ruling on Hendrix's lawsuit against the town and Council Member Bill Spence. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Laurin Hendrix will become a Gilbert Town Council member at the time of the general election Nov. 3 under Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley's ruling on Hendrix's lawsuit against the town and Council Member Bill Spence. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Laurin Hendrix will become a Gilbert Town Council member at the time of the general election Nov. 3 under Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley's ruling on Hendrix's lawsuit against the town and Council Member Bill Spence. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Gilbert

Judge rules Laurin Hendrix can join Gilbert Town Council on Nov. 3

Gilbert Town Council Member-elect Laurin Hendrix may be seated to council Nov. 3, the date of the general election—not the immediate seating he sought, but earlier than the town set as his start date.

Black Rock Coffee Bar set to open its first Gilbert location



Black Rock Coffee Bar will open its first Gilbert location Sept. 11 at 4925 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert. It serves crafted coffee and other drinks. The store is running a different promotion each day of its first week.

Chandler

Chandler USD students will return to campuses next week. Here are the health and safety precautions the district is taking.

Chandler USD has been open to students receiving on-site support since August, but on Sept. 14, hundreds of students in kindergarten and first and second grades will take their places at their desks and in their brick-and-mortar schools for the first time since March.

Redevelopment of 2 downtown Chandler office buildings scheduled to be complete in December

Two office buildings in downtown Chandler received a facelift that will change the look and function of the buildings. The rebranded office buildings, dubbed The Alexander and The Johnathan after Chandler founder A.J. Chandler, are expected to be complete in December.

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



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