Multiple businesses coming to Gilbert, Chandler aims to legalize pot: Top news from Phoenix area

Sun Devil Auto anticipates opening a shop on Gilbert Road around Jan. 1. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sun Devil Auto anticipates opening a shop on Gilbert Road around Jan. 1. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sun Devil Auto anticipates opening a shop on Gilbert Road around Jan. 1. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

3 businesses coming soon to Gilbert

Here are three businesses coming to Gilbert in the next few weeks.

3 restaurants opening and 1 closing in Gilbert



Two restaurants have opened in the past week in Gilbert. This weekend, one more stands to open, and another is set to close.

Gilbert real estate: Median home prices up 33.33% in 85296 for October

Read the latest Gilbert real estate news.

Chandler

Chandler City Council tentatively approves ordinance allowing recreational marijuana


Chandler City Council voted Dec. 7 to tentatively adopt an ordinance amending the city code to allow for the regulation of recreational marijuana.

Maricopa County

See Maricopa County's plan for distributing coronavirus vaccine


Maricopa County Department of Public Health released its plan for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 7. Priority will be given to health care workers and residents at long-term care facilities, according to the county.

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



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Gov. Doug Ducey announced a series of tweets April 19 that K-12 schools will no longer require masks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Governor rescinds order requiring masks in K-12 schools

Gov. Doug Ducey announced a series of tweets April 19 that K-12 schools will no longer require masks.

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Ducey bans government entities from requiring 'vaccine passport'

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey banned "vaccine passports" in an executive order issued April 19 that prevents state and local governments from requiring Arizonans to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See cases, vaccinations by ZIP code in Gilbert

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Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: ICU beds in use down to 145 April 18

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona.

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Town looking to resume work on Recker Road

The town anticipates work to resume in late spring and last four months.

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Four business now open in Gilbert

Here are four businesses that have opened recently in Gilbert.

Work on the Lindsay Road interchange for the Loop 202-Santan Freeway is affecting traffic on Lindsay Road. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Traffic shifting on Germann, Lindsay roads for street work

Some traffic shifts will happen starting April 19 in conjunction with a road project improving Germann Road between Mustang and Val Vista drives and Lindsay Road between Germann and south of Loop 202-Santan Freeway.

Housing scarce in Gilbert; Chandler approves bonuses for city staff and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

Heritage District
Heritage District gets liaison from town of Gilbert

The town of Gilbert is adding focus to its downtown area by adding a liaison to the Heritage District.

The Chandler USD governing board approved an agreement with the city of Chandler during a meeting April 14 to split the costs associated with four school resource officers at schools across the district. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board OKs agreement for school resource officers

The Chandler USD governing board approved an agreement with the city of Chandler during a meeting April 14 to split the costs associated with four school resource officers at schools across the district.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received an average of more than 33,000 doses of vaccine per day, according to the health department. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 40% of Maricopa County adults have received at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine dose

More than 40% of Maricopa County adult residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Gilbert Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools employees to get 2% raises, 3% stipends

The Gilbert Public Schools governing board approved giving most of its employees a 3% stipend next school year, in addition to 2% raises, in an effort to stay competitive on salaries.