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Gilbert

Scott Anderson appointed Gilbert mayor; Kathy TIlque appointed to council

Scott Anderson, who has served Gilbert as an employee, council member and vice mayor, was sworn in Aug. 18 as the town’s 32nd mayor.

Gilbert Public Schools considers using hybrid model for phased-in return to in-person instruction



Gilbert Public Schools could return to a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction as soon as Sept. 8 and full in-person learning Sept. 21 under a phased-in return presented Aug. 18 to the governing board.

Election winner Laurin Hendrix files suit to take Gilbert Town Council seat now

The winning candidate for Gilbert Town Council’s two-year seat has filed suit against the town seeking to take the seat immediately.

Sleep Number Store pushes move to SanTan Pavilions until at least October


The move was scheduled for mid-August but has been pushed back until October.

COVID-19: Gilbert sees 19 new cases; county has increase of 396 cases and 51 deaths Aug. 18

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 4,671 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 18, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 19 cases from the previous day. That represents an increase of 2.64% across the town in the past seven days.

Chandler


Chandler named to council for autonomous vehicle group; city official to appear in virtual panel

The city of Chandler was named to the Public Sector Advisory Council with the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, according to a news release from PAVE. The Arizona Department of Transportation was also named to the group.

COVID-19: Chandler sees 25 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 396 cases and 51 deaths Aug. 18

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,536 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 18, according to data from the state—an increase of 25 reported the previous day. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.51% across the city in the past seven days.


Chandler chamber to host virtual job fair Aug. 19

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is looking to connect job seekers with employers at a virtual job fair Aug. 19.

The event will be live from 9-10 a.m., according to the Chandler chamber.

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