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Two weeks after pink-slipping 152 teachers, Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board unanimously approved 2-percent pay raises and 3-percent stipends for next school year, totaling $8.9 million.

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More electric and fuel-efficient motor vehicles and a gas tax that hasn’t been changed in 30 years are making it increasingly more difficult for Arizona to provide a highway system that can serve its rapidly rising population.

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Higley Unified School District administration has recommended a bond issue to allow the funding of multi-year projects and major purchases – including the purchase of one of the two middle schools the district now leases.

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Assistant Superintendent Frank Narducci has been promoted to replace Camille Casteel as the Chandler Unified School District’s next superintendent.