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After filing thousands of pages of argument and documents, attorneys for two highway planning agencies and opponents of the South Mountain Freeway likely will have 20 minutes each to make their case in oral arguments tomorrow, Oct. 19, in a San Francisco courtroom.

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A group of private investors and a Native American marketing organization with a nationwide network of golf courses have bought Club West Golf Course, apparently ending the uncertainty surrounding its future as a duffer’s destination.

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A highly skilled surgeon with the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital saved Panda, a pit bull mix, after Chandler police found her with a deep, nearly fatal slash to her throat.

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Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will stop chartering the Venturing and Varsity programs of Boy Scouts of America for young men in the church ages 14 to 18, and will create a new faith-focused program instead.

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Some lizards living around Pecos Road apparently won’t have to wait for a federal appeals court ruling on efforts to stop the South Mountain Freeway.

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Construction of a high-rise office building near Chandler Fashion Center is finally underway on the site of Elevation Chandler – an unfinished development that became a controversial eyesore even before the Valley’s real estate market crashed in 2008.

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A new breakfast-lunch spot opens in Ahwatukee today, Oct. 11, after its soft launch over the weekend benefitted children with heart ailments, Ahwatukee families and individuals of all ages and teachers.

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TechShop, located in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center, celebrates its fourth anniversary next month, and even though it has 17,000 square feet stocked with millions of dollars’ worth of advanced machines and specialized tools, it is little-known to the people who can make use of it.


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Construction of a high-rise office building near Chandler Fashion Center is finally underway on the site of Elevation Chandler – an unfinished development that became a controversial eyesore even before the Valley’s real estate market crashed in 2008.

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  • By Eddie Poe AFN Contributor

Quarterback Nick Wallerstedt found the end zone three times through the air and once on the ground. JaKim McKinney and Gary Bragg each ran for two touchdowns. Kenny Churchwell and Delano Salgado manned the secondary with ease. Read more

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With a slew of injuries to several starters including three of their top four receivers, the No. 10-ranked Desert Vista Thunder fell to No. 2-ranked Desert Ridge Friday night at Desert Ridge High School, 35-7. Read more

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  • By Greg Macafee, AFN Sports Editor

For the first time since 2014, both Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe high schools are coming off losses in the same week after the Pride was stunned by Desert Ridge and the Thunder fell in double overtime to Highland. Read more

  • By Greg Macafee AFN Sports Editor

The Mountain Pointe secondary picked off four Desert Ridge passes, but could never jump start their running game as they suffered their second loss of the season Thursday night at Karl Kiefer stadium 31-20. Read more

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