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Four schools in Ahwatukee last week received an A+ School of Excellence award, which the Arizona Educational Foundation gives annually to schools that have passed a rigorous application process touching on all facets of their operation.

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor
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Controlled blasting in areas east and west of Desert Foothills Parkway will begin this summer and continue several times a week into next year, when even “more substantial” explosive work will start on South Mountain, the Arizona Department of Transportation has disclosed.

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

Tempe Union officials are selling a 63-acre plot of land in Ahwatukee that could lead to the construction of as many as 178 new homes not far from the South Mountain Freeway and make the school district co-developers of the project.

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While work on the South Mountain Freeway is proceeding quickly, the court effort aimed at stopping it is moving at a snail’s pace.

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Four Ahwatukee homes – two within a few blocks of each other – sold for more than $1 million last month, according to new mls.com data.

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Ahwatukee residents who have been waiting for the courts or federal administrators to do something about the noise from commercial airliners leaving and heading to Sky Harbor International Airport apparently will have to wait longer.

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  • By Coty Dolores Miranda, AFN Contributor

Ahwatukee teen Anna Alber, recently crowned Miss Estrella Mountains, has an experienced coach to help her prepare for the Miss Arizona Outstanding Teen Pageant.

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Jeff Williams has made wine a big part of his career.

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  • By Jason P. Skoda, Prep Sports Director

Long before Nicole Powell was introduced as the new leader of Grand Canyon University women’s basketball program this week, Sara Gorton Slattery was on the same Phoenix campus training distance runners to break through mental barriers.

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Ahwatukee’s two legislators were on opposite ends of the debate over Arizona’s universal voucher plan approved last week – and the one on the losing side on Monday apologized to his constituents for its passage.

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  • Arizona Department of Transportation

ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (April 14-17)

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

They weren’t building better mousetraps, but they were ready for the world to beat a path to their door.

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

Ahwatukee may be on the verge of a 21st century kind of gold rush.

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  • By Coty Dolores Miranda, AFN Contributor

The 41st annual Ahwatukee Kiwanis Easter Parade steps off Saturday with one Easter bunny – and only one.

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  • By Coty Dolores Miranda, AFN Contributor

When Mike Schmitt began his tenure as the Ahwatukee Kiwanis Easter Parade Boss, the parade had a plethora of horses, with categories for solo riders and horse groups.

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Eleanor Marsh last week marked 12 years of being a kind of professional grandma to strangers.

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