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Thursday 12/08/2016
Kyrene buses provide extra safety for kids with seatbelts
Posted: December 08, 2016

Two major East Valley school districts are responding differently to the long-simmering safety issue of whether school buses should have seat belts—and whether that would decrease injuries to children in traffic accidents.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Ahwatukee’s share of billions in street improvement money: No one knows
Posted: November 30, 2016

Phoenix officials plan to spend over $2.3 billion on street improvements over the next 35 years, so what can Ahwatukee residents expect as their fair share?

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Monday 11/21/2016
Court panel refuses to halt South Mountain Freeway work during appeal
Updated: November 29, 2016 - 3:17 pm

Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway on Monday lost their bid to stop its construction temporarily while a federal panel considers an effort to halt the work permanently.

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Friday 11/18/2016
Toyota surprises Ahwatukee vet by paying off their car leases
Posted: November 18, 2016

U.S Army veteran Abel Bautista, of Ahwatukee, was pleasantly surprised on Veterans Day when a Toyota executive handed him and two other veterans a ceremonial card board car key and said the magic words.

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Driverless future growing in East Valley
Posted: November 18, 2016

If you spend any time at all on the streets of Chandler, you probably have seen them.

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Can robot cars stop the slaughter?
Posted: November 18, 2016

Do you remember that plane crash last year out at Gateway, the one that killed 63 people?

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Feds tell appeals court that freeway opponents will lose and work should continue
Updated: November 16, 2016 - 11:07 am

The federal government on Friday formally asked an appeals court to deny a request to halt construction of the South Mountain Freeway until the judges can consider opponents’ appeal of a ruling that allows work to proceed.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
Freeway appeal says ADOT ignored, distorted health risks to kids
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 9:50 am

Accusing the Arizona Department of Transportation of ignoring and distorting the environmental impact of the South Mountain Freeway, the lawyer for an Ahwatukee group of homeowners last week urged a federal appeals court to halt the project.

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Wednesday 11/09/2016
DiCiccio prompts city to cancel parking ban on Warpaint Drive
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 9:47 am

Quick action by Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has prompted the city Street Transportation Department to drop its plan to post no-parking signs along Warpaint Drive in Ahwatukee near a popular South Mountain trailhead.

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Thursday 11/03/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Nov. 4-7)
Posted: November 03, 2016

I-10 closures scheduled in Phoenix for tunnel maintenance

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Phoenix’s ‘cheap’ approach to Chandler Boulevard project threatens communities, officials say
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 9:50 am

Accusations of cheap roadway planning and construction that will harm Ahwatukee residents’ quality of life have now been levied at Phoenix bureaucrats.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
ADOT agreement could provide water security for Ahwatukee golf courses
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 9:56 am

The Arizona Department of Transportation and three homeowners associations have reached an agreement that could provide added security for the future of Ahwatukee’s three remaining golf courses: An infrastructure for cheap water.

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Friday 10/21/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Oct. 21-24)
Posted: October 21, 2016

Northbound Loop 101 closed between Chaparral and Shea in East Valley

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
$188,000-a-day levy hangs over freeway opponents in court fight
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 9:50 am

The Arizona Department of Transportation has asked that South Mountain Freeway opponents be required to post a bond of $188,000 for each day their appeal of a judge’s ruling keeps the project on ice.

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Friday 10/14/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Oct. 14-17)
Posted: October 14, 2016

Plan for restrictions on Loop 202 Santan, I-10 in West Valley, SR 347 north of Maricopa

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Saturday 10/08/2016
Phoenix mayor expresses sympathy for, doubts about Ahwatukee Lakes and Club West problems
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Mayor Greg Stanton expressed his sympathy for homeowners at two Ahwatukee golf-course communities, but expressed strong doubts that at least one of them would ever again be a home for fairways and greens.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Freeway injunction would cost taxpayers ‘millions,’ government lawyers say
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

The legal fight over the South Mountain Freeway escalated last week as federal and state attorneys raised the specter of mounting costs to taxpayers if a judge halts its construction. The possible delay in construction would occur while opponents appeal the judge’s ruling against them.

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11 miles of sound walls, other freeway design plans rolled out by ADOT
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

Nearly 500 Ahwatukee residents turned out Aug. 27 to see what the South Mountain Freeway had in store for them.

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Ahwatukee group opposed to freeway marks 10-year anniversary
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

It wasn’t the happiest of birthdays for its members, but Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children marked a milestone last week amid a flurry of activity around the target of its ire.

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Tribe ramps up freeway fight over sacred mountain
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

Native Americans are escalating their fight against the South Mountain Freeway with a “peaceful resistance camp” on the Gila River Indian Community side of the mountain.

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