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Tuesday 09/27/2016
Tribe ramps up freeway fight over sacred mountain today with prayer walk
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 9:35 am

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 and a protest walk this afternoon to a presentation on the highway.

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Friday 09/23/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Sept. 23-26)
Posted: September 23, 2016

Loop 101, I-10 restrictions set in West Valley for pavement improvements

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Roadside memorials hold their ground, are allowed to remain
Posted: September 23, 2016

Hundreds if not thousands of people drive past a touching roadside memorial to “Kathy” near Baseline and Kyrene roads in Tempe, and probably very few even notice it.

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Sunday 09/18/2016
An open letter to the Arizona Department of Transportation and Connect 202 Partners
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 9:35 am

Thank you for reaching out to the public for input on the upcoming South Mountain Freeway. I am writing you as a citizen who lives in the area and will be impacted firsthand by this freeway.  We all understand this freeway is coming “for better or worse,” but I’m glad to see you’ll do everything within your power to make it “for better.”

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Thursday 09/15/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Sept. 16-19)
Posted: September 15, 2016

Plan ahead for closures or restrictions along Loop 101, I-10, Loop 202

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Club West group shuns litigation, decides to look for water or buy golf course
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 11:17 am

A group of Club West Golf Club homeowners will focus on buying their beleaguered golf course or finding a permanent source of cheaper water rather than pursue a court fight.

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Archaeological research along freeway path uncovered tiny bits of history, ADOT says
Updated: September 19, 2016 - 1:47 pm

Tiny bits of history were found along the 22-mile path of the planned South Mountain Freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Monday 09/12/2016
True Life official answers questions about consent form, other issues
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 11:27 am

Residents who receive mailed consent forms to change deed restrictions to allow development of Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club have expressed surprise and confusion over mention of nearby Ahwatukee Country Club on the form, as well.  

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Gila tribe approves appeal of federal judge’s freeway ruling
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 8:56 am

The Gila River Indian Community Council has voted unanimously to appeal a federal judge’s refusal to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway.

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Sunday 09/11/2016
City, ADOT play coy on meetings to discuss concerns over freeway interchange design changes
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 8:56 am

The Phoenix city manager’s office and Arizona Department of Transportation are continuing their discussions about the South Mountain Freeway, but how those talks are going is anyone’s guess.

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Sunday 09/04/2016
Skepticism greets presentation of Chandler Boulevard extension plan
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 8:58 am

Residents reacted with skepticism last week to assurances from Phoenix Street Transportation Department representatives that the pending Chandler Boulevard extension will handle traffic when Pecos Road is temporarily shut down for construction of the South Mountain Freeway.

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Saturday 09/03/2016
Arizona Mills opens zippy new electric vehicle charging stations
Posted: September 03, 2016

Arizona Mills has introduced a new EVgo Freedom Station, which charges electric vehicles at a faster rate than ever before.

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Thursday 09/01/2016
No state highway construction closures over Labor Day weekend
Posted: September 01, 2016

State, local agencies emphasize safe driving, planning ahead

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Saturday 08/27/2016
Google autonomous cars impress curious Ahwatukee, EV residents
Posted: August 27, 2016

Andrew Miller of Gilbert said he thinks Google’s self-driving cars will be so advanced 15 years from now that his 11-month-old twin daughters won’t even need to learn how to drive.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Ahwatukee bus users complain of poor service under new operator
Posted: August 24, 2016

ALEX is driving users crazy.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Boos, chants and protests greet ADOT at Ahwatukee meeting on freeway
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm

As a federal judge dealt a major setback to opponents of the South Mountain Freeway, new concerns about the controversial thoroughfare have shifted the focus more from whether it should be built to how it will.

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State addressing driverless car concerns in absence of specific laws
Posted: August 23, 2016

Self-driving cars are already being tested on Arizona roads, but state lawmakers and the governor are concerned about rules that govern them.

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Saturday 08/20/2016
Firefighters, police use condemned South Mountain Freeway buildings for practice
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:16 am


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Thursday 08/18/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Aug. 19-22)
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 7:49 pm

Northbound Loop 101 closed between Chaparral and Via De Ventura for paving

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Thursday 07/14/2016
Car washes provide windshield repair convenience, but scammers lurk
Posted: July 14, 2016

Synergy between windshield repair businesses and car washes is becoming increasingly popular in the Valley. But auto glass scammers lurk, too.

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