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Wednesday 07/24/2013
Loop 202 comment period ends July 24
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:53 am

The 90-day comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway ends this week on July 24.

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Friday 07/05/2013
Loop 202 won’t go on tribal land: Last-ditch efforts to put freeway on tribal land have failed
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:57 am

A last-ditch effort to gain approval from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to go on tribal land instead of down Pecos Road has failed.

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Friday 06/21/2013
Large turnout at final Ahwatukee Loop 202 forum: Residents seek to clarify rumors surrounding South Mountain Freeway
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:57 am

There was an impressive turnout at the Foothills Golf Club Tuesday night when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) hosted a final community forum on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) of the South Mountain Freeway.

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Friday 06/14/2013
Citizen’s Advisory Team set to vote on Loop 202
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Members of the South Mountain Citizen’s Advisory Team (SMCAT) have until July 24 to submit the official recommendation from its group on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

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Monday 05/27/2013
Hundreds show up to Loop 202 freeway public hearing
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Individuals for and against the Loop 202 freeway expansion trickled in and out of the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday and offered passionate pleas to panel members as the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a day-long public hearing on the South Mountain Freeway.

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Thursday 05/23/2013
Village Planning Committee to discuss Loop 202
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee is preparing to defend Ahwatukee residents’ quality of life during construction of the South Mountain Freeway, should it go down Pecos Road.

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Tuesday 05/21/2013
Laveen residents gather to organize support for South Mountain Freeway
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Residents of Laveen are ready for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to be built.

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Wednesday 05/08/2013
PARC to host public meeting about Loop 202
Updated: September 13, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Now that the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway expansion has been released, local environmentalists are planning to use the 90-day comment period to tear it apart.

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Thursday 05/02/2013
Initiative to approve the Loop 202 on tribal land still stands in limbo
Updated: September 20, 2013 - 3:50 pm

The Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway was released on April 26, but as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) continues to study putting the freeway down Pecos Road a group of Gila River Indian Community Landowners are stuck waiting for answers as their initiative — which could make it possible for the freeway to go on tribal land — is stalled by the Tribal Council.

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Friday 04/26/2013
Draft Environmental Impact Study released for Loop 202
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

The long-awaited Draft Environmental Impact Study for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway will be released today and available for review and comment over the next 90 days.

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Friday 04/19/2013
Loop 202 citizens advisory team to reconvene
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

It has been three years since members of the South Mountain Citizens Advisory Team (SMCAT) got together, but on Monday the group will reconvene to discuss air quality before the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS).

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Friday 04/12/2013
Ahwatukee parents backing TUHSD’s Montessori high school proposal as committee moves forward
Updated: February 06, 2014 - 5:08 pm

The Montessori Exploratory Committee has moved forward in its year-long proposal to build a stand-alone Montessori high school within Tempe Union, gaining added support from parents.

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Tuesday 03/26/2013
ADOT welcomes public comment on 5-year plan
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

There’s still time for the public to give comment on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Tentative five-year plan.

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Thursday 02/21/2013
Loop 202 initiative stalled pending police investigation
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

The tribal council for the Gila River Indian Community is sending the GRIC Landowners initiative — which could move the Loop 202 Freeway off the Pecos Road Alignment — to be investigated by tribal police before it decides if the initiative will be accepted as is or go to a public vote.

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Sunday 01/27/2013
Anti-freeway demonstrators speak out at 3 public meetings
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

At three public meetings this week anti-freeway demonstrators spoke out about the possible Loop 202 extension through South Mountain, citing environmental and cultural impacts the freeway would have on the surrounding area.

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Tuesday 01/08/2013
Public Policy Committee gets preview of 2013 legislative session
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:12 pm

East Valley chambers of commerce will be watching for bills related to unemployment benefits burden of proof, initiative reform, sales tax reform, the budget, and the federal health care system during the 2013 legislative session, according to the Dorn Policy Group.

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Thursday 12/27/2012
Sierra Club lists Loop 202 as one of worst transportation projects in U.S.
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

The Sierra Club has listed the Loop 202 Freeway extension as one of the worst transportation projects in the U.S. in 2012.

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Saturday 12/22/2012
Signatures for another tribal vote on Loop 202 have been verified
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:12 pm

The signatures needed to rescind the results of a February tribal election, when the Gila River Indian Community voted “No Build” for the Loop 202, have been verified.

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Tuesday 12/11/2012
GRIC youth demonstrate Loop 202 opposition in Ahwatukee Foothills
Updated: September 13, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Several youth from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) showed up in anti-Loop 202 T-shirts and masks to the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Public Policy meeting on Friday to show opposition for the meeting’s presenter.

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Friday 12/07/2012
Grassroots group plans relay run and march in Loop 202 opposition
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Some members of the Gila River Indian Community will meet for a relay run and march to show solidarity in opposition against the Loop 202 Freeway this weekend.

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Tuesday 12/04/2012
Pangea Development says its city concept doesn’t depend on Loop 202
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:12 pm

The development group responsible for bringing together the GRIC Landowners, the group fighting for the Loop 202 extension to go on tribal land, say their project and ultimate goal for the community has very little to do with whether or not the freeway extension is built.

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Friday 11/30/2012
Musicians come together to stop South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Local musicians are coming together to raise awareness of the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway extension on or near the Gila River Indian Community.

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Friday 11/23/2012
Environmental groups speak out against proposed Loop 202 extension
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

The proposed Loop 202 extension through Ahwatukee Foothills or the Gila River Indian Community would have destructive impacts on the land and the people, according to speakers at “The Price of Progress,” a panel discussion at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

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Tuesday 10/02/2012
LD18 candidate releases statement on Loop 202
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:12 pm

First Lt. Corey Harris, a candidate for Legislative District 18 covering Ahwatukee Foothills, south Tempe and west Chandler, has praised the Gila River Indian Community’s voter initiative to keep the proposed Loop 202 freeway extension out of Ahwatukee.

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Friday 09/28/2012
GRIC Landowners to formally turn in signatures for new initiative
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Signatures for a new voter initiative for the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) on the Loop 202 freeway extension was turned in during a meeting yesterday with the tribal elections office.

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Tuesday 09/04/2012
Loop 202 question still unanswered
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Months after the group known as Gila River Landowners announced it had collected enough signatures for a new voter initiative on the Loop 202 freeway those signatures still have not been turned in, and an exact timeline for the vote is still unknown.

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Tuesday 05/29/2012
Environmental groups worry Loop 202 will bring more pollution
Updated: September 14, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Local environmentalists are teaming up to fight against the Loop 202 extension and a study released earlier in the year is feeding their cause.

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Sunday 05/13/2012
GRIC Landowners have needed signatures for new Loop 202 vote
Updated: September 14, 2015 - 11:16 pm

The new “Peoples Initiative” to bring the Loop 202 extension to reservation land has collected the signatures needed to move forward with a vote as early as later this summer.

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Tuesday 04/24/2012
Parker takes stand on Loop 202
Updated: September 14, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Vernon Parker, Republican candidate for Congressional District 9, came out in favor of a ‘no build’ option for the Loop 202 Freeway extension on Sunday, Earth Day.

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Friday 04/06/2012
‘No build’ option personal for GRIC members
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Those fighting for a “no build” option for the Loop 202 are doing so for very personal reasons.

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Sunday 02/26/2012
Pangea releases Loop 202 plan on tribal allotted land
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Landowners of the Gila River Indian Community have filed an initiative with the Tribal Council to rescind the Feb. 7 vote and create a yes or no vote on a new path through the reservation.

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Friday 02/10/2012
GRIC vote takes freeway off tribal land, battle continues to save South Mountain
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:13 pm

The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) has spoken once again to not allow any freeway on tribal land. Now, the question is whether or not the Loop 202 extension will continue on the Pecos Road alignment.

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Friday 02/03/2012
GRIC District 6 residents fight for no-build option
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:13 pm

As the vote for the Loop 202 extension approaches, Gila River Indian Community District 6 residents are continuing their fight for a no-build option to, as they say, stop pollution from entering their community and to save South Mountain.

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Friday 01/27/2012
Taking a stand on the REZ. Gila River residents encourage 'yes' vote on Loop 202.
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Years of debate over the Loop 202 extension has caused some confusion over where members of the Gila River Indian Community stand on the issue, but now 20 GRIC residents are taking a stand to allow the freeway and save the mountain.

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Friday 01/13/2012
Vote on Loop 202 approaches
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:13 pm

The decision Ahwatukee Foothills residents have been waiting on for years could finally be made in less than a month as the Gila River Indian Community sends the Loop 202 to a public vote.

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Wednesday 07/20/2011
Gila River Indian Community moves fate of 202 to the public
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 12:07 pm

In a special meeting on Tuesday, July 19, the Gila River Indian Community's City Council decided to send the decision over the Loop 202 freeway to its community in a public vote, according to Gila River Indian Community spokeswoman Alia Maisonet.

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Sunday 07/03/2011
Mayoral candidates weigh in on Loop 202
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:15 pm

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Saturday 01/22/2011
A vote against or for the freeway on Indian land
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 8:33 pm

Dear Editor:

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Friday 01/21/2011
Gila River tribe: Sacred sites on South Mountain top issue in Loop 202 debate
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Foremost on the mind of Gila River Indian Community members are the sacred sites and shrines on South Mountain that would be destroyed if plans to blast a freeway through the mountain proceed, says Alia Maisonet, the tribe's spokeswoman.

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Saturday 12/18/2010
Loop 202 extension: Heavy price to pay for efficiency
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Dear Editor:

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Friday 11/19/2010
AF church optimistic about staving off demolition for Loop 202 extension
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:17 pm

A plan to turn Pecos Road into the new extension of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway through Ahwatukee Foothills would mean the destruction of Mountain Park Community Church, but church officials say there's reason for optimism.

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Friday 09/17/2010
ADOT: Economic downturn means Loop 202 home purchases on hold
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:17 pm

If the Arizona Department of Transportation is buying up homes from people with financial problems living in the path of the planned Loop 202 extension through Ahwatukee Foothills, Jim Franchini wants in.

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Wednesday 08/11/2010
DiCiccio: Routing Loop 202 onto Indian reservation could save $250M
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Moving portions of the planned Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway onto Gila River Indian Community land could shave up to $250 million off the project's estimated $1.9 billion price tag, according to Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio.

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Friday 10/16/2009
Gov't planners to move forward with L-202
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:18 pm

The South Mountain Loop 202 is one of just two new freeways that planners are recommending to keep basically intact as they try to deal with a looming $6.6 billion deficit in freeway construction funds.

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Thursday 10/08/2009
Loop 202: DiCiccio seeking freeway alternative
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 8:10 pm

It may be too little too late, or it could be the perfect win-win-win, either way, Councilman Sal DiCiccio thinks that Arizona should make a good faith offer to the Gila River Indian Community to consider allowing the South Mountain Loop 202 on tribal land before construction begins along Pecos Road.

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