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Loop202 Letters

Friday 07/19/2013
Speak up now or accept the inevitable outcome
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Five days — that is all the time remaining for public comments on the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway — then it is over. Finished. The end.

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Friday 06/14/2013
Sampson: Attention ADOT planners, Ahwatukee has lots of questions
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

I received a postcard in the mail several weeks ago announcing a public hearing on May 21 to provide an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study on the proposed South Mountain Freeway. None of my neighbors received the same postcard when I talked to them. Why were some of the public left out of the mailing? They may not have been informed of this public hearing, but I have comments to make.

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Proposed South Mountain Freeway will do permanent harm to our environment
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

REALITY TIME is fast approaching on the conclusion of the public comment period on the proposed Loop 202 for the South Mountain Freeway, as we have just until July 24 to submit our opinions.

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Friday 06/07/2013
Squires: Protect Ahwatukee: Get involved with PARC now
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Active members of Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) in our Village of Ahwatukee and outlying residential areas aim to stop the South Mountain Freeway from being built on Pecos Road. Preventing the destruction of our community and South Mountain is the main goal of PARC, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

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Thursday 03/21/2013
Noetzel: ADOT, DPS raise awareness of state’s ‘Move Over’ law
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

Every day, emergency and public safety crews put their lives on the line to help motorists stranded along highways. Tragically, crashes involving emergency and other vehicles that are pulled over along highway shoulders claim hundreds of lives across the country each year.

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Tuesday 01/15/2013
Top 3 issues Legislature should focus on this 51st session
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

With the 51st session of the Arizona Legislature kicking off, legislators have many items on their agenda. Recent legislative sessions have focused on controversial issues at the expense of more pressing concerns like getting our economy back on track and improving our education system. At the outset of a new session, it is my sincere hope that Gov. Jan Brewer and legislators focus on the following issues:

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Thursday 01/19/2012
Loop 202: The same old dance to a new tune
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:05 pm

In an East Valley Tribune article published six years ago, Maricopa County Treasurer David Schweikert looked back to the history of one freeway and into the future, where today a similar raging battle over another freeway is likewise upending the lives of thousands.

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Monday 04/12/2010
Do our elected representatives even care?
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

I have attended the South Mountain Citizen Advisory Team meetings both in January and March of this year and would like to share some of this information. The meetings are hosted and controlled by the Arizona Department of Transportation to where people appointed by ADOT can make non-binding recommendations on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202.

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Tuesday 03/02/2010
Freeway to hell
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

What will be the final nail in the coffin of the city of Phoenix?

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Tuesday 01/05/2010
Good work on Loop 202, but it’s not done yet
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

Momentum has swung strongly toward exploring an alternative to the Pecos Road South Mountain Loop 202 alignment on the Gila River Indian Community thanks to powerful letters of support from Gov. Jan Brewer, House Majority Leader John McComish and Congressman Harry Mitchell – plus hard, cooperative work by many players.

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Tuesday 12/22/2009
Risks and alternatives to the Loop 202
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:16 pm

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) would have us believe that the Pecos alignment is the only alternative for the South Mountain Freeway (SMF). In our view, the Pecos alignment is not and has never been a viable alternative. Yet viable alternatives existed when MAG first proposed the SMF 25 years ago, and they still exist today.

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Tuesday 10/13/2009
Finding a solution to the Loop 202 issue we can all agree on
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

Ahwatukee used to speak with a unified voice on the things that mattered most to the people in it. Like a family, we’d squabble a bit among ourselves as we sorted out issues, but ultimately we’d stand together. That worked successfully for us in the past to solve problems and create opportunities.

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Monday 08/31/2009
Loop 202 is a logical extension
Updated: July 11, 2013 - 2:09 pm

I was pleased, at long last, to see the Susi Fathauer commentary (Ahwatukee Foothills News, Aug. 19). Finally someone is speaking over the much louder clamor of the NIMBY’s (“not in my backyard”) and their protests against the logical and needed build around our community of the Loop 202 southwest extension.

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Monday 08/17/2009
Loop 202: It's time to build
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

Finally! We can look forward and begin to plan for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway completion that will connect the loop around the city. It’s been a long time coming and it’s time to focus on positives rather than the fear mongering and exaggerations that have been written in the past.

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Thursday 08/06/2009
Congressman Harry Mitchell’s stance on the Loop 202
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

Editor’s note: This is a letter sent by Congressman Harry Mitchell (D) to Dennis Smith, director of the Maricopa Association of Governments, which is responsible for freeway planning in the Valley.

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Tuesday 06/30/2009
Loop 202 would relieve congestion
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

While Chad Blostone did a nice job of staying with a more fact-based discussion on the South Mountain Freeway (SMF) in his June 17 column, "Loop 202 may be a good idea, but not for the reasons stated," his discussion on traffic congestion is too simplified, as he only considers Interstate 10 between Pecos and Baseline roads. A better understanding on this issue may lead readers to a different conclusion on the need for the SMF.

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Monday 06/15/2009
Loop 202 may be a good idea, but not for the reasons stated
Updated: September 02, 2016 - 9:17 am

In a May 29 column in the Ahwatukee Foothills News a writer stated building the "Loop 202 is a good idea whose time has come." That may be true, but not for the reasons he stated.

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Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:14 am @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/us/politics/john…

Gov. Brown Appoints New Public Utility Commissioners to Replace Florio and Sandoval

Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen both come from the governor’s office with strong environmental protection backgrounds. Martha …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:14 am @ https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/gov.-…

Presidential vote in congressional districts points to Democratic risks in 2018

Democrats started the 2016 election cycle with pessimism about their chances of taking back the House of Representatives. For a few moments th…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:13 am @ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/…

Obama preparing to penalize Russia for hacking

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to penalize Russia over the hacking of Democratic officials during this year's presidential…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:16 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/1…

Mail truck tips on Mesa street

MESA, Ariz. - A mail truck ended up on its side in a crash Wednesday. Mesa police say a single-vehicle collision left the United States Postal…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:12 am @ http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/mail-truck…

Reports of mall disturbances light up social media

A flurry of reports of mall melees and disturbances rippled across social media Monday on a day Americans swarmed shopping hubs for post-holid…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 9:51 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/…

Graham, McCain want Russia sanctions after election hacking

Top Republican senators said Wednesday that the incoming Congress and President-elect Donald Trump should impose new and tougher sanctions on …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 9:13 am @ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/28/graham-…

Immigration Is the Only Hope for States That Helped Trump

The decline of manufacturing does not explain the decline of Wisconsin. Photographer: Daniel Acker/BloombergFacebook Twitter Email Print Share…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:36 am @ https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-28…

Immigration Is the Only Hope for States That Helped Trump

The decline of manufacturing does not explain the decline of Wisconsin.

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:08 am @ https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-28…

Creator of the Red Solo Cup dies at 84

FOX 32 NEWS - The creator of the Red Solo Cup died on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the age of 84. Robert Leo Hulseman lived in Northfield, …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:07 am @ http://www.fox4news.com/trending/225996868-story

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