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  • AFN News Staff

Any hope for a quick resolution of the appeal over the South Mountain Freeway was shattered late last week when the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said it probably won’t hear oral arguments before October.

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  • By Wayne Schutsky, AFN Staff Writer

The beginning of summer is typically a time of celebration for children as school comes to an end and vacations, pool parties and camp fill the schedule. However, for youngsters who suffer from hunger, the end of the school year is much less joyous.

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  • By Leah Merrall, Tribune Staff Writer

Arizona’s monsoon season has arrived, and that means haboobs are here too. These dust storms are a staple summer weather event for locals in the Valley, and they’re more dangerous than their name lets on.

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As a battle captain with the U.S. Air Force in the Middle East, Ahwatukee native Ryan Schmoll helped coordinate anti-terrorism operations.

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  • Arizona Department of Transportation

Plan for closures of I-10 West at 59th Avenue, I-17 South at Dunlap Avenue

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

As the temperature rises, so does Leon Nelson’s wariness.

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

As the temperature rises, so does Leon Nelson’s wariness.

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  • By Jim Walsh, AFN Staff Writer

Pediatric drownings are heartbreaking, preventable tragedies that leave lifelong emotional scars on family members, firefighters and neighborhoods, but there are many other drownings that have received little or no attention.

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

A local promoter’s effort to raise enough money for an Independence Day fireworks show in Ahwatukee has fizzled out as some frantic last-minute fundraising failed to garner even a quarter of the money he needs to hold the show.

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

The City of Phoenix is giving serious attention to one of Ahwatukee residents’ most common complaints – the condition of Ray Road.

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  • By Wayne Schutsky, AFN Staff Writer

In a move designed to capitalize on the success of its existing assets, the Gila River Indian Community intends to develop a high-end entertainment district adjacent to Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor

Some patients shudder when they see a dentist.

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  • By Coty Dolores Miranda, AFN Contributor

Leo Werner is back. The newly reappointed Mountain Pointe High School band and orchestra director has returned to the program he originated when the school opened in 1991.

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  • By Jessica Suriano, AFN Staff Writer

In the past year, over 70 dogs in Maricopa County have been diagnosed with a bacterial disease that can also spread to humans – and the number of outbreaks is on the rise.

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  • By Srianthi Perera, AFN Staff Writer

With evidence of a full-blown crisis at hand, opioid addiction in the East Valley has a new force to reckon with.

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  • AFN News Staff

Blasting in Ahwatukee to make way for the South Mountain Freeway may not be necessary after all.

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