The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is misleading the public by neglecting to mention dangerous aspects of the proposed South Mountain Freeway. Creating a truck route along Pecos Road will be disastrous for the air quality of the adjacent neighborhoods and schools. As a family nurse practitioner I am well aware of the prevalence of severe asthma and allergies among the Valley’s population. Asthma is the number one reason for school absences. Building another freeway near schools and homes will increase the pollution, escalating rates of asthma and other cardiopulmonary illnesses, thus impacting the health of all and education of our children.
(In response to Don Crook’s letter to the editor, “We need colloidal silver generator manufacturers for Ebola,” AFN, Nov. 14). A statement on a Mayo Clinic web page advises as follows: Colloidal silver isn’t considered safe or effective for any of the health claims the manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body, nor is it a essential mineral. Colloidal silver products are marketed as dietary supplements.
The fact that politics may have been involved in drawing legislative lines is no reason to declare them illegal, the attorney for the Independent Redistricting Commission is urging the U.S. Supreme Court.
D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall received the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Wednesday during the nonprofit organization’s annual dinner. The award, ADL’s highest honor, was established to recognize individuals who have exhibited extraordinary humanitarianism, and whose everyday actions exemplify the principles of opportunity, anti-discrimination, equal rights, community involvement and fairness for all.
The deadline for public comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the South Mountain Freeway is 11 days away and Ahwatukee’s outspoken opposition to the freeway is working feverishly to get in their response.
Sportsmanship and the desire to play the game are usually focal points of any sport, and the Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Champions Division helps demonstrate those tenets to its baseball players who might not get to experience athletics otherwise.
The Undy Run/Walk to fight colon cancer is returning to Phoenix for the seventh consecutive year. Participants are encouraged to run in their underwear as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the area affected by colon cancer.
Now that they have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway (SMF), ADOT has become very cocky about telling Ahwatukee residents that the SMF is a “done deal.” This is a dark strategy to try to get residents just to give up and let it happen.
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union want the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the fight over whether Arizona can deny bail to people in this country illegally, at least for the time being.
In 2004, then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon let it be known that he had identified a secret weapon in the fight against neighborhood crime and isolation. The deterrent wasn’t a literal weapon. It was a front porch bench, which served as the focal point of Gordon’s Front Porch Bench Initiative. In essence, the mayor urged Phoenix residents to buy a bench, place it in front of their homes and use it to get to know their neighbors.
When Disney acquired the rights to Marvel, nobody knew what to make of the union. With one best known for wholesome family entertainment and the other geared more towards intense action intended for older audiences, would they really blend well together? “Big Hero 6” is clear-cut evidence these two innovative companies are a match made in heaven.
When my wife and I carried our newborn child through the sliding glass doors of the maternity unit, we were not given an instructional manual. No type of handbook accompanied the second or the third child either. Like all parents, we were directed to the exit sign clutching our new wrapped-in-blue bundle, with little more than a slap on the rear end, like a coach sending in his second-string substitutions. We were those kids with plenty of eagerness to play the game, but not a lot of knowledge about the playbook. We simply were not prepared for or coached up on every possible situation that would arise in our family-building career.
I have attended meetings of the Ahwatukee Board of Management for over 10 years. I have watched nine volunteers with diverse backgrounds and interests come together with one motive, to do what is best for the 5,000-plus residences in our neighborhood and community. The Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM) was given authority to enforce the Codes, Covenants and Restrictions (CC&Rs) imposed on residential properties and the common areas within the ABM boundaries. They have no jurisdiction over any private commercial properties. Neither can they police the Internet. Hurtful emails and blogs might be police matters but they are not homeowner association business.