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Two individuals are in custody after a short pursuit south of the Valley.
The work ethic and attitude of a candidate is indicative of the legislator that he or she will be. I have had the pleasure of working with Jill Norgaard over the past months on her campaign for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 18. I have witnessed firsthand her tireless commitment to reach voters, business leaders, and the community at large to share her vision for a better Arizona.
Our mobile devices have become so much a part of our lives that many of us would be lost without them. In the palms of our hands, we have the power to text, email, tweet or send a selfie to our friends. We instinctively reach for our cell phones when we hear a ring, chirp or feel the vibration.
Opponents of extending the 202 freeway to the west part of Phoenix are very vocal and get a lot of press — especially due to their advocacy group Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC). (What a name! I’m sure the residents of Yuma, Globe, and Kingman appreciate having PARC on the job looking out for their property and kids). However, I wonder how deep the opposition to the freeway is, even in the local area. I live in Club West and don’t view this freeway any less favorably than any other public highway project. I wonder if other people around here feel the same way.
I live in Lakewood very near the intersection of 32nd Street and Pecos Road. The Loop 202 debate has been going on for years but on Sept 26 the final Environmental Impact Study (EIS) was released and I took note that this is becoming a reality. I read the information online and called the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to inquire about the impact the highway would have on my neighborhood. I learned that none of the houses in my area were in the right of way, but I could not imagine how an eight-lane highway with a median, appropriate shoulders, and a sound wall barrier could possibly fit in the existing space.
On Sept. 23 the Arizona Public Research Interest Group (PIRG) released a report that criticizes the proposed Interstate 11 as a “questionable expenditure of public resources.” This report makes some good points; that Americans are trending toward less reliance on personal vehicles, that development trends have been changing, and that public transportation ridership is up throughout Arizona. However, it ignores a broader vision and need for such a project.
Several volunteers from Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children took the opportunity to voice their concerns about the South Mountain Freeway during the Phoenix City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1.
The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed South Mountain Freeway has been released.
Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along sections of Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 26-29), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while these scheduled restrictions are in place:
The Ahwatukee Foothills News took home some top honors Saturday night at the Arizona Newspapers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest.
Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along sections of Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 19-22), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while these scheduled restrictions are in place:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle deaths for children age 12 and under have dropped by approximately 43 percent over the last decade. Despite this positive news, the fact remains that car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.
When East Valley residents are looking for a brief getaway to decompress and escape the sweltering summer heat, they usually turn their eyes northward to the cooler climes of Prescott, Flagstaff or the Mogollon Rim. However, they’re doing themselves a disservice if they chose to ignore our neighbor to the south.
Arizona highway patrol officers, sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers arrested 582 people on suspicion of driving under the influence during the holiday weekend.
Drivers heading out on state highways for the Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction closures, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Republican gubernatorial hopefuls all promised Tuesday night to help the state's economic recovery but were divided on the question of how best to do that.
I have come to know why, for many Americans, “politicians” is a bad word. Most of the people I know are frustrated with a Republican led Congress and a Democratic majority in the Senate unable to work together on issues that are important to the American people like immigration reform, the national debt, Social Security, international conflicts and many more concerns we are all, as Americans, hoping will be addressed soon.
Going back to school is a hectic time for families; juggling supply lists and schedules is enough to make any parent frazzled. It’s easy to understand how safety may sometimes take a backseat during these preparations. As a leader in traffic safety, AAA suggests all families take this important quiz to brush up on their knowledge to ensure a safe start to the school year.
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While the summer heat is on in the Valley of the Sun, PARC (Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children) remains on “Active Duty” and is maintaining its watch over the proposed Loop 202 project, preparing for the release of the FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) due later this year.
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about “snowbirds” in the Valley of the Sun. The next story will appear in the July 30 issue of the AFN).
Here we are, deep in the Here we are, deep in the dog days of another summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea millions, are taking to the great American highway.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been doing its part in helping to prevent wildfires both before and during wildfire season.