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In addition to teaching their students each day, writing lesson plans and connecting with parents, most Arizona teachers have gone through a myriad of district- and state-mandated training sessions. Many give up weekends or evenings to attend these trainings to better prepare themselves to provide the best opportunities for our students. For some, that would be sufficient. For others, it’s only the beginning.
PHOENIX — Federal officials are legally entitled to be negligent in fencing the border without worrying about getting sued over the damages their actions cause, a federal appeals court has ruled.
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
The driveway that came with the 1921 Craftsman-style house that David Ulick bought five years ago was the original concrete one, marred by cracks and with tree roots starting to break through.
For years, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) have been spouting a story of how the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway (SMF) will save our Valley from traffic congestion and air pollution. Now that experts have weighed in, it is clear that these claims are untrue and that this freeway proposal is a major fraud perpetrated by MAG and spread by ADOT in the form of its recent Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used its public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) of the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to ask the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to conduct more tests and release more information to the community as a supplemental DEIS.
RESTON, Va. — Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background.
A group of Gila River Indian Community members have filed a federal Title VI Civil Rights Complaint against the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for proposing and promoting the building of South Mountain Freeway through South Mountain.
PHOENIX — Homebuilders have lost another bid to stop federal agencies from designating two stretches of the Santa Cruz River as “navigable.”
Homes being built in one particular Hudson Valley, N.Y., cul-de-sac offer prospective buyers wooded lots, pretty views and — oh yes — the promise of thumbing your nose at the power utility.
A consortium of construction companies wants to build the proposed Loop 202 South Mountain freeway, and the state said the unsolicited plan has cleared an initial review and could pave the way for a faster and less expensive model for road-building.
There has been a struggle going on within the Gila River Indian Community concerning the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
The City of Chandler recently earned high marks stemming from the eco-friendly design of its city hall.
It isn’t exactly the landmark case of E. Fudd vs. B. Bunny.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Editor’s note: This is part four of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
There was an impressive turnout at the Foothills Golf Club in Ahwatukee on June 18 when the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a final community forum on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement of the South Mountain Freeway.
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.
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by environmental groups to force the Bureau of Land Management to do more to protect two national monuments in Arizona.
I came close to dying three times last week. Driving straight east on Baseline Road, I had a full green light. The oncoming car, stopped in the left-turn lane, suddenly jumped forward trying to turn left in front of me. I missed her by skinny inches.
Editor’s note: This is part three of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
As development of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway has inched closer to a reality over the years, the proposed Pecos Alignment of the freeway has been most hotly debated because of the impending destruction to South Mountain itself. But many in Ahwatukee Foothills — on paper a part of the City of Phoenix, but ostensibly it’s own community of nearly 80,000 residents neighboring Tempe and Chandler — are also fearful of the state removing homes, businesses and a church to build the new freeway.
Editor’s note: This is part two of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
BOISE, Idaho — A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, an Idaho company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds.