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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.
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
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.
There are few stories as disheartening as those of Good Samaritans who come to the rescue of others – only to have kindness repaid with a nasty lawsuit. The first inclination for many is to help our fellow man, yet, as director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), I’m often asked “should I help or stay out of the way?”
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).
DETROIT (AP) — Every new car window sticker shows the estimated cost of fuel for a year, but that figure may not reflect the miles you drive. A new survey does that math for you.
New home to Westminster College, Wilkes University
In Cateura, Paraguay, there is landfill. Out of that landfill grew a shantytown. Out of that shantytown grew an orchestra — an orchestra with instruments made of garbage — a Recycled Orchestra.
Years of hard work, preparation and planning in Mesa will fall into place in a matter of weeks as the city’s newest colleges and universities welcome students.
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.
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.
Saying people are entitled to know what they're eating, a Tucson activist has taken the first steps to force a public vote next year to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients.
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.
Editor’s note: This is part one of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
The number of hybrid cars in the U.S. will triple by 2015, according to J.D. Power and Associates. This change in demand and technology requires a new skill set from today’s mechanics. The premise is that drivers around the world will continue trading gas guzzling, big-body cars for lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles that are easier on the pockets and the environment.
Before material collected from Mesa’s blue barrel can be sent to a recycling plant to be made into new products, it must first be sorted locally at a materials recovery facility (MRF). Mesa residents are invited to attend a one-hour workshop from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Salt River Landfill at Gilbert Road and Beeline Highway (US-87), to learn about how the material is separated at the MRF, which uses a combination of high tech equipment and hand sorting.
The Salt River Project board approved a price decrease Monday that will result in lowering customer bills by an average of 1.1 percent beginning in May.
Gregg Elliott, an environmental scientist/engineer with SRP, speaks about the Phoenix-area water supply to guests at the sixth-annual Water Convservation Expo, March 2 in Tempe. [Photo courtesy SRP]
This past Wednesday (Feb. 13) marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians would abstain from meat and dairy products in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting before launching his ministry.
Gilbert residents Jeff and Tanya Kline are quickly making their transition into the East Valley dry cleaning industry. The husband-and-wife business duo recently opened its third Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise store in just a few short months.
ASU Polytechnic ofﬁcially on Tuesday opened Citrus Dining Pavilion and Century Residential Hall, the ﬁrst new dorm on the east Mesa campus.
At Salt River Project (SRP), we’ve always believed that every drop of water saved here in the Valley is a drop we can store in our reservoirs to use another day. Keeping track of all of those drops is one of the more important jobs we have at SRP, where we’re working every day to ensure there’s enough water for today and tomorrow.
Littlejohn Engineering Associates (LEA) announced the addition of Jim Martin, PE, RLS, as director of public works and transportation services in the Phoenix office. Martin has 28 years of design and project management experience and will be serving in a key position with his emphasis on public sector and infrastructure projects.
The Town of Gilbert officially reopened an improved section of Williams Field Road between Gilbert Road and the Eastern Canal.