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Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu recently as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
BOSTON — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
The celebration of American independence and national identity continues in the East Valley this year, as Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe will host fireworks displays on the Fourth at a low cost to taxpayers.
As monsoon season approaches, Chandler wants residents to help reduce stormwater pollution by bringing their household hazard waste to the city’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility on the southwest corner of McQueen and Queen Creek roads.
A federal judge has rebuffed a last minute — and untimely — bid by the Arizona Green Party to get itself and its candidates on this year's ballot.
A proposed utility rate increase in Mesa will bring in an additional $13.9 million in revenue, the city says.
In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.
Gilbert-area schools teamed with the East Valley Recycling Alliance, including the town of Gilbert, TREX and Bashas’ grocery stores, to “Bench the Bag” — a contest to collect soft plastic bags that can cause havoc to recycling machinery when placed in blue recycling containers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders.
Agenda 21 Sustainable Development is a forty-chapter document adopted and signed by 178 nations at the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Many people have heard the name, but don’t understand how it is being implemented and why it is so devastating to our American way of life.
The East Valley Recycling Alliance, Trex, Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets, as well as the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, will host the “Bench the Bag” Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge now through March 31.
On weekends and evenings, you can find Ken and Jennifer Marlin volunteering at their church or serving on committees for their kids’ schools. What you won’t find them doing is walking to their mailbox as often as they used to.
NEW YORK — This year's Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust bin and the Oscar red carpet is often razor thin.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is dispatching a female chain gang to pick up trash on city streets Super Bowl Sunday.
The college golfer-turned-country music star performs at the Bird’s Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open — the PGA’s biggest tour party.
United Blood Service has scheduled a blood drive for this Sunday to replenish a significantly decreased stock of blood.
People who donate blood through United Blood Services during a two-week stretch beginning Jan. 1 can receive a voucher to attend a PGA tournament.
With the day after Christmas approaching, residents of Mesa who want to dispose of their tree can do so by dropping them off for free through Jan. 19.
To accommodate the holiday season, waste services in Gilbert will collect refuse one day later during a two-week stretch.
BRAINTREE, Mass. — Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who've experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, are turning to DNA testing to identify the culprits who don't clean up after their pets.
Sleep America and 93.3 KDKB will start collecting items to donate to homeless pet shelters and low-income families with pets on Dec. 9.
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Barbara Kansky, condo manager of Devon Wood in Braintree, Mass., walks her dog, Justine, near one of several doggie waste stations on the 350-acre property. Dogged by complaints from those who’ve have experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, Kansky turned to DNA testing to identity the culprits who don’t clean up after their pets, yielding immediate and dramatic results. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Mesa’s Solid Waste Management Department will add new vehicles to its fleet that are fueled by compressed natural gas.