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Dec 20, 2013:  Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Litterbugs

PHOENIX (Dec. 20, 2013) ‘Tis the season for garland, gifts… and a whole lot of excess waste. Americans produce 25 percent more trash in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than the rest of the year.

Dec 04, 2013:  December 4th Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (December 4, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the December 4, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Dec 04, 2013:  MAG Approves Funding for Trade Office in Mexico City

PHOENIX (December 4, 2013) — The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council today approved a motion to provide $25,000 to the city of Phoenix to partner in the establishment of an in- market trade, investment and tourism office in Mexico City.

Dec 03, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, December 3, 2013 Meeting

PHOENIX (December 3, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, December 3 2013 Meeting.

Nov 22, 2013:  MAG Partners on Solar Energy Project

PHOENIX (November 22, 2013) — The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is partnering with the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) on the Rooftop Solar Challenge II project, which seeks to empower state and local governments to make it faster, easier and cheaper for American families and businesses to go solar.

Nov 18, 2013:  National Funding Supports Local Age-Friendly Initiatives

PHOENIX (November 18, 2013) — Valley communities will be better able to fight social isolation and strengthen the connections that older adults have with people of all ages, thanks to two new grants to support the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network.

Nov 14, 2013:  Think Before You Shop

PHOENIX (November 14, 2013) — Americans produce 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than they do at all other times of the year. Much of that waste is the direct result of holiday festivities.

Nov 05, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, November 5, 2013 Meeting

PHOENIX (November 5, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, November 5 2013 Meeting.

Oct 29, 2013:  Maricopa County Litterers More Aware of Environmental Concerns and Solutions

PHOENIX (Oct. 29, 2013) — A recent survey of Maricopa County residents revealed that the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Don’t Trash Arizona campaign has had a positive impact on the primary litterers in the region, with most of them acknowledging littering as a problem and being aware of anti-littering messages and solutions.

Oct 23, 2013:  October 23th Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (October 23, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the October 23, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Oct 16, 2013:  October 2013 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

Your E-News Update From the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) - October 16, 2013

Oct 14, 2013:  Study to Guide Transportation Plans in Cave Creek, Carefree

CAVE CREEK/CAREFREE (October 14, 2013) — How should the transportation system in the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree evolve to meet the needs of residents and the many visitors who come to the area for unique dining and shopping, high-end resorts, outdoor recreation and special events?

Oct 08, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, October 8, 2013 Meeting

PHOENIX (October 8, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, October 8, 2013 Meeting.

Sep 30, 2013:  From Bystander to Stand By Her:

PHOENIX (September 30, 2013) — It’s called a “cycle” for a reason. A domestic violence victim seemingly breaks away from her abuser, only to go back time and time again. This can create a feeling of helplessness and frustration for friends and family members who see the victim return to the situation after they have tried to help her break away.

Sep 25, 2013:  September 25th Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (September 25, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the September 25, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Sep 16, 2013:  MAG, Universities Work to Enhance Economic Development Opportunities

PHOENIX (September 16, 2013) — Representatives of Arizona’s three public universities and other major educational institutions will meet with members of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ (MAG) Economic Development Committee in Flagstaff next week to jointly sign an agreement intended to improve the process for securing competitive grant funding.

Sep 12, 2013:  Public Asked to Provide Input to Transportation Plans

PHOENIX (September 12, 2013) — The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) will conduct a public meeting on three key transportation plans at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the MAG offices, 302 N. 1st Avenue, Suite 200, Saguaro Room.

Sep 10, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, September 10, 2013 Meeting

PHOENIX (September 10, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, September 10, 2013 Meeting.

Sep 09, 2013:  Don't Trash Arizona Offers Tips for Staying Safe This Monsoon

PHOENIX (September 9, 2013) — As the summer heat rises, Arizona’s storm season follows in dramatic fashion, bringing heavy rain, vivid lightning and formidable dust storms. Although Arizona’s monsoon storms can pose serious dangers on their own, litter and debris on the roadways can create hazardous situations that may have fatal implications.

Aug 21, 2013:  New Resources Connect Older Adults to Community

PHOENIX (August 21, 2013) — Valley residents aged 60 and over now have a new way to connect to their peers and communities, through a newly launched website called Connect60Plus.com, sponsored by the Maricopa Association of Governments. In addition, a recently released video highlights how Valley residents can successfully age in place.

Aug 21, 2013:  August 21st Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (August 21, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the August 21, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Aug 14, 2013:  August 2013 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

Your E-News Update From the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) - August 14, 2013

Jul 26, 2013:  Crossing Guards Get Know-how, Tools to Get Kids to School Safely

PHOENIX — (July 26, 2013) As thousands of children in the Valley return to school, many of the people who make sure they get to school safely will take part in regional training workshops during the next two weeks.

Jul 10, 2013:  Public Input Sought on US-60/Grand Avenue?s Future

PHOENIX (July 10, 2013) After nine months of study along the Grand Avenue corridor, initial economic development concepts and improvement approaches will be unveiled for public review and comment during two upcoming workshops in the West Valley.

Jul 08, 2013:  Top 10 List of Most Dangerous Highway Debris

PHOENIX (July 8, 2013) — Litter is not only ugly and unhealthy, but perhaps more importantly, it is unsafe. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, falling debris from unsecured loads is responsible for nearly 25,000 accidents each year in North America, resulting in nearly 90 fatalities annually.

Jun 19, 2013:  June 19th Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (June 19, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the June 19, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Jun 05, 2013:  Top Littered Item Causing Immediate Danger to Communities

PHOENIX (June 5, 2013) — Cigarette butts may be small, but they can create big problems. According to the National Fire Prevention Agency, about 90,000 fires are caused annually in the United States by cigarettes. Cigarette-induced fires cost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars in property damage every year.

Jun 04, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, June 4, 2013 Meeting

PHOENIX (June 4, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, June 4, 2013 Meeting.

May 22, 2013:  May 22nd Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (May 22, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the May 22, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

May 16, 2013:  Don't Trash Arizona Hit the Road with Safe, Fun and Litter-Free Summer Trips

PHOENIX (May 16, 2013) — School is out, the sun is shining and the sweet adventures of summertime are finally upon us. The perfect time to say ‘goodbye’ to stresses and ‘hello’ to wide open highways, the road trip season means motorists are out in full force and Arizona’s roadways are experiencing the effects.

May 15, 2013:  May 2013 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

Your E-News Update From the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) - May 15, 2013

May 09, 2013:  National and Local Leaders Convene to Enhance Opportunities in Aging

PHOENIX (May 6, 2013) — With the number of people over age 60 expected to nearly double in the next 20 years, communities across the Valley are preparing for this demographic shift by seeking the best ways to serve them.

May 07, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, May 7, 2013 Meeting.

PHOENIX (May 7, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, May 7, 2013 Meeting.

May 01, 2013:  May 1st Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (May 1, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the May 1, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Apr 18, 2013:  Don’t Trash Arizona Offers 5 Tips to be Litter Free This Earth Month

PHOENIX (April 18, 2013) — For 43 years, April has been considered Earth Month, meant to remind people of the importance of protecting the environment. But being environmentally responsible should be a year-round effort.

Apr 17, 2013:  April 2013 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

Your E-News Update From the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) - April 17, 2013

Apr 16, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, April 16, 2013 Meeting.

PHOENIX (April 16, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, April. 16, 2013 Meeting.

Mar 27, 2013:  March 27th Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (March 27, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the March 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Mar 19, 2013:  Local Elected Officials Participate in Binational Forum

PHOENIX (March 19, 2013) – Nine mayors and a number of other elected officials, business leaders, and economic development staff from the Valley will participate in a binational economic forum in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, this Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Hotel Plaza Nogales.

Mar 12, 2013:  “Businesses Count” Is Message in Economic Census Efforts

PHOENIX (March 12, 2013) – “Businesses count.” That is the message of the U.S. Census Bureau as it reaches out to businesses that have yet to respond to the Bureau’s Economic Census aimed at collecting business and economic information.

Mar 11, 2013:  Public Identifies Transit Priorities for Southwest Valley

PHOENIX (March 11, 2013) – The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with West Valley cities and through extensive input from residents, has completed a transit system study that identifies a local transit plan for the Southwest Valley.

Mar 11, 2013:  Public Identifies Transit Priorities for Southwest Valley

PHOENIX (Mar. 11, 2013) — The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with West Valley cities and through extensive input from residents, has completed a transit system study that identifies a local transit plan for the Southwest Valley.

Feb 28, 2013:  Biodegradable? Don't Toss it Out the Window!

PHOENIX (Feb. 28, 2013) — You may like to “eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas” as the kid’s song goes, but don’t throw those items out the window or risk a $500 littering fine.

Feb 27, 2013:  February 27th Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (February 27, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the February 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Feb 22, 2013:  Region at Forefront of Changes to Aging Services

PHOENIX (February 22, 2013) – Helping older adults stay connected and in their homes as they age is the goal of a national pilot project being funded in the Greater Phoenix region.

Feb 05, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, February 5, 2013 Meeting.

PHOENIX (February 5, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, Feb. 5, 2013 Meeting.

Jan 30, 2013:  January 30th Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (January 30, 2013) — Summary of the actions taken during the January 30, 2013 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Jan 23, 2013:  January 2013 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

Your E-News Update From the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) - January 23, 2013

Jan 08, 2013:  Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, January 8, 2013 Meeting

PHOENIX (January 8, 2013) – An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, Jan. 8, 2013 Meeting.