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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.