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First-in-the-nation ADOT dust detection system enters third monsoon season

ELOY, AZ — With monsoon storms comes the potential for dust storms, Arizona Department of Transportation has a first-of-its-kind dust detection system designed to alert drivers to reduce speed. The system is set up on a 10-mile stretch along the I-10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak. "We have 13...
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Arizona's $18 billion budget gives boost to education funding

ARIZONA, USA — It took all night, but Arizona lawmakers have passed a budget for the next fiscal year. The bipartisan budget includes $1 billion in new K-12 education funding. Help for public schools. After 30 years as an educator, including 10 as superintendent of Stanfield Elementary School District,...
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ADOT says new dust detection system is working

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - When monsoon thunderstorms collapse in the desert, it can kick up a wall of dust that turns Arizona highways into a danger zone. On a ten-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak in Southern Arizona, the Arizona Department of Transportation is implementing a program to help drivers stay safe in one of the worst places in the state for blowing dust. There are 13 visibility detectors along with cameras, and their own radar that can detect dust storms more than 40 miles away.
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I-10 truckers scoff at plan to stay in one lane

It’s billed by the Department of Transportation as a way to improve safety. But the head of the Arizona Trucking Association says the move to restrict all trucks to just the right lane of Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Phoenix is nothing short of stupid. And Anthony Bradley scoffed at the claim by ADOT that it had “coordinated’’ the plan with his organization.
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Oversize load to pass through Maricopa Tuesday morning

EZE Trucking of Rialto, Calif., doing business as Rig Runner, will be moving an oversize load through the area very early Monday and Tuesday mornings, June 27-28. TAccording to EZE […] This post Oversize load to pass through Maricopa Tuesday morning appeared first on InMaricopa.
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Fly-In Breakfast

If you are out and about this Saturday morning, please feel free to stop by and enjoy breakfast with pilots and a great view of aircraft on our ramp at your local Casa Grande Airport! Breakfast will be hosted by the local Masonic Lodge (Pinal Lodge #30), and serving begins at 7:00 a.m. $8.00/plate.
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Casa Grande woman saves several colonies of burrowing owls

Call it a "hoot" done it. Quick thinking by a Casa Grande woman saved several colonies of burrowing owls from being entombed as vehicles were parked near habitats across the street from Vista Grande High School during the recent graduation ceremony. Nancy Wood contacted attending police officers, who were able...
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