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Phoenix baseball hit crossroads in 1950s (access required)

In the mid-1950s, the future of baseball in Phoenix seemed to be on the line as the city was trying to purchase Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Allerton Cushman and his wife owned approximately 10 acres around what was then called Phoenix Municipal Stadium at Third and Mohave streets south of downtown Phoenix. The 100 Club owned the Phoenix Senators that played at the stadium.

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Capitol Quotes 11/20

"This state is in crisis and it is very disappointing and frankly embarrassing that one member of our caucus did not have the decency to show up. I left the floor open to give him every opportunity to do the right thing." - Senate President Bob Burns, noting in a media release that he is disappointed that Sen. Thayer Verschoor was absent from the floor during the final Senate vote on budget bills.

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UpClose with David Cavazos (access required)

Perched in a corner office on the 12th floor of Phoenix's downtown headquarters, David Cavazos has a bird's eye view of the city's growing amenities, including Arizona State University's downtown campus, Chase Field, the US Airways Center and the Sheraton Hotel - all of which have emerged since he moved to Phoenix in 1987.

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Lawsuit settlement tosses rule on removing wolves for livestock kills

Mexican gray wolves no longer will be subject to the "three strikes and you're out" rule, thanks to a settlement reached between environmental groups and the federal government. The informal rule went by the bureaucratic sounding name of standard operating procedure 13 (SOP 13), which allowed wolves to be removed from the wild for attacking and killing livestock three times within a year.

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The Pulse: Maybe rules were meant to be broken (access required)

Looks like Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate are ignoring their own rules again. Gov. Jan Brewer recently made a rare visit to a Republican caucus meeting, prompting the GOP to kick out spectators and seal the doors - an apparent violation of Senate rules.

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