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NewsPeople 12/3/2010

Legislature • Bob Burns, retiring Senate president, was honored with the Arizona Tax Research Association’s Watchdog Award on Nov. 19. The award recognizes his efforts during three decades to fight for taxpayers and target wasteful spending. ATRA complimented Burns for ...

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Legal Jeffery Kros has joined Torres Consulting and Law Group, LLC as a senior account executive. Kros previously served as legislative director for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and performed policy research, analysis and legislative oversight for the ...

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Tucson’s nymphs de pave (access required)

Maiden Lane bordered Congress Street, and between the two was a stretch of “unholy” land shaped like a thin slice of pie and called the wedge — pictured here in the accompanying turn-of-the-century photo. The red light district was anything but invisible.

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For many on the Navajo Nation, it’s been a long wait for power

According to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, the largest utility provider on the Navajo Reservation, more than 18,000 households there still lack electricity. that number accounts for 75 percent of all U.S. households without electricity. Nowhere in the entire country are there so many people without power, despite millions of dollars in federal grants that were supposed to bring power to parts of the Navajo Nation.

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Top Votes in Congress 2010

Party control of the U.S. House and Senate next year is riding on the outcome of dozens of contests rated too close to call. And how those races turn out is likely to depend on the extent to which TV attack ads can win over tiny bands of undecided voters and get them to the polls Nov. 2.

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