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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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Foreclosure halt offers hope to AZ homeowners (access required)

The moratorium on foreclosures on homes belonging to families like the DeVolls could have a roller-coaster effect on the Arizona housing market, where in September alone 17,117 homes — one in every 159 residential properties — were either scheduled for foreclosure or went through one, placing the state as second in the nation in the foreclosure rate.

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The Farm that Founded Scottsdale (access required)

On July 2, 1888, U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott directed an agent in Tucson to file a claim and make an initial down payment of 50 cents an acre on 640 acres of land just below the Arizona Canal near the intersection of present-day Indian School and Scottsdale roads.

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