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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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Clifton Mineral Hot Springs

Clifton is situated in a deep canyon formed by the San Francisco River. The town is synonymous in Arizona vocabulary with its twin neighbor Morenci and the rich copper deposits responsible for the existence of both.

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Times Past: Castle Hot Springs (access required)

The natural beauty and healing waters of Castle Hot Springs have enticed several owners during the years to attempt to craft the area into a successful resort destination, with varying degrees of success.

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