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Municipal courts cutting costs

Fewer tax dollars has led Phoenix and other cities to cut municipal court costs. To save money on utilities, Avondale's city court closes one day a week. City Manager Charlie McClendon said he had little choice but to close the city court each Friday.

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Ariz. holiday period DUI arrests rise in 2009

Arizona's 16 DUI task forces around the state made more than 14,000 driving-under-the-influence arrests in 2009 including nearly 4,500 from Thanksgiving to New Year's. Those figures are up from 2008 when the task forces made some 10,500 DUI arrests but only about 2,700 from the Thanksgiving-to-Jan. 1 holiday span.

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Lake Havasu City wants state park to remain open

LAKE HAVASU CITY - The Lake Havasu City manager has asked the Arizona State Parks Board to let the city take operational control of Lake Havasu State Park if state budget cuts force state parks to close. City Manager Charlie Cassens sent the request in a letter to the parks board, the governor's office, the governor's task force and others, informing state officials the city wants to keep the park open.

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Cash seizures quadruple on Arizona-Mexico border

Seizures of money bound mostly for Mexico's violent drug cartels more than quadrupled this year on the Arizona border, and government officials are crediting beefed-up screening at checkpoints. Inspectors intercepted $1.1 million heading into Mexico in fiscal 2008. This year, they netted $4.9 million.

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Spokesman for 4 Phoenix mayors retiring

A spokesman for four different Phoenix mayors is retiring on Dec. 31 after 19 years on the job. Scott Phelps says he volunteered to leave the office of Mayor Phil Gordon in anticipation of further budget cuts in Phoenix, where more than 1,000 positions have been eliminated in the past year.

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