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Arpaio investigating Maricopa County supervisor

A Maricopa County supervisor and frequent critic of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under criminal investigation by the Sheriff's Office. The Arizona Republic reports the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has filed a public-records request with Phoenix officials, looking for information on Mary Rose Wilcox and her husband, former state lawmaker Earl Wilcox.

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Preparations under way for Arizona centennial

Preparations are under way for Arizona’s centennial celebration. The state Centennial Commission on June 16 unveiled its logo and Web site and also announced that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform centennial tribute concerts at US Airways Center in Phoenix on two days in February 2012.

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Former Napolitano aide expected to be US Attorney

A Phoenix attorney and former top aide to former Gov. Janet Napolitano is expected to be the next U.S. Attorney for Arizona. The state’s Democratic congressional delegation has given its unanimous support to Dennis Burke. Once the background checks conducted by the Justice Department are completed, Burke is expected to be an easy nomination for President Barack Obama, say political insiders.

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Judge rejects sale of Coyotes, move to Canada

Professional hockey will live on in the desert, at least for a while. Billionaire Jim Balsillie failed in his bid to have a bankruptcy court judge order the Phoenix Coyotes sold to him and, over the NHL’s objection, moved to Hamilton, Ontario. His downfall was his self-imposed June 29 deadline for completing the deal.

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