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Farley to serve as expert panelist at D.C. distracted driving summit

House Democratic Policy Leader Steve Farley, of Tucson, will serve as a panel expert during a Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1. The U.S. Department of Transportation sponsors the two-day summit, and invited Farley to participate as one of 200 safety experts, researchers, elected officials and members of the public who will share experiences and develop ways to reduce distracted driving.

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LOTY speaker Trimble was ‘prodded’ toward life he has built

Though Marshall Trimble grew up in Ash Fork, a small town 40 miles west of Flagstaff, he was first introduced to Southwest history 40 years ago while working as a cowboy in Montana, driving cattle from the Big Sky State into train stockyards in Arizona."It was like turning the clock back 100 years," said Trimble, Arizona's state historian.

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Vietnam War Memorial replica headed for Phoenix

A replica of the Vietnam War Memorial will be displayed in Phoenix Memorial Park from Sept. 18 until Sept. 20. The replica is owned by Dignity Memorial, a network of funeral, cremation and cemetery services that transports the three-quarter scale wall across the country each year. The wall was built in 1990 and has been touring different sites ever since, each one sponsored by the local Dignity Memorial provider.

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Department of Energy providing $9M for projects in AZ

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Sept. 14 that more than $9 million for energy efficiency and conservation projects is headed to Arizona. The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is part of a plan that will send more than $354 million to 22 states for "green" energy projects.

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AZ officials sign business contracts with China

Arizona officials met with Chinese officials at a Trade Cooperation Forum Sept. 8 in Scottsdale to mark the signing of 41 contracts and cooperation agreements between various U.S.-based businesses and China.Gov. Jan Brewer was in attendance with government officials from Colorado, Idaho, Kansa, and Nevada, as well as Wu Bangguo, the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and his delegation.

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