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Giffords pulls in hundreds of thousands in PAC money

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has pulled in more than $380,000 from political action committees in her fundraising efforts for re-election, according to recent campaign finance records.The southern Arizona Democrat’s donations are from more than 140 committees ranging from environmental groups ...

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‘Challenge Grants’ drive competition, creativity

Lowell Elementary School science club members record measurements taken in the school’s low water-use garden. Trees have been getting some good press lately. They scrub the air clean, removing carbon dioxide — the main greenhouse gas said to contribute to ...

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Voluntary program protects Arizona’s leafy greens

The Arizona Department of Agriculture approved a voluntary program for shippers of leafy greens that will monitor food-safety standards and procedures.Assistant Director of Citrus Fruit and Vegetable Division, Jim Nowlin, approved the creation of the Arizona Leafy Green Products Shipper ...

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Artists find new life in the Petrified Forest

Florida artist and teacher Patricia Rottino Cummins pauses for a moment during her two-week stay as an artist-in-residence in Petrified Forest National Park Patricia Rottino Cummins was taken aback by her first monsoon while painting at Petrified Forest National Park. ...

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