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Obama’s western vacation turns to business in Phoenix

President Barack Obama is hardly the consummate Western outdoorsman. The Marlboro Man he's not. He's spent his adult life in big cities - New York, Chicago and, now, Washington. Basketball, golf, and bodysurfing are how this jock rolls. Indoor daily gym workouts of cardio exercise and weight training are the norm. Hunting, climbing, rafting - not so much.

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Plans for solar energy plant moving along

KINGMAN - Mohave County continues to support green energy initiatives. The Planning and Zoning Commission has approved construction of a small 1.5 megawatt, photovoltaic solar plant located north of Interstate 40 and east of Hackberry Road.

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Homebuilding strong in Mesa

MESA - New home construction permits are on the rise in Mesa. The city has seen an increase in the permit activity since falling below 20 in February. Mesa saw 72 permits in June, the latest numbers available. The number of permits is considered a good measure of upcoming home construction activity.

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