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House OKs bill to use tires to fill mines

The Arizona House has approved a bill to allow waste tires to be used as fill in abandoned mines. The House's 35-21 vote June 22 sends the bill to the Senate. It would require that tires be covered by 10 feet of rock or dirt.

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Sharpton seeks help in Arpaio abuse probe

The Rev. Al Sharpton on June 19 called for opponents of an Arizona sheriff who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration to videotape alleged racial profiling by the sheriff's office.

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Scaled-back party to mark Arizona’s 100 years

With a lack of cash, the party marking Arizona's birth in two-and-a-half years is expected to be a scaled back, privately financed celebration. The slumping economy and Arizona's tight budget has led to a somewhat muted centennial celebration.

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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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