Hot Links: Child Care, Photo Radar, and Free Mercury Tickets
The Arizona Department of Health Services will increase its fees for close to 2,000 child state care facilities. The current licensing fee for child-care providers is $150 for three years. With the increase, licenses will cost between $581 and $13,442, depending on the number of children...It's been a year since photo-radar cameras went up across the Valley, and the Department of Public Safety is labeling the traffic cameras a success in their one-year report card, asserting "photo radar saves lives." DPS Lieutenant Steve Harrison disputed the argument that the cameras don't catch criminals, saying they freed up officers to take drunk drivers off the roads...A pet fish distributor in Gilbert can continue storing 50 tanks of store-bound fish in his garage, according to the Gilbert Board of Adjustment, which voted 4-3 in favor of the man, Steven Powell. Powell runs Tropaquatics Inc. out of his home and had been battling with town zoning administrators...
Phoenix Suns Captains Amar'e Stoudemire, Grant Hill, and Steve Nash have bought out all the upper-level seats for Friday's WNBA Championship game at US Airways Center, where the Phoenix Mercury will seek their second national championship in two years. Fans can receive up to six free tickets each by using the word "captains" at the arena box office...A 16-year-old boy, Eduardo Gonzalez, was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a Phoenix police officer Wednesday evening. Police had responded to a report of shots fired near 55th and Campbell avenues. When they arrived, Gonzales reportedly fled and pointed a gun at officers, who opened fire, grazing Gonzalez in the leg. No officers were injured...An X-Box gaming system signed by Sarah Palin is for sale on eBay for $1.1 million. The seller has included three photos of Palin signing the X-Box to verify its authenticity.
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