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TheArizona Department of Transportation
says federal stimulus money willcreate 6,020 construction jobs statewide
, but that doesn't come close to filling the gap left by the 77,000 statewide layoffs in construction over the past two years...ThePhoenix Suns
rebounded from Friday's 89-106 defeat by theMemphis Grizzlies
to beat theMinnesota Timberwolves
110-97 on Saturday.Grant Hill
scored 19 points to lead the Suns to Saturday's victory...Arizona'scigarette taxes
leaped from 39 cents a pack to $1.01 a pack, and some smokers are fuming.Arizona Department of Revenue
agent Jack Doyle says people are buying cigarettes for cheaper elsewhere -- like Indian reservations and Mexico -- and reselling them for profit...TheArizona Diamondbacks
will host the2011 All Star Game
at Chase Field. Play by play manDaron Sutton
made the announcement on the MLB network on Saturday...About22 people were rescued
from nearApache Lake
after a storm disrupted a boy scout camping trip and left the group stranded in cold, wet weather. None of those rescued were taken to the hospital...U.K. electro-pop duo thePet Shop Boys
have declined a request fromPETA
to change their moniker to something that sounds more animal-friendly, namely the "Rescue Shelter Boys." No word yet on whether or not PETA will ask heavy metal bands like Carcass and Mastodon to change their names to Alive and Fuzzy and Snuffleupagus.
Cigarette taxes have some smokers running for the borders.
Chase Field will be the site of the 2011 MLB All Star Game.
The Pet Shop Boys won't become the Rescue Shelter Boys for PETA.
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