Hot Links: Suns, Smokers, and Scouts

The

Arizona Department of Transportation

says federal stimulus money will

create 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...The

Phoenix Suns

rebounded from Friday's 89-106 defeat by the

Memphis Grizzlies

to beat the

Minnesota Timberwolves

110-97 on Saturday.

Grant Hill

scored 19 points to lead the Suns to Saturday's victory...Arizona's

cigarette 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...The

Arizona Diamondbacks

will host the

2011 All Star Game

at Chase Field. Play by play man

Daron Sutton

made the announcement on the MLB network on Saturday...About

22 people were rescued

from near

Apache 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 the

Pet Shop Boys

have declined a request from

PETA

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.

Construction jobs coming -- but not enough to cover those lost

Hill and Suns down Timberwolves

AZ cigarette tax has smokers hot
Cigarette taxes have some smokers running for the borders.
Cigarette taxes have some smokers running for the borders.
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Diamondbacks Awarded 2011 All Star Game

Chase Field will be the site of the 2011 MLB All Star Game.
Chase Field will be the site of the 2011 MLB All Star Game.
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3 boy scout troops rescued, 22 total, from wet conditions

Name change? No, thank you

The Pet Shop Boys won't become the Rescue Shelter Boys for PETA.
The Pet Shop Boys won't become the Rescue Shelter Boys for PETA.
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