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Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) Arizona Medical-Pot Supplier JP Holyoak of Arizona Natural Selections Wants GOP Critics to "Know Who They're Hurting"

J.P. Holyoak and his 5-year-old daughter, Reese.
J.P. Holyoak and his 5-year-old daughter, Reese.
Andrew Pielage

 

J.P. Holyoak cuts an intense presence as he prepares to guide news media members and a couple of local state representatives through his medical-marijuana cultivation facility.

He appears even more stressed than the average late-30s man with three kids should be. Standing outside the nondescript brick-and-concrete industrial building in a complex of similar buildings near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Holyoak makes reporters and TV cameramen promise to keep the address of the facility secret before entering.

He lightens up only as he spells his name for everyone: "A Bible and a tree," he says with a grin before going back to his worried look.

He's not thrilled with going forward like this, he says, and he's concerned about how his family will be accepted in the community.

See also: Arizona Medical-Pot Supplier JP Holyoak of Arizona Natural Selections Wants GOP Critics to "Know Who They're Hurting"


 

4.) Arizona Republican Lawmakers (Plus One Dem) Support Nullification of All EPA Rules

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
Wolfgang Moroder via Wikimedia Commons

 

A group of 36 Republican Arizona lawmakers and one Democrat have signed a resolution supporting nullification of all Environmental Protection Agency rules.

The move comes just weeks after a chemical spill in Elk River, West Virginia, spoiled the water supply of 300,000 people, in part due to lax oversight of a coal-cleaning facility.

See also: Arizona Republican Lawmakers (Plus One Dem) Support Nullification of All EPA Rules


 

3.) Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Prickly Pear, Gammage, and Chris Bianco's Mom's Chocolate Cake

Life in Phoenix is not complete without a trip to Big Surf.
Life in Phoenix is not complete without a trip to Big Surf.
Andrew Pielage

 

Welcome to the Phoenix Bucket List. Robrt Pela and Amy Silverman -- two New Times contributors and longtime Phoenicians -- have put together a list of 100 things to do in this city before you die. Each week we're presenting another 10; in March we'll wrap it all up in a cover story in New Times. For now, stay tuned to Valley Fever for more installments and be sure to share your suggestions in the comments section. Today, Amy Silverman presents the next 10 items on the list.

See also: Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Prickly Pear, Gammage, and Chris Bianco's Mom's Chocolate Cake


 

2.) Video: Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shoots Man Who Had His Hands in the Air

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Manuel Orosco Longoria, a 40-year-old Mesa resident, was shot and killed on January 14 after apparently reaching for a gun.

Video of the incident belies Babeu's statement -- Longoria had his arms straight up in the air at the moment he was shot.

See also: Video: Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shoots Man Who Had His Hands in the Air


 

1.) 10 Worst ASU Frat Parties

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
Kristin Nador via Flickr

 

Even the most casual observers know an Arizona State University fraternity's "MLK Black Party" isn't the first ASU fraternity party to face public scrutiny.

Check out 10 of the worst parties involving ASU fraternity members, which includes events not officially sanctioned by the frats:

See also: 10 Worst ASU Frat Parties

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