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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.) Christine Jones, GOP Candidate for Governor and ex-Go Daddy Exec, Arrested for DUI in '04

Christine Jones, featured at right in a Go Daddy ad, is running for Arizona governor.
Christine Jones, featured at right in a Go Daddy ad, is running for Arizona governor.

 

Christine Jones, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014 and former lawyer for Go Daddy, was popped for DUI in 2004, records show.

That's right; the woman who was singing for Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a charity event a few days ago was singing the blues in his jail a few years ago.

See also: Christine Jones, GOP Candidate for Governor and ex-Go Daddy Exec, Arrested for DUI in '04


 

4.) Joe Arpaio Costs Us Another $7.3 Million and Counting in Melendres

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

Who better to help me inaugurate a new category in this blog, entitled "Bigotry Is Expensive," than the man known for sucking all of the air out of the room and mammoth amounts of cash out of taxpayers' wallets, Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

In case you missed it, Arpaio just cost us another $7.3 million-plus in lawyer fees and legal expenses in the ACLU's big civil rights lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio.

See, according to federal law, the prevailing party in a federal civil rights lawsuit can ask for reasonable reimbursements for the necessary lawyers, experts and so on. And the attorneys representing the plaintiffs in Melendres recently did just that.

See also: Joe Arpaio Costs Us Another $7.3 Million and Counting in Melendres


 

3.) Johnny Knoxville Says He Was Drugged at a University of Arizona Frat Party

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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Despite all the negative attention surrounding the fraternities at Arizona State University, it looks like the frat boys at the University of Arizona aren't exactly angels, either.

According to Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, he was drugged with Ecstasy while attending a frat party, at U of A, where he was filming his new movie, Bad Grandpa.

See also: Johnny Knoxville Says He Was Drugged at a University of Arizona Frat Party


 

2.) Big Mormon Temple in Gilbert to Be Open for Public Tours

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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A 26,000-square-foot Mormon temple being built in Gilbert will be open for public tours early next year.

Construction of the temple started nearly three years ago, and according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it's the largest temple the church has built in 17 years.

See also: Big Mormon Temple in Gilbert to Be Open for Public Tours


 

1.) 10 Phoenix Ladies You've Probably Dated

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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In case you haven't noticed, there are certain types of ladies you'll locate on the dating scene around Phoenix.

The ladies you'll find in an Old Town Scottsdale bar are definitely of a distinct species -- as are the ones you'll find downtown during the artsy-fartsy festivals. So, we have a field guide for you all -- 10 Phoenix ladies you've probably dated.

See also: 10 Phoenix Ladies You've Probably Dated

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