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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.) Tom Horne Testifies, Channels Bill Clinton

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne looked so peaceful during his testimony Wednesday afternoon that if someone told me he'd done a bong hit during lunch, I'd have to consider the possibility.

It was a marked change from the rest of the hearing into his, um, alleged campaign finance shenanigans, which began on Monday and concluded earlier than expected at five o'clock Wednesday, making every reporter in the room happier than Kiwi siren Lorde at this year's Grammy Awards.

When not under oath in Administrative Law Judge Tammy Eigenheer's courtroom, Horne's demeanor was that of a man recovering from the removal of a yard of innards.

See also: Tom Horne Testifies, Channels Bill Clinton


 

4.) Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Late Night Love, the Westward Ho, and Louise Nevelson

Pool hopping is a Phoenix bucket list must.
Pool hopping is a Phoenix bucket list must.
Katie Johnson

 

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.

Sneak Into a Hotel Pool Now, I'm not going to tell you which pool to sneak into, or just how to make it happen -- but I will say that there's a wide selection here in the Valley of the Sun. It may not make for the most relaxing experience, and the nicer the pool the better the chance you'll get kicked out, but it's the definition of a cheap thrill. Pass the sunscreen.

See also: Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Late Night Love, the Westward Ho, and Louise Nevelson


 

3.) Arthur Hubbard, Former State Senator and Navajo Code Talker, Dies at 102

 

Former Arizona State Senator and Navajo Code Talker Arthur J. Hubbard died Friday at age 102, according to a statement from the Navajo Nation Council.

He was born on the Tohono O'odham Nation about three weeks before Arizona became a state, in 1912.

See also: Arthur Hubbard, Former State Senator and Navajo Code Talker, Dies at 102

 

2.) Jodi Arias: Lawyers Will Withdraw if Jury Finds Out She Wanted Kirk Nurmi Fired

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

Jodi Arias doesn't want her new jury to know what she thinks of her lawyer, or about a former cellmate who claims Arias wants prosecutor Juan Martinez killed.

Two motions filed in Maricopa County Superior Court today ask Judge Sherry Stephens to stop the information from coming out in the upcoming sentencing-phase trial.

If the new jury hears about an October 22nd handwritten motion Arias made for a change of counsel, both of her lawyers will have to withdraw from the case, one of the new motions states.



See also: Jodi Arias: Lawyers Will Withdraw if Jury Finds Out She Wanted Kirk Nurmi Fired


 

1.) Top 10 Perks of Being an Arizona Lawmaker

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
By Matthew Hendley

 

Being a lawmaker in Arizona isn't all about being a poor, humble servant of the people.

Actually, many times, it seems like the exact opposite. Aside from earning the title of being the "meth-lab of democracy," there are some perks to being a lawmaker in Arizona. Check out our top-10 picks:

See also: Top 10 Perks of Being an Arizona Lawmaker

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