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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.) Jan Brewer Not Running for Third Term

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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As expected, Governor Jan Brewer will not be seeking a third term in office.

Although the Arizona Constitution prohibits a governor from holding that office "for more than two consecutive terms," Brewer has been insisting for several years now that she might be able to run for a third term. She announced today at an elementary school in Glendale that she won't be pursuing that term.

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4.) Waiter Shot a Cook in the Head at Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, Police Say

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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A waiter at a Chinese restaurant shot a cook in the head Sunday afternoon, police say.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, there were at least 15 people eating in the Good China restaurant, near 67th Avenue and Thomas Road when 33-year-old waiter David Ong shot a cook who was at work in the kitchen.

See also: Waiter Shot a Cook in the Head at Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, Police Say


 

3.) White Man March Comes to Tempe Town Lake March 15, Um, Maybe

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

Well, let's hope they don't jump in, 'cause crackers get soggy when wet, but something called the White Man March may be coming to Tempe Town Lake this Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m.

I know what you're thinking: "White Man March? Where's the gun show this time?"

But seriously, this is supposedly some nationwide ofay hootenanny organized online by a Massachusetts fella named Kyle Hunt, whom you can read all about in a blog post by Village Voice writer Anna Merlan.

See also: White Man March Comes to Tempe Town Lake March 15, Um, Maybe


 

2.) Phoenix Bucket List: 100 Things to Do in Phoenix Before You Die

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion.

We like Phoenix.

That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote dozens of entries for Best of Phoenix, reviewed plays, covered the art scene, and investigated politicians. (True, Amy's always maintained there's nothing more fun than picking the low-hanging fruit at the Arizona Legislature.)

See also: Phoenix Bucket List: 100 Things to Do in Phoenix Before You Die


 

1.) 10 World Records Set in Arizona

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

You'd probably never guess which world records were set in Arizona.

From the interesting, to the cool, to the just plain weird, we bring you our picks of 10 world records set in Arizona, as verified by Guinness World Records:

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