Hot Links: Arizona Senators Differ on Approval of TARP Funds; Phoenix Police Say Girl Forced to Eat Off Floor; State Employee Unionization Upgrade Halted

Senatorial differences: John McCain opposes giving bailout funds to the guy who stomped him in the presidential election. But Jon Kyl, who holds no such bias, says it's "too risky" to hold back on the funds. Another shocking case of child abuse: Police say a Valley couple forced their 9-year-old daughter to eat off of the floor. Janet Napolitano's push to make it easier for state employees to unionize has gone nowhere so far. They're doing it for the children: Republican lawmakers hammer out a proposed state budget with severe cuts to education. Good news story of the day: Doctors separate conjoined twins at Phoenix Children's Hospital.


Police: Parents forced 9-year-old to eat off floor and take cold showers


Effort to unionize state employees grinds to a halt


Schools take huge hit in proposed state budget


PCH docs separate conjoined twins



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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.