Hot Links: ASU in Goodyear, Wildfires, and Eagle Feathers

Arizona Senator John McCain has endorsed Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk in his run for the U.S. Senate. McCain appeared with Kirk at a veteran's event in Glenview on Sunday and said he would join Kirk in a "fight against this corruption, which has afflicted Washington"...ASU's plan to build undergraduate satellite campuses around the state includes a proposed campus in Goodyear, but the university says Goodyear would have to pay for construction of the school. If built, the school would accommodate roughly 3000 students in temporary facilities. Goodyear city council will vote on the proposal in September...A wildfire burning north of Payson has grown to 500 acres, forcing the evacuation of nearby subdivisions Whispering Pines and Beaver Valley and the Water Wheel campground. Multiple crews are working on containing the fire, which was reported Sunday. The cause of the fire is unknown...

A 22 year-old woman was killed over the weekend when she fell off a pontoon boat at Lake Mohave and was struck by a propeller. The woman's identity has not been released, and the incident is under investigation...A pawn shop employee shot a would-be robber on Sunday morning. According to police, two armed Hispanic men attempted to rob the Case De Empeno Pawn Shop, but the store manager fired several shots at the pair. One of the suspects escaped in a green Suburban; the other was shot in the head and remains in critical condition...An Arizona man was sentenced to six months home arrest and five years of probation for illegally selling bald eagle feathers. Cedric E. Salabye of Dilkon received the sentence for selling 11 of the feathers. Selling bald eagle feathers is a violation of federal law. 

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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