Hot Links: Burglars Steal Dead Kids' Donation Money; Home Depot to Cut 7,000 Jobs; Phoenix Leaves Lights On

Thieving bastards: Burglars cut through a restaurant wall to take donation money after a charity auction for two kids killed in a Mesa hit-and-run earlier this month. The screwdrivers are on aisle -- heck if anyone's going to know after Home Depot lays off 7,000 employees. Five out of five Western governors agree: Getting a huge pile of cash for energy projects would be super. An ABC-15 News investigation shows cities like Phoenix could save big bucks by shutting off more lights at night (though not if they pay employees overtime wages to flick the switches). Sky Harbor tries to fly above the economic storm with modest budget cuts. 

Burglars steal donation money from Mesa restaurant

Home Depot to cut 7,000 jobs

 Western governors want updated energy grid

 Governments waste money lighting offices at night

 Sky Harbor to trim $16 million and 47 jobs from budget





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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.