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The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped another game last night, losing 5-6 to the San Diego Padres. Next up: the first of three D-Backs home games against the Colorado Rockies on Friday evening...A $30 million loan could help the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community build a new spring-training complex on tribal land. The proposed complex would have 11,000 seats and 12 practice fields, and would serve as the new training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies...Maricopa County sheriff's deputies raided a construction business in Peoria about 7:30 a.m. today as part of employer-sanctions investigations. The MCSO claims the business, Berardi Enterprises, hires undocumented immigrants who may be engaging in identity theft...

Tucson police arrested Joseph Maverick, 26, after airman Aaron Soetaert's arm was severed in an altercation outside a bar early Tuesday The arm was later reportedly thrown in the trash. Maverick is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury and tampering with evidence...The Hualapai Tribe in northern Arizona has renewed a ban on uranium mining on its land near the Grand Canyon. The tribe joins other northern Arizona tribes in banning such aining, a move that protects almost a million acres of land around the Grand Canyon...Kyrene De Las Lomas Elementary School in Ahwatukee boasts an unusual student body: it includes 15 sets of twins. Statistically, only about one in 90 births results in twins. There's also a set of triplets at the school. 



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