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As many as 20 players from the Mesa High football team might be suspended for violating team rules and miss Friday's game against Phoenix Maryvale. Mesa High principal Jim Souder and football coach Kelley Moore confirmed the suspensions, but neither would discuss what the infraction was...Arizona's unemployment funds are running out. The state will need to borrow $600 million from the federal government if it's to continue paying unemployment benefits through 2010. Twenty-two states so far have had to borrow $19 billion from the federal government to pay benefits, including California...The Navajo Nation might be buying the popular ski resort Arizona Snowbowl outside Flagstaff. The tribal council voted Wednesday to consider legislation that would allow them to secure an appraisal. Part owner Eric Borowsky said the resort is not for sale, but he has an obligation as a general partner in the company to submit valid offers to limited partners for a vote...

A 7 year-old elementary school student in Cave Creek was sent home by school officials because they say he'd gone back to class too soon after having the flu. The boy's parents say they followed all guidelines and believe their son's right to an education is being denied because of the flu scare...The 9-year-old boy from St. Johns accused of shooting his father and his father's friend to death last year could learn his fate today. A judge reportedly planned to have the boy committed to intensive in-patient therapy, but Apache County says it doesn't have the money for the extended treatment...Microsoft will open its very first retail store, in Scottsdale, today. The opening at Fashion Square Mall coincides with the release of Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7. A second store is planned for California. 

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