Hot Links: San Tan Valley, Abortion Bills, and Frito-Lays

Residents in an unincorporated community near Queen Creek have voted to name the area San Tan Valley. About 2,000 people voted, choosing the name over another consideration, Bella Vista...Residents of northeast Mesa held a meeting Tuesday night with Councilwoman Dina Higgins to discuss instituting a noise-abatement program from nearby Sky Harbor airport. Residents in the area complain of getting waken at all hours by the sounds of incoming planes...A bill that imposes new restrictions on abortions has passed the Arizona Senate. It calls for a mandatory waiting period and state-scripted disclosures by doctors...The Phoenix Suns are moving their training camp to San Diego for 2009. The Suns had trained at the University of Arizona in Tucson since 2005...Phoenix police are offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect (or suspects) in the murder of Steward Bryant. The 29-year-old Valley man was found dead near 7th Avenue and Pierson Street on June 6...A woman in Oklahoma City pleaded no contest last week to prostitution charges. She's accused of agreeing to have sex with a man who said he was a Frito-Lay employee and offered to pay for her services with a $30 box of chips. That's one hungry sex worker.

San Tan Valley is area's new name

Mesa residents irked by Sky Harbor flights

Abortion Restriction Bill Approved

Suns moving training camp to San Diego

Phoenix PD offering up to $1000 in murder case

Oklahoma City woman trades sex for case of chips

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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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