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The jaguar that was recently captured and collared in southern Arizona was recaptured and euthanized at the Phoenix Zoo on Monday, after veterinarians determined the animal suffered from irreparable kidney failure...Hey brother, can you spare another ten million? Phoenix is sending a "strike force" of lobbyists to Washington, to ask for a larger chunk of the economic stimulus package than the $36.7 million Phoenix expects to receive...A shooting at Wal-Mart in Show Low, Arizona yesterday morning killed an elderly woman and left her husband in critical condition. Police are looking for a male suspect, and have released security photos of the white sedan he fled in...Gilbert police accuse two men of growing marijuana plants in homes in Gilbert and Queen Creek. According to police, there were enough plants in the houses to grow $15 million in marijuana a year...Southwest airlines must pay the FAA $7.5 million in fees, after the agency determined the airline was flying numerous planes without checking for fuselage cracking...A town in New Zealand will be playing Barry Manilow music in its malls, in the hopes it will drive away raucous teenagers who'd rather be listening to Insane Clown Posse, or, at best, an industrial-metal cover of "Mandy."

Captured jaguar euthanized at Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix pushes for bigger cut of stimulus

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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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