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Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) Kyrsten Sinema Turns Blue Dog, Liberals Blow a Gasket

 

Long gone are the days of Prada socialism, hearting Ralph Nader, and pagan spiraling for Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.

As noted in a recent Washington Post report, Sinema's attempt to reinvent herself as a centrist, which began before she left the state Legislature, is now complete, as she has been absorbed, along with fellow Democratic Representative from Sand Land Ron Barber, into the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of conservative Ds that is anathema to die-hard lefties.

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4.) Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Books, Bats, and the Biltmore

 

Welcome to the Phoenix Bucket List. Robrt Pela and Amy Silverman -- two New Times contributors and longtime Phoenicians -- have put together a list of 100 things to do in this city before you die. Each week we're presenting another 10; in March we'll wrap it all up in a cover story in New Times. For now, stay tuned to Valley Fever for more installments and be sure to share your suggestions in the comments section. Today, Robrt Pela presents the next 10 items on the list.

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3.) Map: Which Parts of the Phoenix Metro Area Have the Most Medical-Marijuana Patients

 

Maps released by the state health department show the areas around the state that have the most medical-marijuana patients.

All these hot spots are in the Phoenix area, and most are around North Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the East Valley.

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2.) 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

 

Although Barrett-Jackson wasn't the only auto auction going down around Scottsdale this weekend, it certainly got the most attention and had the most interesting mix of vehicles up for auction.

Though no car fetched $4.6 million (as the original Batmobile did last year at the auction), several were sold for millions. Check out the 10 most expensive cars sold at Barrett-Jackson this weekend:

See also: 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

1.) ASU Fraternity Celebrates MLK Day with Party Mocking Black People

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Photos posted to social-media websites show white Arizona State University students dressed up in basketball jerseys and bandannas, throwing up gang signs, and drinking out of a watermelon cup as part of an "MLK party."

"Just a day after the nation celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., racism has reared its head at one of the America's largest universities," says the Reverend Jarrett Maupin, a local black activist.

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