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SPORTS
June 11, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Maybe he really is the Man of Steel. Yasiel Puig is having himself an interesting night in his ninth major-league game. If you count bum legs, four-strike outs and getting hit in the nose with a 92 mph Ian Kennedy fastball. Hearts stopped Tuesday for the Dodgers in the second inning when Puig seemed to come up lame trying to run out a grounder to short. He retreated to the clubhouse with trainer Sue Falsone, but when the top of the third began he sprinted out to right. In his second at-bat in the fourth inning, the umpires lost the count and he received an extra strike.
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NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a Democrat, was unable to overcome Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, keeping the Senate seat from Arizona in the GOP column. Carmona enjoyed a late surge in the historically Republican state as a moderate, and Latino, candidate, with the state showing signs of an emerging Democratic tilt. But funding from Democrats nationally and a visit from former President Clinton were not enough to outpace Flake, a six-term congressman from Mesa who is  a conservative leader in the House.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers have two games scheduled Friday and given the way their pitching is backing up, they'd like to play both. "This is a day where you want two games," Manager Don Mattingly said. He may not get his wish though. The chance of rain is 45% Friday afternoon, when the Dodgers are scheduled to play the Giants in Scottsdale, rising slightly to 50% for the night game at home with the Reds. It rained Friday morning. But much of the news Friday was coming from the trainer's room and the batting cages Friday anyway.
NATIONAL
July 5, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- The week of Independence Day has always been a boon for Prescott's tourism industry, and a seven-day display of patriotism, regional pride and Western traditions features the world's oldest commercial rodeo and a parade that draws more than 10,000 celebrants. But this year, five days after 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire , “the entire city is also turning into a memorial,” Prescott City Councilman Chris Kuknyo said.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Wildfires continued to grow in Arizona, with the largest fire spreading to 12,000 acres, almost tripling in size in just 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. Even as the weather continued to be less than favorable for fighting the four major blazes in the state, containment was increasing, officials said. No deaths have been reported, and just three structures have reportedly been destroyed. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook extending into next week for the regions surrounding the four fires: Gladiator, Sunflower, Elwood and Bull Flat.
SPORTS
March 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
There were a number of police motorcycles surrounding the bus that brought Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to Camelback Ranch for Wednesday's exhibition game with the Dodgers, a courtesy that comes with playing in the 16-team international tournament. But not everyone on the Mexican team is happy to see the police in Arizona, home to the nation's most draconian anti-immigration laws. Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Marcos Estrada, who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years, told Yahoo's Jeff Passan he was pulled over by police on his way to the ballpark Wednesday.
OPINION
April 16, 2010
They've had enough Re "Arizona passes strict border rule," April 14 The recent killing of prominent rancher Robert Krentz by an illegal alien blew the lid off a boiling caldron of illegal activity that is killing Arizonans and bankrupting the state. Illegal aliens are ruining Arizona's educational system and overburdening jails, hospitals, emergency rooms and indigent social services -- which are supposed to be for Arizona citizens only. Mexican President Felipe Calderon pays lip-service to our politicians while enjoying billions annually flowing into Mexico from illegal workers and drug cartels.
NEWS
August 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The ultimate road-trip incentive is back. Hertz is offering one-way car rentals to Arizona from California and other Western states for $5 a day. It's a great excuse to take off, explore somewhere you've never been and save a bundle. The deal: I like this deal because it appeals to my sense of adventure on a shoestring. I used this promotion in the spring for a 13-day road trip that covered more than 3,400 miles. My car rental cost: $65, excluding gas and tax. Who can beat that?
NATIONAL
January 23, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
Border officials have made what is believed to be the largest marijuana seizure in history at an Arizona border crossing. Agents at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales confiscated seven tons of marijuana this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reported Wednesday. The marijuana is worth as much as $12 million, authorities said. The Jan. 15 seizure took place after agents at the Mariposa Cargo Facility in Nogales, Ariz., singled out for inspection a 26-year-old man from Nogales, Mexico, and the tractor-trailer he was driving.
TRAVEL
August 23, 2009
Jason La's article ["With the Grand Canyon Fresh in His Mind, He Sets Off to Uncover Arizona's Lesser-Known Wonders," Aug. 9] left me, well, wanting more. Perhaps it was his interminable recaps at the end of each stage, where he denigrated each point for not being Disneyland. Maybe it's because I have visited every one of his stops hundreds of times over the last 50 years, but I certainly found far more to engage my mind than he did. All in all, this corner of Arizona is fascinating and far more deserving of interest than he gave it. I had to ask myself, why did he bother?
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