Monday, January 10, 2005

Headlines Monday Jan. 10th

McCain against recognition of Native Hawaiians (AP) -- The new chairman of U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee says he will oppose legislation that would allow Native Hawaiians to seek federal recognition similar to that granted American Indian tribes.
Study Urges Water Conservation on Farms In parts of Arizona, water from major aquifers is now being withdrawn more than 10 times faster than it can be recharged by rainfall. In California, agriculture accounts for about 3 percent of the state's economic production but consumes 85 percent of the fresh water.
Phoenix begins Camelback pedestrian safety campaign Phoenix is mounting a multiphase campaign to reduce jaywalking between Biltmore Fashion Park and the Camelback Esplanade, where a 13-year-old girl was fatally injured in December.
Nearly 30,000 race across Phoenix Nearly 30,000 runners and walkers flooded the streets near the state Capitol early today for the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.
Guatemala consulate planned for Phoenix Arizona is now the main entry point for Guatemalans coming to the United States illegally, so the Guatemalan government plans to open a consulate this year in Phoenix.
Scooter rules on agenda in Chandler CHANDLER - Phoenix's ban on motorized scooters is fueling a Chandler activist's efforts to make another push for tougher regulations. This time, city officials say they're ready to listen.
[Payson Town] Council decision outrages Star Valley residents Some Star Valley residents were outraged over what they perceived as the Town of Payson's latest attempt to take their water.
Clergy group to march to support gay unions A clergy group that supports gay rights will march to the State Capitol on Monday to press their beliefs.<
New Maricopa County attorney shakes up staff He's been in office for only a week, and new Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is already shaking things up inside the office.
Jan. is good time to start checking card statements If you're one of those people who doesn't check your credit card bill very carefully, this is the month to change your ways.

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