AUGUST 22, 2012

Writing Contest to benefit Wounded Warriors

Retired Marine seeks short stories

Major Ralph Stoney Bates USMC (Ret.) of Greenville, SC, is seeking short stories for an anthology that will be published and distributed nationally next year. Tentatively titled Short Rations: Ready-to-Read Stories from the Battlefield and the Homefront of United States Marines, the collection will feature both heroic tales of war and stories that Bates calls “everyday tales of the unwashed masses.”

AUGUST 22, 2012

Volunteers sought for fall spotlighting effort

Game and Fish invites public to help in black-footed ferret recovery

KINGMAN, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is in need of volunteers interested in assisting in the recovery of an animal once considered the most endangered mammal on the planet.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection starts Global Entry Enrollment program at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

PHOENIX – Globe trotters in the Phoenix area wanting to be recognized as a trusted traveler by U.S. Customs and Border Protection can now participate in the Global Entry program.

CBP opened a local enrollment center Tuesday, August 14 at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and is now scheduling interviews. Travelers interested in participating in the program are encouraged to apply online by visiting

Family Fun Day at the Capitol: AZ Mine Inspector

PHOENIX – Starting next month, Saturdays are Family Fun Days at the Capitol with free activities, and fun programs. Come in out of the heat and see what's waiting for you under the copper dome.

Families and all other weekend visitors are welcome to stop by the Capitol for our first Family Fun Day, Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for the opening of our new State Mine Inspector Exhibit. 

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