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Tucson mail processing center gets reprieve from planned July closure

WASHINGTON - A Tucson mail processing center that had been scheduled to close in July will remain open until at least 2016, the U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday.

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Longer term car loans gaining in popularity, especially in Arizona

When Tucson resident Valerie Vinyard purchased a new car in 2010, she expected to take out a five-year loan, but the dealership presented her with a longer financing option to reduce her monthly payments.

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Grand Canyon at confluence of popularity and conservation

When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father.

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Despite gains, Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

WASHINGTON - Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made "impressive jumps" and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Developers say building to begin soon for long awaited PhoenixMart

Nearly four years ago, Casa Grande officials announced that developers had planned to build a massive international trade center on the edges of the city.