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Phoenix boasts 3 new pride points

[Source: Connie Cone Sexton, Arizona Republic] — Phoenix is getting three new Points of Pride — two more than usual in a city contest held only once every four years. The Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, Arizona State University West, and Burton Barr Central Library were close enough in votes that members of the Phoenix Pride Commission decided Wednesday all three should receive the honor.

The sites were among 10 finalists in the contest that ended March 20. The three sites will be added to the current list of 30 Point of Pride sites. The designation is given to a landmark or attraction unique to and located within Phoenix that evokes a sense of pride among area residents. The registry began in 1992. A total of 12,476 votes were cast. The Cutler-Plotkin center received the most votes, with 20 percent. ASU West was second, with 17 percent, and the Burton Barr library had 15 percent. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]