Sunshine Week 2015 Public Records Treasure Hunt

Your goal is to use public records to find the answers to these 20 multiple choice questions. The answers all can be found online. Google will be useful, but not sufficient, in finding these answers. You can use Google to find the appropriate site to search, but then you'll need to dig some on that site to find your answer.

Note: This isn't Blackboard, so you can't save your survey and come back to it later to finish. If you do need to stop, you'll have to start over. The best strategy is to work from the printout, then come to this site to answer the questions. Be sure to hit the "Submit" arrow at the end to send in your answers.

The deadline to complete the scavenger hunt is 9 a.m. Monday, March 23. Have fun. If you have questions, please contact Steve Elliott at steve.elliott@asu.edu.

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* 1. What did the Maricopa County Assessor's Office decide is the 2014 Full Cash Value of the Paradise Valley home owned by Michael M. and Francis Sybil Crow?

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* 2. How many food safety violations were found at the Fair Trade Coffee at 424 N. Central Ave. when it was inspected by the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services on Nov. 27, 2012?

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* 3. The Hyatt Regency Phoenix swimming pool (not the semi-public hydrotherapy pool) was inspected last by Maricopa County’s environmental services department on Oct. 18, 2010. How many parts per million of chlorine were measured?

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* 4. Maricopa County has an open Request for Quotes seeking Doula Services for its Public Health operation. According to documentation in the bid packet, what flat amount is the county expecting to pay per birth?

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* 5. According to the Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission's weekly permit activity report, how many residential building permits were filed for the week of Jan. 20, 2013?

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* 6. Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor reported to the Federal Elections Commission a total of $1,012,408 in contributions (not including loans) as of Dec. 31, 2012, for his re-election campaign. What percentage of that came from individual contributors (both itemized and unitemized)?

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* 7. According to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, what percentage of Maricopa County's total vote on last year's Proposition 204 came in NO?

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* 8. On Jan. 3, 2013, a customer complained that a gasoline pump serving up unleaded (UNL) at the 7-Eleven store at 850 E. Bell Road in Phoenix was already registering before the handle was squeezed. The customer said that based on past experience the pump doesn't start at 0 and results in a much pricier fill-up. An inspector for the AZ Department of Weights and Measures tested the pump on Jan. 4. What was the result of the inspection?

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* 9. How many decrees of annulment/divorce were recorded by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in November 2012?

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* 10. In January 2013, outgoing U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle bought a house on East St. Joseph Way in Phoenix. According to documents filed with the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, how much money did he borrow (i.e, the mortgage) to make the purchase?

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* 11. The Arizona Medical Board revoked the license of Dr. Justin Lee in August 2011. What was the reason for this action?

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* 12. How many lawyers were disbarred in 2011 by the State Bar of Arizona?

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* 13. Which of these records is exempt from the public records laws in Arizona?

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* 14. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, how many registered sex offenders live within 3 square miles of Tucson City Hall? (If you don't see an exact number, pick the closest)

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* 15. Timothy S. Bee is a registered lobbyist for the University of Arizona. According to UA's annual report of lobbying activity in 2012 filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s registry of lobbyists, how much was Bee paid as "employee compensation"?

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* 16. Jodi Arias faced trial in Maricopa County this year on charges that she committed murder. What is the case number of this case?

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* 17. How many fatal aircraft accidents occurred in Arizona in 2011, according to National Transportation Safety Board records?

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* 18. What was the total number of motor vehicle thefts in Tucson reported to the FBI in 2011?

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* 19. According to the Arizona Department of Education school report cards database, which district in Arizona has the fewest students?

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* 20. When is the incorporation date of the nonprofit corporation Americans for Responsible Leadership?

Okay, that's it. Now we just need your name and email so we can congratulate the winners and let you all know the answers.

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* 21. What is your name?

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* 22. What is your email address?

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* 23. What is the name of your instructor (for those getting extra credit)?

That's it. You might want to print this page to check your answers later. Now just hit the "Submit" button.  Thanks for participating!

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