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Tempe library offering amnesty program for overdue books

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Tempe Public Library is giving people with overdue book fees a way out during the month of November.

Kris Baxter Ging with the City of Tempe said it's anyone can receive $1 off their fines for every can of food they bring in.

"The food goes to Tempe Community Action Agency for the food bank. Last year, we fed 500 families for a week off of this program."

Ging said the city hopes to collect even more food this year.

Food for Fines runs through the end of November.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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