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Yarnell Hill Fire: Hotshots Should Not Have Been Deployednew

Increasing evidence reveals that reasons far from supernatural contributed to the tragic deaths of 19 of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  08-26-2013  |  Features

From the Archives: John McCain: Haunted by Spiritsnew

Feb. 17, 2000: John McCain derived his wealth from his marriage to Cindy Hensley McCain, whose father started his road to riches as a bootlegger. As a politician, the senator has remained beholden to the liquor industry and the family business.
Phoenix New Times  |  Amy Silverman and John Dougherty  |  02-27-2008  |  Politics

Arizona State University Dives Into the Firenew

Dennis Erickson is a frightening choice to lead a college football program plagued by murder and NCAA violations.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  09-11-2007  |  Sports

Scammer From the Slammernew

Here's why you shouldn't believe a word of an ex-con's bombshell "news story" about the Mexican government's helping illegal immigrants to enter the U.S.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  08-01-2006  |  Immigration

It Practices What They Preachnew

Cast into the spotlight by fugitive polygamist Prophet Warren Jeffs, the mainstream Mormon Church is trying to distance itself from its infamous cousin.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  05-30-2006  |  Religion

Slow-Motion Nightmarenew

Former state senator Harry Mitchell is clueless about what exactly he'll do if elected to Congress.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  04-24-2006  |  Politics

The Cost of Crueltynew

A federal jury awarded $9 million to the family and estate of a man who died after Maricopa County, Ariz. detention officers improperly strapped him in a restraint chair inside a county jail.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  04-04-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Death Sentencenew

Jail personnel in Arizona handled an unruly prisoner so harshly that he died -- so what else is new?
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  03-21-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Rogue Copsnew

Polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs exerts absolute control over the Colorado City, Ariz. marshal's office -- even as he eludes a nationwide manhunt.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  02-28-2006  |  Religion

Howling Financial Woesnew

The wagering scandal enmeshing Wayne Gretzky through his wife and an assistant coach is the least of the Coyotes' problems.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  02-21-2006  |  Sports

Feds Probe Vote Problemsnew

U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton has launched a grand jury investigation into some of Arizona's 2004 elections.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  02-13-2006  |  Civil Liberties

Straitjacket Jan Brewernew

Empowering the Secretary of State, especially this secretary of state, to decide when elections can be suspended is a crazy idea.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  02-06-2006  |  Politics

FBI Raids Polygamistsnew

Federal agents descend on fugitive polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs' followers with 66 subpoenas -- five were served.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  01-31-2006  |  Religion

Pressure Tacticsnew

GOP officials continue trying to keep Sen. Jack Harper from discovering the truth about an Arizona election.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  01-31-2006  |  Politics

Ballot Boxingnew

Arizona GOP honchos keep hiding the truth about election foul-ups, as it's learned that ballots may be stored illegally.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  01-24-2006  |  Civil Liberties

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