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Help Scarce for Families with Dangerous Kidsnew

Arizona families with dangerous kids have few places to turn for help.
Phoenix New Times  |  Ashley Cusick  |  09-17-2014  |  Health

Charles Keating Stiffed Me on a Nearly $1,000 Restaurant Billnew

I had heard of Charles Keating. The man became famous as an anti-porn crusader in Cincinnati back in the '70s, hustling his version of morality against Hustler's version of what the Founding Fathers meant in the First Amendment. My knowledge of Mr. Keating didn't end there, however.
Phoenix New Times  |  Tim McWeeney  |  04-03-2014  |  Commentary

Gulf War Veteran Mike White Faces His Toughest Battle Yet: ALSnew

A Gulf War veteran, Mike White is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal motor-neuron disease. No one knows exactly why you get it, but if you do, the disease kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, removing your ability to control your muscles.
Phoenix New Times  |  Connor Radnovich  |  03-28-2014  |  Health

A Remote Arizona Church Offers Followers Peyote-Induced Psychedelic Tripsnew

Although not a house of worship in the traditional sense -- there's no steeple, no ornate architecture, no flowing robes or pulpit -- Peyote Way is, in fact, a church.
Phoenix New Times  |  Eric Tsetsi  |  01-09-2014  |  Religion

Injustice for All: How Police in Florence, Ariz. Compromised Public Safetynew

Part one of a three-part series investigating how the Florence, Arizona Police Department's culture of political favoritism undermined serious criminal investigations and compromised public safety.
Phoenix New Times  |  Monica Alonzo and Stephen Lemons  |  11-15-2013  |  Crime & Justice

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

Taking a New Look at Shaken Baby Syndromenew

Assumptions about shaken baby syndrome are now being questioned.
Phoenix New Times  |  Monica Alonzo  |  08-19-2013  |  Children & Families

Dennis Gilman: Bad-Ass Citizen Journalistnew

A Phoenix videographer with a camera — and a chip — on his shoulder goes after Arizona's right-wing zealots.
Phoenix New Times  |  Weston Phippen  |  06-07-2013  |  Civil Liberties

Teen's Shooting Death Was Avoidable, Phoenix Cops Call It "Justified"new

A troubled, 16-year-old black teenager was gunned down by a police officer in Phoenix after getting pulled over in a stolen vehicle. Family members are now protesting the shooting while police call it justified.
Phoenix New Times  |  Stephen Lemons  |  04-18-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Arizona Loses a Sane Voice on the Rightnew

The untimely end of a pugnacious GOP blogger serves as a reminder that not all Republicans are created equal.
Phoenix New Times  |  Stephen Lemons  |  04-03-2013  |  Commentary

'Til Death Do Us Partnew

Arizona's dangerous love affair with guns.
Phoenix New Times  |  Ray Stern  |  02-14-2013  |  Policy Issues

Solar Eclipsed: Why the Sun Won't Power Phoenixnew

The Valley of the Sun, more than any other metropolis in the United States, ought to be awash in solar panels. But for what you get, the cost of solar power has been much too high.
Phoenix New Times  |  Ray Stern  |  12-27-2012  |  Environment

Unearthed Native Burial Site Causes Uproarnew

Bones — including skulls, ribs, femurs, jaws, and fingers — from at least 10 ancient adults and adolescents were ripped from their graves, broken and scattered by bulldozers and backhoes. The devastation occurred in late April 2011 when the Arizona Game and Fish Department started construction on a public fishing pond.
Phoenix New Times  |  Monica Alonzo  |  12-05-2012  |  Features

Joe Arpaio All-but-Declares Victorynew

Sheriff Joe Arpaio apparently wants to remain Maricopa County Sheriff until he's dead, as he declared his candidacy for the 2016 race immediately after all-but-declaring victory over Democratic candidate Paul Penzone.
Phoenix New Times  |  Matthew Hendley  |  11-07-2012  |  Elections

Mexicans Pay in Blood for U.S. War on Drugsnew

A highly personal tale of the devastation as illuminated by the trail of murdered Mexican journalists.
Phoenix New Times  |  Charles Bowden and Molly Molloy  |  07-27-2012  |  International

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