Amanda Scioscia

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  • 14 years ago | News

    It was a small victory for Chez Nous when the City of Phoenix took up sides with all the people who want to save the swanky cocktail lounge at Seventh Avenue and Indian School Road.Apparently, even the city can't stop the interests that want to tu...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    The dead Hispanic male lay face up in the grass, one bullet in his brain. He was a young man, barely 20, wearing a blue-and-white-checkered shirt and the new white jeans his sister had recently purchased for him. Phoenix Police Sergeant Lowell Spa...

  • 14 years ago | News

    The pile in the road didn't look human. It was a cardboard box, crushed and mangled by Friday evening's rush hour, or a pile of stray clothes, fallen from the turtle shell carrier of a cross-country traveler's car. It didn't seem at all like a man...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    When lovers of the Sonoran Desert talk about it, you can almost imagine grandchildren rolling their eyes as old-timers describe the way things used to be. How beautiful the desert was before it became a golf course. But words describing the land d...

  • 15 years ago | News

    Sympathetic onlookers squirmed in their seats and dabbed their eyes with tissues as they listened to stories of torture. Jim Herriman beat his wife Carol with a shotgun, choked her half to death, sexually abused his stepdaughter, even killed the f...

  • 15 years ago | News

    As a teacher of inner-city kids, Osborn Middle School P.E. instructor Kevin Cherilla hoped his Mount Everest expedition would bring a message about challenge back to his students.Especially since the trip aims to place the first blind mountain cli...

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