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1997 Stories by Chris Farnsworth

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  • Murky Waters

    published December 25, 1997

    On a bulletin board in the break room at the City of Phoenix's Squaw Peak Water Treatment Plant is a notice to all employees: "As an organized... More >>

  • Rebel Out With a Cross

    published December 11, 1997

    Eight simple white crosses, made of PVC pipe, rattle slightly in the wind along a stretch of road north of Flagstaff, just past milepost 440 on... More >>

  • Indecent Exposure

    published November 20, 1997

    Dave Knutson must have looked out of place at the Aspen Correctional Facility in Phoenix, compared to the inmates and corrections officers working... More >>

  • The Waterfront's Back Channels

    published October 30, 1997

    Scottsdale City Manager Richard Bowers twice met privately with a developer bidding on a project potentially worth hundreds of millions of... More >>

  • Distaff Is Restless

    published October 23, 1997

    Dr. Magda Cynkutis-Simon immigrated to the United States from Poland when it was still under a Communist regime. She knows better than most the... More >>

  • On the Waterfront

    published October 2, 1997

    If Scottsdale Waterfront South Associates wins the right to rebuild 23 prime acres of the city, it's because of the group's qualifications, not... More >>

  • Unclean Getaway

    published September 18, 1997

    Maricopa County continued pumping cancer-causing toxins into the ground for four years after the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality... More >>

  • Burning Questions

    published September 18, 1997

    Jean Morrell is finally getting an investigation into Browning-Ferris Industries' medical-waste incinerator. It only took years of asking,... More >>

  • AHCCCS to Grind

    published August 28, 1997

    Federal officials investigating the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System are questioning billions of dollars in payments and the... More >>

  • Risky Business

    published August 14, 1997

    Michael Walters worked with worst-case scenarios every day. It's ironic, then, that he still wasn't prepared for the one coming at him until it... More >>

  • Shell Game

    published July 17, 1997

    A mistake in the renovation of Grady Gammage Auditorium at Arizona State University has cost taxpayers up to $63,889 and set construction back... More >>

  • Intergroupies

    published July 10, 1997

    Pete Rubi knew how to take care of himself in the rough world of Arizona politics. As a justice of the peace in Pima County, he weathered hard... More >>

  • The Shrill Whistle-blower

    published June 26, 1997

    Johnston, managing partner of the law firm of Johnston Maynard Grant and Parker, usually appears in venues classier than the cramped justice... More >>

  • War Is Hell (On Real Estate)

    published June 5, 1997

    Rick Diomede and Bruce Brogard sound many common themes when they talk about their neighborhood, the FQ Story Historic District. They talk about... More >>

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