Deborah Laake

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  • 18 years ago | Longform

    Jerry Colangelo's secretary is out, and so he answers her phone, even though he's on the way to a press conference and a little late. "Bob Longhi!" he cries. Longhi, it turns out, is the owner of a restaurant on Maui that Colangelo frequents. Long...

  • 20 years ago | News

    A great deal has already been said about Arizona's failure to pass a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and most of it has taken the form of pronouncements. On some days since the election, the Arizona Republic has contained little but the wallowing ...

  • 20 years ago | News

    "It's a goddamn racist state and no one will say that. It just pisses me the hell off." That's the opinion of Rick DeGraw, the Democratic consultant who ran the grassroots portion of the campaign for Proposition 302. He's not speaking on a hunch, ...

  • 20 years ago | News

    A great deal has already been said about Arizona's failure to pass a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and most of it has taken the form of pronouncements. On some days since the election, the Arizona Republic has contained little but the wallowing ...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    An Introduction Since my book, Secret Ceremonies, was published last month by William Morrow, the Mormon church has been up in arms. I have been visited by a local Mormon official who told me that his authority to discipline me "comes from Jesus C...

  • 23 years ago | News

    When Clyde Kunz, an average citizen, wrote to his state legislator, he may have anticipated a run-of-the-mill response. What he got instead, from Republican Representative Tom Smith, who serves District 26 in northeast Phoenix and Paradise Valley,...

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