John W. Allman

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  • 13 years ago | News

    The Metropolitan Arts Institute, downtown Phoenix's well-regarded charter arts school, will be moving to new digs in the middle of the school year. The school is being forced out as part of the city and landlord Jim Kaufman's plans to preserve his...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Eva Mae Wilson might as well have been a ghost. She didn't speak to strangers. She never opened her front door to company. She guarded her personal life as if it were a precious treasure someone might want to steal. For most of her life, she culti...

  • 13 years ago | News

    The United States Department of Agriculture is investigating the Phoenix Zoo following the death of Tinkerbell, an 8-year-old female porcupine used by the zoo in educational programs. The federal investigation -- the second of the Phoenix facility...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    For years, Capitol Police officers have arrested people without cause and harassed the homeless. They target those who hang out along the sidewalks and parking lots near state government office buildings just west of downtown Phoenix. They are lax...

  • 13 years ago | News

    An iguana living on the Phoenix Zoo's Arizona Trail recently was maimed after animal handlers inadvertently left a heating pad in the reptile's cage, causing second- and third-degree burns over most of its lower body. The iguana, nicknamed Stumpy,...

  • 13 years ago | News

    A Phoenix city councilman says a top administrator knowingly withheld important information about one of the most high-profile city debates in recent memory: the proposed downtown football stadium. Councilman Doug Lingner was so angry at assistant...