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2002 Stories by John W. Allman

Archives: 2002 | 2001
  • Creative Movement

    published May 30, 2002

    The Metropolitan Arts Institute, downtown Phoenix's well-regarded charter arts school, will be moving to new digs in the middle of the school... More >>

  • Whatever Happened to Eva Mae?

    published May 16, 2002

    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... More >>

  • License to Quill

    published May 2, 2002

    The United States Department of Agriculture is investigating the Phoenix Zoo following the death of Tinkerbell, an 8-year-old female porcupine... More >>

  • Capitol Cop-Out

    published April 25, 2002

    For years, Capitol Police officers have arrested people without cause and harassed the homeless. They target those who hang out along the... More >>

  • Creature Discomfort

    published March 28, 2002

    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... More >>

  • Cause for Complaint

    published March 21, 2002

    A Phoenix city councilman says a top administrator knowingly withheld important information about one of the most high-profile city debates in... More >>

  • Heard Mentality

    published March 14, 2002

    Everyone has a breaking point. For residents of the Encanto historic neighborhood, it came with a fashion show. Not just any fashion show.... More >>

  • Quilled

    published March 14, 2002

    Tinkerbell would have been 9 years old next month. The female porcupine, born in 1993 and received by the Phoenix Zoo in 1998, had a pretty... More >>

  • Public Waste

    published February 14, 2002

    The vote passed so quietly, it didn't even seem newsworthy. On January 16, the Phoenix City Council agreed to partner with the town of Buckeye... More >>

  • Furious George

    published February 7, 2002

    The failed hockey arena. The lost sales tax. The redevelopment projects delayed or defeated. The supposedly smoldering ashes of ruin in... More >>

  • Liquid Purity

    published February 7, 2002

    Every day, about 1,000 people go to work for the City of Phoenix's Water Services Department. They drive the trucks. They work at the city's... More >>

  • Money or Nothing

    published January 17, 2002

    Two million dollars can buy a lot, especially when it comes to city services or staff.But not in Phoenix, where city prosecutors instead have... More >>

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