Matthew Doig

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  • 16 years ago | Longform

    In March, Janet Mohr decided to landscape her property. What she did won't make the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, but she's a real estate agent, not a landscaper. At the base of Continental Mountain, Mohr rolled pumpkin-size boulders onto an ...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    More than 700 of the belly buttons in San Manuel are the handiwork of Dr. Robert Brower. The 71-year-old staff physician has worked at the San Pedro River valley town's small hospital since 1961. It was called the Magma Copper Company Hospital unt...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Out in the dusty boondocks of east Mesa, a blue sign is posted next to Power Road. It tells motorists that the highway has been adopted by Project Challenge. There is no litter in sight. "Don't Waste Our Space," insists the sign. The same slogan s...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    The September 3, 1998, issue of the Spanish-language newspaper Prensa Hispana made Phoenix residents Ivan Reyna and Greg McCain look like the luckiest people on the planet. An article chronicled how Reyna and McCain had been selected as the winner...

  • 17 years ago | News

    Paul Peaty rolls up to the scene in his white pickup truck. The victim lies lifeless on the side of the road. Hit and run. "That's a nice one," Peaty deadpans. He gets out of the truck, and, even upwind of the carnage, the putrid stench is thick. ...

  • 17 years ago | News

    Justice may be blind, but it's certainly not deaf. At least not in the courtroom of Phoenix Municipal Court Judge Chris Kramer. Last week, Kramer sentenced Bonnie Scherer to 24 hours in Madison Street Jail for talking back. Scherer, 21, is seven m...

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