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1999 Stories by Michael Kiefer

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  • Forest Grump

    published November 25, 1999

    They worship trees, you know. A Minneapolis attorney from a conservative think tank has convinced loggers in northern Minnesota to file suit... More >>

  • Is It Time To Pull The Thug?

    published November 11, 1999

    In 1992, the Evanston Human Relations Council in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, filmed a public-service announcement with an anti-gang... More >>

  • Stone Blues

    published September 30, 1999

    Sam Lay is a traveling blues museum. He helped blues go electric in the late 1950s and early 1960s, playing drums for Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf,... More >>

  • Gang, Bang, You're Dead

    published September 9, 1999

    Edwardo Soto knew his little brother was dead the moment he turned the corner and saw the police gathered by the ambulance. His sister Carolina... More >>

  • Reaching Out

    published August 5, 1999

    In 1986, when the city of Phoenix entered into an agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to re-dedicate a 1,365-acre tract of federal land... More >>

  • Rivera's Edge

    published June 24, 1999

    When Ed Pastor, as Arizona's ranking (and only) Democratic congressman, was asked to nominate Janet Napolitano's successor as U.S. Attorney... More >>

  • Tributary Bypass

    published April 29, 1999

    Fossil Creek, a major tributary of the Verde River, doesn't flow over travertine and river rock, bedrock gorges or deep canyons. It runs... More >>

  • A Grave Error

    published April 1, 1999

    In Arizona, every time you stick a shovel in the ground, you run the risk of being an accidental archaeologist. Long before the Spanish explored... More >>

  • Bilingual Blues

    published March 18, 1999

    Kids in Maria Jimenez's fourth grade class at Valley View School in South Phoenix sit at tables reading and discussing books in both Spanish and... More >>

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    published March 11, 1999

    On February 23, Michael Shoemaker, 20, was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation for his part in a fatal knife fight at Paradise... More >>

  • Drawing the Line

    published February 11, 1999

    "What's in the mountain preserve now?" asked Ruth Hamilton, the octogenarian stalwart of the Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council (PMPC), a... More >>

  • Indian Stew

    published February 4, 1999

    The child had apparently been eaten, his skull cracked open ear to ear, his brain scooped out, his bones scattered as trash. All that remains of... More >>

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