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Awards

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published August 25, 2005

    "Hardball"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published April 21, 2005

    "About Face"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published July 7, 2005

    "Altar Ego"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published February 24, 2005

    "Cross to Bare"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published October 13, 2005

    "Mold Attacks!"

2000 Stories by Robert Nelson

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
  • Drug War Cowboys

    published December 21, 2000

    In the drug trade, the Sinaloan Cowboys are said to be the kings of the stone-cold killers. In fact, though, when the Sinaloans need an... More >>

  • Tribal Belt

    published December 14, 2000

    San Carlos -- Margarite Faras sits at her dining room table weighing the cost/benefits of her weaponry. The old snub-nose .38 is handy but about... More >>

  • Bob's Hope

    published November 9, 2000

    North Buckeye -- There's nothing to see here but high-voltage lines and empty highway heading nowhere between ho-hum Sonoran mountain and bone-dry... More >>

  • Muck My Day

    published September 21, 2000

    In late 1998, former Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Robert Wetherell, who had led Sheriff Joe Arpaio's internal affairs division,... More >>

  • Posse Galore

    published August 24, 2000

    All the goofball publicity antics of "America's Toughest Sheriff" would be really funny, all the strange, mean, paranoid maneuvers in this cage... More >>

  • Let Freedom Ring

    published August 10, 2000

    A great measure of competence is how much your nearest competitor fears and loathes you.Freedom Communications, which took control of the... More >>

  • Kay's Okay

    published August 10, 2000

    Dr. Marguerite Kay, the besieged University of Arizona Alzheimer's researcher, has won two more battles in her attempt to get her lab back and her... More >>

  • Soft Cell

    published August 3, 2000

    The county jail at Dysart and Bell roads in Surprise hadn't seen an inmate since 1994. Sheriff Joe Arpaio closed the small facility that year... More >>

  • Committing the Truth

    published July 13, 2000

    Marguerite Kay made headlines around the world in 1996 with her discovery that Vitamin E could help stave off the crippling effects of... More >>

  • Retaliatory Tales

    published July 13, 2000

    Marguerite Kay is far from being the only university or state employee to claim reprisals for whistleblowing. The following are synopses of a few... More >>

  • Whistleblower From Hell

    published July 13, 2000

    All whistleblowers are not created equal. Both reformers and administrators agree that for every whistleblower case that is a legitimate case... More >>

  • Up in the Air

    published June 1, 2000

    State Department of Environmental Quality director Jacqueline Schafer is apparently refusing to pursue legal action against a Yuma manufacturing... More >>

  • Stop the Press

    published May 25, 2000

    Vince Sanders sits on the edge of a bow-bottomed couch in his river-rattish bungalow, hunched over the only new thing here -- a shiny Realistic... More >>

  • Reporter's Notebook

    published May 11, 2000

    Pencil in Tuesday on your calendar. That's the day Phoenix dies.The day will begin with a little meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in... More >>

  • Homeboys Do Cry

    published May 4, 2000

    Boys Don't Cry hasn't garnered the kind of box-office returns you'd expect from an Oscar winner. That's understandable. No matter its... More >>

  • The Truck Stops Here

    published April 27, 2000

    John Bailey's tale involves paperwork, bureaucrats, attorneys, clerks, Latin, gratuitous use of the word "pursuant," a seven-month Kafkaesque man... More >>

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