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  • Loan Sharks

    published December 28, 2006

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  • The Faithless

    published December 21, 2006

    Carol Davidson is an Arcadia housewife, a grandmother, a missionary's mom, and until recently, someone who spent every Wednesday night practicing... More >>

  • Death Watch

    published December 14, 2006

    The number of Arizona children who died last year in unexpected and tragic ways rose sharply, according to a new report from the state department... More >>

  • Bonds. Big Bonds.

    published November 16, 2006

    Published online November 14, 2006, 3:30 p.m. MST COPYRIGHT 2006, Phoenix New Times Two years ago,... More >>

  • Turf War

    published November 16, 2006

    Published online November 14, 2006, 8:45 p.m. MST COPYRIGHT 2006, Phoenix New Times At an Arizona... More >>

  • Emergency Brake

    published November 9, 2006

    When Scottsdale officials were picking an ambulance company to handle 911 calls last year, they didn't look at the factors you might assume would... More >>

  • Bonds. Big Bonds.

    published November 9, 2006

    Published online November 14, 2006, 3:30 p.m. MST COPYRIGHT 2006, Phoenix New Times Two years ago,... More >>

  • Turf War

    published November 9, 2006

    Published online November 14, 2006, 8:45 p.m. MST COPYRIGHT 2006, Phoenix New Times At an Arizona... More >>

  • Suffer the Children

    published October 26, 2006

    Emily Mays was dead before her second birthday. "Blunt force trauma to the head," said the medical examiner. Murder, said the police. There... More >>

  • Head Rolls Finally

    published October 19, 2006

    For 14 months, Valley Metro Rail sat on complaints that its top construction manager repeatedly pressured contractors to hire a particular... More >>

  • Deal Breaker

    published October 12, 2006

    Congressman Rick Renzi was poised to push congressional legislation involving a former business partner's land — but says that he washed his... More >>

  • Killer Candidate

    published September 7, 2006

    Three years ago, Dan Coleman shot his girlfriend's sister point-blank in the face with a .38. She died that night, and within a week, he was... More >>

  • House Arrest

    published August 24, 2006

    Owning a home is the American dream, but Arizona's version has turned into a nightmare for hundreds of people who bought shiny new houses, only to... More >>

  • The Frisby Legacy

    published August 17, 2006

    When the most famous evangelist in Arizona history died last year, his will decreed that his estate be split evenly among his five sons. But there... More >>

  • Rail Against the Machine

    published July 20, 2006

    A top Valley Metro Rail manager is accused of repeatedly pressuring consultants on the light-rail project to hire a particular engineering firm... More >>

  • Panic Attack

    published July 13, 2006

    Most restaurants start with a dream or a corporate scheme. Ajo Al's started with a horrific car accident. Karen Dains recounts the bare facts... More >>

  • Flunk'd

    published June 29, 2006

    At the Thomas J. Pappas School, needy students can get free clothes, shoes, food, and dental work, all without leaving campus. What they... More >>

  • Roadkill

    published June 22, 2006

    A Tempe engineer is preparing to sue the Arizona Department of Transportation, alleging that the state improperly favored minorities when awarding... More >>

  • Friends at Work

    published June 1, 2006

    A little more than a year ago, the Arizona Department of Transportation paid Paul Braunstein almost a million dollars to go away. Braunstein... More >>

  • Meth Madness

    published April 27, 2006

    The voice wafting over the airwaves is identified only as Jen, 15. In the flat tone of someone who's seen it all and hated every minute, Jen... More >>

  • Off the Reservation

    published April 20, 2006

    Joe Baker has been a painter for decades, but the canvas he works on today is bigger than most artists could ever dream of. As a curator at... More >>

  • The New Meth

    published March 30, 2006

    It used to be that when they talked about meth, they talked about cold medicine. Politicians from Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard to State... More >>

  • Soiled Hands

    published March 23, 2006

    House of cards. Since homebuilding is the state's main economic engine -- and since a home is the biggest investment that most local... More >>

  • Through the Cracks

    published March 23, 2006

    Inspectors at the Arizona Registrar of Contractors get stuck dealing with bad homes after they're built -- when it's too late to fix big problems... More >>

  • Survey Says . . .

    published March 23, 2006

    In 2003, when J.D. Power and Associates released its annual survey of new home buyers' "customer satisfaction," buyers in Phoenix topped the list... More >>

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