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2007 Stories by Sarah Fenske

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  • Money Shot

    published December 27, 2007

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio has long maintained that he's accountable to the people — but the people's accountants are a different... More >>

  • Profile in Courage

    published December 13, 2007

    In Republican social circles, it's an unavoidable, if slightly weird, fact: Invite Joe Arpaio just about anywhere, and Joe Arpaio shows up.... More >>

  • Poetry, Slammed

    published December 6, 2007

    Poetry in the Park was that rare program that kept people coming for 17 years. Every fourth Tuesday, they'd show at the Encanto Park... More >>

  • Enemies List

    published November 29, 2007

    Unless you live under a rock, you know Sheriff Joe Arpaio: He's the aging lawman with a doughy face you see on TV, delivering sound bites about... More >>

  • Temple of Doom

    published November 8, 2007

    In a city where everybody is nice, where conference tables in fancy law firms take the place of the proverbial smoke-filled room, Michael Levine... More >>

  • Gone Missing

    published November 1, 2007

    If a child is kidnapped, or simply disappears, the police call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. But what if that missing... More >>

  • The Party's Over

    published October 25, 2007

    The old warehouse on South Fourth Avenue was a rarity for Phoenix, and not just because it's a cavernous old building in a city that has so few of... More >>

  • Patriot Games

    published October 18, 2007

    All summer long, I fantasized about bulldozers, which doesn't make much sense. After all, I'm one of those unfortunate souls who both live and... More >>

  • Loose Lips

    published October 4, 2007

    Pop quiz time. Which of the following statements are true: a) Employees at a Mexican restaurant in central Phoenix went to work while... More >>

  • Silence of the Lambs

    published September 27, 2007

    The calls come to my voice mail with depressing regularity. At least once a week, sometimes more. "Please help me," callers beg. "Child... More >>

  • Revolting Development

    published September 6, 2007

    At last week's mayoral debate, the only one we'll have in this year's lopsided race, Mayor Phil Gordon was asked a very good question — and... More >>

  • Take a Hike

    published August 30, 2007

    Carla Olson was a twentysomething Michigan native who visited Phoenix, fell in love with the desert, and decided, just like that, to move here.... More >>

  • Daddy's Little Girl

    published August 23, 2007

    As far as whoppers go, Congressman Ed Pastor's explanation was right up there with "the check's in the mail" and "I'll call you tomorrow."... More >>

  • Danger Ahead

    published August 16, 2007

    After the tragic highway collapse in Minneapolis two weeks ago, Governor Janet Napolitano assigned the Arizona Department of Transportation to... More >>

  • Taken for a (Bus) Ride

    published August 9, 2007

    For years, people have argued about who really runs Phoenix. The mayor? The city manager? City Council? But when it comes to city buses, the... More >>

  • The Big Cheesy

    published August 2, 2007

    I have to admit it. When I heard that Mayor Phil Gordon was in New Orleans last week, announcing that Phoenix city planners will "help" that... More >>

  • Immigrant Song

    published July 26, 2007

    Last month, a Mesa mother of six was killed in a car accident. Within days, she'd been made a martyr by the anti-illegal-immigration movement.... More >>

  • Men Behaving Badly

    published July 19, 2007

    Published online July 17, 2007, 5:59 p.m. MST COPYRIGHT 2007, Phoenix New Times You wouldn't... More >>

  • Drinking Games

    published July 5, 2007

    Robert Stempkowski knows restaurants. He's been a bartender, a server, and a manager. He's kept the plates coming at the Valley's hot spots... More >>

  • Burning Sensation

    published June 28, 2007

    Billy Shields is a heavyweight in every sense of the word. He's a strapping firefighter who personifies the Irish charm that goes with the... More >>

  • Death Sentence

    published June 21, 2007

    Life was pretty good for Phil Cisneros until his wife, Lucy, got sick. After that, as one of his daughters teased him, he might as well as... More >>

  • An "F" for Effort

    published June 14, 2007

    You might think a public official facing 13 felony counts would be maintaining a low profile, huddling with her lawyer, and trying to figure out a... More >>

  • It's a Wrap

    published June 7, 2007

    On Monday, March 19, Arizona Republic subscribers across the Valley picked their newspapers up off the driveway, slid off the protective... More >>

  • Injustice System

    published May 31, 2007

    This month, Phoenix Municipal Court Judge Karyn Klausner did something that no one in her position had done for decades. She quit.... More >>

  • Afraid of the Dark

    published May 17, 2007

    So imagine this. You're home on a Thursday night, watching TV. You live with your college sweetheart, a fellow journalist, a guy you'd once... More >>

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