A. Melvin McDonald

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    December 16, 2013

    Top 10 Arizona Marijuana News Stories of 2013

    This year was an important year for marijuana-related issues in Arizona.Some of the most important battles of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act were fought this year, and there appears to be a future for legalization. Check out the top 10 marijuana stories from New Times this year:

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    February 18, 2013

    Medical Marijuana Supported by Former Anti-Drug, Reagan-Appointed U.S. Attorney

    On the list of people we'd probably never expect to come out in support of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, we'd probably put an anti-drug crusader U.S. Attorney who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan somewhere near the top of the list.However, we've seen that man, A. Melvin McDonald, all ov ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Key Prosecution Witness Finally Finishes Testifying In Mormon Murder Case

    Jenna Stradling -- the 18-year-old stepdaughter of murder defendant Doug Grant (the smiling guy in the photo) and a key prosecution witness in the high-profile case -- finally finished testifying a few hours ago after several tense days on the stand. The Brigham Young University freshman ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Key Witness at Mormon Murder Trial Still on Stand

    Jenna Stradling, the daughter of alleged victim Faylene Grant, returns to the witness stand later this morning as testimony continues in the wacky and tragic Doug Grant murder case. Stradling, an 18-year-old student at Brigham Young University, faced a barrage of questions from prosecutor Juan Mart ... More >>

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    February 5, 1998

    Curtains for Ceja

    As a teen, Jose Ceja killed two people and was sentenced to die. He spent 23 years on death row as a model prisoner, and then his sentencing judge admitted he'd made a mistake. But the state of Arizona killed him anyway.

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    September 18, 1997

    The Master Bilkers

    How a Valley development scheme ripped off investors, contractors and homeowners while bank, building and bar officials watched

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    January 30, 1997

    Mel's Angels

    Powerhouse attorney Mel McDonald needed help to keep a relative from being charged with child molesting. The Phoenix and Gilbert police departments were only too happy to accommodate him.

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    July 27, 1995


    From the Week of July 27, 1995

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    December 29, 1994
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    March 30, 1994