Subject:

Chris Cummiskey

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    February 27, 2003

    Heaven Help The Child

    Arizona's child welfare system is perpetually in disarray. Now, Governor Janet Napolitano wants to save the children. But can anyone sort out this political and financial mess?

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    January 16, 2003

    Letters

    Letters from the week of January 16, 2003

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    December 19, 2002

    Shades of Green

    The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.

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    September 19, 2002

    Primary Post-Mortem

    You know it was a weird election if The Spike is actually missing John McCain

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    November 15, 2001

    Welcome to Donnawood

    A west Phoenix neighborhood pays the way for activist Donna Neill to gain control. But who gets stuck with the final bill?

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    May 3, 2001

    Flashes

    From the week of May 3, 2001

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    December 21, 2000

    Flashes

    From the week of December 21, 2000

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    December 7, 2000

    Lost Cause

    National advocacy group dumps affiliate over debt

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    August 24, 2000

    Flashes

    08-24-2000

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    June 22, 2000

    Flashes

    For the week of 06-22-2000

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    April 20, 2000
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    December 30, 1999

    Invisible Scourge

    While society frets over the threat of school massacres, a more insidious and lethal rampage mounts on the streets, unacknowledged

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    November 11, 1999

    Policy Wanks

    Arizona political leaders know the answers but can't seem to pass the violence-prevention test

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    November 11, 1999

    Is It Time To Pull The Thug?

    Gang style blasts through popular culture. Can the media be used to fight back?

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    June 3, 1999

    Relapse in Judgment

    Reorganizing the BOMEX

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    May 20, 1999

    Big Red's Back

    While the governor finally asserts herself, the state Democratic party splinters further

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    May 13, 1999

    Prog Spring

    The right advanced at Groscost, sustained some nasty Burns

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    May 13, 1999

    Think Tank Warfare

    Barry Goldwater's widow says the conservative institute that bears his name is twisting his legacy

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    April 29, 1999

    Confessions of a Gay, Right-Wing Mormon

    State Representative Steve May is a walking, talking contradiction

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    February 11, 1999

    Red Scarce

    Thanks to gubernatorial neglect, Hull's ambitious agenda is going nowhere

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    January 28, 1999

    Rose Peddles

    People are talking about a young political consultant named Jason Rose. But it's probably not the message he'd like to get across.

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    January 7, 1999
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    January 7, 1999

    The Law of the Land

    Lobbyists ride roughshod over the legislative process, going so far as to write the bills that lawmkers pass

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    January 7, 1999
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    December 24, 1998

    Losing Patients

    Legislators want closer scrutiny of BOMEX, but the medical board will seek more secrecy

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    December 3, 1998
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    November 5, 1998

    The Continuing Adventures of Big Red

    Jane wins--now will she finally dump the Granny Hull act and spring into action?

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    October 29, 1998

    The Serene Clean Elections Machine

    For all that's at stake, the state's most influential lobbyists and businesses are strangely silent on Proposition 200, which would remove them as the primary financiers of election campaigns

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    October 22, 1998

    This Just In

    What's up with BOMEX?

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    October 1, 1998

    The Work of Art Hamilton

    For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state

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    September 17, 1998
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    April 23, 1998
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    January 29, 1998

    Out with the old

    he 80-somethings at retirement home Desert Crest face eviction. But that's just business, says the home's owner--which happens to be an agency of the Roman Catholic church.

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    December 4, 1997

    Hee-Haw Politics

    Clinton won, Fife lost, and now state Dems have high hopes for '98. But they're in for a wild-ass ride

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    October 9, 1997

    A Fine Mess

    State agencies are reeling in the after-Fife, the ballyhooed state-budget surplus is all but spent, and the government bureaucracy is bigger than ever. Now it's up to Jane Dee Hull to make it all make sense.

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    April 17, 1997
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    April 11, 1996

    Worst Fest

    Trivial and meretricious bills crowd the Legislature's final days

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    December 28, 1995

    When Revolution Meets Reality

    Governor Symington says his massive tax cuts have brought prosperity to Arizona. Actually, they are bringing on a fiscal train wreck that could damage the state for decades.

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    March 2, 1995

    THE POLLUTION ALL-STARS

    IF YOU'D LIKE TO GIVE INDUSTRY FREE REIN OVER ARIZONA'S NATURAL RESOURCES, YOU'LL LOVE THESE POLITICIANS

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    May 18, 1994

    BUSINESS AS USUAL

    STATE LAWMAKERS SOLVED MANY PROBLEMS THIS SESSION. UNFORTUNATELY,MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE BIG BUSINESSES'.

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    May 18, 1994

    CASUAL CONFLICTS

    ARIZONA LAWMAKERS OPERATE UNDER A SYSTEM INCAPABLE OF STEMMING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

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    March 31, 1993

    REINVENTING THE BIG WHEEL

    DERAILED BY AZSCAM, DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE MIKE CRUSA HAS WAGED HIS BEST CAMPAIGN YET---TO SALVAGE HIS OWN CAREER

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    March 24, 1993

    CONSTITUTIONAL COUP 101

    WOULD-BE ASU STUDENT-GOVRNMENT FRFORMERS SEE DEMOCRACY INACTION

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    June 17, 1992

    MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE LOBBY

    "THE DEAL" GOES DOWN. INFLUENCE GETS PEDDLED. IS IT ANY WONDER LAWMAKERS ARE GETTING A LIFE---SOMEPLACE ELSE?

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