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Skip Rimsza

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    July 6, 2011

    Skip Rimsza, Former Phoenix Mayor, Blasts Union-Supporting Mayoral Candidates

    Former Mayor Skip Rimsza accuses three mayor candidates of being the preferred candidates of "union bosses."​ To former Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimza, union is a four-letter word.Rimza, who was mayor from 1994 to 2004, wrote a letter for one mayoral candidate that blasts three others whom he claims ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    February 4, 2009

    Phoenix City Council Vacancy: Anyone but Sal DiCiccio?

      Now that the Phoenix City Council has signed off on a staggering $270 million in budget cuts, we can turn our attention to the really important stuff -- the imminent vacancy for the District 6 Council seat. Of course we're kidding when we say this is more important than cutting more than ... More >>

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    June 1, 2006

    Keystone Clowns

    This poop-producin' pelican dive-bombs slapstick sheriff's deputies, ex-mayor Skip Rimsza, and Chase Field's crotchety old baseball enforcers

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    March 23, 2006

    Through the Cracks

    Municipal building inspectors may not catch soil problems

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    December 18, 2003

    Big Scam Theory

    Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them

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    October 16, 2003

    Jerry's World

    Jerry Colangelo and his pals have gobbled up the lion’s share of public development dollars. If downtown’s to be saved, City Hall’s got to share the wealth.

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    March 28, 2002

    Off Color

    Skip Rimsza and Mike Johnson race into another controversy

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    March 21, 2002

    A Fly In The Anointment

    A coup at Phoenix City Hall

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    March 7, 2002

    Confidentiality Trashed

    Disposal error puts Value Options patient records on the streets of Glendale

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    January 31, 2002

    Un-Urban Development

    Proposed downtown site draws criticism from residents, urban planners

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    January 31, 2002

    National Football Cartel

    How the Arizona Cardinals and their NFL brethren exert monopoly power to extract billions of dollars from American taxpayers

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    December 14, 2000

    Grandstanding

    Everyone wants a football stadium in his 'hood. Downtown is a late entry, but don't bet against it.

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    November 9, 2000

    2000 Maniacs

    The hits just keep on coming at Phoenix City Hall

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    October 12, 2000

    Silent Majority

    Although immigration has filled the central city with minorities, Hispanics remain neighborhood inactivists

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    April 20, 2000

    Rimsza Job

    Skippy to Phoenix: "It's All Good"

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    January 20, 2000

    The Check Republic

    City officials sidestep rules to avert New Year's Eve entertainer boycott

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    January 6, 2000

    2000 Maniacs

    If He Only Had a Brain Next: CPS Case Workers See the Darndest ThingsBut Strangely, There Was No "I WAS GREENFIELD ELEMENTARY'S IDIOT OF THE MONTH" Sticker Urine LuckSoul on IceAscent of a Woman?Lawn OrderCrime in a BottleSo That's What They

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    January 6, 2000
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    January 6, 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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    December 2, 1999

    Snafu 2000

    Phoenix officials told volunteers planning an expensive millennial downtown bash to think big. It seems as though nobody was thinking at all.

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    November 18, 1999

    Muzzle Puzzle

    Why did City Hall keep a new police policy toward illegals quiet until after the election?

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    October 21, 1999

    Ground Zero

    With arrests and civil pressures, police have reduced the terror inflicted by Eastside Los Cuatro Milpas. But conditions that gave rise to the gang in the first place still fester.

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    September 2, 1999

    Proposition ZZZZZZ

    A Phoenix voter's guide -- in the unlikely event you decide to vote

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    September 2, 1999

    Skipping to Re-election

    Three men and some babies, or how Phoenix is choosing its next mayor

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    August 5, 1999

    Reservations Required

    Hotelier Steve Cohn continues his anti-Skip crusade with an initiative and an ad campaign

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    April 8, 1999

    Two-Cop Cop-Out?

    When an officer is senselessly murdered, the deliberative process dies, too

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    January 21, 1999

    Flashes

    From the week of January 21, 1999

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    December 31, 1998

    Moral Sex

    City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.

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    November 5, 1998

    A Capitol Idea

    Phoenix Community Alliance's new plan for the Capitol Mall sends the homeless scrambling while the city looks the other way

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    October 30, 1997

    The Operator and the Undertaker

    The council race in District 4 pits a perky outsider against the ultimate city hall insider

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    August 28, 1997
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    July 3, 1997

    Trainplotting

    Transit-plan backers say they see a bus in your future--so how come they've been working on the railroad?

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    April 10, 1997

    "I've Been Had"

    Councilwoman Frances Barwood, facing a recall over her vote on the Sumitomo plant zoning, now claims she was misled by the mayor

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    November 14, 1996
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    September 26, 1996
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    July 25, 1996

    Public Theatre

    Public relations firms wrote a script for overcoming opposition to Sumitomo's new silicon-wafer plant. City and state officials learned their lines well.

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    June 13, 1996
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    May 16, 1996

    Politics: A Smelly, Puking Habit

    Mayor Rimsza urges reticent council to embrace local antitobacco enforcement

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    March 14, 1996
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    February 29, 1996

    Plant Strife

    Foes of the Sumitomo facility continue to dig up inconsistencies in the process

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    February 1, 1996

    Culture Schlock

    Foreign journalists are incredulous at banality of Super Bowl scene

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    January 25, 1996

    Tale of the Crypto

    Other Valley cities wonder whether Phoenix's water treatment practices increase the odds for an outbreak of a waterborne disease. It's called Crypto and it can kill.

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    January 18, 1996

    Mayoral Smoke Screen?

    Rimsza blasts cigarette makers, then endorses tobacco-industry legislation

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    January 4, 1996
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    December 7, 1995

    Sumitomo Wrestling

    Government officials are crowing about the deal that brought Sumitomo's silicon-wafer factory to northeast Phoenix. But they haven't mentioned that the deal will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

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    September 28, 1995
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    September 21, 1995

    OUTING INFILL

    PHOENIX'S INFILL HOUSING PROGRAM IS SUPPOSED TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY CORE WHILE CURBING URBAN SPRAWL. BUT WHEN IT SUBSIDIZES LUXURY HOMES IN EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PROGRAM FILLS THE WALLETS OF BUILDERS

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    September 29, 1994

    DEARTH WATCH

    PHOENIX'S MAYORAL CAMPAIGN OFFERS NEITHER INSPIRING VISION NOR CONCRETE PROPOSALS. WHAT IT OFFERS IS SKIP OR LINDA.

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