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    January 7, 2010

    More Pinal County Officials in Trouble: Assistant County Manager and Assessor Disciplined in Separate Cases

    Pinal County, Maricopa's southeastern neighbor, has been rocked in recent years by allegations of incompetence and wrongdoing by some of its top officials. New Times has obtained two more names for the list: * Lisa Garcia, assistant county manager for Health and Human Services, who was suspended fo ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    December 29, 2005

    Those Crazy Artists

    The plumed wonder on Roosevelt Row artists who hate crazies, Scottsdale's refunding of 1,964 camera tickets and the new Catholic homophobia

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    December 15, 2005

    Fast Times at Westwind junior high

    Any way you add it up, kids at one Valley middle school were dealing meth out of their backpacks

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    December 8, 2005

    Meth Treatment

    Meth addiction isn't impossible to beat -- but the treatment's not cheap. And good luck finding it

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    November 17, 2005
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    October 6, 2005

    Crying Shame

    Carl Gholson was a gifted sax player. He was also a paranoid schizophrenic. He became another victim of Phoenix’s scorching heat

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    June 16, 2005


    Letters from the issue of Thursday, June 16, 2005

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    June 2, 2005

    Assisted Suicide

    A county psychiatrist's indifferent treatment of a disturbed inmate leads to a courthouse hanging

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    January 30, 2003

    Dangerous Minds

    An alleged rape at a county psych ward has Maricopa County acting like a schizophrenic

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    December 20, 2001

    Helping Lucia

    'Intensive probation' wasn't enough to keep mentally ill woman on her meds

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    May 31, 2001


    From the week of May 31, 2001

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    May 24, 2001

    House Hold

    The dearth of affordable housing has reached the crisis stage

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    May 24, 2001

    AIDS and Abetting

    Danielle Adair is a mentally ill, AIDS-carrying prostitute. But officials release her to the streets over and over and over again.

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    July 13, 2000

    Club Meds

    The mental-health-care system says Lynda Sue Dale, a young mentally ill mother, is ineligible for treatment -- until she informs the bureaucrats she's talking to New Times

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    July 29, 1999

    License to Stalk

    A judge said Lucia Diaz should be force-medicated to control her psychosis. Instead, she was turned loose to terrorize.

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    April 1, 1999

    Grant's Doom

    State misspent $350,000 of federal funds earmarked for HIV and substance-abuse services