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Ward Harkavy, Former Phoenix New Times,Westword Journo, Has Died

2 months ago by New Times Staff
Harkavy was also editor of the Village Voice.
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Scott Coles Paid $375,000 for Lunch With Donald Trump

12 years ago by John Dickerson
By John Dickerson Scott Coles paid $375,000 to have a benefit lunch with Donald Trump, according to an April 1, 2007 article in the New York Post. The money was no April Fool’s Joke. It was one day in a lifestyle of uber-wealth that ultimately sunk the company Coles’ inherited...
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EDITORS COME AND GO

New Times editor David Bodney has resigned to resume his law career full-time. He will remain as editor, however, while the search for a successor is under way. In other moves, the newspaper has hired Jeremy Voas as managing editor and is transferring associate editor Ward Harkavy to sister newspaper...
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Ode To The Remaining Desert

31 years ago by Ward Harkavy
It's too late to save the fragile Sonoran Desert in Phoenix. But it's not too late to preserve what's left of it. Spend a few hours at the Desert Botanical Garden, and you'll know the desert is worth protecting. First step? The city must figure out the exact boundaries of...
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Problems at the Bank

32 years ago by Ward Harkavy
Let's get to the moral of this story right up-front: Valley National Bank thinks a happy employee is a puzzled employee. The behemoth of local banks is trying to get its 7,000 employees' attention by giving them puzzles--jigsaws, Rubik's cubes and the like. The idea is tied to their prize-winning...
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Journalist of the Year

For the third year in a row, a New Times writer has been named Arizona's top print journalist. Deborah Laake won the Arizona Press Club's Virg Hill Journalist of the Year Award at the club's annual banquet on Saturday night. Staff writer Terry Greene was last year's winner, and staff...
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Bikers Of Phoenix, Unite

31 years ago by Ward Harkavy
Imagine this classified ad: "Six hundred thousand bicycles desire mostly flat city. Year-round sunshine preferable. Safe and numerous bicycle routes required." Face it, Phoenix. You can't apply. You've made it unsafe to ride bicycles. State transportation officials estimate there are 600,000 bicycles in Maricopa County homes. We estimate that only...
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Cheap Shots 09-06-1989

31 years ago by Ward Harkavy
Phoenix police chief RUBEN ORTEGA probably thought he was America's chief warlord against dope back on February 17, 1988, when he lectured a federal DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION "user accountability" seminar in Phoenix. Instead, he wound up dragging the DEA into a still-simmering court fight over secrecy that makes him--and the...
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CHEAP SHOTS

30 years ago by Ward Harkavy
Remember the thrashing Phoenix got from BARRON'S a year and a half ago, and the outraged reaction to the financial mag by "civic leaders" who were insulted that anyone would say our economy is in the toilet? Well, an even grimmer story appeared in the August 10 WALL STREET JOURNAL,...
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CHEAP SHOTS

30 years ago by Ward Harkavy
A waste company is a terrible thing to mind, isn't it? Take ENSCO. Please. When the Arkansas company started buying full-page ads in Arizona newspapers a few weeks ago to spruce up its image, it couldn't even get its own logo right. Next to the ENSCO insignia (a bubble-like design...

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