September 10, 2008 | East Valley Tribune
Death of a mom turned drug runner
For months, the case baffled authorities. Had she been killed? Did she run off with the money? If so, where did she go? The trail had grown cold. The questions eventually led to a landfill in southern Arizona, but also to the firing of the state's top federal prosecutor. It is among the most tangled and bizarre cases in recent state history.
August 10, 2008 | East Valley Tribune
A new lawsuit is raising serious questions about the safety of helicopters made in Mesa and used by law enforcement agencies around the world, including on patrols along the U.S. border.
March 1, 2008 | East Valley Tribune
Humetewa puts duty above politics
The indictment of Republic Congressman Rick Renzi was a defining moment for Arizona's top federal prosecutor, Diane Humetewa, showing she may have found her way through the political fog of the U.S. attorneys scandal.
February 12, 2008 | East Valley Tribune
A confession by another woman forced the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix to drop its case against 38-year-old Rachel Jernigan, who was awaiting a new trial after a panel of federal judges overturned her bank robbery conviction last year.
October 12, 2007 | East Valley Tribune
A life lost between the cracks
The cruel way Jose Luis Velasco-Garcia died -- lying on the pavement while his groceries were looted -- shocked many in Mesa, but it hit particularly hard at Queen of Peace Catholic Church where many knew him by sight, if not by name.
July 17, 2007 | Denver Post
Statehouse security under scrutiny
In 2002, people complained about having to enter Colorado's Capitol through metal detectors. So legislators removed the extra layer of security. That move was instantly called into question after a gunman made his way toward the office of Gov. Bill Ritter before he was shot and killed by a state trooper.
July 10, 2007 | Denver Post
Access to Dem convention stymies disabled
Advocates for the disabled say they are once again being left in the dark as Democrats plan for next year's national convention in Denver. "We can't get anyone to talk to us. That's what's so frustrating," said Julie Reiskin, executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Cross-Disability Association.
December 1, 2006 | East Valley Tribune
Apologies flow freely for racial police video
A television show produced by Tempe police aired on the city's cable channel showing a white police officer telling two black men they could get out of a ticket if they performed a rap.
June 12, 2006 | USA Today
Rock slide cuts community off from Yosemite
A massive rock slide has blocked the two-lane highway that connects most of Mariposa County to its biggest tourist attraction, Yosemite National Park. It's dire news for a county that gets most of its income from tourism.