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14+ years as staff journalist, freelance, and writer. Current projects: general fiction novel, and a TV drama. These articles are a sample of my bylines. Contact me for clips, resume, and references

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Help Wanted: School District Governing Board Member — apply now, no election needed!

Job description: Must be able to cope with disgruntled parents, overworked/underpaid teachers, and jaded district employees. Must sit through many long meetings and examine stacks of financial documents. Potential to positively impact the education of tens of thousands of students.
No experience necessary.
Salary: 0$

Feb. 2007

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Boulder Creek Students to DVUSD: Let Us Show the Video!

Students mobilize to get controversial screening rescheduled

Feb., 2007

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Snail Mail

The opening of the new post office is delayed. New outgoing boxes have yet
to arrive and the contract station is closed. Postal progress is creeping along.

July, 2006

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Spend Your Way on to TV

Reality show searches for spend-happy candidates

March, 2007

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Girl survives accident; Community remains shaken

Kelly Blakey held her daughter Nicole's hand as the first-grader lay trapped under a 4,000-pound sedan.
"She told me, 'Don't leave me! I feel like I'm never going to see you again,'" Blakey said. "For that one horrific second I thought the worst."

Feb. 2007

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From Boardwalk Bike Beat to Anthem Bike Business

Greg McGlinn once thought he had lost the full use of his right arm and hand forever. The Atlantic City police officer interrupted an armed robbery at a New Jersey shopping mall 2 1/2 years ago. The gunman shot at him, missed, and a struggle ensued with the robber biting McGlinn’s hand. The nerve
damage cost McGlinn his
11-year career with the city bicycle patrol unit.

June, 2006

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Auto Mall Stalls

An additional parcel of
land sends Westcor back
to the drawing board with
plans for dining, shopping
and entertainment venues.
Resistance continues.

For the third time a
Valley mall developer
has postponed asking
the City of Phoenix for a
permit to build an 100-acre
auto mall.

June, 2006

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Tae Kwon Do Tyke

Most moms don’t let their 8-year-old sons play with knives. Darlene Lang makes an exception for Brandyn who holds the current world championship title in weapons for his age group as a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do.

July, 2006

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10 teens in running for Youth of the Year

At age 6, Armelia Benjamin found a place to escape hardships, play games and learn skills to work toward a better life.
"I saw my mother struggle, and I saw my aunt struggle just to feed us," said Benjamin, 18, now a pre-med student at Glendale
Community College. "I don't want to have to make decisions like whether or not to turn the water off in order to keep the gas on or vice
versa."

March, 2006

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Stalled

Funding to widen Anthem's stretch of I-17 isn't scheduled until 2020. The project could see funds sooner — but competition for the cash is stiff

Aug. 2006

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A Nod to Teen Self-Expression

When Melissa Lowman wants to know what clothing to order for her shop she turns to the experts — her kids.

July, 2006

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The Problem With private

Is it practical?
Is it even desirable?
Residents question recent problems with Anthem's private parks and facilities.

Feb., 2007

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Legislative Cofee Talks

Bringing the capitol to Anthem and beyond

Feb., 2007

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Living in a trademark

As the name of a community and a trademark owned by a large corporate, Anthem is unique. The odd status of the word poses special problems to many hometown businesses named for their location, and to the developer who wants to protect its brand.

July, 2006

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Commerce Park Landlord Seeks Rezoning

Anthem Community Council cries foul, neighboring businesses uneasy, about Anthem Commerce Park's plans to allow broader range of tenants.

Feb., 2007