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Navy SEAL Down Navy SEAL Down A Tucson helicopter crew looks back on an unforgettable rescue in the mountains of Afghanistan November 12, 2009
Chico and the Monkey Chico and the Monkey How many times were a border coyote and his accomplice captured and released by law enforcement? Would you believe 35? September 17, 2009
The Pope of Gringo Pass The Pope of Gringo Pass Al Gay's border town kingdom of Lukeville is booming, thanks to the rising popularity of Rocky Point. Welcome to Pima County's last frontier. July 15, 2004
Smugglers' Paradise Smugglers' Paradise Perhaps Janet Napolitano should visit the Peck Canyon Corridor outside of Nogales—with an armed escort November 25, 2010
2004: A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004: A Series of Unfortunate Events Our recap of the year gone by December 30, 2004
A Dirty, Vicious Business A Dirty, Vicious Business In the Peck Canyon corridor, violent crimes and the discovery of body parts occur with disturbing regularity May 26, 2011

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  • A Box Full of Trouble  2

    An excerpt from Leo W. Banks’ new novel, Double Wide
      I got home at dusk and saw the shoe box on the steps of my Airstream. It wasn't there when I left. The hackles went up on my neck.
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  • A Book That Will Make You Believe in Murder Again

      Brash Books just published my first novel, Double Wide. I wrote the first version of it in the 1980s. What are we looking at here—more than three decades? Sounds about right.
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  • 2016: What a Bust!

      2016 is nearly over and you'll find plenty of lists of the so-called Top Stories of the Year. We, on the other hand, have spent the year reading the newspapers, browsing the online sites and watching the TV news to collect what can only be described as the Bottom Stories of the Year.
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  • Trumped!  7

    Trigger warning: This look back at 2015 is sure to be offensive to someone
      Once again, we've read the rags, watched the boob tube and surfed the wild world-wide web to gather some of the most ridiculous stories of the year.
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