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Phoenix finds NoDDC in violation of campaign finance disclosure requirements

Phoenix City Attorney Cris Meyer has found both the NoDDC political action committee and its agents --- in particular Scottsdale resident Jason Alexander --- in violation of a handful of campaign …
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Paradise Valley Town Council candidates talk purpose of political campaigns

As ballots begin arriving in mailboxes this summer, Paradise Valley residents will have four individuals to choose to fill three seats on Town Council at an all-mail Aug. 4 primary election. Those …

Q&A: Arizona Supreme Court E-Qual ruling a threat to Arizona democracy?

The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday, May 13 denied a request for accepting a special action and relief from the in-person state law signature requirement to place statewide initiative questions on the …

Arizona Supreme Court denies relief from physical signature-gathering requirements

An online signature-gathering program for those seeking office in Arizona is OK, but for statewide initiatives, the same system cannot be used to gather qualified elector signatures to meet …
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Paradise Valley mayor discusses the role of local leadership amid the global COVID-19 pandemic

In the upcoming August primary election, the field is set for four hopefuls to compete for three seats on the local dais atop Paradise Valley Town Council. But the top political position in the Town …
ARIZONA POLITICS

McSally, Kelly look to formalize Senate nominations

PHOENIX (AP) — The race to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate is one of the hottest contests in U.S. politics this November, but there's likely to be little fanfare in next week's primary.

Phoenix metropolitan medical marijuana dispensaries brace for 2020 ballot initiative result

If there’s going to be an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it may as well have 420,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.
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POLITICAL OPINION

Brewer: West Coast anarchy could happen in Arizona if we don’t stand against it

The insanity we’re seeing in the Pacific Northwest would have free reign to spread to the rest of the country under a prospective Biden administration.

Gulick: My support for Stanton’s re-election

I am proud to support Mark Stanton in his re-election to our Town Council. Having been raised in Paradise Valley, I appreciate his commitment to public safety, responsible growth, fiscal …

Moore: Paradise Valley ‘speakeasy’ party unsurprising after bar closure

On July 24 a home located in Paradise Valley, listed on Airbnb’s short-term rental website, was the focus of a major police event that included our Paradise Valley police shutting down the party, issuing citations to the homeowner for criminal littering, unruly gathering and excessive noise.

Scali: Voting for a change of pace

Leadership and council service matter. Council members set the tone for public behavior and the process of governing our neighborhoods. We raise our children and build our lives around our …
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Pace: Party house with 300 people shut down

This past weekend in Paradise Valley on Lost Dutchman Road, 300 people were being shuttled to a home where allegations are that alcohol was being served potentially as a pop-up bar. The PV police …
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