Valley Voices
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

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

Scali: Voting for a change of pace

LOCAL OPINIONS
Michelle Lind

Lind: Implementation of tenant/landlord assistance programs is critical

Arizona businesses continue to be affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. Particularly hard-hit are those individuals whose business is the ownership and management of rental homes throughout …
Ed McClelland

McClelland: When it comes to mental health, race matters

As a Black man who has worked in the community behavioral health industry for more than 30 years, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen the struggles that individuals and family members go …

Peterson Warren: Congratulations to all re-elected Paradise Valley candidates

Congratulations to our newly reelected Paradise Valley mayor and Town Council members, and to our residents for exercising their freedom to vote. We are particularly fortunate to have this …

Thomasson: Town Hall service keeps Paradise Valley informed

Since I became involved in town government three years ago, I’ve been on a mission to increase communications with our residents. Whether it is formal public noticing about land use, a …
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Keimach: Neighborhood concerns rise in the E. Mountain View Road neighborhood

There has been considerable concern by neighbors of a new application the town recently received for a “reasonable accommodation” pursuant to Arizona and federal fair housing laws. …

Alarcon: State liquor laws and party houses

Can party houses serve liquor? Our state liquor laws provide an effective mechanism for stopping unlawful large parties or events at residences, including short-term rentals. Selling or …
Dr. Kristen Bishop

Bishop: Our bodies are designed to fight off viruses – and they do it every day

Valley residents are continuing to work through the slight declining trend of COVID-19, many are still concerned about the safety of themselves and their families.

Shufelt: 250+ birthdays celebrated each and every month, even in the pandemic

Through the Birthday Dreams program at Arizona Helping Hands, 1,823 children in foster care have had birthdays made special in 2020. More than 250 boys and girls each month have received gifts …
Shannon Clancy

Clancy: Who is on the front line for families facing homelessness?

Temporary grace and an extension of Arizona’s eviction moratorium to Oct. 31 means we have more time to do our literal “home” work, but there’s no free pass or less pressure …
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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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