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Nursing homes have become ground zero in the coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, with outbreaks causing high rates of illness and death among vulnerable residents living together in close … more
I know we share a lot in common. All of us met our spouses on a blind or first date. That date turned out to be magical. We knew we had discovered someone special. We may have lots of friends … more
Summer is here and much like you swap out your winter wardrobe for summer attire, the same goes for your skin care. At Vibrant Skin Bar, our aestheticians and medical providers --- we call … more
COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, such as family and friends. So, with everything going … more
I would like to set the record straight and defend myself and others against recent accusations and inferences made regarding individuals in the business community donating to campaigns for City … more
John Little is the right leader for right now. Governing requires understanding the responsibilities of all city departments involved. John Little has that understanding. He knows the inner … more
In an attempt to get younger voters more involved and informed in the City of Scottsdale, several groups (Scottsdale Rising Young Professionals, FUEL Scottsdale, Scottsdale Leadership and Scottsdale … more
Dear Scottsdale educators and education advocates, There are many reasons to love Scottsdale. At the top of this list is our city’s renowned school system, which boasts the nation’s … more
The recent protests about systemic racism have brought national awareness and engagement to the issues of justice and equality for all; issues that demand our attention as we strive to continually … more
This month, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an incredibly important new affordable housing initiative. With Phoenix being the nation’s fastest growing city, and housing costs … more
Amidst the turmoil and divisiveness that have plagued the first half of 2020, we have an opportunity to set a positive path for Scottsdale going forward --- electing Virginia Korte as our mayor. I … more
The City Council offers a “bonus” or an incentive to developers to design and build in areas that the council considers blighted or are highly desirable locations to drive growth. … more
Reason 1 As many of us have heard in the media, the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have issued Executive Orders forcing anyone from Arizona (and several other states with … more
Paul Dembow is entitled to his own opinions on candidates running for Town Council, but he is not entitled to misrepresent the facts. Politics can be very ugly sometimes, including here in Paradise … more
We write to you as concerned members of the community to request that you agendize for discussion a petition submitted to you on June 29 relating to the conduct of Councilmember Guy Phillips. As … more
“I can’t breathe.” We heard these harrowing words repeatedly in recent years from dying Black Americans, including George Floyd. Today, I see them as the thread tying together … more
Councilman Phillips’ comments and behaviors at the recent rally, mocking the words of a dying man, are abhorrent to us. We believe that he has brought dishonor to his position of City … more
The COVID-19 crisis and the riots and looting in our own downtown have exposed an absence of leadership in Scottsdale. Leadership comes from the top, mayor and council, not from city staff, and … more
Back to school is only weeks away. While we may not have a detailed roadmap on what that will look like, we do know that there will be some changes, and it’s time to adapt. Adaptation is a … more
Virginia Korte has brought informed and sensitive leadership to Scottsdale for decades, and I trust that she will continue to do so for years to come. I first met Virginia when she was general … more
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