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To our Scottsdale community, our culture lovers, and arts patrons: It is with great sadness and reluctance that I must inform you that we decided to cancel this weekend’s performances at … more
I’m a Scottsdale resident, single mom of two beautiful children and the owner of Palacio Properties --- a firm that manages vacation rental homes in the Scottsdale area. My job allows me to … more
We love living in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point). It is our home. We are committed to making this already wonderful place an even better destination for visitors, new residents and businesses. The … more
You’ve heard it before, the onerous and regressive food tax that Scottsdale has imposed upon its residents for over 60 years. Most likely you don’t notice it because it doesn’t … more
Gov. Doug Ducey makes two critical errors in touting the state’s progress under his watch. The first is what it means to invest in public district schools and the second is what makes a … more
From time to time one encounters something so bizarre and suspicious that it cannot go unnoticed, or unopposed. I refer to the deal between the City of Phoenix, the City of Scottsdale and the … more
There are two political teams campaigning furiously around the country right now. The Trump Campaign is celebrating the Great American Comeback. The Democrat presidential candidates are beating … more
For decades, the Arizona Department of Health Services has done a good job of making sure ambulance service in Arizona is safe, affordable and available to everyone. HB2823 threatens to upend this … more
There are several significant material errors in “The American Dream Act” article. California’s Proposition 13 property tax assessment methodology is held out as the benchmark … more
Scottsdale is the result of forward-thinking leaders at critical points of its history. Leaders like Herb Drinkwater and Jim Bruner saw what Scottsdale could become and did what was necessary to … more
Data show declining SUSD high-school achievement since at least 2005, along with declining SUSD ratings by Newsweek and U.S. News/World Report. SUSD graduates’ math skills also … more
In 1987 the Community Council of Scottsdale was formed by neighbors living in the areas around Tonto Elementary School, Hohokam Elementary School, Pima Elementary School, Yavapai Elementary School, … more
While we hear lots of argument about how tall is “too tall” or how dense is “too dense,” very few candidates are talking about the real problem facing Scottsdale. For 20 … more
A bill introduced by state Sen. Vince Leach, SB 1459, throws some needed sunshine on a legal process currently hidden from public view. If the bill passes and is signed into law, Arizona taxpayers … more
I would like to add Yes To Children to the chorus of voices welcoming Dr. Scott Menzel as the new superintendent of the Scottsdale Unified School District. Our organization is looking forward to … more
Short-term rentals have been a heated topic of discussion across Arizona towns and cities over the last few years. As platforms like Airbnb have expanded access to renting out your own home, … more
To explain why I am running for mayor I need to tell you a story. It’s called “A Tale of Two Cities.” The first city is Scottsdale. Scottsdale is a very special place --- it is … more
On behalf of the Scottsdale Education Association, I want to personally thank the more than 900 SUSD employees who took part in our organization’s recent survey. Your feedback is important to … more
As consumers, we rely on the food safety system when we buy groceries. And, we expect that if one of our purchases has been recalled our grocery store will warn us. However, a new report by the … more
This week is National Public School Week, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on our Scottsdale Unified School District schools, our students and their teachers --- and to also express how proud … more
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