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The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (Scottsdale Realtors) supports the Scottsdale Unified School District budget override and Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley school district bonds in the … more
With much fanfare, on Sept. 13, State Representative Matt Gress (Phoenix) choreographed a committee hearing at the Scottsdale Civic Library, which Gress characterized as an “Ongoing fight … more
On Oct. 11, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters within the Scottsdale Unified School District boundaries, asking for a continuance of the Maintenance and Operations … more
No one appreciates the role quality schools play in Scottsdale more than the business community. We know firsthand that Scottsdale Unified School District schools not only educate our children but … more
Via Linda Behavioral Hospital CEO/managing director September marks Suicide Prevention Month. Recent national polls indicate that 94% of adults believe suicide can be prevented. Unfortunately, … more
I’m sure many of you are anxiously looking forward to eradicating the eyesore that is the current SmokeTree Resort. Now is the critical junction at which to speak out to your local government. … more

As we head into the final stretch of 2023 many home design trends have come and gone. Luckily, home design trends never stop and as we head into fall a few trends are starting to take shape for the … more
Civility: “Formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.” Unfortunately, when it comes to politics this word seems to have disappeared from the people who not just represent … more
As this year’s chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority board of directors, I am proud to represent the six member communities — Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Gila River … more
My response to “City of Apache Junction may seek vote on first property tax” (cover story, September 2023 issue of Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent): The American Dream is … more
Rhonda Mattachione, candidate for Board of Supervisors, District 5, my wife, and I created the “Red Ribbon USA,” which is just a simple easy way to protest the two-tiered justice system … more
Thank you for inviting our opinions. I am very opposed to a property tax replacing the sunsetting sales tax and will vote against any council person who votes for one. Failing to continue the … more
My relationship with HonorHealth goes back to 1977, when I started working at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital as a nuclear medicine technologist. The system has had name changes over the years, but … more

Tempe City Council voted unanimously last night to send General Plan 2050 to voters for approval next March. Arizona cities are required to update their general plans every ten years. more
Starting in 2025, Arizona will eliminate the rental tax for all renters in the state. On the surface this seems like a win but, in truth it does nothing to solve the root of the problem and will … more
Buying a home is a stressful time in anyone’s life, especially for first timers. Not only is buying a home the biggest financial expense of your life, but the process is also complicated, … more
How much of the justification for the utility rate increase is due to capital improvements already completed debt service? When Chandler negotiated with Intel for the Fab expansion project, … more
Life after entering recovery involves much more than abstaining from drugs and alcohol. It is about changing the person’s lifestyle so they can function in their everyday life without the need … more
Wreaths Across America has been in existence since 1992 and is famously known as decorating the Arlington National Cemetery with wreaths. Its goal is placing wreaths on every veteran’s grave in … more
There is nothing quite like the fresh start of a new school year. I had the pleasure of visiting a number of Kyrene campuses on the first day of school, and the enthusiasm and commitment displayed by both families and staff was inspiring. more

Every single day, even in the heat of summer, Chandler children can be spotted at city parks playing on playgrounds, shooting hoops, and riding bicycles. They stop for a quick drink at a water … more
American consumers, families and patients are struggling far too often to afford their prescriptions. Prescription drug prices have been out-of-control and instead of putting forth solutions … more
Our eight noteworthy Paradise Valley resorts are a source of pride for many of us and contribute to Paradise Valley’s global reputation as a world class destination for both visiting and … more
The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.yourvalley.net: ipFormInput: first name: Bill last name: Crawford city: … more
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