Valley Voices
Kriekard: Kurland is a champion of Scottsdale’s children

I am in my 42nd year of working to improve the lives of young people in our public schools, moving from teaching in the classroom to leading both the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley districts as …

Stander: Why I support Christine Marsh for State Senate

Wastchak: Not re-electing Kate Brophy McGee will be major loss to LD28

Opinion: No on Invest in Ed Prop 208

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Pace: Timeshares and fractional ownership in Paradise Valley?

A potential new trend in Paradise Valley is sellers dividing up single-family homes into fractional ownership or timeshares, possibly for commercial purposes. This past summer, we had a diligent …
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Henninger: Can new Scottsdale City Council boldly go where others have not gone before?

“The challenge for the new City Council will be to understand what has happened in the past, what is truly happening in the economy now, and what the real assets and inadequacies of the …

Burgess: What does distance learning mean for employers?

While government officials, academic leaders, and public health authorities are scrutinizing whether it is safe for children to return to campus for “in person” learning, many employers …

Rohde: Dear SUSD leadership, get our kids back in the classroom

Please listen to the SUSD families who made the choice to return to in-person learning. The district required us to chose either in-person or online learning by July 24, and an overwhelming 75% …
Aaron Lieberman

Lieberman: Program leveraging ASU’s expertise to help Arizona teachers

One of the surprising things that I’ve learned while serving in the legislature over the last two years is that sometimes the most important actions we can take have nothing to do with a vote …
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 …
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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. …
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