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Hiker’s death on Scottsdale trail deemed ‘natural’ cause

The death of a female hiker from the Lost Dog Wash Trail system at 12600 N. 124th St. is being investigated by the Scottsdale Police Department and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime Republican loyalist who changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party's direction and …
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As Zillow Group halts Phoenix ‘iBuyer’ sales, Arizona remains real estate battleground state

Earlier this week when the most dominant online real estate marketplace publicly announced it was halting its buying program here in the Valley of the Sun the news sent shock waves throughout the …

Scottsdale Veterans Day commemoration features future USS Arizona ship sponsor

Nikki Stratton, whose grandfather survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a crewmember aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39), will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Veterans Day Commemoration in …

Scottsdale seeks public’s feedback for transportation plan

Scottsdale residents, business owners and people who work in the city are invited to participate in a virtual public meeting to provide feedback on Scottsdale’s draft 2021 Transportation Action …
First Responders

Body pulled from Scottsdale canal in July ruled accidental drowning

About three months following the death of Scottsdale resident Robert “Bobby” Cuillo, who went missing from the Old Town entertainment area in July, Scottsdale Police are sharing new …
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Bell: Let’s help Arizona's LGBTQ+ students find their own communities

We all remember trying to find our “group” in school. If we liked to write, there was yearbook. If we liked to perform, there was theater. Clubs on campus help students find the spaces …

Kauzlarich: Override supports funding for local schools

If you have a Scottsdale address north of Jomax Road (or north of McDowell Mountain Road if you live in Rio Verde), you probably live in the Cave Creek Unified School District. This sprawling …

Alexander: Politicization may sink Scottsdale’s general plan

The Scottsdale General Plan faces a tough road to passage. It’s been heavily politicized by councilors on both sides of the issue. Councilors Littlefield and Whitehead along with Mayor …

Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …

Christensen: Health literacy more important than ever for Arizonans in ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …

Doctor: Keep safety in mind during Halloween this year

Excitement is building as children and parents look forward to Halloween. Selecting costumes and buying treats are part of the preparations, but safety and healthy choices should also be part of your …

Rigler: Here’s a new resource to connect COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibody treatments

Your best protection against COVID-19 is getting one of the safe, free and highly effective vaccines that are widely available around Arizona. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 while helping preserve health care capacity for others who need it.

Women’s Watch: Afghan women suffer more since Kabul’s fall

Since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Aug. 15, numerous press conferences and statements by the Taliban have assured general amnesty and respect for women’s rights, but there is a major disconnect between what was said on TV and the Taliban actions on the ground.
Sam Campana

Campana: The responsible choice for Scottsdale is to approve general plan 2035

As citizens, we have a responsibility to help guide our elected officials in the making of public policy. This City Council (and several before) continued to reach out to community open houses, …

Smells like witch spirit: How the ancient world’s scented sorceresses influence ideas about magic today

Most perfume ads suggest the right scent can make you sexy, alluring and successful. A blend by Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, meanwhile, offers to make you smell like Hecate, the three-faced Greek goddess of witchcraft.

Renewed laser focus on social-emotional learning in Arizona classrooms amid digital age, political unrest

From gun violence then to a lingering virus now, the soil below where public education occurs has been labeled dangerous ground for American students for nearly a decade. Aside from the dangers …
The garden at Scottsdale Community College has been planted with seeds native to Maricopa County in an effort to boost the Maricopa County Native Seed library.

Valley colleges grow seed libraries

Several Phoenix-area community colleges are growing seed libraries to benefit students, faculty, the public and the wildlife that lives in Maricopa County.
The Capital Grille is among participating restaurants to be featured at the annual Notre Dame Prep Culinary Festival set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Notre Dame Prep, 9701 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.

Notre Dame Prep pairs with restaurants to celebrate Scottsdale food scene

The annual Notre Dame Prep Culinary Festival is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Notre Dame Prep, 9701 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.
The Scottsdale Unified School District is the subject of formal complaints filed with the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Scottsdale school board hit with open meeting complaints

Several people along with a prominent government watchdog group have filed complaints against the Scottsdale Unified School District governing board with the Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office regarding alleged issues with open meeting law violations, transparency and more.
Students learn techniques for assisting with surgical procedures in the adult surgical technology program.

EVIT celebrates 30 years of changing lives

This school year marks the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s first and oldest Career Technical Education District — the East Valley Institute of Technology. What started out as one campus …
Scottsdale Neighbors & Business Reporting

Homeward Bound hosts inaugural Toast! event at Scottsdale venue

Homeward Bound, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing families experiencing homelessness a pathway out of property, hosted its inaugural Toast! event on Oct. 17, at The Clayton House in …

Grand Canyon Chapter DAR participates in National Day of Service

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has celebrated the Seventh Annual National DAR Day of Service by recently planting trees.

Arcadia High grad featured in new Hulu show

Social media influencer and Scottsdale native, Tess Levin, is “rolling in the dough” after recently competing in a baking reality show.
Stronger Together

Valley volunteers come together to build new playground for Mesa children

In early October, more than 100 volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities and Salt River Project joined KABOOM! to build a state-of-the-art playground at a local community center. The new …
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Phoenix Heart Ball prepares for grand return

The wait is nearly over. After a long hiatus because of COVID-19, the Phoenix Heart Ball is preparing for the return of its highly- anticipated, black-tie fundraising raising event for heart …

During a company-wide Zoom meeting, Bob Parsons announced he would not be making vaccines mandatory for the employees of his YAM Worldwide portfolio of companies, instead he is offering an incentive.

Scottsdale-based Silver Lining Wealth Advisors, has announced the donation of $30,000 to a handful of Valley charities this fall. Silver Lining Wealth Advisors is a private wealth advisory …
Tracy Duncan, an agent affiliated with the North Scottsdale office of Coldwell Banker Realty, was the only Arizona real estate agent of the 16 agents chosen nationally to join the Women's Council of …
In an effort to support the community, Fired Pie has partnered with Special Olympics Arizona to fundraise money that will go towards the programming costs for engaging the organization’s …
Scottsdale Entertainment
“The Kringle Wrinkle; A Murder Mystery Dinner Party Fundraiser!” will play at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at DC Bar and Grill at Desert Canyon Golf Club, 10440 Indian Wells Dr.

Fountain Hills Youth Theater to present ‘The Kringle Wrinkle!’ mystery dinner

People are invited for an evening of laughs, dinner and mystery for “The Kringle Wrinkle; A Murder Mystery Dinner Party Fundraiser!”
Cam DeCaussin is an oil painter whose work often features themes of home, living spaces.

DeCaussin’s 'at home' solo exhibition in Scottsdale opens Nov. 4

Royse Contemporary will present “at home,” featuring a solo exhibition of Cam DeCaussin’s artwork that illustrates the beauty of the Arizona sky, midcentury architecture and the desert.
Over three decades, visionary photographer Edward S. Curtis created thousands of images, audio recordings, and the earliest motion pictures of Native Americans, while making contributions to the art and science of photography

Exhibit honors Native Americans at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

The Edward S. Curtis exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 19 at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way in Scottsdale.
From left, Carl Reiter Scottsdale Philharmonic co-founder and music director; Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega; Joy Partridge Scottsdale Philharmonic co-founder

Scottsdale Philharmonic to perform 2nd concert of the season

The Scottsdale Philharmonic orchestra will perform the second in-person concert of the 2021-22 season from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second St.

Meet the Artist: Sollars brings 'photo-synthesis' workshop to Canal Convergence

Meet Tempe artist Kendra Sollars, who leans on her championship-level synchronized swimming experience to illustrate body movements through water, ultimately creating works of art. This November, …
Dia de Los Muertos annual tradition returns to Old Town Scottsdale.

Fifth Annual Scottsdale Dia de Los Muertos Art Installation Experience, festival returns Oct. 30

The city of Scottsdale’s official Dia de Los Muertos annual tradition returns to Old Town with an expanded art installation walk-through experience on The Old Adobe Mission grounds.
Authentic pizzas with imported Italian wines, imported beer and entertainment is planned for the Nov. 6 event at Scottsdale City Hall.

Italian Association of Arizona to debut pizza, wine festival on Nov. 6

Italian Association of Arizona will present its first Italian Pizza & Wine Festival from 12 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Scottsdale City Hall.

Art, technology collide at Scottsdale’s Canal Convergence

As part of the annual Canal Convergence event, Scottsdale Public Art has recruited local artists and worked with a variety of community partners to develop this year’s event, which highlights …
Fountain Hills Theater will hold a Monster Mash Halloween special event at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

FHT presents Monster Mash concert to be held Oct. 24

Fountain Hills Theater is holding a special Halloween event at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
Hidden in the Hills

25th annual Hidden in the Hills artist studio tour set for last two weekends of November

The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League will host Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour, Hidden in the Hills, during the last two weekends of November.  This year’s …
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