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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
Participants in a program called One Gilbert hope to unite the town’s residents behind an ambitious and much-needed goal: eliminating teen suicide. The effort, launched in October 2019 by … more
“Why would ‘they’ cram tall buildings and four-story apartments, ruining the character of Scottsdale?” “Increased density keeps encroaching into the desert --- so … more
Coronavirus is on the verge of being the next worldwide pandemic. Thousands of people, mostly in China, have contracted the virus. However, at least two Arizonans are suspected of having the … more
I was one of 50-plus people in attendance at the City of Scottsdale community outreach meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Grayhawk Community Center. The intent of this meeting was to provide … more
Parents should be active in the schools their children attend and it will help their child to be a successful student. I still believe that, but my trip has taken me on a few detours. Getting … more
For months, a large group of volunteers have been holding meet ups in your neighborhoods, posting signs, and have been working for a candidate they believe in. I joined in volunteering for Pete … more
School districts all over Arizona are challenged today by aging schools and inadequate funds to repair or replace them. This is a major problem for our educators and for the children they teach … more
I attended the meeting last night, Feb. 12, at Grayhawk Community Center where Mr. Chi from the Planning Department presented the city’s proposed ordinance change regarding signage. … more
As co-chairs of Yes To Children, we can think of no better way to celebrate our organization’s 20-year anniversary of supporting SUSD than to announce our renewed commitment to the school … more
This is a quote from Noah Ehlert, and the inspiration for his Discover Your Path tour, a cross country bike trip from California to Florida to raise awareness of the issues faced by youth in foster … more
Questions for the reader: Are you getting rid of your car anytime soon? And do you expect your guests and service personnel to visit you without cars? Scottsdale’s current parking code seems … more
Since I announced my candidacy for Scottsdale mayor I have received a lot of support and encouragement. I have also received questions about my record when I was on City Council and about my … more
Stuart Graff, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, finally saw the demise of that pesky architectural school at Taliesin West. Now he can have more paid events without students … more
Did you know that Experience Scottsdale works with thousands of journalists each year to secure articles and television segments that promote travel to the city? Or how about that Experience … more
Under current U.S. law, when criminal organizations want to hide their money laundering and financing activities from law enforcement officials, they have the means to do so. The result is the … more
Why did it take a referendum to halt the massive Southbridge Two development, which would crowd the waterfront canal amenity and crush Fifth Avenue businesses and heritage? Why did it take a voter … more
Former Scottsdale City Councilman and longtime community advocate Bob Littlefield in late January filed paperwork at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., declaring his campaign for the post of … more
Making new acquaintances and turning them into lasting friendships may be on everyone’s priority list when they find themselves in a new city, but only a small percentage of people know how to … more
Like so many other family relationships, the role of a grandparent frequently looks much different today than it did when I was growing up. It was a treat to go visit grandma, to spend some time … more
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