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Nace: Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors supports local school elections

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 …

Ortega: Tested, successful Scottsdale model ignored by Rep. Gress

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 …

Gaudio: A yes vote will support the things that make SUSD excellent

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 …

Harkins: SUSD schools are one of the pillars of our city

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 …

Hull: Our work is not yet done, let’s promote hope and connectedness

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, …

Carfield: Kitchen design trends for the end of 2023

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 …

Durham: Emergency shelter program a success, despite Rep. Gress’ claims

Last Wednesday night (Sept. 13), Representative Matt Gress held a hearing at the Civic Center Library concerning Scottsdale’s emergency shelter program. At the City Council’s June 27 …

Stanton: Scottsdale Area Chamber endorses SUSD override

Scottsdale Unified School District needs your support. November, a continuation of the SUSD M&O override is on the ballot. It does not increase taxes and is critical for our students, …

Maxwell: Let’s come together and support the SUSD override

In today’s rapidly changing world, investing in education is not only a moral imperative but a strategic necessity for the future of our children and our community. As the debate on education …

Campana: Scottsdale students need your investment

Scottsdale students need you. Your investment. And the ROI is outstanding. Vote “yes” with enthusiasm!  Our Scottsdale Unified School District has carefully stewarded …
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Robbins: Override about teachers, students

This override is about people. It’s about teachers and students. We all understand that teachers need more resources. These increased resources should end up in their pockets and in their …

Wagner: Banner hospital unwanted, unneeded in Scottsdale

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 …

Scheck: On the elimination of rental tax

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 …

Arnold: Lawmakers must take a stand against Big Pharma

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 …

Crawford: Camelback now a walkable corridor in Scottsdale

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Dana Close

Close: Support the override, the backbone of our city

I strongly encourage our community to vote in favor of the M&O Override for the Scottsdale Unified School District. As a proud resident of South Scottsdale, maintaining the value and safety of …
Tammy Caputi

Caputi: Answering question about Old Town parking

I want to share a great example of how we are solving parking challenges in Old Town. A recent newsletter from COGS asks: “There will now be five restaurants in a half-block area. American …
Raoul Zubia

Zubia: Encourages community to vote ‘yes’

The Special Budget Override Election for the Scottsdale Unified School District is crucial for the maintenance and improvement of the district’s educational standards. It is vital to vote in …
Charles Woods

Woods: 5 ideas to reignite the spark for reading this school year

When summer break hits, school becomes a distant memory and most kids prefer to spend their days prioritizing fun. From playing outside and leveling up in their favorite video games to watching …
Amy Carney

Carney: New school year, new opportunity to get involved in SUSD

Quality public schools are the foundation of a thriving community. As our students and staff return to their various Scottsdale Unified School District campuses, I want to encourage your involvement …
Scott A. Menzel

Menzel: The SUSD advantage is the state’s economic advantage

There is no greater economic driver or workforce development strategy than public education. That recognition is what drove me early in my career and what continues to do so today. Scottsdale …

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 …