That Was A Close One

Just a couple of months back Scottsdale almost had a lot more than proverbial egg on its face.  It almost had a whole carton making its mug unrecognizable. That’s when some on the Scottsdale City Council were actually considering not allowing the BASIS charter school to relocate and expand its presence on Shea Boulevard.  Fortunately, Mayor Lane, Suzanne Klapp and … Read More

Littlefields Sinking South Scottsdale

It’s always good to invoke Star Trek, especially when it comes to Bob Littlefield.  Because his campaign for Scottsdale Mayor seems to be from outer space.  And his campaign, in the unlikely event it is successful, would boldly take he and wife where no man has gone before:  a husband and wife team on the Scottsdale City Council. We’re sure, … Read More

For Teachers, Prop 123 = Pay Raise

By Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools More than 20 school districts are waiting on approval of Prop 123 PHOENIX – For Arizona teachers, many of whom have not received a pay raise since before the Great Recession, passage of Proposition 123 means a needed and necessary pay raise this year. So far, more than 20 Arizona school districts have … Read More

Why I am voting NO on Prop 123.

By State Treasurer of Arizona Jeff DeWit Proposition 123 is LESS money for schools and RAISES PROPERTY TAXES I wish I could support Proposition 123.  I wish it was in the best interest of our schools, teachers, and taxpayers.  I wish it lived up to the claim of being “more money for schools without raising taxes.”  Unfortunately it is none … Read More

Magnificent Maggy

Transforming the 32-acre Margaret Hance Park in central Phoenix to something more akin to Central Park is the best planning idea in the Valley today.  Read about it here.  We hope the “Hance Park Conservancy” is one day regarded like the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale.  There, volunteers and fundraisers alike act as stewards for one of the great preserves … Read More

From Prop 123–WATCH: Fred DuVal’s Support

Fred DuVal, the 2014 Democratic nominee for Governor, just endorsed Proposition 123. Read his statement, here. He is standing shoulder to shoulder with Governor Ducey and thousands of parents and educators to put our kids and teachers first. And we’ve got an new TV ad to prove it. Watch the video here. Mr. DuVal and Governor Ducey don’t always agree but they agree Prop … Read More

Galloping Gallego?

There used to be a popular soap opera called As The World Turns.  The same title could apply to the prologue unfolding for the 2019 Mayor’s race in the City of Phoenix. Due to term limits popular incumbent Greg Stanton will not be able to seek re-election.  But former City Councilman Tom Simplot has made it known he wants the … Read More

Exploring All Transportation Options

By Dan Schweiker Transportation has always been near and dear to my heart. I first experienced the valley’s roads in 1978 when I arrived in Arizona in my un-air conditioned 1976 Honda Civic. A lot has changed since then, but one thing remains the same – we need an interconnected transportation system that moves people, goods, and services. There is no … Read More

How Do You Spell Bob Littlefield? H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E

Former Scottsdale City Councilman Bob Littlefield and failed Republican candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives thinks Scottsdale is a terrible place to live and be.  Just listen to him.  When he’s not sounding Area 51 he makes Scottsdale sound like Blythe.  If you think our community Hades Bob is your guy. Now he’s running for Mayor.  We’re sorry to … Read More

Odds & Ends To The Week

*Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is showing a lot of resilience as he tries to become the Republican nominee in Arizona’s First Congressional District.  That’s according to a new poll out this week albeit by his own pollster.  In boxing terms we’re going to find out what kind of chin Babeu has when the pointed attacks about his private life … Read More