Team Ducey: Checking in

Hello, What a week! Border mayors endorsed Governor Ducey, citing his strong record on growing Arizona’s economy and our trade relationship with Mexico. Border Patrol agents announced their support for the governor, crediting his “decisive leadership” to help secure the border. The governor also traveled throughout Arizona — meeting with voters and sharing his vision for securing Arizona’s future. Keep … Read More

The Arts in Scottsdale

By Linda Milhaven Over my many years in Scottsdale, including eight years on City Council, I have had the opportunity to work with many people who dedicate their time and talents to making Scottsdale a special place. The arts have always been a significant part of the heart and soul of our community. It was my honor to serve as the Chair … Read More

Guest Editorial: Professor Without A Plan

By Scottsdale Pinetop What’s David Garcia’s education plan for the state? Who knows. With Invest in Ed off the November ballot, the fight over K-12 education funding moves to the governor’s race. Most voters know where Governor Ducey stands on education funding, highlighted mostly during the teacher walk-outs in April, where he found a solution called “20 by 2020” which … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced his endorsement for Bill Crawford for Scottsdale City Council. Read the Mayor’s endorsement here. *Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced her endorsement for former councilwoman Kate Gallego for Phoenix Mayor. *Former Councilman Daniel Valenzuela has been endorsed by The Honorable Ed Pastor, Councilwoman Laura Pastor, Phoenix State … Read More

Dewey The Dick

So a noble group of people want to put a mural on Marshall Way in Old Town Scottsdale to commemorate the late Senator John McCain.  Here’s a link to an azcentral.com story about the effort. Seems pretty simple.  And a big win for Scottsdale as local residents honor McCain in a way that aids a struggling arts street. Keep in … Read More

Guest Editorial: Down But Not Out

By Scottsdale Pinetop In the final match in Rocky, Balboa remains convinced that it’s impossible for him to beat Apollo. But rather than give up, he decides to go the distance and take on the champion for the full 15 rounds – a task no fighter had ever done before. And while Balboa may have lost the fight, the underdog … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Former councilman Daniel Valenzuela has been endorsed by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433, the Communication Workers of America – Arizona State Council, Sheet Metal Works Union, Local 359, UNITE HERE Local 11 and the Arizona Federation of Teachers 8002. *Barry Goldwater Jr. announced his endorsement of Nicholas Sarwark for Phoenix Mayor. The Lows No … Read More

Leap. No Faith.

Near the end of The Last Crusade,  Indiana Jones stood on the side of an abyss, not knowing how he was going to get to the other side.  He necessarily relied on the higher power above and Jones’ leap of faith was rewarded. The other side, the “No” side, in Scottsdale’s Proposition 420 debate, that being the one to rightfully … Read More