Howard’s End?

Scottsdale resident Howard Myers was an important and critical voice that led to the Proposition 420 movement in Scottsdale.  Passed by a 71% margin on November 6th the vote stopped the ill-conceived Desert Discovery Center and enshrined more rights to city citizens when it comes to future changes in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. For that, Mr. Myers and many others … Read More

Reverend Jarrett Maupin issues statement following the scandalous and racist statements of Rep. David Stringer

Media Alert Reverend Jarrett Maupin issues statement following the scandalous and racist statements of Rep. David Stringer, calls for lawmaker to resign immediately or for House Leadership to remove him in next session for being “ethically bankrupt,” “a premeditated xenophobe,” and for practicing racism in violation of rules of conduct for state house members… Statement Below: “Earlier this year, I … Read More

Ambulance Chasers Need Not Apply

So John Karolzak wants to be the next Mayor of Scottsdale?  According to recent Facebook posts he apparently does.  Notwithstanding Elon Musk’s ambitions people are more likely to be on Mars in 2020 than ever seeing this lobbyist and gadfly presiding in the Kiva. Karolzak is an infamous name synonymous with loose professional morals in the ambulance business, where he … Read More

Lancing The Boil

Few people have more conscientiously served Scottsdale over the many years than Virginia Korte.  Southern Scottsdale businesswoman.  Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce President.  Non-profit leader.  Stalwart supporter of Scottsdale public schools.  Early voice to preserve the McDowell Mountains.  She’s a Scottsdale Hall of Famer in every sense of the word.  She wants to be Mayor of Scottsdale, badly.  She’s considered it at various times in the past and was … Read More

Guest Editorial: A Flagrant Foul: The University Of Arizona Reminds Us Of A Fundamental Issue With The NCAA

By Robert Rich The University of Arizona has gained national acclaim for its prestigious Division-1 basketball team. Only last summer, blue-chip prospect & Wildcat alumni Deandre Ayton was drafted first overall to the Phoenix Suns in the 2018 draft. However, the foundation in which the program was fostered appears to be crooked to its core. The University has reportedly spent … Read More

Guest Editorial: Ward’s Never Ending Game of Political Musical Chairs

By Scottsdale Pinetop It seems these days Dr. Kelli Ward spends her days running to the next open political seat. And every time she’s left without a chair. Twice Ward has run for the U.S. Senate seat and both times she has never made it past the primary. Now she’s focusing her attention on becoming the next chair of the … Read More

Guest Editorial: The Novus Movement: Tempe’s Novus Innovation Corridor Promises Major Growth

by Robert Rich Anyone traveling through Downtown Tempe may have noticed the developing face-lift spanning from University Drive to Rural Road. While Tempe is no stranger to construction, the Novus Innovation Center promises to completely re-shape the landscape for both residences and businesses close to Arizona State University. The project is dropping its next phase and powering ahead. Amongst the … Read More

Councilman DiCiccio’s Statement on the Passing of Congressman Ed Pastor

By Sal DiCiccio My heart goes out to Laura Pastor and the Pastor family on the passing of her father, Congressman Ed Pastor. Congressman Pastor served the people of Arizona with dignity and honor throughout his life. Though we disagreed on many things, partisanship stops well short of this point. Congressman Pastor’s accomplishments will carry forward far beyond his lifetime. … Read More

Guest Editorial: Run Up to the Runoff

By Scottsdale Pinetop It’s been a whirlwind of an election season. After a chaotic Arizona’s U.S. Senate that dominated media headlines, the Phoenix mayoral runoff election is expected to be a quiet finale to the 2018 election season. But that doesn’t make it any less important. In fact, who will lead the nation’s fifth largest city might just be the … Read More


Ding dong the Desert Discovery Center (DDC) is dead.  According to this new article at, that is.   What good news. But is that where the resonance of this chapter of citizen rights and achievement ends? Well, let’s look at some fascinating voter data. Proposition 420, the citizen’s initiative brought by Desert Discovery Center opponents to effectively kill it, passed … Read More