Arizona Governor Doug Ducey: Calls to abolish ICE are wrong and reckless

By Governor Doug Ducey (Originally published in USA Today) In border communities, law enforcement agencies like ICE aren’t the enemy: they’re a lifeline. For us, border security is national security. In 2002, following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Democrats and Republicans alike came together to enhance our national security and provide the tools to law enforcement to do everything in … Read More

Guest Editorial: #ScottsdaleToo

By Scottsdale Pinetop   From the Women’s March in January 2017 to the #MeToo movement online, women have become a physical and a digital force to be reckoned with. In the past year, women have felt more empowered than ever to speak up, demand equality, and support each other. That’s why is it so disappointing when women are still too often overlooked for their accomplishments.    … Read More

Statement by Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio

Phoenix is closing on the downtown Sheraton sale, remember that the real loss to taxpayers is $252 Million. The politicians and government staff who pushed this hotel are now forcing the public to pay for their mistakes. I have submitted a public information request to the city manager demanding the names of each and every person– politicians and government staff … Read More

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Puts Brakes On Solar Meltdown?

It was compromise and gradualism that helped the solar industry and Arizona Public Service reach a truce that preserved rooftop solar for the APS coverage area. After all, strong utilities and strong solar are in Arizona’s best interests. Now, Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin seems to be a voice of reason that could deliver likewise as Tucson Electric Power seeks an … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale May Lose Its Lizards

By Scottsdale Pinetop Scottsdale is an arts community – from the galleries that line Old Town Scottsdale to the horse statue that welcomes guests into WestWorld. Each community art project is a unique addition to the landscape and a celebration of Scottsdale’s identity. In a place that embraces innovation and creativity, it is no wonder that Scottsdale’s freeways reflect these … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale City Council Needs To Get On The Same Page

By Scottsdale Pinetop Scottsdale is a beautiful and unique place because its residents and councils in the past have invested in its future. We benefit today because of the good work and tough decisions previously made. But that doesn’t appear to be the case in today’s city affairs. In recent years, Scottsdale leaders and its voters have unquestionably allowed its … Read More

Alexander The Great

Carla.  Jane Rau.  Nancy Cantor.  Hannah Goldstein.  Bob Mayhew.  Mike Merrill.  Lida Stewart.  Bob Vairo.  Linda Whitehead.  Alan Kaufman.  Sonnie Kirtley.  Mike Norton.  Barbara Espinosa.  Howard Meyers. Scottsdale has a rich history of civic activism over its many years, ranging from fighting hockey arenas to fighting for what became the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  Some activists famously impacted noble pursuits in … Read More

Guest Editorial: The New Car Buying Experience

By Scottsdale Pinetop Everyone has a story about buying a car. Whether it was the first or the 15th, it’s an experience that’s hard to forget. And while many people buy their cars from dealerships or used-car retailers, a new Tempe dealership is taking car shopping to a whole new level – literally. Using the power of technology and innovation, … Read More

Guest Editorial: Stop Taking The Children!

By Scottsdale Pinetop Since the announcement of President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, dozens of activists, elected officials and migrants-rights supporter have gathered in downtown Phoenix to fight to against the policy that has removed nearly 2,000 children from their families at the border. And supporters seem to be gaining by the day. President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy directs Border Patrol officials … Read More

Guest Editorial: It’s Time To Say Goodbye

By Scottsdale Pinetop In the West’s Most Western Town, we know a thing or two about horses. Scottsdale is home to a number of equestrian centers, the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the Scottsdale Quarter Horse Show, to name a few. The city even installed a beautiful Ed Mell statue of a bucking horse with … Read More