Jerry & Jim

When a proposal emerged many years ago to turn Scottsdale’s old Los Arcos Mall site into an Arizona State University-led innovation center that later became SkySong, then Councilman Jim Lane voted against it.  He thought the city’s assistance too great for what was effectively a private sector development.  But his voice was in the minority on that council.  Yet, after … Read More

Guest Editorial: Goodbye Carol Springer

By Scottsdale Pinetop For the first time in decades, a record number of women across the state are tossing their names in the ring for both federal and statewide offices. As we hopefully welcome a new generation of female leaders, we must also say goodbye to one of Arizona’s first political female trailblazers. Carol Springer, a former Arizona Treasurer and … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Tempe Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby announced her endorsement of former Councilwoman Kate Gallego for Phoenix Mayor. *Phoenix School Board Members that have endorsed former Daniel Valenzuela for Phoenix Mayor: Andrew Pulcipher and Monica Pimental from Glendale Union, Bill Adams and Nikkie Whaley from Washington Elementary, Laura Pastor and Lela Alston from Phoenix Union, Ylenia Aguilar … Read More

Not Playing With A Full Deck

51. That’s the number of ballot statements opponents of allowing people to vote on development in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve submitted to the Scottsdale City Clerk. The vote will take place in November and is now known as Proposition 420. 51. That’s also the miniscule number of people that may actually vote against the measure at the ballot box in … Read More

Guest Editorial: A Tribute To A Legend

By Scottsdale Pinetop We talk a lot about sports heroes, but how many of them actually leave a lasting impression on the game? Championship athletes earn their glory, surely. But it is the athletes that go above and beyond their abilities for the betterment of others that should be most worthy of our admiration. Shane Doan is Arizona’s hockey hero. … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Former Councilwoman Kate Gallego has been endorsed by EMILY’s List. EMILY’s list is a political action committee that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. *Former Councilman Daniel Valenzuela has been endorsed by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. *Former Councilwoman Kate Gallego opened new campaign headquarters in Phoenix at 4700 N. Central Ave … Read More

Guest Editorial: Kimberly Yee – A Leader Through and Through

By Scottsdale Pinetop The stakes are high for Arizona’s midterm elections. In a state with numerous high profile races, the Republican primary for Arizona’s treasurer is far down the list for many voters. When in fact, this is the race that matters because money always matters. In case you forgot from your high school civics class, the treasurer handles Arizona’s … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Who Is Going To Lead Paradise Valley?

By Scottsdale Pinetop The sun always seems to be shining in Paradise Valley. A unique desert oasis nestled between mountains. It’s the “best small town in America” as Mayor Collins often states. To ensure the Paradise Valley stays that way, it needs a council that shares its vision and integrity. Last Thursday, the town’s Mountain Shadows Resort hosted the 2018 … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Former Councilwoman Kate Gallego has been endorsed by six state leaders: Senator Juan Mendez, Lisa Otondo, Martin Quezada, Representative Athena Salman, Representative Kelli Butler, and Representative Isela Blanc. *Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley held the 2018 Town Council Debate on Thursday August 2 for the four candidates who will be pursuing one of three seats. … Read More

Best Of The Best (So Far) This Election Season

*Anna Thomasson’s Town Council campaign in Paradise Valley *Bill Crawford’s signs for Scottsdale City Council  *That Jerry Bien-Willner cleared the field in his mayoral run to replace Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins *U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell’s substantial financial help to boost Congresswoman Martha McSally’s GOP primary prospects for the U.S. Senate *The NODDC effort for grassroots organization, a Hall of … Read More