Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Historic Phoenix Baptist Church and Donates 15 Person Passenger Van to Aid Critical Social Services and Programs

Wednesday, May 18th at 1:30pm First Institutional Baptist Church 1141 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 On Wednesday, May 18th at 1:30p.m. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty will hand over the keys to a 15 passenger Chevrolet Van to the social services arm of First Institutional Baptist Church to help aid in the operations of providing to the needy in the community. Accepting the donation … Read More

The Breakdown – Arizona’s Idiosyncratic Jewel: State Mine Inspector

Us at the Arizona Progress Gazette take seriously our duty to provide for you well thought out and reasonable takes (not hot takes, but perhaps medium/mild takes), and we do love to talk local politics. We love to mix the quantitative with the qualitative and add a few dashes of insider baseball to figure out what’s really going on. In … Read More

Guest Editorial: Barry Graham is Wrong for Scottsdale

By Larry Kush When Barry Graham was first appointed to the Scottsdale Planning Commission eyes rolled in the Scottsdale Planning Department as staff was aware that Mr. Graham had exactly zero experience in the planning and zoning practice and policies needed to make intelligent zoning decisions.  He went on to prove their fears, by voting no on nearly every, much … Read More

Further Turmoil at SUSD: Lawsuits are Filed Against the Greenburgs

Well we had about one week of kumbaya-esque good feelings about the Scottsdale Unified School District; as regular readers will note, just last week we wrote about Scott Menzel’s contract extension and how much he deserves it, having navigated SUSD through a significant amount of turmoil. Well grab your popcorn folks, because Menzel is going to earn that extension. This … Read More

Scottsdale’s New Spending Plan: What’s In It, What’s Not

The City of Scottsdale recently released their spending plan, a robust $2.1 billion plan that partly came about as a result of unexpectedly strong revenue. Sales tax revenue is at $46.4 million above what was budgeted for the last two years COMBINED, according to City Treasurer Sonia Andrews, a strong indicator of the major bounceback that we’ve had in tourism, … Read More

Paradise Valley Candidates Sound Off: What We Would Like to See

As you likely know, we will have a contested race for both the Paradise Valley Town Council as well as Mayor. If you read this regularly (or even occasionally) you know that we are not a gigantic fan of Paul Dembow and precisely why. But what else is there to focus on in Paradise Valley? What are we looking for … Read More

Guest Editorial: The Problem with Extremism

By Councilwoman Betty Janik Extremism was once considered an ideology, a belief system, outside of the common sense attitudes of society.  Unfortunately, it now seems to be the norm.  With the constant news stream of outrageous commentary, we are tempted to believe what we hear and frequently what we are shown.  Social media has been used effectively to promote extremist positions … Read More