Guest Editorial: A Return to Normalcy – Music Edition

By Alexander Lomax Life certainly isn’t back to normal. We all have had enough normal-ish experiences, but everyday life sort of resembles Canada; a lot of similarities but nearly everything is slightly yet noticeably different. One thing that is nowhere close to normalcy is the live music scene, which has been destroyed by Covid for obvious reasons. But are we … Read More

Guest Editorial: A Beautiful Week In Scottsdale

By Councilwoman Tammy Caputi For those of you who missed it, Tuesday’s council meeting showed there may be reason for optimism about the future of Scottsdale. The City Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the Kimsey Project, with plans that include a 168-room hotel, 190-dwelling units, a restaurant and commercial space at 7110 E. Indian School Road. Yes, council … Read More

Guest Editorial: Entrepreneurs in Training

By Gilbert Guru In the happy news of the day category, we present to you the 4th Annual Shark Tank Competition: Hosted by Quartz Hill Elementary. Home of the “Trailblazers,” the school saw 7 teams pitch their business ideas to a panel of “Sharks” on March 24th. 26 fifth-graders, pulled on their best business professional attire and took to the … Read More

Scottsdale’s Most Powerful & Persuasive Pol And The City’s Very Good Week

We’re not sure how certain even she was of victory when she ran for Scottsdale City Council in 2018.  But when you are relentlessly positive and have a wave issue like opposition to the Desert Discovery Center to ride things can, and did, turn out well for Solange Whitehead. Two years later, after smartly and deliberately taking her time to … Read More

Guest Editorial: 3 Out of 4 Ain’t Bad

By Alexander Lomax So I know that I have been known to rant quite a bit about the state of our politics here in Arizona. But with our state’s robust vaccination rates front of mind and my recent stimulus check in my back pocket, I can’t help but look ahead and be positive. And I gotta say, Arizona’s sports future … Read More

Consequences

If the nation is struggling with a housing affordability crisis, and it is, Scottsdale is one of its cauldrons. Few columnists have better described the costs and predicament than Jamelle Bouie in the New York Times. Bouie offers a key observation contributing to the crisis:  “onerous burdens on new housing development.” While Scottsdale’s new City Council majority proudly touts caution … Read More

The Empire Strikes Back

Throughout the pandemic, liberal City of Phoenix leadership has constantly sniped at Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for just about everything.  “Where are masks?” “Don’t open up too early!”  It quickly devolved from understandable concerns to gratuitous political grandstanding. Though surely tempting to fire back, Governor Ducey has maintained his decorum and decency.  Has he done everything great?  Of course not.  … Read More

Guest Editorial: AG Mark Brnovich March 2021 Update

By Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General With April now upon us, it’s time to reflect on the Spring season and its classic themes of rejuvenation and renewal. Over the course of the past year, the Attorney General’s Office has never wavered in protecting and serving Arizona citizens through the challenges we’ve all faced, and we will certainly continue in our … Read More

Guest Editorial: Thousands Of Jobs Are On The Way

By The Office of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego The ongoing pandemic has generated a lot of speculation about what the future of our workforce looks like in Phoenix. That’s why we are so excited that after years of negotiating and planning, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC) has given us the answer: higher wages and advanced manufacturing jobs. Fortune recently covered Mayor … Read More