Speaker’s Corner: Bob Lettieri

This is a place where free speech and public debate are welcomed and encouraged. The Speakers’ Corner originated in the mid-19th century at London’s Hyde Park. The concept spread worldwide both physically and now virtually. Here at the Arizona Progress & Gazette, we are presenting this platform in the form of question-and-answer style interviews with people who have had a … Read More

Will Tammy Caputi Avoid a Run-Off and Win This Month?

Scottsdale residents who are registered on the early voter list have already received their ballots and have likely noticed an overabundance of options for Scottsdale City Council; nine, to be exact, all vying for one of three seats. We have written about these races a few times (you can check them out here), but one name stands out not just … Read More

Speaker’s Corner: Steve Casares

This is a place where free speech and public debate are welcomed and encouraged. The Speakers’ Corner originated in the mid-19th century at London’s Hyde Park. The concept spread worldwide both physically and now virtually. Here at the Arizona Progress & Gazette, we are presenting this platform in the form of question-and-answer style interviews with people who have had a … Read More

Much Ado About Nothing: Misguiding Politicians Squawk About Fiscal Responsibility as City Reduces Its Budget and Taxes

Fiscal responsibility is something that all engaged citizens (except perhaps those to the extreme political left) want; government is funded by our money, and we all want to believe that those funds are being used appropriately. And it should come as no surprise to our readers that conservative politics often focuses on this, as do the conservative politicians that look … Read More

Former Mayor Manross Nails It Regarding Parks Initiative

By Ronald Sampson As a relatively fiscally conservative person and a natural Republican, I **want** to dislike most government spending that I see. It’s a happy place to distrust it. But the activists on both sides of any issue tend to ruin it for everybody, finding any reason to be angry, even if it means resorting to half-truths, ignorance, or … Read More

Another Massive Fire in Area: Are the Climate Roosters Finally Coming Home to Roost?

For our Scottsdale readers, especially our North Scottsdale and Carefree readers, you are likely aware of the Boulder View fire: at the time of writing, it has affected over 3,700 acres and is now almost entirely contained; homes were evacuated and warnings were issued. Our thoughts are with the families who were affected and sincerely hope that property damage was … Read More

Guest Editorial: Endorsement Announcement – Representative Joseph Chaplik supports Jan Dubauskas for Scottsdale City Council

By State Representative Joseph Chaplik Scottsdale is a special place. Independent minded. Rugged spirit. Beautiful open spaces. Unique architecture. Great quality of life. Yet, we’re all getting fed up with certain members of the City Council and special interest groups trying to change and mold Scottsdale into the image of Phoenix – or worse – Portland and San Francisco. We … Read More