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

Does the WM Phoenix Open Have a Diversity Problem?

We have a pretty good feel for our readership, and we know that for a good segment of our readers, mentions of the word “diversity” will be seen with skepticism and outright eye-rolling at worst. And while in its excesses it has certainly earned that skepticism. There are times that it is seen as the goal instead of more pertinent … Read More

Delivering News in a Different Way: Thank You for Our Impressive Growth

Friends, we try not to dwell too much on the statistics of this website; it may come off as a bit indulgent. But with that said, sometimes we are taken aback and thankful for your readership and your participation, and we just had to share. Last year, we had over 112,000 different readers here in America, and about 75,000 coming … Read More

Looking Towards July 30th: the Democratic Primary for Maricopa County Sheriff

In our “Looking Towards July 30th” series we have been looking at contested primaries that may shape the future of our area. In our last installment, we look at one of the more unusual primaries, the Democratic primary for Maricopa County Sheriff. This seat was never a truly intriguing one until Joe Arpaio and his particular style of bravado and … Read More

Speaker’s Corner: Lisa Borowsky

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