John Little: My Commitment to Education and the City

Dear Scottsdale Educators and Education Advocates: There are many reasons to love Scottsdale.  At the top of this list is our city’s renowned school system, which boasts the nation’s most passionate and dedicated education professionals. I have always believed that a community’s success in both the short and long term depends on its schools.  In the next few years, we … Read More

Campaign Signs Pointing Out Scottsdale Mayoral Candidate David Ortega’s Opposition To The McDowell Sonoran Preserve Vanish Just Days After They Were Placed

(SCOTTSDALE) In order to prevent the pristine desert in northern Scottsdale from disappearing, the City of Scottsdale created the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Now, campaign signs that point out Scottsdale Mayoral Candidate David Ortega opposed the Preserve are disappearing. Numerous signs which read “He Opposed the Preserve” were placed next to David Ortega road signs throughout Scottsdale. Several days later more … Read More

Look Who’s Endorsing Virginia Korte For Scottsdale Mayor

By Virginia Korte — It is an honor to announce that I have been endorsed to be the next Mayor of Scottsdale by three distinguished organizations:  Scottsdale Firefighters Association (SFA), Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR) and Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA). These key endorsements validate my extensive experience in leadership, business, fiscal management, education, and consensus building. POSA, SFA, … Read More

Arizona Initiative to Legalize Cannabis for Adult-Use Files 420,000 Signatures

(Phoenix) – Smart & Safe Arizona, a citizens initiative to legalize cannabis for adult use in Arizona, will file 420,000 signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State today, significantly more than the 237,645 signatures required to qualify for ballot access. The campaign began collecting signatures in September 2019, raised more than $3 million to date, and is confident it will … Read More

In Arizona, U.S. Senate Leans Dem, Presidential Race a Toss-Up

(Phoenix) — Data Orbital is pleased to announce the results of its latest statewide, live caller survey of likely general election voters. The survey was conducted from June 27-29, 2020. In the U.S. Senate Race, Democrat Mark Kelly came in at 47.6% to Republican Martha McSally’s 40.8%. 9.5% of respondents are still undecided, with 2.4% leaning Kelly, 1.9% leaning McSally, and … Read More

Kevin Maxwell: A Collaborative Effort for Scottsdale

By Kevin Maxwell — I think we can all agree that no one wants to wear a mask, especially in Arizona, in the summer. But there is something I want more than a little comfort. I want our businesses healthy. I want this pandemic behind us once and for all. It is apparent to me now that this will require … Read More

Virginia Korte: Masks, Just Wear It

By Virginia Korte — Mayor Lane issued an emergency proclamation that “requires people to cover their nose and mouth in most public areas with some exceptions…:”  To learn more about Scottsdale’s mandate to wear masks go to: This proclamation expires on July 20, 2020. When we come together as a community, we agree to abide by a social contract … Read More

Preserving Paradise Valley From Julie Pace

Response To Recent Events Nears Paradise Valley  As the community continues to heal from the recent events that occurred in downtown Scottsdale on May 30, many residents are seeking answers on its potential impact to Paradise Valley. During these uncertain times, it is important to put what we have learned into action and always prepare for the future as we … Read More