Changing of the Guard at Grand Canyon Doorstep

Editor’s note: For years the Town Council in the Town of Tusayan, located just outside the Grand Canyon National Park,  had been controlled by a developer pursuing a controversial and unpopular project. A lifelong Tusayan resident who had stood up to the developer has now been elected Mayor. The following news release came from the newly elected Mayor, Clarinda Vail. … Read More

John Little: Win or Lose, Thank You

By John Little – On more than one occasion, I have remarked that if I had a dollar for every friend I have made during my 35-year journey in Scottsdale, I would be a rich man. Today, I realize it is not simply the quantity of those friendships, but the depth. I have been touched to my core by the … Read More

2020 AZ Primary Early Vote Wrap-Up

Data Orbital : What happened and what it means for November  — With the primary election tomorrow, we’re giving you our takeaways from the early vote data. There are still tens of thousands of ballots to be cast on Election Day, but the ballots mailed back thus far paint an interesting picture. Here are the high-level highlights you need to know … Read More

Virginia Korte: A Message to Scottsdale Citizens

By Virginia Korte — One of the greatest freedoms is the right to vote and is the foundation of any democracy. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in 1964: “The right to vote freely for the candidate of one’s choice is of the essence of a democratic society, and any restrictions on that right strike at the heart of representative government.” This Tuesday, … Read More

John Little: My Commitment to Our Community Members with Disabilities

By John Little — Friends and neighbors, The City of Scottsdale is a pioneer in providing services to address the needs of our community members with disabilities. The city’s Adaptive Services Division is a nationally-recognized office that offers essential services and opportunities for training, education, entertainment, life skills, and outdoor recreation. Furthermore, our public schools present a great range of … Read More

Tammy Caputi: Restarting Schools and Our Economy

By Tammy Caputi — School is scheduled to “start” in a few weeks online. As a parent with 3 children in our local public schools. I’m worried about what this is going to look like for our family- how we will stay safe, make sure our kids manage to keep up with their educations, and figure out a way to … Read More

Arizona Opposition to Marijuana Legalization Goes Up in Smoke

PHOENIX (July 21, 2020) — More than 6 in 10 Arizona voters favor marijuana legalization, which will be on the ballot for the second time in four years. According to the most recent Arizona Public Opinion Pulse (AZPOP) – a monthly tracking poll of 600 likely Arizona General Election Voters — the measure earns broad support along a cross-section of … Read More

John Little: Divide & Conquer

I’m not going to run a campaign based on fear and negativity. I don’t have a wedge issue. I’m not trying to divide people. I’m running my campaign the only way I know how, by just being me – by highlighting my service to the city of Scottsdale for 25 years. I know the ins and outs of this community … Read More

Scottsdale Mayoral Candidate David Ortega Can’t Hide From His Opposition To The McDowell Sonoran Preserve, The City’s Greatest Achievement

(SCOTTSDALE) The greatest achievement in Scottsdale’s history is the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It was made possible by leadership and sacrifice. And now one of the loudest voices that tried to stand in the way is running for Mayor. In 2004, David Ortega, running for Mayor for the first time in a race he would eventually lose in a landslide, led … Read More

John Little: Think Cleaner. Think Better. Think Solar

By John Little — Solar energy isn’t just about saving the world. It’s also about saving money, creating living wage jobs, cutting air pollution, and putting a strong public face on the clean and wholesome brand of our city. Over the last 50 years, hundreds of Arizonans have stepped up to advocate strongly for solar energy. Despite their herculean efforts … Read More