Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report – 

A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week.

  1. Stark Contrast. The Unusual Candidacy Of Nicole Garcia

Voters in Phoenix’s District Three are witnessing an unusual, if not lopsided race for City Council. Nicole Garcia continues to campaign as if she’s running in a dark red district. District Three these days is a bluish shade of purple. Incumbent Deb Stark, who recently voted against a controversial police reform ordinance, understands how to walk and talk like a moderate. She also understands that Garcia had enough support to force a runoff. Read full article here.

  1. No Trouble in Paradise. PV Mall Redevelopment Roll-Out Generates Few Fireworks In Early Going

The wrecking ball will be hitting large sections of Paradise Valley Mall at Cactus and Tatum in Phoenix. Built-in 1979, the mall is long past its heyday as it continues to lose business to online sales and more up-to-date shopping centers such as Desert Ridge. Read full article here.

  1. Kyrsten Sinema and the Big Question for Democrats in 2020 Versus Trump

Sinema’s moderate path helped her win the Senate seat in 2018 in red-state Arizona and has given her solid approval ratings with more moderate Democrats and even with some anti-Trump and pro-John McCain Republicans. Read full article here.