Maricopa County Has a New Sheriff with a New Party, but Not Without Controversy

Maricopa County, you have a new head Sheriff. And as far as successions go, this one is a bit more controversial than most. In a surprise move, Democrat Paul Penzone announced that he was stepping down to take a community relations job with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Cleaning up after the myriad federal restrictions in the wake of former Sheriff … Read More

Guest Editorial: Mayoral Announcement

By Mary Hamway Twenty years ago I began my journey in public service by running for Town Council. Today, I announce my candidacy for Paradise Valley Mayor. In 2011, as part of Paradise Valley’s 50th birthday celebration, I was honored to co-chair a visioning exercise where we learned about our past so that we could help guide our future. We … Read More

Guest Editorial: Mark Stanton Launches Campaign for PV Mayor

By Mark Stanton Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Mark Stanton Announces Campaign for Mayor Commits His Experience, Leadership and Love for His Community   Paradise Valley, AZ (Feb. 2, 2024) – Stating there’s more to be accomplished for the community he grew up in, Vice Mayor Mark Stanton today announced his candidacy for Mayor.  “I am proud of my record as … Read More

Guest Editorial: Entering My Next Chapter

By Paradise Valley Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner Dear Fellow Paradise Valley Resident: With election season starting, many of you have inquired about my plans. After careful consideration and despite ample encouragement, I’ve decided not to seek re-election for a fourth term as Paradise Valley’s mayor. I would like to share with you the reasoning behind this choice. Leading our beloved community … Read More

The 2024 Scottsdale State of the City Address: What You Should Expect

This Wednesday, Scottsdale Mayor Dave Ortega will be leading the 2024 iteration of the Scottsdale State of the City address. Like most State of the Union or State of the State addresses, they often follow the same general template: they are designed to tout the administration’s successes of the past year and tip the administration’s hand for the future, a … Read More