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Guest Editorial: The Time Is Now for Scottsdale to Repair Its Infrastructure, Invest in Our Quality of Life

By Tom Thompson Scottsdale voters have not approved a major bond program since 2000. Nineteen years is a long time and has left our city with infrastructure that needs to be repaired and community gems in need of improvements. We have an opportunity to do both on November 5th with Questions 1, 2 and 3. [...]

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Not The Right Kind Of Progress

Anyone attending or listening online to the Museum Square hearing this past week in Scottsdale couldn’t help but be impressed by the progress made by merchants, the city and the project towards a positive resolution. To write a story about it, the capstone of which was a unanimous Planning Commission approval vote, would be straightforward, [...]

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Analysis By Top State Economist Shows Alliance Metals USA Will Bring Significant New Tax Revenue to La Paz County, Wenden & Salome Schools, Arizona Western College

(LA PAZ COUNTY) — Alliance Metals USA’s proposed investment in La Paz County will generate considerable new tax revenue for local schools and fire districts, Arizona Western College as well as the county overall. If approved the Alliance Metals USA project would generate more than $714,781 in new property tax revenue over 10 years. That [...]

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The Kush Crush

While former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman remains the best political cross-examiner we have ever seen, Scottsdale Planning Commissioner Larry Kush is challenging the ranking after his performance last night.  Neither suffer fools gladly and Kush deserves praise for peeling back abject hypocrisy.  It arrived via Scott Jarson of Jarson & Jarson Real Estate and AZ [...]

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AARP Arizona Endorses Scottsdale Questions 1, 2 and 3

(SCOTTSDALE) —  AARP Arizona has endorsed Questions 1, 2 and 3 on the November 5th ballot and will work with the For The Best Scottsdale campaign for their passage. The Scottsdale infrastructure proposals invest $319 million in 58 projects in all parts of Scottsdale. The Scottsdale investments before voters include expanding the Via Linda and [...]

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Alliance Metals USA Sees Positive Response and Turnout for Job Fair, Investments in La Paz County

(LA PAZ COUNTY, Ariz.) — Alliance Metals USA saw a healthy and supportive turnout of prospective employees at a job fair and information session Saturday regarding its proposed manufacturing facility in La Paz County. Alliance Metals USA wants to bring new permanent jobs to a planned $30 million investment in La Paz County. The project [...]

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Proposition 420’s Evolving, Enduring Legacy For Scottsdale

The defeat last year of the proposed Desert Discovery Center in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, manifested in the overwhelming vote for Proposition 420, wasn’t just a vote to protect a slice of landscape. It’s proven to be a vote for powerful, important, new citizen activism that is exhibiting itself in interesting, important ways. While Scottsdale [...]

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Guest Editorial: La Paz County’s Opportunity for New Jobs, Investment and Tax Revenue

By Loren Barton Vice President, Alliance Metals USA — La Paz County has a great opportunity to attract new jobs and business investments that will generate needed tax revenue for our local schools, community colleges, fire departments and flood controls. It’s an opportunity the county should not miss. Our company, Alliance Metals USA, wants to [...]

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Scottsdale’s Lyrics

The Rolling Stones were in town last week. That got us thinking about some of their songs some of Scottsdale’s personalities might like best. Remember, have a sense of humor . . . “Rough Justice”- David Smith “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”- Emily Austin “Start Me Up”- Guy Phillips “I’m Free”- Linda Milhaven “Sweet Virginia”- [...]

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Terry Goddard Hosting Scottsdale Fundraiser for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s Democratic Presidential Bid

By Recker McDowell (SCOTTSDALE) — Montana Governor Steve Bullock is looking to emerge in the very crowded Democratic presidential race to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. His underdog campaign is getting some help from former Arizona Attorney General and Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard. Goddard and his wife, Monica, will host a fundraiser in [...]

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