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Guest Editorial: A Gateway to Innovation and Continued Revitalization

By Scottsdale Watchman SkySong, officially known as the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, has become a Scottsdale landmark in just over 10 years of existence. SkySong’s tent-like canopy is an icon that can be seen for miles driving north along Scottsdale Road from Tempe and driving east towards Scottsdale along McDowell Road from Phoenix. It’s become [...]

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Guest Editorial: Swim Like A Champion TODAY!

By Scottsdale Watchman The preamble on Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s landing page says it all. “We are Scottsdale Aquatic Club. As a TEAM, we develop champions in the pool and in life by creating a positive environment that inspires the dreams of swimmers at all competitive levels.” At last weekend’s Rochester Speedo Sectionals, known as the [...]

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Guest Editorial: Sal For Solutions

By The Happy Wanderer In 2017, Phoenix District 6 Councilmember Sal DiCiccio sought re-election to the Phoenix City Council. During his campaign, he adopted one of the simplest, yet incredibly effective, slogans we have ever seen: “SAL FOR SOLUTIONS.” It’s a good thing for Phoenix citizens that Sal is for solutions because the city is [...]

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Guest Editorial: The Park Dividend

By Scottsdale Pinetop Many are familiar with the political slogan “Peace Dividend.” Popularized by President George H.W. Bush in the 1990’s, the term commonly refers to a state in which a country is no longer at war and its government can afford to reduce defense spending and reallocate it elsewhere. On a much smaller scale, [...]

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Sustaining the Success of Our Old Town

By Councilwoman Virginia Korte There are many things that make our city so special – but few surpass the uniqueness of Old Town.  One of the things that make it so unique, especially compared to the downtowns of other cities, is the energy it generates. Our Old Town has become a 24-7 destination for residents [...]

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Guest Editorial: The Issue No One In Scottsdale Is Talking About

By Scottsdale Pinetop For many visitors and residents, Scottsdale appears to be the epicenter of affluence with million-dollar homes, luxurious apartments and five-star resorts and golf courses. Yet, few acknowledge that in the past few years Scottsdale has experienced a rise in homelessness. It is a concern that we cannot ignore. But like so many [...]

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Guest Editorial: Medical Marijuana and The Maverick

By The Happy Wanderer Meaghan McCain, the daughter of late U.S. Senator John McCain, has never been afraid to voice her opinions, no matter how controversial. She made national headlines earlier this week when she told Ricki Lake, her co-host on the television show “The View,” that cannabis treatment could have extended the life of [...]

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Guest Editorial: Art Of The Deal: They Deserve It

By Scottsdale Pinetop “There’s never anywhere to park.” How many times have we heard it? It’s a traditional critique for any lively city and one that Old Town Scottsdale has been battling for years. As a new wave of people flood to Scottsdale to live, work and play, Scottsdale’s lack of parking spaces has caused [...]

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Guest Editorial: Wait! There’s More From A.J. Germek?

By Scottsdale Watchman We’ve talked about A.J. Germek and his opinions on Museum Square before. You can read about him and them here. Let’s give a brief synopsis of who he is: he’s a naysayer who seems to love nitpicking on projects and any sort of development. This guy is so negative, he makes perpetual [...]

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Guest Editorial: Kate The Great

By Scottsdale Pinetop We are in the final days of the Phoenix mayoral race. With the election right around the corner, both candidates are spending big money to sway any last minute voters – if they haven’t already decided –  bombarding Phoenicians with TV ads, newspaper ads and recorded calls. And with the recent push [...]

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