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As Scottsdale resident Arthur Deal walks along a perimeter construction fence cutting through Papago Park, he shows off a picture of his grandfather on horse back on the same land in 1898.

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Scottsdale City Council approved plans to build a new park west of the DC Ranch neighborhood that will double as a water supply for a new sports complex in the area.

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The 2021 legislative session is being brought to you by the letter E – as in emergency powers, election legislation and education funding – and two Scottsdale lawmakers are figuring prominent in the debate over the first part of this trifecta.

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As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who have had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat the sick.

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Scottsdale Airport appears to have escaped the worst impacts of the coronavirus with both construction and operations booming in spite of the pandemic’s negative impact on the airline industry as a whole. 

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While issues surrounding the ongoing emergency and election laws are likely to command a lot of legislative heat and light, there are dozens of other subjects, great and small, that will be debated.

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As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who have had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat the sick.

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to reduce taxes by $200 million this coming budget year – and another $200 million a year in each of the following two years – but isn’t ready to say who he wants to get that relief.

Phoenix Rising FC – currently in negotiations with the Scottsdale Unified School District to lease the former Tonalea Elementary campus for a practice facility – is also moving its stadium from Casino Arizona to the Gila River Indian Community’s Wild Horse Pass in Chandler.

For the last four years, hundreds of middle and high school students in Scottsdale and through the Valley joined their counterparts from across the Valley to fill Grand Canyon University’s Arena for the Speak Up, Stand Up and Save Lives, a day-long assembly that enabled them to network and a…