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The City of Scottsdale made good on promises to enforce COVID-19 safety protocols at all large-scale gatherings, canceling an off-road expo at WestWorld halfway through the event last weekend.

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By day, Dr. Stephen Cohen is an optometrist but by night for about 15 years, he has taken the Desert Foothills Theater stage to perform lead roles in upwards of 20 plays.

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Scottsdale’s City Council meetings remain closed to the public due to COVID-19 but some residents and council members are pressuring the city to bring back public participation.

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In the midst of a contentious Scottsdale City Council election, several candidates have resorted to misinformation campaigns, fear mongering and outright lying in an attempt to discredit the competition.

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More than two years after the federal ban on sports betting was lifted, Arizona is one of 28 states that have not passed legislation to legalize gambling on sports in-person or online.

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Seven months into a gubernatorial-declared emergency, a Scottsdale legislator is co-chairing a panel created by the state’s top Republican lawmakers that will examine whether the powers they have given to the governor need to be curtailed.

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Mesa and Chandler police ended a violent series of armed robberies, car jackings and a shooting when they arrested a 34-year-old suspect on suspicion of numerous felonies in Scottsdale and their cities.

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The City of Scottsdale expanded permit exceptions and fee reductions this month in an effort to aid businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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Scottsdale Unified School District warned parents on Friday that it could have to close up to 10 schools if COVID-19 cases continue to rise in three ZIP codes that represent about a quarter of the district’s total student population.

Upset with his ruling on a proposed tax hike for education, the Maricopa County Democratic Party is trying to deny Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury another four-year term on the bench.

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