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With a possible lawsuit looming, Gov. Doug Ducey has let go of some of the federal cash he got for local communities – including Scottsdale.

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More than 40 decked-out vehicles were parked in front of Anasazi Elementary School in northern Scottsdale on Tuesday, packed with staff, students, and parents, some wearing costumes and others standing through sunroofs as they awaited the guest of honor.

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A Scottsdale lawyer donated 500 care packages to healthcare workers at HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center as a thank you for the care provided to his family when his wife went into premature labor last year.

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Hundreds of patrons packed into a handful of downtown Scottsdale bars and clubs over Memorial Day weekend in apparent defiance of social distancing guidelines, drawing sharp criticism from city leaders.

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Update: Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order Sunday implementing an 8 p.m. curfew through June 8. 

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Perhaps the most significant announcement Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman will ever make was expected this weekend as she rolls out guidelines for reopening schools this August.

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Fired City Prosecutor Shawn Fuller has filed a lawsuit against the City of Scottsdale alleging he was terminated for whistleblowing on the city’s alleged mishandling of DUI cases.

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The Scottsdale City Council voted to accept findings by an independent ethics panel exonerating Councilman Guy Phillips, but Councilwoman Virginia Korte raised concerns that the vote will “open the flood gates” by tacitly allowing anonymous donations to flow into the ongoing City Council and…

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The Scottsdale Unified School District is extending its curbside meal program beyond the end of the school year and increasing the number of meals provided for school-aged children.

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center ICU nurse Lisa Kingry’s voice doesn’t break when she talks about the COVID-19 patient who died during her last shift and how she and the four others in the room held the patient’s hand, saying that everything will be OK.

Update: SUSD officially announced its new “no harm” grading policy on April 24 after this story went to print. Full details of the policy can be found at https://www.susd.org/cms/lib/AZ50000436/Centricity/Shared/COVID-19/Daily%20Briefings/2020_04_24_Parents%20Briefing.pdf.