The idea for ExtremeMist Personal Cooling Systems came to founder and northern Scottsdale resident Ron Laikind while on a 1,000-mile trek through the Sahara Desert in the early 2000s.


Though some kids dream of running away to join the circus, a young Cathy Weir desired something much closer to home – rodeo.

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It’s been a busy year – and will continue to be – for Scottsdale residents and well-known philanthropists, Billie Jo and Judd Herberger.


From the Scottsdale Airpark to Bali, Africa, India, Spain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, architect Jeff Page has provided a solid vision and stunning designs for many high-end commercial and residential projects across the world.


Of the 245 students who submitted essays for Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane’s annual Constitution contest, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy eighth-grader Udbhav Akolkar recently won first place with his essay titled “The Sixth Amendment and its Importance for American Society.”

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The East Valley Institute of Technology found a way to get Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson back to work despite the automatic suspension of his fingerprint clearance card for his indictment on theft and misuse of public money.

WASHINGTON – Rising rates of preterm births in 30 states – Arizona included – are a sign that health care providers are “failing our many mothers and babies,” maternal and infant health advocates said last week.

Two Chandler Republican legislators and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are taking the first steps to craft legislation to ensure Arizonans with preexisting conditions can still buy health insurance if federal courts strike down the Affordable Care Act.

Over the past two years, the Scottsdale Unified School District has adopted a number of reforms and policy revisions aimed at preventing the litany of controversies that plagued the district the past three years.

A proposed downtown Scottsdale medical marijuana dispensary will need the support of a supermajority of city council, after opponents employed a little-known legal mechanism to challenge the project.

A legislative panel is debating whether to restore the right of cities and towns to regulate short-term vacation rentals – a right that legislators and Gov. Doug Ducey took away from them three years ago.