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The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.

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Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane signed a declaration of emergency on March 18 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, though the measure drew criticism for failing to  go as far as similar measures adopted by other Arizona cities.

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When an East Valley recycling facility burned down last fall, the City of Scottsdale’s sweetheart recycling deal went with it.

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A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has upheld the Southbridge Two referendum that would put the downtown Scottsdale redevelopment before voters in November.

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Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips will appear before the city’s independent ethics panel Monday losing his bid for dismissal of a complaint filed against him in January.

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Arizona’s community colleges won’t be offering four-year degrees, at least not in the immediate future.

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Gov. Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency last to give state officials more leeway and tools to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Arizona shoppers could end up having to pay more for eggs as state lawmakers look to protect the state’s major producer from an animal rights initiative drive.

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Fueled by additional state dollars, Scottsdale schools are spending a greater percentage of their available dollars this year in the classroom than last year, falling in line with a statewide trend.

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After some prompting from one of its former members, the Scottsdale City Council will consider eliminating or reducing the city’s sales tax on food eaten at home.

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The coronavirus began making a major impact on Scottsdale last week as several big events and the rest of Spring Training season were cancelled and concerns elevated for senior citizens, considered a high-risk for the disease. Among the events that  fell victim to concerns about "community s…

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A Scottsdale-based real estate investment firm launched its first online public offering in February, capitalizing on years of growth driven by investments in Opportunity Zones throughout Arizona.

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State lawmakers voted Thursday to create a financial disincentive for state and local governments – and even schools – to try to keep weapons off their property.

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State lawmakers are moving to subject noise complaints to the same standards as speeding violations –  only police could issue them if they have the proper equipment.

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With little time left to spare before the Feb. 22 start of Spring Training, the City of Scottsdale and construction crews put the finishing touches on the first round of improvements at Scottsdale Stadium.

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The City Council is considering a host of remedies to address concerns that an impending parking shortage is on the horizon in downtown Scottsdale.

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In the week since the Scottsdale Unified School District announced three finalists for superintendent, the community is raising questions about the selection process and two candidates.

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Arizonans who violate traffic laws could soon get a chance to decide if they’re willing to work off at least part of the fine.

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Another former Scottsdale Councilmen has entered the increasingly-crowded mayor’s race in the wake of the citizen referendum to halt the proposed Southbridge Two development in downtown Scottsdale.

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The Southbridge Two development in downtown Scottsdale will go before voters in November – if the opposition’s referendum petition survives a court challenge filed by the developer on Feb. 5.

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The Scottsdale City Attorney has referred an ethics complaint against Councilman Guy Phillips to an independent panel after a review found no reason to dismiss it.

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A three-term Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place to deal with possible violence he fears could result because of the current divisive and angry political atmosphere.

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The Scottsdale City Council approved density increases on hundreds of acres in the city’s northern reaches despite protests by nearby city and county residents.

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A Scottsdale resident today filed an ethics complaint with the city against Councilman Guy Phillips over his involvement in the anti-Southbridge Two referendum drive and anonymous donations made through a GoFundMe page set up to benefit him following a work-related injury.

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Responsible drivers are following all the steps recommended by Scottsdale police to avoid collisions and arrests, but irresponsible motorists are more impaired than ever by a potent mix of alcohol and drugs.

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Petitioners seeking to put the Southbridge Two development before voters crossed their first major hurdle on Friday, turning in over 17,000 signatures to the city in support of their referendum.

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The Galleria Corporate Centre has long been a lightning rod in the downtown Scottsdale parking debate after a 2015 study concluded the one-time shopping mall turned office building was woefully under-parked.

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Following Scottsdale City Council’s narrow approval of the Southbridge Two redevelopment on Dec. 4, a local political action committee made good on its threat to continue fighting the project.

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An Arizona cattle rancher wants to ensure anything sold to Arizonans as “meat’’ came from something with at least two legs, if not more.

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In the two years since she claims she fell victim to identity theft at the hands of a former business partner, a Scottsdale event planner has struggled to convince law enforcement to take her case seriously.

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When the federal government announced the opportunity zone program in 2018, its stated goal was clear: to bring investment into impoverished communities using tax incentives as a carrot to attract investors.

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Undeterred by the defeat earlier this year, Sen. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek is launching a new bid to regulate vaping products like tobacco and raise the age to use both to 21.

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Calling the law a mistake, two House Democrats are leading the charge to repeal a 2016 measure that stripped cities and towns of their ability to regulate short-term and vacation rentals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Scottsdale Community College has launched a “Complete Your Dreams” initiative to help up to 100 students who did not finish their degree program return to college.

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A new initiative launched last week seeks to limit the access of candidates to private cash and encourage them to instead run for office with public financing.

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Gov. Doug Ducey told business leaders this week, noting manufacturing jobs in the state now outnumber construction jobs.

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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.

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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.

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The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has set a timeline to search for the district’s next superintendent.

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Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane signed a declaration of emergency on March 18 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, though the measure drew criticism for failing to  go as far as similar measures adopted by other Arizona cities.

Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips will appear before the city’s independent ethics panel Monday losing his bid for dismissal of a complaint filed against him in January.

Arizona shoppers could end up having to pay more for eggs as state lawmakers look to protect the state’s major producer from an animal rights initiative drive.