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A mandatory mask mandate issued by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane in June will remain in place indefinitely pending further review by the mayor’s office.

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Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips’ reelection campaign must return $2,525 in donations after a review found it violated campaign finance regulations by passing donations through a PayPal account attached to his private business.

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Gov. Doug Ducey won’t intercede or criticize school districts that opt to reopen for in-class instruction even though their communities don’t meet the benchmarks set by his own health director.

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A full week after Scottsdale’s Aug. 4 Primary election, residents finally found out which mayoral and City Council candidates will advance to the General Election this fall.

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Gov. Doug Ducey last week defended hard-and-fast limits on some businesses’ reopening while saying it’s OK for schools to send children back to class even if local health conditions do not meet the guidelines set by his own state health director.

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The City of Scottsdale’s free trolley service hit the street for the first time in three months this month after being shut down due the coronavirus pandemic.

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State health officials have laid out a three-part test for when they say it is safe for schools to reopen, in full or in part.

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The FBI is investigating alleged criminal activity by YouTube star Jake Paul and others in connection with the riot at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall on May 30.

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Weeks after announcing it would not provide coverage, the largest school insurance provider in Arizona said it will offer options to cover claims related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Scottsdale voters played a role in two close state legislative races that could see incumbents lose their seats, according to unofficial results in last week’s Primary Election.

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Scottsdale’s mayoral race is still a dead heat and two frontrunners emerged in the field of nine City Council candidates, according to early returns in the city’s Aug. 4 Primary Election.

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As Arizona continues to battle COVID-19, Scottsdale’s firefighters are asking the community to wear masks and take other precautions to combat spread of the virus.

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The Scottsdale City Council and mayoral races have become cases of the haves and the have-nots, according to campaign finance reports filed in July.

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Scottsdale-based Five Star Development is suing Paradise Valley, accusing the town of a “shakedown” for millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements from the developer as part of the Ritz-Carlton project along Scottsdale Road.

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Black, Hispanic and low-income students in Scottsdale Unified School District were disproportionately suspended compared to white or more affluent students over the past three years, district data shows.  

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A new report by Scottsdale Police dispelled a rumor circulated by some locals, including a sitting city councilman, that the department told officers to “stand down” during the Scottsdale Fashion Square riot May 30-31.

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With the Aug. 4 Primary election less than three weeks away, campaign finance complaints are flying in from all corners of Scottsdale’s City Council and mayoral races.

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WASHINGTON – Arizona’s interstate highways are in generally good shape but experienced the highest rate of fatalities in the nation in 2018, according to a national report released last week.

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The HonorHealth Research Institute and HonorHealth are enrolling patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in a trial of atovaquone and azithromycin. 

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A mask mandate will remain in effect in Scottsdale and Gov. Doug Ducey expects that Arizonans will need to wear them through at least the end of the year.

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The City of Scottsdale plans to spend over $2 million of its federal pandemic relief money on air-disinfection systems in public facilities to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Arizonans who can’t pay their rent because they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 will get a little more time before they face eviction.

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Backers of a campaign to legalize recreational use of marijuana submitted about 420,000 signatures on petitions Wednesday to put the issue on the November ballot.

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Gov. Doug Ducey refused Thursday to reimpose his stay-at-home order even after conceding that his own data shows how effective it was in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

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Registration is now open for the Area Agency on Aging’s Too Many Treasures Hoarding Therapy Group.  The 14-week virtual sessions will begin in early September and run through mid-December.

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Dr. John Kriekard’s time at the helm at Scottsdale Unified School District ended on June 30, two years after stepping in to right the ship at a district in turmoil.

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Despite calls from the mayor and a majority of the City Council, Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips will not resign from office after a national backlash against comments he made at a protest against the city’s mask mandate on June 24.

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The 5th of July is the busiest day of the year for shelters across the country and many pets, frightened by the fireworks, end up wandering away from home. 

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The City of Scottsdale has modified local regulations and waived fees to provide relief to businesses affected by the recent cornavirus business shutdowns and encourage social distancing.

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A Scottsdale lawmaker who heads the House Ethics Committee is weighing whether to have full-blown hearings into the panel’s investigation of a fellow Republican legislator over allegations of an alleged love affair with a lobbyist.

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Gov. Doug Ducey is defending indoor political rallies with thousands of people without masks even as he admitted the only way Arizona will stop the upward trend of infections is if people mask up and stay home and the state began taking action against bars for violating social distancing req…

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Scottsdale’s tourism arm unveiled its strategy for injecting life back into the city’s pandemic-devastated tourism industry.

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Campaign contributions – and where they come from – are taking center stage in the 2020 Scottsdale City Council and mayoral races as some candidates and residents allege developers are pumping money into the campaigns to curry favor.

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At a candidate forum earlier this month, Scottsdale’s City Council hopefuls discussed the relationship between the city and local schools districts and staked out their positions on a range of recent hot-button issues, from Prop 420 to Southbridge Two.

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Around 1,000 protestors marched through downtown Scottsdale June 7 in solidarity with marches across the country against police brutality and unequal treatment of African Americans.

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A $9.4-million infrastructure reimbursement deal designed to keep Axon from leaving Scottsdale won unanimous approval from City Council on Aug. 25 and drew widespread praise from its members.

Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips’ reelection campaign must return $2,525 in donations after a review found it violated campaign finance regulations by passing donations through a PayPal account attached to his private business.

Gov. Doug Ducey last week defended hard-and-fast limits on some businesses’ reopening while saying it’s OK for schools to send children back to class even if local health conditions do not meet the guidelines set by his own state health director.