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Despite multiple efforts made by the city and citizens over the past decade, Scottsdale has not updated its general plan in 17 years – a fact that could put the city in violation of state law, according to a veteran Arizona lawmaker.

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At the Phoenix Herpetological Society in northern Scottsdale, Dan Marchand sets his alarm to go off every three hours after 10 p.m.

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She’s a Scottsdale hair stylist at Sachi Salon most of the time but a bartender at special events like the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on her days off.

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Since returning to Scottsdale in 1989, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction – which begins Saturday – has been an economic boon for the city, but the relationship goes both ways.

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Following a year marked by both unprecedented political engagement and extreme divisiveness, Scottsdale is heading into 2019 with a bevy of issues to address – including how to pay for much-needed infrastructure repairs, addressing community concerns over new development projects and restori…

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The Fiesta Bowl is more than just the two highly anticipated college football bowl games the organization hosts each year.

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Four high school football teams in the Scottsdale Unified School District began the season on new artificial turf fields in recent years, following a trend away from natural grass that has taken hold nationwide.  

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Architects hired by Scottsdale Unified School District met with community members at Cherokee Elementary last week, kicking off the SUSD’s first major school rebuild since the embattled Hopi Elementary renovation that resulted in a state attorney general probe.

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Though law firms nationwide still struggle to reflect the country’s diversity in their leadership, national law firm Quarles & Brady bucked that trend when it named Scottsdale resident Leonardo Loo managing partner of its Phoenix office in September.

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Visiting the Coach House in Old Town and basking in the holiday glow of thousands of multi-colored lights and hundreds of decorations has become a tradition for locals and out-of-town visitors alike.

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In its final meeting of the year, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board shifted course in its search for a superintendent and indicated a desire to retain interim Superintendent John Kriekard for the foreseeable future.

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Former state Rep. Don Shooter has no legal right to the notes and interviews of investigators whose report led his colleagues to eject him from the House of Representatives.

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Long-gestating plans to redevelop Papago Plaza in southern Scottsdale surpassed a major hurdle on Dec. 12 when the City Council unanimously approved zoning changes needed to move forward with the project.

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A Scottsdale family is suing Scottsdale Unified School District, alleging that its failure to properly train special education teachers and staff at Desert Mountain High School resulted in abusive uses of force against their autistic son.

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The 2018 General Election in Scottsdale was full of surprises – from the overwhelming Proposition 420 victory to staggering voter turnout – but the biggest surprise might have been the bipartisan cooperation shown by the two leading vote getters in the City Council election.

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As Scottsdale considers a new license agreement with Rockbar for a patio, locals and business owners have called on the city to nix the deal over concerns that the Craftsman Court bar is violating its spirit.

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Nearly a year after allegations of sexual abuse against Paolo Soleri became public, Scottsdale has failed to address what, if any, effect those allegations should have on the way the city has chosen to honor the famed architect’s legacy.

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The future of an internationally renowned East Valley racing school with a multi-million-dollar-a-year operation may rest in the hands of a Scottsdale businessman who specializes in saving companies from financial ruin.

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The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has chosen not to include newly-elected members in the process to select finalists for the district’s open superintendent position – against the advice of consultants it hired to help with the search.

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As other malls struggle throughout the state and the country, Scottsdale Fashion Square continues to be an economic driver for Scottsdale.

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Scottsdale fire Capt. Al DiBenedetto and his crew – Blake Miller, Rick Stuve and Jarrett Stephens – traveled to California, working night and day to locate hotspots, which are areas of heat that have the potential to start another fire, and islands of unburned fuel…

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With Thanksgiving come and gone, it is officially the holiday giving season – the time between Thanksgiving and the New Year when many nonprofits take in the bulk of their donations.

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Scottsdale voters overwhelmingly supported a charter amendment to provide greater protections against development on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, approving Proposition 420 by a 42 percent margin.

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Scottsdale has adopted new regulations governing bikeshare and scootershare programs in order to address sidewalk clutter and safety issues that have cropped up since the companies came to town in recent years.

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The future of carriage rides in Old Town Scottsdale is once again in question after the city denied a local operator’s request to continue using the outdoor portion of the Noriega Livery Stable.

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The ruling on the field is that junior college football in Scottsdale and across the Valley is dead.

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After a contentious years-long battle over the future of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale voters unequivocally threw their support behind Proposition 420, the city charter amendment giving them final say in new development on the site.

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With the Nov. 6 election in the books, Scottsdale voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 420 and the City Council candidates who took hard stances both for and against the citizen-driven initiative to reinforce protection of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve from development.

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Mounting tax debt was too much to handle for Cowboy Ciao, the longtime Scottsdale restaurant that abruptly shut its doors after over 20 years in business in downtown Scottsdale.

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Most public district schools in the Scottsdale area received high marks in the school letter grades report recently released by the Arizona State Board of Education.

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Arizona voters appear to have handed victories to Gov. Doug Ducey as well as the state’s public schools, electric utilities and service industries, according to early unofficial returns from Tuesday’s election.

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The City Council has approved funding to address much-needed emergency bridge repairs downtown at the expense of over a dozen other projects throughout the city that will either be pared down or cancelled altogether.

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The battle over Proposition 420 will finally be decided after voters weigh in at the polls on Nov. 6, but is the hotly-contested ballot proposition enough motivation to boost voter turnout numbers in Scottsdale – which are typically lower in midterm elections?

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The long campaign to fill three City Council seats, two school district seats and a slew of state positions is headed for a climax Tuesday.

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The large development planned by Nationwide Realty Investors, the real estate development arm of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, just north of the Loop 101 along Hayden Road in Scottsdale now has a name – Cavasson.

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CEO, president, board member, mentor, active nonprofit organizations member and women’s advocate. Susan Falk Segal has seemingly done – and continues to do – it all.

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Scottsdale’s Museum of the West – the Smithsonian-affiliated institution dedicated to all things western – is home to a world-class Hopi pottery exhibit that would fit right in at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

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The real estate and development communities have poured a significant amount of money into Scottsdale’s City Council election, new quarterly campaign finance statements show.

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The five candidates for Scottsdale’s three open city council seats sat down for one final forum at Scottsdale United Methodist Church to discuss their varying visions for the future of the city.

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The state Board of Education on Monday rebuffed a bid by schools chief Diane Douglas to adopt standards for public schools crafted by a Christian college for Arizona.

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A piece of voter material circulated by the Maricopa County Republicans organization has caused internal strife in the party in Scottsdale, with some City Council candidates crying foul and accusing the local party of playing favorites.

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After a hard-fought grassroots campaign by parents, teachers, administrators and community members, Navajo Elementary School will be repaired.

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Historically, merchants and gallery owners in Old Town Scottsdale have opposed efforts to limit vehicular traffic along Scottsdale Road, and that sentiment largely remains today.

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Scottsdale’s free downtown carriage rides have received a temporary lease on life nearly a month after the operator threatened to end them when the city canceled her contract.

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The Scottsdale City Attorney has determined that No DDC – an organization supporting Proposition 420 – violated state campaign finance laws by failing to register as a political action committee.



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