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A Scottsdale lawmaker joined his GOP colleagues in a move to let more people carry guns into government buildings amid an effort to block local law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws.

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Scottsdale Airport is scheduled to undergo a runway rehabilitation project this summer that will close the airport for 45 days.

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Scottsdale City Council appointed a new City Clerk to replace Carolyn Jagger, who is retiring from the city after nearly two decades on the job.

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A Scottsdale woman must pay over $2 million in restitution after admitting she participated in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns and defraud the federal government.

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Arizona’s top education official told lawmakers last week they need to ensure that schools get as much money for online courses as the law now provides them for kids in seats.

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State lawmakers voted Monday to spend $900,000 in tax dollars in a bid to convince Arizonans and others across the country to visit one of the state’s remaining “dude ranches.’’

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Four years after voters rejected expanding a voucher program, Republican state lawmakers are trying again in a big way.

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As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who have had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat the sick.

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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to reduce taxes by $200 million this coming budget year – and another $200 million a year in each of the following two years – but isn’t ready to say who he wants to get that relief.

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New Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega is set to issue a proclamation on Jan. 12 continuing the declaration of emergency issued by his predecessor.

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Phoenix Rising FC – currently in negotiations with the Scottsdale Unified School District to lease the former Tonalea Elementary campus for a practice facility – is also moving its stadium from Casino Arizona to the Gila River Indian Community’s Wild Horse Pass in Chandler.

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All those folks fleeing from elsewhere to this state put Arizona on track for picking up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2022.

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For the last four years, hundreds of middle and high school students in Scottsdale and through the Valley joined their counterparts from across the Valley to fill Grand Canyon University’s Arena for the Speak Up, Stand Up and Save Lives, a day-long assembly that enabled them to network and a…

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The state’s top school official wants Gov. Doug Ducey to keep schools closed to in-person learning for two weeks following the explosion of COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Addressing the pandemic’s impact on students and staff will be a main priority for the new Scottsdale Unified Governing Board in 2021.

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Scottsdale Works is a new program designed to provide employment and access to resources to homeless individuals living in the city.

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A veteran state lawmaker from Scottsdale is moving to strip Gov. Doug Ducey of the powers he assumed when he declared an emergency 10 months ago.

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A small Valley home healthcare company may have been offering COVID-19 tests to Scottsdale Unified students and families without a license from federal regulators.

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Gov. Doug Ducey won’t impose any new restrictions on individuals or businesses despite what appears to be a record number of daily COVID-19 cases and a trend that is pushing even higher.

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Father Harold Stanley Knight, a retired Mesa Episcopalian priest believed to have been Arizona’s oldest man and who served for a while on the staff of a Scottsdale church, passed away Nov. 17 at age 108.

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Top Republican legislative leaders in suing to block implementation of the voter-approved tax on the income of the wealthiest Arizonans.

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Federal prosecutors have added new charges against a Paradise Valley man who allegedly defrauded investors out of over $4 million by pocketing investments meant to fund short-term loans to small businesses and consumers.

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Arizona is expected to receive “hundreds of thousands” of doses of vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the month, state health chief Cara Christ said last week, with priority for health-care workers, vulnerable populations, residents of long-term care facilities and teachers.

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Scottsdale has outperformed budget projections that were scaled back due to the pandemic, leaving officials “cautiously optimistic” about the city’s financial situation. 

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The Arizona Department of Health Services filed a lawsuit against a Scottsdale fitness center that continues to defy state orders to shut down for failing to comply with COVID-19 emergency orders.

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Tamarisk trees, also known as the salt cedars, are taking root along may rivers in the southwest and devastating riparian wildlife.

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More than half of young adults 18 to 29 now live at home – the highest rate since the end of the Great Depression – and researchers say many were motivated by the pandemic.

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The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board has set Jan. 5 for the start of winter sports – and Scottsdale Unified Superintendent Scott Menzel’s doesn’t like that decision, suggesting athletes might have to be tested weekly for COVID-19.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to show the City Council voted to approve the recreational marijuana ordinance. The original version of this story was published prior to the vote.

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Arizona’s new Proposition 207 likely will become law tomorrow, Nov. 30, enabling as many as three million residents to buy a small amount marijuana legally for the first time without a state-issued medical card and get high in their home.

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In an attempt to get a jump on that first-holiday purchase, big box stores have been pushing their Black Friday ads for weeks.

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It’s time to celebrate the holidays with light shows that bring glittering delight to all. There are multiple opportunities to visit light displays that feature music, 3D spectacles and snowfall. 

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Thanks to one senior citizen this year marks 157 years since Thanksgiving became a national holiday. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns have hurt shopping malls across the country, but executives with Macerich see some small signs of improvement heading into 2021.

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Former Assistant Chief Jeff Walther will take over the Scottsdale Police Department on a temporary basis after Police Chief Alan Rodbell retires Nov. 30.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services shut down a Scottsdale pizzeria last week for violating state health and safety rules designed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Gov. Doug Ducey refused last week to impose new restrictions or mandates on individuals even as his own health chief warned of an increasing number of Arizonans becoming infected with COVID-19.

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A Scottsdale businesswoman is taking on the newly voter-approved proposition that adds an income tax surcharge to wealthy wage earners to fund public education.

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While most of the focus on the COVID vaccine roll-out has been on the state and county, cities and healthcare operators are also playing a critical role in the vaccination effort.

A Scottsdale lawmaker joined his GOP colleagues in a move to let more people carry guns into government buildings amid an effort to block local law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws.

State lawmakers voted Monday to spend $900,000 in tax dollars in a bid to convince Arizonans and others across the country to visit one of the state’s remaining “dude ranches.’’

As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who have had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat the sick.

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to reduce taxes by $200 million this coming budget year – and another $200 million a year in each of the following two years – but isn’t ready to say who he wants to get that relief.