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The owner of downtown retailer Scottsdale Jewels is one of several Valley merchants indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the alleged sale of counterfeit Native American jewelry they claimed was genuine.

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A proposed wash project in northern Scottsdale around the Loop 101 freeway would protect thousands of properties and critical city infrastructure in the event of a 100-year flood.

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Calling it a matter of constitutional rights, the state House voted to allow parents and others to drive onto school campuses with loaded weapons in their cars.

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Though heralded by many as a needed shot of vitality to downtown Scottsdale, Museum Square still has detractors with serious concerns about the development’s potential impact on the surrounding community.

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The San Francisco Giants kicked off its Cactus League schedule last weekend, bring the city one step closer to the first phase of its multi-year renovation to Scottsdale Stadium.

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Scottsdale voters have not approved an update to the city’s General Plan in nearly two decades – an apparent violation of state law that could result in action by the Arizona Legislature.

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A Scottsdale hospital has seen a spike in injuries related to the rentable scooters that have become increasingly popular downtown over the last year, with over 20 incidents resulting in trips to the trauma unit since October.

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An Arizona-based cannabis company has plans to open up Scottsdale’s first medical marijuana dispensary south of Camelback Road.

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Arizona lawmakers approved three measures that foes said could result in fewer children being vaccinated even amid outbreaks of measles in pockets across the nation.

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Cactus League play in 2018 was a boon for Scottsdale’s coffers as the city generated over $21 million in sales tax revenue in March last year alone – more than any other spring training city in the East Valley.

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A Scottsdale teenager’s near-overdose death from a counterfeit pill laced with a powerful narcotic is the latest manifestation of a drug problem in local schools that apparently is increasing because of widespread vaping among teens.

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The Arizona Attorney General has reached an agreement with Hunt & Caraway Architects in a civil case related to allegations that the firm’s former president violated state procurement laws while working with the district on the now-cancelled rebuild at Hohokam Elementary School.

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Scottsdale saw an uptick in DUIs in the area around the TPC Scottsdale golf course and citywide during the week of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, according to publicly-available crime statistics.

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Though the event got its unofficial start over three decades ago, the popularity of the holiday lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park has exploded in recent years – leading to long lines and over $300,000 in ticket sales in 2018.

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Two Scottsdale councilwomen have moved to slow down the process to call a bond election so that city staff can hold more public outreach on which projects voters might support this fall.

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As Parada del Sol celebrates its 66th anniversary, Wasted Grain has stepped in as both a participating venue and hometown sponsor to host a slew of pre- and post-parade events, including a pub crawl

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The 66th annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade & Trail’s End Festival will honor the late Sen. John McCain this year with the theme “Arizona’s Heroes.”

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The sight of destroying sleeves upon sleeves of Samoas would make anyone’s heart stop, but for 22 restaurants throughout central and Northern Arizona, it’s for a worthy cause.

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Long before Scottsdale residents coalesced around preserving wilderness areas in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, another citizen-driven project transformed public space in the city.

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Western Week returns to Old Town Scottsdale for its third year, and organizers promise that this year’s week-long event will be bigger and better than ever.

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When Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, two budding actresses in the late '50s, were selected to fly to Japan to entertain American soldiers during the Korean War, a friendship was instantly formed.

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This year, Waste Management Phoenix Open attendees will spot a pop-up lounge unlike anything they’ve ever seen before inside the Expo Tent – the Happy Mom Lounge for, you guessed it, moms and their babies.

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The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board kicked off the New Year by electing Patty Beckman president.

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A week after a Salt River police officer was struck and killed by a texting driver on the Loop 101, the Scottsdale City Council took steps to consider regulating cellphone use by motorists in the city.

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School districts serving the Scottsdale area earned $3.45 million in bonuses from the state Education Department for their overall performance on last year’s AzMERIT tests.

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The tragic death of a police officer struck by a texting driver on the Loop 101 last week might finally convince the Arizona legislature to pass a statewide distracted driving law.

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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 owner of downtown retailer Scottsdale Jewels is one of several Valley merchants indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the alleged sale of counterfeit Native American jewelry they claimed was genuine.

A proposed wash project in northern Scottsdale around the Loop 101 freeway would protect thousands of properties and critical city infrastructure in the event of a 100-year flood.