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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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In a nearly five-hour meeting on Oct. 4, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board received two reports on district demographic trends and its current bond situation that could have a profound effect on its future of schools.

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A complaint filed with the City of Scottsdale against the No DDC non-profit organization is moving forward after the City Clerk found cause to refer the case to the City Attorney.

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Nearly two months after damage from an overnight fire shut down the Navajo Elementary School campus indefinitely, the school is getting back into the swing of things at a new location thanks to the effort of teachers, administrators, staff, parents and the Scottsdale community.

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In his continued push to make Arizona a preeminent destination for autonomous vehicle companies and technology, Gov. Doug Ducey was in Scottsdale last week to announce the establishment of  the Institute for Automated Mobility.

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Carter Unger is not your typical real estate developer, primarily because he has only been a developer for the past eight months.

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As the 50th anniversary of Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library and City Hall approaches, the city has decided to rename a downtown street in honor of Bennie Gonzalez, the iconic architect who designed the buildings.

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Early voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 10, for the Nov. 6 election, and it might take you that long to go through the lengthy ballot.

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If elected to the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board in the upcoming election, candidate Jann-Michael Greenburg may receive a chilly reception from some of the other board members.

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The debate over the future of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and the potential Desert Edge development – formerly the Desert Discovery Center or DDC – has become confusing for Scottsdale residents who are deciding how to cast their vote.

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Scottsdale has changed a lot over the past 70 years, but residents and visitors can catch of a glimpse of the city’s agrarian past by stepping into either of the two Saba’s Western Wear locations in historic Old Town.

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Property crime in Scottsdale dropped last year from 2016 but violent crime increased slightly, according to the newly released annual FBI’s Uniform Crime Report.

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The Scottsdale Unified school board plans to select the district’s new permanent superintendent on Jan. 28, but its new board members elected Nov. 6 won’t have a say in selecting the finalists.

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The future of Don & Charlie’s restaurant is up in the air, the restaurant possibly the site of a new hotel. But its charismatic owner has no plans to call it a career anytime soon – and may even stay at the helm of his namesake restaurant after the hotel is built.

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Parking lots on state-owned land used to accommodate the crowds at the Waste Management Phoenix Open may have contributed to water pollution, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes.

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While school districts across the state grapple with a shortage of qualified teachers, many – including Scottsdale Unified – are also struggling to fill other positions that provide necessary services to students.

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Studio B Smiles is now offering virtual smile consultations. The family and cosmetic dentistry office, which was founded in Scottsdale by Dr. John Badolato, offers the complimentary service on the homepage of its website, studiobsmiles.com.

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Saager Buch made his way to groups sitting on the lawns of Cactus League ballparks. One by one, he rattled off about 20 questions to capture information about how much they spent on their hotel, where they came from and the length of their stay.

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More than a half century ago when the city was incorporated, Scottsdale residents pitched a fit after officials heeded merchants’ pleas to slow downtown traffic by posting stop signs at either end of Scottsdale Road and in the middle of Old Town.

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Perhaps I’d been in the Valley a month when the phone rang at Scottsdale Progress headquarters. This was the spring of 1995.

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Science and Wall Street intersect at the Airpark, where biopharm firms are funding high-tech cures and medical innovations

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Dillan Micus helps people make money while making a difference in children’s lives

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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.

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.