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The City of Scottsdale reduced its budget for next year in response to projected revenue shortfalls brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The coronavirus pandemic has sparked unforeseen complaints from residents neighboring Scottsdale Airport who say flight noise is worse than ever even though fewer planes are flying. 

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center ICU nurse Lisa Kingry’s voice doesn’t break when she talks about the COVID-19 patient who died during her last shift and how she and the four others in the room held the patient’s hand, saying that everything will be OK.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays at the Marquee office building and Caesars Republic hotel developments in downtown Scottsdale, but representatives for both projects said they are pushing forward.

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For more than 70 years, the Cactus League has been a powerful symbol of Arizona, turning into a big business and a major draw for the tourism industry.

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Update: SUSD officially announced its new “no harm” grading policy on April 24 after this story went to print. Full details of the policy can be found at https://www.susd.org/cms/lib/AZ50000436/Centricity/Shared/COVID-19/Daily%20Briefings/2020_04_24_Parents%20Briefing.pdf.

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This Thursday, Gilbert’s iconic Water Tower will light up blue for three days in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Local law enforcement answered a higher number of calls for domestic disturbances last month after East Valley residents were told to stay home in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Arizona processed a record 82,771 background checks on would-be gun buyers in March, as fears of the coronavirus drove people to gun shops in what one shop owner called “panic time.”

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The East Valley Institute of Technology will pay a high price for using uncertified instructors teaching unapproved programs during the final three years of former Superintendent Sally Downey’s Administration.

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Big cuts are on the way for Scottsdale’s next city budget, though their extent is still unknown as city leaders wait for more information on how the coronavirus outbreak has affected the economy.

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Scottsdale’s fire and police departments have not run out of critical protective equipment for its officers and first responders – though that could change as hospitals and municipalities nationwide scramble to purchase masks, gloves and other gear amid a nationwide supply shortage due to Covid-19.

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Scottsdale City Council rescinded its approval of the Southbridge Two development, putting an end to the hotly-debated project and nullifying a November referendum.

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Scottsdale Unified School District has locked down playgrounds and athletic fields due the coronavirus outbreak but that has not stopped some locals from hopping fences to exercise.

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The Scottsdale City Council could vote this week to repeal its approval of the Southbridge Two development, nullifying the citizen referendum challenging the project in the process.

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The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.

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Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane signed a declaration of emergency on March 18 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, though the measure drew criticism for failing to  go as far as similar measures adopted by other Arizona cities.

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When an East Valley recycling facility burned down last fall, the City of Scottsdale’s sweetheart recycling deal went with it.

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A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has upheld the Southbridge Two referendum that would put the downtown Scottsdale redevelopment before voters in November.

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Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips will appear before the city’s independent ethics panel Monday losing his bid for dismissal of a complaint filed against him in January.

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Arizona’s community colleges won’t be offering four-year degrees, at least not in the immediate future.

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Gov. Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency last to give state officials more leeway and tools to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Arizona shoppers could end up having to pay more for eggs as state lawmakers look to protect the state’s major producer from an animal rights initiative drive.

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Fueled by additional state dollars, Scottsdale schools are spending a greater percentage of their available dollars this year in the classroom than last year, falling in line with a statewide trend.

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After some prompting from one of its former members, the Scottsdale City Council will consider eliminating or reducing the city’s sales tax on food eaten at home.

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The coronavirus began making a major impact on Scottsdale last week as several big events and the rest of Spring Training season were cancelled and concerns elevated for senior citizens, considered a high-risk for the disease. Among the events that  fell victim to concerns about "community s…

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A Scottsdale-based real estate investment firm launched its first online public offering in February, capitalizing on years of growth driven by investments in Opportunity Zones throughout Arizona.

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State lawmakers voted Thursday to create a financial disincentive for state and local governments – and even schools – to try to keep weapons off their property.

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State lawmakers are moving to subject noise complaints to the same standards as speeding violations –  only police could issue them if they have the proper equipment.

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With little time left to spare before the Feb. 22 start of Spring Training, the City of Scottsdale and construction crews put the finishing touches on the first round of improvements at Scottsdale Stadium.

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The City Council is considering a host of remedies to address concerns that an impending parking shortage is on the horizon in downtown Scottsdale.

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In the week since the Scottsdale Unified School District announced three finalists for superintendent, the community is raising questions about the selection process and two candidates.

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Arizonans who violate traffic laws could soon get a chance to decide if they’re willing to work off at least part of the fine.

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Another former Scottsdale Councilmen has entered the increasingly-crowded mayor’s race in the wake of the citizen referendum to halt the proposed Southbridge Two development in downtown Scottsdale.

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The Southbridge Two development in downtown Scottsdale will go before voters in November – if the opposition’s referendum petition survives a court challenge filed by the developer on Feb. 5.

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The Scottsdale City Attorney has referred an ethics complaint against Councilman Guy Phillips to an independent panel after a review found no reason to dismiss it.

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A three-term Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place to deal with possible violence he fears could result because of the current divisive and angry political atmosphere.

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The Scottsdale City Council approved density increases on hundreds of acres in the city’s northern reaches despite protests by nearby city and county residents.

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A Scottsdale resident today filed an ethics complaint with the city against Councilman Guy Phillips over his involvement in the anti-Southbridge Two referendum drive and anonymous donations made through a GoFundMe page set up to benefit him following a work-related injury.

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Responsible drivers are following all the steps recommended by Scottsdale police to avoid collisions and arrests, but irresponsible motorists are more impaired than ever by a potent mix of alcohol and drugs.

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Petitioners seeking to put the Southbridge Two development before voters crossed their first major hurdle on Friday, turning in over 17,000 signatures to the city in support of their referendum.

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center ICU nurse Lisa Kingry’s voice doesn’t break when she talks about the COVID-19 patient who died during her last shift and how she and the four others in the room held the patient’s hand, saying that everything will be OK.

Update: SUSD officially announced its new “no harm” grading policy on April 24 after this story went to print. Full details of the policy can be found at https://www.susd.org/cms/lib/AZ50000436/Centricity/Shared/COVID-19/Daily%20Briefings/2020_04_24_Parents%20Briefing.pdf.