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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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Since opening in February, the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River has been visited by thousands of guests who pay tribute to the men aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, sharing their stories, efforts and sacrifice. 

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Scottsdale’s American Legion Post 44 will host an outdoor ceremony at its downtown Scottsdale location to commemorate Veterans Day this year.

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Arizonans have decided they want to be able to smoke marijuana and apparently are just fine with taxing the richest state residents to help add funds for K-12 education.

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Last week, the Scottsdale Unified School District asked 219 Chaparral High School students to quarantine for 14 days after they were in close contact with COVID-19-positive students on campus.

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Update: This story has been updated with information from the district indicating four Chaparral High School students who were already supposed to be in quarantine attended class briefly on Oct. 22

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The state’s top health official testified last week that she cannot say when the current COVID-19 health emergency will be over, when the governor will rescind his orders or when Arizonans will be able to get their lives back.

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As some students return to classrooms, the Scottsdale Unified School District will spend nearly $1 million to purchase cameras to stream lessons for students at home.

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Upset with his ruling on a proposed tax hike for education, the Maricopa County Democratic Party is trying to deny Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury another four-year term on the bench.

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The way Lisa James sees it, Proposition 207 is not about whether people should be able to use marijuana.

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Update: This story has been updated to include a response from a city spokesperson on the city's timeline to find a new police chief.

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Economic growth and dominated the final Scottsdale City Council forum prior to the Nov. 3 General Election.

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Five cases of COVID-19 were reported by the East Valley Institute of Technology in the first three weeks of the school year, but since then none have cropped up at either of its Mesa locations.

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Scottsdale City Council could adopt a citywide anti-discrimination ordinance following a recommendation from the Scottsdale Human Services Commission last month.

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A $9.4-million infrastructure reimbursement deal designed to keep Axon from leaving Scottsdale won unanimous approval from City Council on Aug. 25 and drew widespread praise from its members.

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A mandatory mask mandate issued by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane in June will remain in place indefinitely pending further review by the mayor’s office.

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Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips’ reelection campaign must return $2,525 in donations after a review found it violated campaign finance regulations by passing donations through a PayPal account attached to his private business.

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Gov. Doug Ducey won’t intercede or criticize school districts that opt to reopen for in-class instruction even though their communities don’t meet the benchmarks set by his own health director.

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A full week after Scottsdale’s Aug. 4 Primary election, residents finally found out which mayoral and City Council candidates will advance to the General Election this fall.

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Gov. Doug Ducey last week defended hard-and-fast limits on some businesses’ reopening while saying it’s OK for schools to send children back to class even if local health conditions do not meet the guidelines set by his own state health director.

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The City of Scottsdale’s free trolley service hit the street for the first time in three months this month after being shut down due the coronavirus pandemic.

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State health officials have laid out a three-part test for when they say it is safe for schools to reopen, in full or in part.

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The FBI is investigating alleged criminal activity by YouTube star Jake Paul and others in connection with the riot at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall on May 30.

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Weeks after announcing it would not provide coverage, the largest school insurance provider in Arizona said it will offer options to cover claims related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Scottsdale voters played a role in two close state legislative races that could see incumbents lose their seats, according to unofficial results in last week’s Primary Election.

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Scottsdale’s mayoral race is still a dead heat and two frontrunners emerged in the field of nine City Council candidates, according to early returns in the city’s Aug. 4 Primary Election.

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As Arizona continues to battle COVID-19, Scottsdale’s firefighters are asking the community to wear masks and take other precautions to combat spread of the virus.

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The Scottsdale City Council and mayoral races have become cases of the haves and the have-nots, according to campaign finance reports filed in July.

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Scottsdale-based Five Star Development is suing Paradise Valley, accusing the town of a “shakedown” for millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements from the developer as part of the Ritz-Carlton project along Scottsdale Road.

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Update: This story has been updated to include information provided by the Littlefield campaign about how it defined special interests in a campaign advertisement.

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Black, Hispanic and low-income students in Scottsdale Unified School District were disproportionately suspended compared to white or more affluent students over the past three years, district data shows.  

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A new report by Scottsdale Police dispelled a rumor circulated by some locals, including a sitting city councilman, that the department told officers to “stand down” during the Scottsdale Fashion Square riot May 30-31.

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With the Aug. 4 Primary election less than three weeks away, campaign finance complaints are flying in from all corners of Scottsdale’s City Council and mayoral races.

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WASHINGTON – Arizona’s interstate highways are in generally good shape but experienced the highest rate of fatalities in the nation in 2018, according to a national report released last week.

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The HonorHealth Research Institute and HonorHealth are enrolling patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in a trial of atovaquone and azithromycin. 

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A mask mandate will remain in effect in Scottsdale and Gov. Doug Ducey expects that Arizonans will need to wear them through at least the end of the year.

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The City of Scottsdale plans to spend over $2 million of its federal pandemic relief money on air-disinfection systems in public facilities to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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