If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, use the Click Here button below:

spotlight featured

As a longtime Scottsdale resident and Old Town business owner, I feel compelled to add a voice to the discussion of the inevitable development in the underutilized areas in the Southern area of Old Town Scottsdale. 

spotlight featured

Building on a year’s worth of momentum, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors just took an important step to restore our statutory responsibilities related to elections. 

spotlight

During the June 6, 2019, special study session of the SUSD Governing Board, Board Member Sandy Kravetz articulated for maintaining the status quo of her tenure by thwarting attempts at instilling accountability that were coupled with her desire to eliminate public comment at meetings.

spotlight

It is disturbing hiking in the Preserve during the broiling hot summer months when people bring their dogs either out of ignorance or because they think their dog is physically fit.

spotlight featured

On Nov. 5, Scottsdale voters will be asked to approve three bond questions totaling $319 million to fund capital projects in Scottsdale.

spotlight featured

Very few people who live in Scottsdale are natives, so my question to you is — Why did you move here?

spotlight featured

How and where Scottsdale has grown has been a longstanding concern for residents and neighborhoods. Scottsdale voters will have an opportunity this November to chart the best possible course for our community’s future with long-term and unifying support.

spotlight featured

In November, voters will consider approving three bond questions containing 58 projects that are divided into:

spotlight featured

Terry Goddard, former mayor of Phoenix, was part of a compelling series of speakers that shared their personal and professional thoughts this past year as part of CatttleTrack Talks, curated by Janie Ellis, the head of CattleTrack Arts and Preservation Foundation and owner of CattleTrack Art…

spotlight

Hepatitis C is a dangerous, often silent disease that may not become apparent to those affected with symptoms until serious damage is done.

spotlight

Being a mom is the best job I’ve ever had. It’s also the hardest. As a mother of an adopted child, Mother’s Day takes a on a different connotation, giving both my daughter and me an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of this day.

spotlight top story

The City Council recently came to unanimous agreement to call a general obligation bond election on Nov. 5, on three questions, with 58 capital projects totaling $319 million.

spotlight

Last year Scottsdale politics was dominated by the Desert Discovery Center debate. We were on opposite sides of that debate, sometimes taking direct swipes at each other on social media.

spotlight

In the spirit of Earth Day, I am working with staff and an energized Scottsdale Environmental Quality Advisory Board to find ways to find ways to save $GREEN$ by going GREEN.  Since 1970, environmental achievements have been bipartisan with awe-inspiring results.

spotlight

On March 23, 2019, I had the honor of helping lead a ceremony to congratulate 825 girls at the Girl Scout High Awards Celebration. Girl Scouts and their proud parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and friends filled a huge ballroom at the Glendale Civic Center.

spotlight

The month of April is very special to me. April is Autism Awareness Month. As with most “awareness” months, it’s an opportunity to create awareness for something that affects so many.  

spotlight

With at least 88 Arizona youths taking their own life over the last two years, the issue of teen suicide has been in the news lately and has garnered the attention of the legislature.

spotlight

Several years ago, the quality of life for many Scottsdale residents was severely impacted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

spotlight featured top story

Restricting United States immigration is not a new issue, though a President summarily disregarding Congress to fund a wall is. Nevertheless, President Trump is not the first American President to try to block American borders and probably will not be the last one.

spotlight

I’m now two months into the job as a Maricopa County Supervisor and I can tell you that the business of running the county is every bit as challenging, interesting and rewarding as I thought it would be.  

spotlight

A big thank you goes out to all of you who attended the Museum Square open house at the invitation of Macdonald Development and Councilwoman Solange Whitehead. 

spotlight featured

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.

spotlight featured

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

More Top Stories

In Case You Missed It...

I know I’m a little late to the picnic. By now many of you own a Spiralizer, but pasta has always been my go-to dish. I never much thought about making noodles from zucchini. But a couple of cranks of a Spiralizer handle made me a believer.