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Scottsdale is known around the globe for our world-class resorts, picturesque golf courses, luxury shopping and premiere art galleries. 

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Thirty two years ago I started kindergarten with my youngest son. I started kindergarten as president of the old fashioned PTA (not PTO) at Hohokam Elementary School; the same school my sister and I had attended when our parents moved us here from Ohio in 1960. 

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I’m excited about the proposed Museum Square project in Old Town Scottsdale because of what it offers to the city, because of its unique public-private aspects and because of the positive energy that members of the city council and the public have brought to the review process. 

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Scottsdale voters have a unique opportunity in November to invest in public safety, infrastructure repairs and senior centers through Questions 1, 2 and 3.

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Scottsdale is a world-renowned arts destination. Art and culture are part of Scottsdale’s DNA, at the core of its brand and are major drivers for tourism and the local economy.

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Saguaro High is the final leg of our Scottsdale Unified School District journey. My twin daughters began their love of learning at Kiva Elementary, experienced those awkward middle school years at Mohave, and now wear black and gold as Saguaro Sabercats.

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As a career educator I fully understand the importance of our district public schools. The impact they have one our community is endless. 

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My friend Laurie Coe in a recent Scottsdale Progress opinion piece said she is against the proposed Museum Square project at the southern edge of Old Town.  

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Whether it’s leading a service project, teaching younger girls to make s’mores around the campfire or earning my Gold Award, Girl Scouts has taken a starring role in my life since I joined in kindergarten.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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…

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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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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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