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The Scottsdale Progress

Your Home Town Newspaper

Scottsdale Progress covers and is distributed throughout Scottsdale, Arizona.

Scottsdale Progress covers a wide variety of local news, community issues, engaging events and hometown features that are of interest to the residents of our community. Specifically we focus on Scottsdale civic news, businesses, neighbors, entertainment, sports, local government and school districts. Additionally, our paper provides a forum for ideas and viewpoints in editorials and letters to the editor. Scottsdale Progress also provides a marketplace for local businesses to advertise their goods and services both in the paper and in the digital space.

Scottsdale Progress is an independent, free, weekly newspaper.

The Scottsdale Progress first appeared May 6, 1948. That week’s front page reported that the city’s first movie theater would soon open on Main Street; Post 44 of the American Legion would dedicate its new building on First Street; and Scottsdale rancher and businessman Dick Searles was the new president of the Salt River Valley Water Users Association. The Progress began daily publication in 1961 and ceased publication in 2009. With a dedicated managing editor and staff of full-time reporters, the new Scottsdale Progress relaunched on September 16, 2018, covering everything from local civic and government news, schools, events, entertainment and any other news that impacts Scottsdale. 

Scottsdale Progress is published weekly every Sunday with a controlled circulation and distributed free-of-charge to homes and in high-traffic locations throughout Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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A Mesa man employed by the Scottsdale Fire Department quit his job last week, a few days after he and his wife were arrested for allegedly pointing guns at teenagers after a post-prom party gone wrong.

Just off a busy highway in Tempe, the Liberty Wildlife organization has launched a quiet effort to preserve and protect Native American culture through the acquisition of feathers from birds long important to Indigenous people’s religious beliefs.

A single-plane crash near Winslow last month claimed the lives of two locals, including Scottsdale resident and former race car driver Bill Whittington.

Arizona Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced the award of $21 million in funds to bring more social workers and counselors to Arizona schools, including 30 campuses in Scottsdale.

With skyrocketing housing prices and a dwindling supply, Scottsdale is a microcosm of the Phoenix Metro region as a whole, where buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase a home without breaking the bank.

With a unanimous City Council vote on April 20, Scottsdale became the eighth Arizona city – and second in 2021 – to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance with protections for the LGBTQ community and other protected classes.