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The Scottsdale Progress

Your Home Town Newspaper

Scottsdale Progress covers and is disbributed 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 relaunced 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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