Republicuts

October 29, 2014

No, this is not about GOP tax reduction. It’s another round of layoffs at the once-mighty Arizona Republic. It was reported recently that many of their newsroom and editorial staffers were going to have to interview for their own jobs. Which of course sparked rumors of more cuts. Phoenix Biz  Journal’s Hayley Ringle reports this […]

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SUSD Candidates on Closing Scottsdale Schools

October 28, 2014

Mary Beth Faller’s AZCentral statement compilation of Scottsdale Unified School District governing board candidates provided some additional insight on the upcoming SUSD board election. One question I’d like to have heard answered: Why we are going to build NEW buildings for the relocation of the SUSD administrative offices, when we are going to close schools and […]

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Checking the Fact Checkers

October 26, 2014

Occasionally I read something from a person for whom I have a little respect and I am utterly disappointed. Edward Gately’s Republic article Friday left me with that feeling. I’m doubly disappointed that it was labeled as a ‘fact check,’ and closed with a conclusion that isn’t founded on facts. To rebut City Council candidate Cindy Hill’s […]

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School District Endorsement?

October 23, 2014

I have yet to see the Jennifer Petersen (Scottsdale City Council candidate) campaign mailer supposedly proclaiming her to be endorsed by the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board, and including the SUSD logo across the bottom. An inquiring citizen’s main concern: I don’t want to have the district called into question at the moment as we are trying to […]

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The Economic Development Lie

October 23, 2014

The Republic’s Robert Robb penned a great article recently in which he said: While these two high-visibility projects [First Solar in Mesa, and Apple/GT Advanced Technologies at the same location as First Solar] were going bust, there were 124,000 jobs added in the Valley. Virtually all of them were created by companies you’ve never heard […]

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Three Best Trails in North Scottsdale

October 23, 2014

Michael Clancy recently posted an article on AZCentral listing the Three Best Trails in North Scottsdale: Granite Mountain Loop, Brown’s Mountain Trail (just opened in 2013), and Cholla Loop.

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Dark Money Dishonesty

October 22, 2014

It’s one thing for out-of-state corporations to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to elect their cronies (banker Linda Milhaven, good ole boy Dennis Robbins, and opportunist Jennifer Petersen) to Scottsdale City Council, by saturating our mailboxes and television programming with hysterical, hyperbolic portrayals of the good guys. But it’s something else entirely when […]

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The David Smith Problem

October 22, 2014

First let me say that personally I find Scottsdale city council candidate David Smith to be pleasant and even likable. Second, politically he is probably not much worse than the three Chamber of Commerce candidates: Banker Linda Milhaven; Good ole boy Dennis Robbins; and opportunist Jennifer Petersen. But that’s not saying much. And it should go […]

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Tonalea Community Renewal Meeting

October 21, 2014

Tonalea Community Renewal Meeting! Annual GAIN Neighborhood Watch gathering 6•8 PM THIS SAT. OCT. 25TH Let’s revitalize our wonderful Neighborhood. Make a PIT STOP! Look for the fire pit in Tonalea’s east parking lot for hot coffee, dessert & conversation. Meet & support your neighbors. Learn how Holiday Luminarias will continue & expect City Council members, candidates & […]

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Crazy Weather Pix

October 20, 2014

We had a tiny bit of crazy weather yesterday evening. Here are some photos shot from South Scottsdale.  

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