14 Karat Diamond Handcuffs

This ad from today’s Scottsdale Republic juxtaposed alongside the masthead begs for comment. I could say so much about how the journalism quality of the Republic is handcuffed to advertising revenue from development and the Chamber of Commerce, and the media paradigms of the last century. About how publisher John Zidich is forever bound to […]

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Bye, Bye Borgata

An article in the Scottsdale Republic this morning cites the imminent demolition of Scottsdale’s iconic Borgata upscale shopping center to make way for a high-density housing project. Among the rationalizations the city will hide behind in approving this project: A traffic impact study concluded that the residential complex would generate less traffic than the commercial […]

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Randy Rogers on the Bar District

This “My Turn” appeared in today’s Scottsdale Republic: Safety of residents, tourists should be priority at bar gantlet It’s kind of hard to believe that a second-time offender, following a murder, gets away with “business as usual.” It wasn’t too long ago that as resi­dents of Scottsdale, we would go to Old Town, the original […]

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