Valley Voices
Barnhart: Mrs. Cieniawski was my favorite teacher

My name is Katie Barnhart and I am writing to provide personal insight into why Julie Cieniawski is the ideal candidate for Scottsdale Unified Schools Governing Board. Mrs. Cieniawski was my …

Kriekard: Kurland is a champion of Scottsdale’s children

Stander: Why I support Christine Marsh for State Senate

Wastchak: Not re-electing Kate Brophy McGee will be major loss to LD28

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Mustacchio: Vaping among my classmates is no longer the exception

As a sophomore high school student athlete I have seen firsthand that people my age who vape are no longer the exception but the majority. I have played sports throughout high school and have …

Opinion: No on Invest in Ed Prop 208

Arizonans have a business decision to make at the ballot this year. Prop 208 seeks to nearly double the top income tax bracket. The question each voter must ask is, can Arizona afford to become a …
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Pace: Timeshares and fractional ownership in Paradise Valley?

A potential new trend in Paradise Valley is sellers dividing up single-family homes into fractional ownership or timeshares, possibly for commercial purposes. This past summer, we had a diligent …
Don Henninger, executive director of SCOTT

Henninger: Can new Scottsdale City Council boldly go where others have not gone before?

“The challenge for the new City Council will be to understand what has happened in the past, what is truly happening in the economy now, and what the real assets and inadequacies of the …

Burgess: What does distance learning mean for employers?

While government officials, academic leaders, and public health authorities are scrutinizing whether it is safe for children to return to campus for “in person” learning, many employers …

Rohde: Dear SUSD leadership, get our kids back in the classroom

Please listen to the SUSD families who made the choice to return to in-person learning. The district required us to chose either in-person or online learning by July 24, and an overwhelming 75% …
Aaron Lieberman

Lieberman: Program leveraging ASU’s expertise to help Arizona teachers

One of the surprising things that I’ve learned while serving in the legislature over the last two years is that sometimes the most important actions we can take have nothing to do with a vote …
Michelle Lind

Lind: Implementation of tenant/landlord assistance programs is critical

Arizona businesses continue to be affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. Particularly hard-hit are those individuals whose business is the ownership and management of rental homes throughout …
Ed McClelland

McClelland: When it comes to mental health, race matters

As a Black man who has worked in the community behavioral health industry for more than 30 years, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen the struggles that individuals and family members go …

Peterson Warren: Congratulations to all re-elected Paradise Valley candidates

Congratulations to our newly reelected Paradise Valley mayor and Town Council members, and to our residents for exercising their freedom to vote. We are particularly fortunate to have this …
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