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As telecommuting, online banking, and working from home become a part of the nomenclature of daily lives in the 21st-century public safety officials confirm identity theft and digital fraud are at …


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Scottsdale police seek public assistance in identifying hit-and-run suspect

The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the driver of a hit-and-run vehicle that struck a pedestrian. At 9:30 p.m. Sept. 26, an adult female …
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Scottsdale continues SRP partnership for recreational use of Arizona Canal Banks

Scottsdale is entering into a new agreement with the Salt River Project for the continued recreational use of the Arizona Canal Banks. Scottsdale City Council at its final meeting of September …
Dancers performing a Ballet Folklorico Alegria during the Scottsdale Parada Del Sol in 2009. Phoenix has committed to creating a Latino cultural center, which will be a place for such Latino-related artistic performances as well as festivals, classes, exhibitions and artist-led events. [Creative Commons]

Phoenix approves Latino cultural center

After years of consideration, Phoenix City Council has committed to creating a Latino cultural center to celebrate a population that makes up more than two in five people in the city. Now at …
Arianna Grainey/Independent Newspapers

Barrett-Jackson returns to much quieter Scottsdale auction block

Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. is going live with its first in-person auction since January, but without the throngs of onlookers that normally dominate its regular Scottsdale shows to meet capacity …
This artist’s rendering shows the Arizona Fresh project in south Phoenix that plans to break ground in 2021. The fresh food campus plans to include a wholesaler, daily farmer’s market and educational programs and testing facilities for food innovation. [Submitted photo]

Phoenix plans 156-acre fresh food complex

A 156-acre fresh food haven is planned for a site in south Phoenix that aims to provide the community with fresh food and lead in food industry innovation. In the project’s first development …

Cox Communications working to restore connections after arson

Cox Communications is working to restore connections from an arson in Phoenix Wednesday evening. The disruption to television, phone and internet services across a swath of the Valley on Sept. 23 …

In time of novel coronavirus, remote workplaces become a common 21st Century trend

As concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis have driven a wave of U.S. workers to embrace the work-from-home trend.

Wishes for Teachers builds bridge to close Arizona classroom funding gap

A fundamental keystone to what makes America a special place is equitable access to quality public education no matter where a young person calls home. But despite this agreed-upon truth, for …

Mediactive arms against weaponized words meant to alter face of digital reality

Following the revelation of the printing press, words have been weaponized, propaganda espoused and disinformation integrated into democratic societies. But in the 21st century, media consumers can …

Scottsdale Fashion Week rescheduled amid COVID-19 pandemic precautions

Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations --- in partnership with Ford Robert Black Agency and J Group Media --- has announced Scottsdale Fashion Week is postponed. Proponents of the …
From November to May, artist-in-residence, Carrie Curran, instructs guests using acrylic on canvas to create their own masterpiece for Mimosa & Monet art classes at Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley.

Mimosa & Monet art classes return at Hermosa Inn

The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley, will offer its Mimosa & Monet art class series.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, will hold its first outdoor live music and classic series from Oct. 23 to Dec. 18.

Royal Palms hosts outdoor live music, classic movie series starting on Oct. 23

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, presents its first outdoor live-music and classic- series starting on Oct. 23, running through the end of the year.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Spoke Art Gallery to host Pop Art Exhibition sequel

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art Gallery recently announced the return of the “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” art exhibition, but in a new, virtual format.
There will be an option to enjoy the ride in a “carriage” for 2-6 or 7-12 guests.

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields shines, Nov. 23-Dec. 31

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields kicks off on Nov. 23 with a dazzling drive-through holiday light experience, debuting to celebrate the season.
The Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch will run from 4 to 9 p.m., Monday–Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday–Sunday on Oct. 22 through Halloween.

Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch haunts, Oct. 22-31

The Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch annual event is going above and beyond to ensure families can still have an enjoyable experience this season despite the scary “new normal.”
“Butter,” written by a local author, Erin Jade Lange, is set in Scottsdale and described as a whimsical, humorous look at a high-schooler named Butter who is about to make history live on the Internet, and everyone is invited to watch.

Scottsdale International Film Festival marks 20th anniversary with virtual line-up

The Scottsdale International Film Festival returns for its 20th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 6 through Tuesday, Nov. 10 as an online event showcasing 20 curated films to celebrate the milestone.

The man, the myth, the legend: Danny Zelisko tells all

Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko’s rise from everyday Chicago civilian to one of the most influential concert promoters in the southwest is a feat he owes to grit and tenacity. He grew up in a …
Star Gazing on St. Clair Beach will be among exhibitions displayed at Shemer Art Center through Oct. 29.

Shemer Art Center displays two new exhibitions through Oct. 29

Two new exhibitions featuring more than 80 works of art are on display at the Shemer Art Center through Oct. 29.
Broadway Jukebox performers Lacey Dixon, Peter J. Hill, Alex Gonzalez, Noel Irick, Michael Paul Wallot and Victoria Fairclough.

Broadway Jukebox returns through Oct. 10

Copperstate Productions announces the return of Broadway Jukebox, “the world’s first and only interactive Broadway musical,” revue on weekends through Oct. 10 on the Fountain Hills Theater Drive-In Theater stage.

Maricopa County Home and Garden Show returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show is making its return to WestWorld of Scottsdale Friday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 18 with fall-inspired indoor and outdoor decorating ideas to freshen up …

Knecht: Voters deserve civil dialogue, integrity

You deserve representatives who run on their merit.
Seema Verma

It’s time to review your Medicare coverage

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage all people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

Gallagher: Businesses should have solar power

I’m just curious if anyone has looked into why the city of Surprise does not use solar panels in their businesses? The schools have them, but we all know why. Why not the businesses? For …
Ben Toma

Toma: Why universal vote-by-mail is a solution in search of a problem

Mail voting is a popular mechanism for casting a ballot in the western U.S. Prior to 2020, of the states that mailed ballots directly to voters who had not requested them, many were Arizona’s …
Lux: Questions ‘packed’ high court

In response to Rich Andrews letter (“Calls for confirmation for Barrett,” Daily Independent, Oct. 22, 2020), you believe Congress electing, or more accurately placing, Judge Barrett on …