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More than one guest columnist lately has written to support the proposed Southbridge II development and the common theme of these letters is that anyone against the project is against growth and … more
By now, we have all heard public health experts declare the need to frequently wash our hands and practice social distancing. While we heed that important advice, we also urge consumers to be on … more
These are truly unchartered waters. Families are confined to quarters and avoiding interactions with others. Parents are working from home, children are avoiding play dates. All the stresses that … more
To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. senators --- Kevin Cramer and Mark Warner --- introduced a bill known … more
In this time of crisis, it seems everyone is weighing in with advice about who to blame and what else should be done. By now we all know we should listen to expert advice from the CDC, stay home, … more
A college professor once asked a class I was in, “What one word would you use to describe the United States of America?” I said defiant. Because both the connotation and denotation of … more
Mother Teresa famously said “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” This current virus pandemic means for some of us that we can help make the situation a … more
Last week Kathy and I called for the mayor and council majority to follow the recommendations of the medical community to close restaurants and bars to on-premises service. We urged Kathy’s … more
The coronavirus is causing unprecedented challenges both socially and economically. Governments at every level must get creative to support residents and businesses, and to avoid total economic … more
Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the … more
Times are hard right now for Scottsdale. Whether it’s the disruption caused to families because of school closures, the adjustments made for working at home, or the loss of income from … more
If the current public health crisis has taught us anything it has reminded us how tourist-dependent our local economy has become. The crisis and the government’s public safety response … more
The Federal Government has advised no gatherings of more than 10; the state government has ordered the closing of bars and restaurants of any county with a confirmed case of the virus. Arizona … more
This is a time in which everyone is being tested like never before --- and that includes the students and teachers of the Scottsdale Unified School District. The challenges of the current … more
A message to all #Arizona business owners, city officials and state leadership: This is especially for the leaders of the City of #Scottsdale, a city that has more restaurants and public venues in … more
That would be the house of the Scottsdale City Council, not having the strength nor the vision to shutdown the restaurants and bars. Are our elected officials smarter than and have a greater … more
I’m scared. This time it’s personal. My daughter, Dr. Tracey, is a neurologist at a community hospital near Boston. She is on call today. Her shift started this morning. She will … more
Dear Solange, Thank you once again for taking the time to speak with me today. It is wonderful to know that local government is listening to our concerns. As per our conversation today, I just … more
Honorable mayor and honorable council members: As you are aware, yesterday, the Southbridge 2 ownership voluntarily withdrew their appeal, which had been entered at the Arizona Supreme Court. … more
Unprecedented times. Two words we all seem to use a lot these days. And while the crisis Scottsdale’s tourism industry now faces can be described in no other way, our industry and our … more
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