Valley Voices
Kurland: Electing a state representative who values Scottsdale constituents

The politicians representing our little corner of Arizona have repeatedly made national and statewide news for all of the wrong reasons, from efforts to suppress voters, to self-identifying as …

Whitehead: My endorsement of three candidates

Brewer: Arizona seniors deserve a future of economic security

Pont-Brown: Leading Scottsdale Schools through today's challenges

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Janik: Our Scottsdale Fire Department rocks

The wild fire danger in Scottsdale has reached a decade high. The extremely dry weather and absence of a monsoon has extended the fire season. Scottsdale is particularly vulnerable to brush …

Ortega: My response to Cheryl Pelletier

Firstly, I must point out that “My Goals as Mayor of Scottsdale” has always included voting districts. Voting Districts: Bring voting districts to the ballot by 2022, since no council …

Somo: Cieniawski is a champion for all students

It has been my great pleasure to have known and admired Julie Cieniawski for over 25 years. I first met Julie when she was a young teacher who was full of enthusiasm, a love of teaching, and …
Tammy Caputi

Caputi: Modeling the ‘Golden Rule’ for Scottsdale

In the vice presidential debate last week, an eighth grader asked how citizens could be civil if our leaders aren’t modeling cooperative, positive behavior. I wasn’t satisfied with the …

McKinney: Stop Arizona police brutality, debate Sen. Tim Scott’s bill

In July, Phoenix police officers opened fire on James Porter Garcia as he sat in his parked car. Witnesses captured the fatal shooting on video. Following Garcia’s death, dozens of …

Shaler: Arizona doesn’t need more immigration

On Oct. 6, Republican Senator Martha McSally debated her Democratic challenger, Mark Kelly, in the first of a series of head-to-head confrontations in one of the nation’s most closely watched …

Pelletier: Don’t vote for Scottsdale’s talking mynah bird

David Ortega, candidate for Scottsdale mayor, does not seem to be able to generate an idea of his own. Let me explain. Lisa Borowsky, also a candidate for Scottsdale mayor, creates a reform …

Metz: COVID-19 treatment will keep us all healthy absent a cure

I get it. I’m frustrated, too, with the restrictions on my activities arising from coronavirus protocols. I miss meeting face-to-face with my friends and colleagues; I miss volunteering at …

Stephan: Restoring confidence, collaboration to SUSD board

For several years, the SUSD Governing Board engaged in highly divisive practices and hired and supported a corrupt superintendent despite opposition by the teachers’ association and parent …

Glick: John Little supports small businesses

I’ve known John for over two decades. During that time I have come to appreciate John’s deep commitment to small business. He has been, and continues to be, a strong advocate for …
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