Eskildson: Is Arizona pupil achievement improving?

Despite tripling inflation-adjusted per-pupil spending since 1972, overall 17-year-old pupil achievement in America is essentially unchanged, and [...] Continue Reading →

Shapiro: I want my children to be part of this

The old sentiment about Scottsdale’s public schools is alive and well. It’s being echoed across our community. It says, “I want my children to be [...] Continue Reading →

Gibson: Animal sanctuaries aren’t just for the critters; they’re for people too

A student struggles with basic science because it’s “boring” and he can’t see how it applies to real life. A homeowner steps into his backyard to [...] Continue Reading →

Zehring: Papago Plaza’s new business can also mean new community

Nearly every week I walk across Eldorado Park or take the short drive from my nearby home to Fry’s Marketplace to get our weekly load of [...] Continue Reading →

Rogers: As tourism season sets in, the blight of Scottsdale is apparent

What a blight on Scottsdale. I remember last March picking up friends at Lon’s Hermosa Inn and taking them to Old Town for dinner, to and from, [...] Continue Reading →

Campana: Death of Kelleher transcends more than aviation industry

Arizona’s largest ballroom was packed to capacity for the “Breakfast Series” showcasing individual Valley leaders; but this one was slated to be [...] Continue Reading →

Cantor: Proper decision making is key for Scottsdale Schools

It is a new term for some of you and a first term for some. Some of us greet you with trepidation. You bring individual agendas developed during [...] Continue Reading →

Dr. Grant-Whyte: Saving one priceless life is all I ask

Nancy Cappello, breast cancer activist, is dead at 66. (New York Times) On Nov. 15, 2018, Nancy Cappello PhD, a most remarkable woman, died from [...] Continue Reading →

Close: Community input will shape Papago Plaza into a quality project

It has been a long time since the term “consensus building” could be used at Scottsdale City Hall. Technically, too long. After considering [...] Continue Reading →

Fan: Bodies Revealed exhibit dishonors deceased for profit

I’m a student alumnus from the University of Arizona. At the time when I was in school, I took a law class and realized the importance of justice [...] Continue Reading →