Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega

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Aug 30, 2023

Scottsdale will no longer house people from ‘The Zone’ with hotel housing program 

The City of Scottsdale is walking back a provision that would have sheltered people residing in a large homeless encampment in Phoenix after a Republican lawmaker’s intervention.  

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Jun 30, 2023

A win for Scottsdale, Rio Verde Foothills and Arizona

Last week, Gov. Katie Hobbs signed SB1432 into law with an emergency clause. The bipartisan bill creates a path to water security for Rio Verde Foothills residents.   

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Feb 10, 2023

Native dancers want Arizona gallery owner held on hate crime

Native American dancers who were the target of a Scottsdale gallery owner's racist rant as they were being filmed for Super Bowl week are pushing for hate crime charges.

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Jan 18, 2023

Neighbors sue Arizona city to restore water cut in drought

Residents of a community just outside Scottsdale are feuding with the city they long depended on for water now that the city has cut off their supply, saying it needs to guarantee there is enough for its own residents amid a deep, long-lasting drought.