The Best of Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2010 the population of the city was 217,385. The 2013 Population is estimated to be of about 221,789 people living within the city. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene".

Scottsdale is bordered to the west by Phoenix and Paradise Valley, to the north by Carefree, to the south by Tempe, and to the east by Fountain Hills and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. 

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Desert communities told to evacuate as winds stoke flames

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 05:02:11 -0400

Strong winds stoked a wildfire in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders Saturday for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dead at 83

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:30:36 -0400

The man whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex has died at age 83

Today in History

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:00:47 -0400

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 20, the 264th day of 2020. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, struck the island, wiping out as much as 75 percent of the power distribution lines and causing an island-wide blackout. On this date: In 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a western passage to the Spice Islands. (Magellan was killed enroute, but one of his ships eventually circled the world.) In 1873, panic swept the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the wake of railroad bond defaults and bank failures. In 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding the assassinated James A. Garfield. In 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. was seriously wounded during a book signing at a New York City department store when he was stabbed in...

Matthew Wolff cards a 65, takes lead at 2020 U.S. Open

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 19:19:41 -0400

American Matthew Wolff shot a 5-under par 65 in the third round of the 2020 U.S. Open on Saturday to earn a two-shot lead on the field as the major championship enters Sunday's final round.

Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods signs 4-year, $65M extension

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 22:42:58 -0400

The Los Angeles Rams and wide receiver Robert Woods reached an agreement on a multiyear extension that will keep him under contract with the franchise through the 2025 season.

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