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Seeding the Future

At Warner’s Nursery, we love this time of year. It’s not quite spring and our home gardens are mostly just plans in our heads. We’ll put the vegetable patch here, we think. Maybe we’ll grow some wildflowers in that section by the front walk. And this is the year we are finally going to get […]

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Ed Gussio 2

IRS Change May Affect the Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has signaled a change in how it monitors compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. Under this change, tax returns will no longer be automatically rejected if they do not certify whether the individual had health insurance for the year. The new IRS policy on accepting “silent returns” […]

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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Oh no, here it comes again. The cough, sore throat, stuffy nose. It’s that time of year when the cold and flu become prevalent. But how can you tell the difference? A common cold and the flu are similar because they’re both respiratory illnesses. Even though they’re caused by different viruses, they share many of […]

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Protect Your Business, Customers from Identity Theft

Identity theft is a real threat to consumers, even in Northern Arizona. The statistics are frightening. In 2015 alone, $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million American consumers according to The 2016 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy and Research. In 2016, 1,459,851 consumer records were exposed because of employee error, negligence and improper […]

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Our On-Demand World

How many of you have made a mixtape? Back in the day, making someone a mixtape was a well-known sign of affection. For those of you who are too young or too old to understand the significance of the mixtape, they were significant because of the time and effort it took to make one. Filling […]

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Coral Evans

Honoring Voters, Addressing Minimum Wage

Shortly after the election, I realized that one of the first challenges I would face as mayor was going to be sorting out the implications of the passage of propositions 414 and 206. I immediately began sitting down with concerned citizens and local stakeholders, something I am continuing to do. Proposition 206 passed with 58 […]

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Coping Skills for Facing Dental Fears

We all have something we are afraid of – spiders, the dark, heights – maybe even going to the dentist. Sometimes, you can avoid scary things. You do not like heights? Stay close to the ground. But seeing the dentist is one fear you should not dodge. Here are some things you can do to […]

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Tax Filing Errors to Avoid

The dawn of 2017 brings opportunities to create new resolutions or plans for the next 12 months – and also marks the beginning of tax season. While tax day on April 18 can seem far off, this year’s deadline will be here before you know it. As you start the process of gathering your tax […]

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