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Four Ways to Support Local Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Right now, locally owned businesses are facing unique challenges unlike any they’ve encountered before. Even as Arizona gets back to business, many owners are finding that they need to quickly adapt to stay afloat in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep Arizona’s economy strong, it’s more important than ever to support Arizona-run businesses. After […]

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Hearing Mythbusters

With the internet being ubiquitous, information is easier to access than ever. However, that does not mean that the information is necessarily correct. This sentiment is especially relevant when it comes to health advice. One might read that carrots help improve eyesight; in actuality, this was wartime propaganda to disguise radar technology. Given the daily […]

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Research, Classes, Community Engagement Going Strong

I’m grateful for the opportunity to provide an NAU update. Our students, faculty and staff – as well as NAU’s surrounding communities – have embraced the current reality and used their strong leadership, creativity and fortitude to make their way through the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges and opportunities it has brought. Many of our […]

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Time to Bring Back the ‘Victory Garden’

Over the past few weeks, we have been told we are on “war footing,” with all the nations of the world battling an invisible enemy called coronavirus. It’s probably the most unconventional war we’ve ever waged; instead of taking up arms and gearing up to fight, we’re asked to stay home, self-isolate and do a […]

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First Homes Selling in Kachina Village’s Newest Pocket Neighborhood

AspireFund, a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund (QOF), has celebrated the fourth home sold in newly developed Kachina Pines, the first subdivision built in Kachina Village in more than 15 years. These modestly-priced Craftsman-style homes are the first of nine affordable housing units as part of the much-lauded Opportunity Zone development project spearheaded by AspireFund leader […]

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Immune Readiness in the Time of COVID

We are all on a journey unlike any we have experienced before. Now that we have more time and, perhaps, motivation to contemplate life, many questions come to mind about our health, our family, our connection to humankind, the way we spend our time and energy, who and what are most important to us. One […]

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Building a Better You in the Middle of a Pandemic

As 2020 continues, it is fair to say the year has not been what we expected. From stay-at-home to sickness to Zoom birthday parties, the COVID-19 virus has certainly been a life-changer for the majority of people across the globe. But, even in the midst of the chaos, we can still better ourselves and find […]

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Coconino County Promoting One County, One Response

This uncertain time is unsettling for many of our community members as businesses, employees and families are trying to cope with the global pandemic. The county is consistently providing information and tools that can help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic for business owners and employees. The following is a list of websites and information […]

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Keeping Rural Economies Afloat

Hello, Northern Arizona. I hope you are all hanging in there okay. I know this is an incredibly uncertain and difficult situation. Like you, I have been personally and directly impacted by COVID-19. My business is currently in flux and I was laid off from one of my jobs, a small business. Most of us […]

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