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Encouraging Tourism, Supporting Wild Places

Arizona’s travel and tourism industry is currently one of the state’s most lucrative statewide businesses and is the No. 1 economic driver in our community. Flagstaff tourism supports an estimated 8,000 jobs generating $500 million for the local economy. According to the Arizona Office of Tourism Economic Impact Study, tourism provides economic stability to the […]

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Addressing the Verde Valley Housing Crisis

In response to a growing need for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity opened its doors to the Verde Valley community in 1995. Committed to “building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter,” the organization offers affordable housing to first-time homebuyers who need a little assistance in finding a place to call home. When Verde Valley Habitat […]

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Welcoming Maher to NAU

Northern Arizona University recently welcomed Joshua Maher as the new associate vice president for community relations. An experienced public servant with a strong background in higher education and municipal government, Maher is a great resource for Northern Arizona University and communities across all NAU campuses. Maher joined NAU from the California State Polytechnic University in […]

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Coral Evans

Seeking Pragmatic Solutions

Hello, Northern Arizona! Spring is upon us and with it, the city and the state legislative session. I have been in municipal government for more than a decade now, and I can tell you I truly enjoy the work that goes into making the city function. I love making sure Flagstaff fixes potholes and makes […]

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Paula Mack

Being Kind: A Realtor’s Perspective

One of the touchstones for the Realtor’s Commissioner Standards is the concept of the “Golden Rule.” Treat others as we would like to be treated. Or, more succinctly, be kind. Something our parents told us, and we pass on to our kids. This concept is extremely appropriate when it comes to real estate sales transactions. […]

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Daniel Palm

Higher Education and the Case for International Engagement

In my role leading global initiatives at Northern Arizona University, I am often asked about the value of the university’s efforts to engage internationally. The impact of NAU’s relationships beyond the borders of Flagstaff, the state of Arizona and the United States is far reaching and benefits students and faculty who travel overseas, and international […]

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Karon LynnAudio

Understanding the Value of Baseline Hearing Tests

People getting a hearing test are often asked if there has been a change in their hearing. Some want to know how much their hearing has diminished through the years. Others ask to have a comparison made from the test and ask if their hearing is likely to change significantly. These are important concerns; however, […]

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Try a Little Tenderness

It’s February, Valentine’s Day – and it’s all about love. Usually, this is about love for others, expressed through flowers, chocolates, massages and nice cards. There is also a gift to the self that allows giving greater love to others. Humans seem hardwired to look for the negative. This serves as a survival purpose. Being […]

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Should I Clean Out My Bird House?  

If you have a bird house in your yard, you may be wondering whether you should clean it out each year. After all, cavity-nesting birds typically come back to the same nesting locations year after year. Chances are, the nest is in a state of disrepair after raising a brood or two the previous year. […]

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