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Arizona Awarded $1.5 Million To Expand Adoption Efforts

Governor Doug Ducey today announced Arizona received a $1.49 million Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help more Arizona kids find safe, loving homes. Funding through the Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments program is awarded based on the number of children and youth in […]

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Governor Ducey Urges Arizonans To Complete 2020 Census

With counting slated to end on September 30, Governor Doug Ducey, joined by members of the U.S. Census Bureau and local leaders, today urged all Arizonas who have not completed their census to do so immediately. Governor Ducey launched the AZ Census 2020 campaign in January with a focus on reaching traditionally undercounted communities through […]

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Chamber Business News: CARES Act And Arizona Come Together For Schools In Pandemic

Federal lifelines from the federal CARES Act are not only aiding small businesses and individuals in Arizona to survive the pandemic, they are helping schools navigate new challenges, as well. In total, Arizona will collect $1.8 billion from the CARES Act. Of that, education is receiving an estimated $626 million. That relief has been “critical” […]

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McSally, O’Halleran Introduce Bill to Improve Sunset Crater Volcano Monument

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) on Monday introduced bipartisan legislation to modify the boundary of the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument near Flagstaff to improve management of its buildings.   “Sunset Crater is a geological gem that attracts more than 200,000 tourists, hikers, and researchers to Northern Arizona each year,” McSally said. “My bill will improve the visitor experience […]

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City enters Phase 3 of COVID reopening

The city of Flagstaff entered Phase 3 of its COVID-19 Reentry Plan. The move to Phase 3 was predicated on the number of new cases, hospitalizations and COVID related deaths continuing on a downward trajectory for four or more weeks, the demonstrated ability to follow CDC guidelines, ability to care for the seriously ill and […]

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Air Bridge Program Delivers Thousands of Pounds of Relief from COVID-19 to Navajo and Hopi Communities  

The Navajo and Hopi Air Bridge Program successfully concluded its 7-week program in late August with delivery of 48,193 pounds of direct relief via 24 flights to remote Navajo and Hopi communities.  The Air Bridge Program was an unprecedented humanitarian partnership between Air Serv International, ISTAT Foundation, Westwind Air Services, and the Navajo & Hopi […]

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CCC Begins Process for Student Housing in Page

In an effort to meet a growing need, Coconino Community College has begun the process to develop student and workforce housing at the college’s center in Page. The CCC District Governing Board, during a meeting on Monday, Aug. 31, unanimously voted to request proposals for a public-private partnership for development of student housing at the […]

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Environmental Stewardship Planning Grant Awarded to Civic Service Institute at NAU

The Civic Service Institute (CSI) at NAU, which has coordinated National Service programs such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps for over 30 years, recently received additional funds to explore new service opportunities in Coconino County. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family awarded CSI $48,000 […]

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McSally Introduces Bipartisan Tribal Connect Act to Increase High-Speed Internet Access in Indian Country

U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) have introduced the Tribal Connect Act, legislation to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country. The bicameral, bipartisan bill would increase access to the Federal Communications Commission’s schools and libraries universal service support program. The $4 […]

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