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Eyes on Night Skies

Babbitt Ranches is believed to have some of the darkest skies in Northern Arizona and soon, scientists expect to have the data to prove it. Astronomer and Northern Arizona University Campus Observatory Director Ed Anderson says preliminary measurements taken at four locations on the ranches – north of Wupatki National Monument, near SP Crater off […]

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Childhood Inequities, Neglect, Abuse Hidden in Pandemic 

Virginia Watahomigie is worried about our families. As the executive director for the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y), she knows that isolation, depression and anxiety – all conditions mental health experts say have been made worse by the pandemic – are increasingly having a negative effect on children in Arizona, particularly in rural […]

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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System begins COVID-19 vaccinations

Recently, the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) began administering COVID-19 inoculations using the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine.  “The Northern Arizona VA is eager to offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to our health care personnel and Veterans in our Community Living Center,” said […]

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Winslow Levee Project Construction Secured by Sinema in Bipartisan Water Resources Bill

Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema secured a provision in the Congressionally-approved bipartisan Water Resources Development Act that authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction on the Winslow Levee Project to reduce the risk of flooding in Winslow. “Working across the aisle and with local Arizona stakeholders, we secured approval so the Army Corps can begin […]

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Sinema and Schweikert Lead Congressional Delegation for Fair Share of Coronavirus Relief Funds  

Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) partnered in a bicameral, bipartisan effort to ensure Arizona Medicaid providers receive their full share of coronavirus Provider Relief Funds. “We are concerned the current reconciliation of CARES Act funding requirements will disproportionally affect Arizona hospitals that continue to operate tirelessly to serve their communities through […]

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Governor Ducey Shares Latest On COVID-19

Governor Doug Ducey today toured the vaccine distribution site at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and announced ten Arizona health care frontline workers who will be among the first Arizonans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. After the tour, the Governor also announced the state is distributing $15 million in additional funding to the Arizona Department of […]

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ARRIVED: COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Arizona received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses today, Monday, December 14, 2020. This week, distribution of the vaccine will begin in the state’s largest population centers, Maricopa and Pima Counties. “The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Arizona — and this is something we can all be thankful for,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We are […]

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