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Coral Evans

Prioritizing Education in Arizona

Hello, Northern Arizona! I hope everyone is enjoying their fall! This month, I want to talk about how we talk about education. The Red for Ed movement last year made teacher pay a priority in Arizona, though it still remains one of the lowest in the country. In my meetings with those who work in […]

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Bringing People Together to Solve Community Challenges

Hello, Northern Arizona! Well, it looks like fall has arrived, schools are back in session, NAU has started the fall semester, nights are cooling off and soon the leaves will change. This month, I want to talk about how we move forward together. We know that we all want to make sure our communities remain […]

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Addressing Issues Through Public Service

My family goes back four generations in Northern Arizona. Originally from Louisiana, they came to Flagstaff by way of McNary, when my grandfather found out that he could make three cents more an hour at one of the sawmills here. My daughter, Destiney, and I still live in the family home he built. I first […]

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Urging More for Education 

Hello, Flagstaff!  I am the daughter of a former Elementary School Teacher and I taught Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for the Flagstaff Unified School District for five years.    As I write this, the state legislature is at work on the state budget. As in years past, […]

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Flagstaff Receiving Its First Veterans’ Homes 

Hello, Northern Arizona!  Back in 2011, I was serving on City Council and was invited to attend a Veterans Round Table at the American Legion hosted by (then) Coconino County Supervisor Mandy Metzger (District 4). It was there that a local man told a story about his brother, a United States Veteran who had passed […]

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Why Reasonable Governance Benefits the People 

Hello, Flagstaff! It’s February, which means we’re solidly into another winter. It’s too early to tell if this one will last until May or if warm days will return sooner than ever. Council is back at work, and in Phoenix, the state legislature has reconvened.   As of this writing, the federal government is still partially […]

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Happy Holidays from the Mayor 

Hello, Flagstaff!    I want to wish you all very happy holidays! Hopefully, we are all able to slow down and spend some extra time with loved ones and enjoy the season. To that end, instead of an update on local government, I’d love to share a favorite cookie recipe. It’s adapted from a Cook’s […]

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