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Coral Evans

Creating the World We Want

Hello, Northern Arizona! Welcome to the new year and the new decade! As everyone heads back to school and work, I want to take a minute to talk about our goals. I like to think we mostly agree on what we want our communities to look like. We want kids to have happy and healthy […]

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Celebrating, Shopping, Giving Locally

Hello all! Happy Holidays! The holidays are a magical time up here in the north. The Polar Express is making kids’ dreams come true. There are tree lightings and hot chocolate, ice skating and, of course, the Pinecone Drop to look forward to. All over the area, communities come together to celebrate together. I want […]

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Learning More About Flagstaff’s Climate Action Plan

Hello, Northern Arizona! This month marks the one year anniversary of adoption of the City of Flagstaff’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Shortly after I became mayor, the council voted to create a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and “identify actions that will save money, protect community assets and ensure quality of life amidst […]

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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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