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Jay McCarthy: Champion for Children

Many years from now, when Philip “Jay” McCarthy Jr. looks back over his legal career, he can be confident that he has done what he set out to do – to help children and families. He has, in fact, helped many, many children and their families. He has been before the U.S. Supreme Court twice, […]

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Historic Telescope Reaching for Stars Again

Lowell Observatory’s iconic Clark Telescope is returning to action after a 20-month renovation project. In early September, the instrument and dome that has punctuated Flagstaff’s skyline since 1896 became available for public daytime tours. Next month, the telescope will be back in full operation as nighttime viewing commences. The Clark had been a mainstay of […]

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Flagstaff Receiving Well-Deserved Respect

Hey Arizona, Flagstaff is all grown up and no longer the little sister living in the far-reaching shadows of glorified big sis, Grand Canyon. Where Flagstaff may once have been considered a stopping-off place on the way to or from one of the world’s top natural wonders: no more! The Flagstaff Convention and Visitor’s Center […]

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Taylor House Century Ride is Tradition for Cyclist

Tom Oger of Tucson has participated in Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Ride every July for the past 11 years. In 2004, Oger’s niece was in an automobile accident in Northern Arizona and had to be air-lifted to Flagstaff Medical Center. Oger’s sister-in-law and other family members stayed at the Taylor House during […]

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Unusual History Book on QC High School Gym Names

What do a Medal of Honor winner, major league baseball player, physician and administrator have in common? According to a new book, “Who is Gym?” by former Arizona broadcaster and Northern Arizona University grad Scott Hanson, they are the namesakes of various high school sports venues around the state. In Prescott, the high school operates […]

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Twin Arrows: A Growing Economic Engine

A gentle breeze passes over a vast landscape of pinon-juniper woodlands and native shrubs like low-lying desert rabbit brush. Chunks of red sandstone disrupt the serene and vast landscape 24 miles west of Flagstaff on Interstate 40. Also jutting up from the earth here at Exit 219 is the dramatic profile of the Twin Arrows […]

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Local Business Leaders Attributing Positivity to Profits

Cindy May successfully battled breast cancer this past year. Simultaneously, her marketing business grew by 25 percent. Jim Corning, owner of Novakinetics Aeronautics, had a divorce almost three years ago and then more than doubled his business in 2014. How were they able to grow their businesses despite discouraging, perhaps even devastating, personal circumstances? Both […]

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NAU Researchers Sniffing Out Factors for Understanding Staph

A Northern Arizona University professor and a team of researchers are seeking to better understand staph bacteria, information that could lead to reductions of the potentially lethal pathogen. The team studied samples from inside the nose, home to thousands of types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus. The microbes are usually harmless, but sometimes conditions promote the […]

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Mi Casa es Su Casa For a Fee

Former Flagstaff resident Gary Walden wanted his wedding to be intimate and a time to connect with family and friends coming from Europe and across the nation. The wedding couple decided to rent a vacation house in the Mount Elden neighborhood, sharing the space with eight others. “It was a great way to spend time […]

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Higher Paid Workers with Those Fries?

Public pressure for an increased minimum wage advanced last month, with a lawsuit filed in Maricopa County April 14 on behalf of the Flagstaff Living Wage Coalition and a nationwide Fight for $15 rally held April 15 at McDonald’s and other businesses in 230 larger cities. The lawsuit contests a 2013 law passed by the […]

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