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20 Under 40: Teri Yazzie, Youth Psychotherapist, Native Americans for Community Action |

What excites you about your work, what do you enjoy? My collective realities have had a huge impact on shaping my worldview and how I can help bring about change, especially in the communities in which I was raised, also widely known as ” Ground”. My ability to connect and …

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Glens Falls Appoints New Director of Community Development | Local

GLENS FALLS — Some new faces have found themselves in City Hall, while a familiar takes over a familiar role in the mayor’s office. Pat Dowd, former director of communications for the Lake George Association, has been named the town’s director of community development. “I have experience writing and managing …

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Death of Arizona school tax approved by voters after court ruling | National government and new policies

By BOB CHRISTIE – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a tax on high-income Arizona residents to fund education spending that voters approved in 2020 cannot be enforced due to a ruling by the state Supreme Court and ordered that its collection be permanently blocked. The …

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Biden to ask Congress for $2.6 billion to promote gender equity | Government and politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he would ask Congress for $2.6 billion for foreign aid programs that promote gender equality worldwidemore than double the size of last year’s demand. Biden announced his intentions on International Women’s Day, which is set aside …

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Exchange: ADOT Explains Why Highway Cameras Sometimes Turn Off | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) – Traffic cameras across Arizona monitor you every day as you commute, capturing crashes and backups on state highways, but the Arizona Department of Transportation decides if you can see these camera feeds or if they turn black. “It’s basically common sense,” said A POINT spokesperson Doug Nick. …

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Senators will follow the course of the fight in the Supreme Court | Government and politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats say they are hoping for a bipartisan vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. It won’t be easy, but some Republicans have expressed openness to voting for Biden’s nominee, who currently …

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Arizona seeks to resume executions after 7-year hiatus | Fremont Tribune – Government and Politics

PA PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday asked the Arizona Supreme Court to issue a warrant of execution for a convicted murderer who, if executed, would be the first use of the death penalty by the state. State in seven years. Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office filed the request for …

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Rimrock Mall owners avoid bankruptcy with new management change | Local News

Rimrock Mall is under new management after Starwood Capital, the mall’s former owner, reached an agreement with its bank to transfer ownership and avoid foreclosure. Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Trust held Starwood’s $72.7 million loan when the pair reached an agreement last fall, according to a report in Direct Commercial …

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Senate GOP package pushes to provide program for parents | National government and new policies

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republicans on Monday introduced a “Parents Bill of Rights” legislative package, which they say would give parents more access to the program in their children’s schools, reflecting a nationwide GOP push for program transparency. The package consists of bills that would require schools …

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Olympics Live: Humphries in the lead after day one of monobob | Olympic Games

PA BEIJING (AP) — The latest news on the Beijing Winter Olympics: Kaillie Humphries has a big lead in the first part of the monobob competition at the Beijing Olympics. Humphries is competing for the first time as an American citizen. It is also the first time that the monobob, …

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Critics slam candidate ad showing shootout with Democrats | National government and new policies

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Arizona came under fire Thursday for an Old West-style ad showing him pulling guns from President Joe Biden, Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly and the President of the Nancy Pelosi room. Critics said the ad by businessman Jim Lamon was …

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“So Ready to Go”: Road Warriors Seeking Warm-Weather Adventures Head to the St. Louis RV Show | Metro

ST. LOUIS — As St. Louis residents shrugged off days of ice and snow on Saturday, some found respite downtown dreaming of warmer days ahead in gleaming new trailers, fifth wheels and toy transporters. This weekend’s STL RV Travel Show filled America’s Middle with hundreds of the latest recreational vehicles …

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Arizona lawmakers decide to partially restore jury challenges | United States government and politics

By PAUL DAVENPORT – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are advancing a proposal to partially reverse the state Supreme Court’s groundbreaking elimination of the longstanding practice of allowing attorneys to dismiss potential jurors without explanation. Proponents of eliminating so-called peremptory challenges say it would help prevent discrimination in …

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Arizona House votes to ban critical race theory in schools | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled House of Representatives in Arizona voted Thursday to place limits on teaching about race and gender in schools, part of the GOP’s nationwide campaign to block the teaching about diversity which they called “critical race theory”. The move is the latest front in the ever-evolving …

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LaDonna Page appointed to Kelso City Council | Government and politics

Kelso City Council nominated LaDonna Page, an ambitious political novice, to a vacant council seat Tuesday night. Council voted 4-2 to select Page to fill the vacant seat formerly held by Mayor Nancy Malone at the regular council meeting. Keenan Harvey and Lisa Alexander were the two board members who …

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Last straw: Tired Arizona Democrats censure Senator Sinema | United States government and politics

By JONATHAN J. COOPER – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema is increasingly isolated from some of her party’s most influential officials and donors after she played a key role in sabotaging voting rights legislation that many consider essential to the preservation of democracy. Arizona Democratic Party …

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University of Northern Arizona Discusses Omicron Response in Virtual Town Hall | Education

In preparation for its spring semester, which begins Monday, Northern Arizona University hosted a virtual town hall to discuss how omicron would affect its plans. As with the Flagstaff K-12 schools, the university has said it will continue its in-person learning, with minimal changes to its mitigation plan. “Last fall …

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Republican lawmakers consider tax cuts to avoid referendum | US government and politics

By BOB CHRISTIE – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Republican Arizona lawmakers who passed an income tax cut of nearly $ 2 billion in the last session are seeking to repeal it and replace it with a new version , a decision that would end an electoral referendum that ended …

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Speed, weather factors (?) In fatal Kennewick crash, two more Hu

Fatal accident in Kennewick (KPD) Kennewick Police say excessive speed is likely a factor (and possibly the weather?) In a fatal crash Monday night. SPEED DRIVER HITS ANOTHER FRONT Shortly after 7:15 p.m., Kennewick Police responded to an area near 31. Ave. and South Ely Streets, and found a frontal …

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Exchange: A New Legal Profession Begins in Arizona | US government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) – Ten lay paraprofessionals will soon begin working in Arizona, providing legal services in limited practice areas previously restricted to licensed attorneys. The creation of this new level of legal service provider is an effort to reduce the “justice gap”. It’s the difference between the civil legal needs …

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Arizona Redistribution Panel in the Throes of Final Mapping | US government and politics

By BOB CHRISTIE – Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona commission that is redrawing the boundaries of legislative districts and Congress appeared poised to tilt Congress’ cards sharply towards Republicans before Friday’s votes made that less likely. The independent chairman’s Friday decision to side with the two Democrats on …

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Bonamici and Child Care Providers Speak of Gaps in Build Back Better | Government and politics

It’s no secret that Oregon is in desperate need of enhanced child care. Every county in Beaver State was considered a child care desert for infants and toddlers in a 2012 Oregon State University report, long before COVID-19 don’t bring the problem to the fore. Child care providers and advocates …

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Boosting Success for Native American Students with Coconino Community College Scholarship | Education

LARRY HENDRICKS Special at Daily Sun One in five students at Coconino Community College is Native American. Often times, Native American students who arrive at CCC are the first in their families to pursue a college education and may come from tough economic times as well. Hence, they might face …

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Weathervanes: the exhibition looks at works of art with a purpose | Lifestyles

By KIM COOK Associated Press Perched atop churches, barns, businesses, homes and seats of government, weathervanes have, over hundreds of years, taken the form of everything from farm animals to pets, from storybook characters to racing cars. They were invented for an important job: to tell which direction the wind …

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SUNDAY FILE: The Rotary Club of Flagstaff Celebrates 100 Years of Community Service | Local

SEAN GOLIGHTLY Sun Journalist There is a lit fireplace in the corner, but its crackle cannot be heard over the crackle of friendly conversation. At the door, a man wearing a badge – Steve Cervantes – helps the others affix their own badges. As a guest, I need a sticker, …

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There’s Always Enough for Everyone at the Sunnyside Stone Soup Community Dinner | Local

SEAN GOLIGHTLY Sun Journalist “Do you need a bowl? Coral Evans asked me impatiently at the door of the Dream Market (Mercado de Los Sueños). The question surprised me more than it should have. I didn’t know how to explain that I had come to the Sunnyside Stone Soup community …

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Phoenix Police and Fire Fighters Join Vaccine Rule Lawsuit | Government and Politics

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Unions representing Phoenix police and firefighters have joined a lawsuit filed by the Arizona attorney general to strike down federal vaccine rules affecting millions of workers. Unions joined the case last week after the Phoenix city manager said …

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How to watch “Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop” early

Youtube Christmas has come early for fans who have been waiting for “Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop”. While not airing on HGTV until December 26, 2021, the vacation special is now available to stream on discovery +. In ‘Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop’, Ben Napier (HGTV’s ‘Home Town’) will host …

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Biden administration takes action to restore drinking water guarantees | Government and Politics

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration took action Thursday to restore federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, overturning a Trump-era rule that was seen as the one of the environmental setbacks characteristic of this administration. …

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As winter approaches, incredible local Washington state weather records

As winter approaches, I wonder what weather records we could set this year. After the warmest temperatures recorded in the region’s history earlier this year, will winter go in the opposite direction? These are compiled from the National Weather Service (NWS-NOAA) and the Washington State Climatologist’s website. According to NOAA, …

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Cold start, but warmer later in the week

The Hudson Valley saw heavy rains and thunderstorms ending last week, with much warmer than average temperatures being felt across the region. This, in turn, fueled some pretty wild Fridays and Saturdays. The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms and even confirmed tornadoes have hit parts of the Hudson Valley …

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Democrats face tough job in 2022 governor’s races | Government and Politics

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are increasingly optimistic about the toppling of governor’s offices in major battlefield states next year, supported by lower approval ratings for President Joe Biden, internal struggles Democrats in Congress and better-than-expected election results in Virginia and New Jersey. …

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High Court Adds Climate Change and Immigration Matters to Role | Fremont Tribune – Government and Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite objections from the Biden administration, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a climate change case that could limit the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The court also said it would hear a Republican-led immigration challenge. The cases will …

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Half his original size, close-up of Biden racing to finish | Government and Politics

By LISA MASCARO, AAMER MADHANI and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Half its original size, President Joe Biden’s grand home policy plan is being dismantled and reconfigured as Democrats move closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finalizing what is now about $ 1.75 trillion. How to …

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Heavy rains to start the week, possible flooding

The Hudson Valley woke up on a damp Monday morning, as rain showers fell over the area overnight. And from the forecast ahead, it looks like we’re going to see quite a bit of rain this week. A start to the Nor’easter season is expected to bring heavy rain and …

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