April 19, 2021

Grants

Prescott CARES Program – Applications Open

The City of Prescott has launched the “Prescott CARES” Program. The city has been awarded a $427,000 grant to help Prescott residents and businesses impacted by the pandemic. Funds will help qualifying Prescott residents with rent, mortgage and utility payments and support struggling businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought economic uncertainty to many individuals, families

Local

Michele Hyatt, ACNP, Receives Highest Degree Awarded Garden Center Professionals

The degree of Arizona Certified Nursery Professional, ACNP, means working over two years as a professional in a garden center, greenhouse, or botanical garden, and extremely prestigious among those in horticulture. In partnership with the Arizona Nursery Association, Maricopa Community College created this program to test plant skills. It proves all aspects of garden knowledge

Local

Slurry Seal Project Scheduled to Begin the Week of April 19, 2021

The Town of Chino Valley and their contractor, VSS International, are set to begin slurry seal operations as part of the FY 21 Slurry Seal Project. This work will begin the week of April 19, 2021. The first stage of the project, which is wrapping up, consisted of crack sealing operations along designated roads throughout

State

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Supporting Firefighters With Cancer

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to further protect Arizona’s firefighters and fire investigators by expanding workers’ compensation for diseases presumed to be a result of their job demands and requirements. Senate Bill (SB) 1451 strengthens the presumption that a firefighter’s cancer diagnosis is work related thereby ensuring that more firefighters are eligible for worker’s compensation

Opinion

Opinion: Microaggression, Isolated Hate, and Systemic Racism

Many people have heard “microaggression,” but how many understand what it really means or looks like? Wrongfully assuming that an African American student must have been admitted to a prestigious university because of an athletic scholarship, rather than academic merits. Asking a Latina business executive to bring coffee or help clean up an office, as

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