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‘We get more followers in times of crisis’: As pandemic limits in-person protests, organizers digitize activism

Civil rights marches. Anti-war protests. Rallies against gun violence. Public demonstrations historically have involved the “mass mobilization of bodies,” according to Tiera Rainey, program director for the Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund and an organizer with Black Lives Matter Tucson. But when the novel coronavirus struck, prompting warnings against crowds and close contact, Arizona’s

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COVID-19 Update for Chino Valley Schools

We just completed our fifth week of school in Chino Valley Schools and a lot has happened over the last month.  When school started on August 10th, all students started with At Home Instruction.  On August 17th, some of our more severe and moderately disabled students began in person, on campus instruction.  These students were

State

State passes 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, but overall numbers trending down

Arizona passed 200,000 COVID-19 cases this week and the death toll from the disease topped 5,000 Saturday, but despite those somber milestones experts said the numbers are all moving in the right direction – for now. Rates of infection and death are down sharply from just a month ago and hospital bed availability has improved,

Politics

Thousands in Arizona join virtual watch parties of virtual convention

They couldn’t provide the balloons, but organizers of hundreds of virtual watch parties did provide the camaraderie for thousands of Arizonans who gathered around their laptops to watch the Democratic National Convention this week. Organizers at Mission for Arizona said they coordinated close to 200 virtual watch parties this week. The online gatherings drew an

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Prescott Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week

Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) will celebrate National Farmers Market Week next week, August 2 – 8, 2020. National Farmers Market Week is a celebration started by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that highlights the important role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system.    Normally, farmers markets across the country recognize National Farmers Market

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