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Arizona gets new Coca-Cola distributor


“The grant of additional exclusive territory rights in Arizona will not only further expand the scale ...
including Flagstaff, Showlow, Kingman and Safford. Now Swire will distribute for the entire state. Swire Beverages is based in Hong Kong and has ...

AZ Children's Miracle Network announces its 'Champion'


The Arizona champion is a Ahyzia Johnson ...
several free sessions in April and May to train SKYWARN weather spotters. First session is TODAY in Safford. The National Weather Service Tucson will host several free sessions in April and May to train SKYWARN ...

Volunteers aid laser project at MGIO


SAFFORD — A 1950s science fiction movie closed with the line, “Keep watching the skies.” Since fall 2013, a team of Discovery Park docents and Eastern Arizona College work study students has been doing just that. They aren’t looking out for alien ...

IN MY VIEW: Time to protect our water


Massey Enterprises is a family farming operation that has been farming the land in the San Simon Valley near Safford for 35 years ...
We have been the stewards of the Arizona lands that have been in continuous production since the opening of the San ...

Environmentalists work to restore native vegetation along Gila River


That’s because the tamarisks, also known as salt cedar, have become homes in the Safford Valley to two species of endangered birds that once lived in native trees. With that in mind, the Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona is working to restore the ...

Grant to help ASU place more high-quality teachers in rural community


Nearly 1,200 Arizona principals surveyed rated Teachers College graduates ...
“We are thrilled to have ASU’s iTeachAZ program joining our community in the Gila Valley, and the Safford school district is looking forward to working with ASU and EAC ...

Lady Lobos Chalk Up Victories Over Alchesay, Globe, Safford


The Lady Lobos added three more wins to their overall mark of 20-8-1 last week with lopsided victories over Alchesay and Globe, and a closer win over Safford. Playing at Alchesay on Tuesday, Snowflake pushed across 20 runs in the first four innings to shut ...

Galene Livingston 1927 - 2015


Survivors: two sons, Bil Livingston, Cameron, John (Peggy) Livingston, Safford, Arizona; daughter, Kathie (Gary) Green, Cameron; three grandchildren, Mandy Klenk, Jim and Joe Livingston; two great-grandchildren, Aesa and Joseph Ryan II; several nieces and ...

Arizona Oncology Reminds Men and Women to Get Screened for Oral, Head and Neck Cancer


Safford, Scottsdale, Sedona, and Tucson. Arizona Oncology believes it is beneficial to provide cancer therapies in a community setting, close to patients' homes and support systems. The physicians are supported by a talented clinical team sensitive to the ...

New temple presidents


New! Get the best of LDS Church News in your inbox. Mark Clayton Herrington, 63, Safford 1st Ward, Safford Arizona Stake, called as president of The Gila Valley Arizona Temple, succeeding President Jay G. Layton. President Herrington’s wife, Nona Kay ...

Priscilla Rose Lacey, 29, Safford, driving under the influence of methamphetamine and heroin with a young child in tow


SAFFORD — Authorities believe they apprehended a woman driving under the influence of heroin and methamphetamine with a young child in tow. Priscilla Rose Lacey, 29, was arrested late Saturday night …

"Before and After the Flames": Fire, Forests & Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada - Thurs April 30


Thursday, April 30th, 7:00PMGSA Building, 12200B Airport Road, Jackson The Amador Fire Safe Council presents, “BEFORE & AFTER THE FLAMES: FIRE, FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA – IMPLIC…

Safford for Ellery


We were able to go to Safford this last weekend to see Ellery get baptized! Enok was very excited to see his cousin that he loves so much. He also got to give the talk on Baptism. He was a little nerv…

April 14...
Safford,AZ to Duncan, AZ


39.92 miles in 4:28.27...
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April 13...
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Globe, AZ to Safford, AZ


79.29 miles in 7:36...
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Things to do in North Pinellas, April 17-23


17 Today Craft Beer & Barbecue Festival: Taste test some of the 47 beers available, including Swamphead, Sweetwater 420, 3 Daughters and more. Benefits area service projects. 5 p.m. Free admission. Do…

Best Cities for Young Families in Arizona


As a Sunbelt state, Arizona has seen some of the highest population growth in the country over the past half century. The state’s population has increased an astounding 750% since 1950, from 749,587 t…

Guns, drugs seized in Safford search


On Thursday, April 9, after an investigation lasting several weeks, detectives from the DPS Cochise/Graham/Greenlee County Narcotics Unit, and from the Graham County Narcotics Task...

Cowgirl-in-My-Dreams Getaway Rating System


Normal 0 0 1 1037 5916 Dog Ears Books 49 11 7265 11.0 0 0 0 Cow at foot of driveway, morning light Someone long ago – so long, long ago that who it was no longer matters…

Chalise Gracie Moreno, 22, of Safford, caught with Methamphetamine and heroin after getting drug test kit from Wal-Mart; Dawnyea Monique Luna, 25, of Clifton, was also arrested


SAFFORD — A woman who had her friend pick up a drug test kit from Walmart early Tuesday morning had some items of hers tested by the police instead and ended up with a free ride to jail. Chalise Grac…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR SAFFORD

The situation of health coverage in in SAFFORD ARIZONA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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Domestic violence in SAFFORD ARIZONA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SAFFORD ARIZONA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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