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Never Forget

I will Never Forget where I was the morning of September 11, 2001. I will Never Forget the images of the destruction that occurred as a result of the terrorist attacks on our country. I will Never Forget the lives that were lost. I will Never Forget the families that were destroyed that day. I will Never Forget the kindness of individuals helping one another during those dark hours. I will Never Forget the everyday heroes who said “Let’s Roll” I will Never Forget the heroism of the men and women of the NYPD and the NYFD. I WILL NEVER

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Maricopa County has largely gotten its COVID-19 response right

Will Humble opinion contributorPublished at AZCentral.com Opinion: From a mask mandate to a school data dashboard, Maricopa County has made effective decisions to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented elected and appointed officials and the public with a host of historic challenges. Knowledge about the novel coronavirus has increased, changed and forced us to shift directions, sometimes contradicting statements made months earlier. Luckily for us, amid the twists and turns of new data, public policy decisions and a restless public, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and the Board of Supervisors have largely gotten

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Covid-19 Data For Schools On A Single Map

Maricopa County Public Health has created a new dashboard tool to help school decision makers assess whether their district or community meets the benchmarks and thresholds for re-opening established by the Arizona Department of Health Services.  A color-coded map shows community wide transmission.  You can search by school or zip code and a pop-up report will provide the area’s overall COVID-19 risk level and a recommended learning scenario (in-person, hybrid, virtual).

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County program provides nearly $1 million in rental assistance in first month

Maricopa County’s new program to help people who are struggling to pay rent has produced promising results during its first month of operation. Since the County COVID Rental Assistance (CCRA) program launched on July 15, more than 300 households have received a combined 662 months (or $993,000) of paid rent. “There is an incredible need for rent assistance because of the economic downturn due to COVID-19,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4. “That’s why the Board unanimously approved $30 million to fund this program using money from the CARES Act. We don’t want one crisis to lead

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Maricopa County Expands Financial Assistance to Businesses, Non-Profits

Phoenix –The Maricopa County Small Business Relief Program is entering a new phase, one that will enable more local businesses and non-profits (501(c)3) to get reimbursed for financial losses incurred during the pandemic. “More than 300 businesses and non-profits received grants during phase one of the program in July,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4.  “Now we want to open up this financial assistance to more organizations that have suffered financial losses during the pandemic because the success of our small business community is crucial to a full economic recovery.” The Board of Supervisors allocated $23 million

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Bill Gates serves as the District 3 Supervisor for Maricopa County. His Maricopa County District 3 reaches from the far southern boundary of McDowell Road, north to the border of Yavapai County, from the eastern boundary of Scottsdale Road in places, to the western boundary of 43rd Avenue and includes the areas of Anthem, New River, and Desert Hills.

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