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Expect More Arizona poll on education to be discussed at CCC&Y monthly board meeting on Jan. 22

| January 18, 2019
Expect More Arizona poll on education to be discussed at CCC&Y monthly board meeting on Jan. 22

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its first monthly board meeting of 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Pinon Room, Flagstaff.

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Navajo Nation Lawsuit — Mormon Church failed to keep child safe from abuse

| January 14, 2019
Navajo Nation Lawsuit — Mormon Church failed to keep child safe from abuse

Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Mormon church, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year.

Unlike similar lawsuits, the complaint filed Tuesday in tribal court doesn’t seek changes to the policies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It seeks unspecified monetary damages for decades of alleged emotional harm, including attempted suicide.

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State Bill Aims to Reduce Teen Vaping. See related news here

| January 14, 2019
State Bill Aims to Reduce Teen Vaping. See related news here

Arizona Sen.-elect Heather Carter is proposing a bill to clear up the law so it is more difficult for teens to buy tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes.

Nearly 12 percent of U.S. high school students and 3 percent of middle school students use e-cigarettes, according to the 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey.

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Deadline approaching (Jan. 30) for the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Caring for Children Awards

| January 14, 2019
Deadline approaching (Jan. 30) for the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Caring for Children Awards

Do you know someone in Coconino County who makes a difference in the lives of children?

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Caring for Children Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals from throughout Coconino County who work to make this a better place for our youngest community members.

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Please consider making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention fund on your Arizona State Income Tax Return

| January 14, 2019
Please consider making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention fund on your Arizona State Income Tax Return

Please consider making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention fund on your Arizona State Income Tax Return form (line 65).

The money raised supports In-Home Services that mentor vulnerable families so that children can have the safe, healthy childhoods they deserve.

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Child advocate (and CCC&Y board member) Lina Wallen named Female Citizen of the Year

| January 8, 2019
Child advocate (and CCC&Y board member) Lina Wallen named Female Citizen of the Year

Lina Wallen did not believe it when she received a call nominating her to be the Arizona Daily Sun’s Female Citizen of the Year for 2018.

Wallen said people had joked with her before about the prospect, but when a former winner actually called her formally announcing her selection, she was in disbelief. A group of former winners populates the committee that selected Wallen for her strong and committed community activism.

“I couldn’t donate a million or a billion dollars, but I have time and I have expertise. That’s the way I give back,” Wallen said.

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First Things First January 2019 update

| January 8, 2019
First Things First January 2019 update

Can you spoil a baby?
You have a lot to worry about when you have a newborn. Things like feedings and diaper changes and if you’ll ever get a good night’s sleep again. But there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about: spoiling your baby by responding when they cry or holding them too much. In fact, that’s just what they need from you.

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Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities

| January 1, 2019
Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities

Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities: 2019 Monthly Board and Membership Meetings: *Held the third Monday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Coconino County Health District, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff * Meetings subject to change due to holidays. Visit https://news.coconinokids.org for the latest update. 2019 Monthly CCC&Y Committee Meetings: CCC&Y Action and Outreach […]

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2019 Legislative, Media Contacts

| January 1, 2019
2019 Legislative, Media Contacts

Your Voice Want to express your feelings about the state of education? Please try these handy links. Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills: Request to Speak Elected Officials: Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-AZ, 1st District  |  email  |  202-225-3361 State Sen. Sylvia Allen, R. District 6  |  email |  602-926-5409 State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, D, […]

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January 30 is the deadline for the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Caring for Children Awards

| December 27, 2018
January 30 is the deadline for the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Caring for Children Awards

Do you know someone in Coconino County who makes a difference in the lives of children?

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Caring for Children Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals from throughout Coconino County who work to make this a better place for our youngest community members.

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