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Education Forward Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation partnership expands to support 200 Native American students

Education Forward Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation partnership expands to support 200 Native American students

“This year, more than any other year, students need as much support as possible as they pursue their postsecondary education,” said Education Forward Arizona President and CEO Rich Nickel. “The scholarships help them start the process and the success advisers help ensure they persist to completion. Partnerships are also critical to the work we do."
Human kindness: Community aids man who cycles around town with dog in tow

Human kindness: Community aids man who cycles around town with dog in tow

"A lot of people saw me at Walmart, but now I'm here at Safeway a lot because it's closer to where I live now," he said. "If I didn't have Molly, I probably wouldn't be here today. I'd be in a bad place. With her, and with Tippy, people always stop to talk and take photos of us. The people here in Queen Creek have been really nice to us."
Fentanyl crisis: San Tan Valley mother shares daughter's tragic story to help others

Fentanyl crisis: San Tan Valley mother shares daughter's tragic story to help others

"She had been having back pains and I know all a person needs to do is respond to a SnapChat and you can have anything delivered right to you, just like DoorDash," Misty Terrigino said. "I mean, it happened at home and what's even more alarming is that I'm a registered nurse."
Finding Queen Creek: First mayor Mark Schnepf reminisces about family's farm, town incorporation

Finding Queen Creek: First mayor Mark Schnepf reminisces about family's farm, town incorporation

"Our land here is extremely valuable and we really love what we're doing. We want to leave this farm legacy for the Queen Creek community and generations to come because people need a place to go that is an authentic, real working farm. Agriculture and entertainment is a wonderful combination," said Mark Schnepf, Queen Creek's first mayor and one of its three founding fathers.