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NABUR and Herald/Review reporter Dakota Croog talked with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Karri Taylor Robson.

Robson discusses that if she is elected to become governor of the state, she will give the Arizona Commerce Authority a refresh that will help pivot the focus from the greater Phoenix area and shift it to enable other regions of the state a chance to flourish.

Listen to this audio sneak peak now and read more tomorrow!

New rural care facility expands health options for Cochise County

SIERRA VISTA — For the Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (AREDF), healthcare has been of utmost importance, reports NABUR and Herald/Review reporter @Dakota Croog .

"In a rural community, it's about access too," Executive Director Mignonne Hollis said. "It's about access to healthcare."

With connections throughout Arizona, Hollis was put on a committee two years ago to formulate a strategic plan for healthcare in rural communities across the state. "I feel like we could help here," she said. 

Upon receiving a grant through the health department, telehealth services were established at the Rural Care facility, which was created at the beginning of the year. In addition to providing telehealth services, the facility has also become an incubator for providers. 

What do you think? Read the story at myheraldreview.com and comment your thoughts bellow. 

Officials launch anti-smuggling awareness campaign

A rollover crash involving suspected smugglers resulted in several injuries on Sunday. Authorities are launching a campaign aimed at individuals who are coming to Cochise County intent on picking up undocumented migrants but often end up crashing or fleeing pursuit at high speed. CCSO photo
A rollover crash involving suspected smugglers resulted in several injuries on Sunday. Authorities are launching a campaign aimed at individuals who are coming to Cochise County intent on picking up undocumented migrants but often end up crashing or fleeing pursuit at high speed. CCSO photo

Herald/Review and NABUR @Lyda Longa reports about the issues around migrant transports in the county. 

The message from law enforcement is simple — come to Cochise County to transport migrants for a quick buck and you’re going to jail, reports Longa.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the County Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Border Patrol, Sierra Vista Police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, are launching a campaign aimed at individuals who are slipping into the area daily, intent on picking up undocumented migrants and delivering them to Phoenix or Tucson in exchange for cash.

These individuals — known as load car drivers because undocumented persons are often referred to as a “load” — are getting paid about $1,000 for every undocumented person they can stuff into their vehicles, investigators say.

Read more at myheraldreview.com

Are you seeing migrant transports as an issue? What are you seeing in your community? How are you getting involved in keeping the community safe?

How do you feel about the majority of Cochise County Sheriff's Office and Sierra Vista Police employees declining to get vaccinated?

According to the latest reporting by @Lyda Longa, 56% of Sierra Vista Police employees and 60% of Cochise County Sheriff's Office employees have declined to get inoculated or have not responded to their agencies when given the opportunity for a vaccine.

On Fort Huachuca, roughly 50 percent of troops have declined the vaccine, as well.

Concerns regarding the vaccine may decrease as more data comes in about its effects, officials say. "At Fry Fire District, Chief Mark Savage said that initially, only about 40 percent of the employees were interested in getting inoculated. However that number jumped to just over 65 percent when personnel saw that many of their peers had gotten the shot “without any adverse reactions,” Savage said."

What do you think about the majority of law enforcement officers and other employees of the Sheriff's Office and SV Police Dept. who have declined the vaccine?

 

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/cochise_county/majority-of-employees-at-sierra-vista-police-sheriffs-office-declining-vaccine