Arizona Cardinals come to grips with upset loss to Detroit Lions ‘Love Really’-style

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  • Kelly CohenESPN

On the holidays: you have to be honest.

Well, if you stick to the standards of the 2003 Christmas movie “Love Actually”. In one of the scenes towards the end of the film, Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his wife Juliet (Keira Knightley) are watching TV when someone knocks on the door.

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Juliet responds to find Mark (Andrew Lincoln), Peter’s best friend. Mark has a boombox and giant note cards in his hand. On these greeting cards, Mark Juliet says that “The truth is told at Christmas” and that the truth is “For me you are perfect”.

So in the spirit of Christmas, the 10-4 Arizona Cardinals decided to tell their own harsh truth: they actually lost to that Detroit Lions last Sunday. Despite finishing under 13 points, according to Caesars Sportsbook, the previously 11-11-1 Lions beat the Cardinals in Detroit 30-12.

Obviously, the Cardinals wanted to quickly forget about the angry loss as they didn’t tweet the bottom line from their official Twitter account.

Now, just days before Christmas, Arizona is ready to be honest about Love Reality-style game.

A message for all of our new Twitter followers as a tribute to a classic Christmas movie scene.

– Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 23, 2021

In an ode to romantic comedy, the Cardinals mascot Big Red admits the defeat of the past week with large cue cards.

For Arizona at least, love is actually omnipresent.

Kyler Murray has Arizona Cardinals O-line taking part in golf in fashion with {custom} golf equipment, luggage

While the Arizona Cardinals are hoping to have the shortest off-season of any NFL team with the Super Bowl, the team still has plenty of time to work on their golf game before training camp.

And Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray ensures his offensive line hits the links in style.

For Christmas, Murray bought each member of the Cardinals O-Line custom made white leather golf bags and a set of custom-fit clubs from True Spec Golf. The pockets are each printed with the names and numbers of the players in Cardinals red on the front. Videos posted on social media posts show the players swinging and putt in a simulator as they conform.

It seems that some of the players may need to work on their game. And although the Cardnials are currently at the top of NFC West and, according to the FPI, have a 99% chance of reaching the playoffs if they continue playing as they did last week against the Detriot Lions with two wins and one 30:12 loss, the O-line will bring their new devices to market sooner rather than later.

Arizona small companies don’t desire California-style employment legal guidelines | Nationwide Information

(The Center Square) – According to a new survey, small business owners in Copper State appear to have adopted the local slang “Don’t California my Arizona”.

The Arizona Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business released its annual survey of Main St. Entrepreneurs on Monday.

NFIB received answers to three questions this month from 247 small business owners across the state.

The first of these questions related to the use of the Californian ABC test to determine whether an employee is entitled to benefits and vacation as an independent contractor or as a full-time, higher-priced employee.

The legal examination asks whether the employee is “in connection with the execution of the work, both within the framework of the employment contract and actually free from the control and instructions of the hirer; the employee carries out work that is outside the normal course of business of the hirer; ”and whether the employee“ usually works in a self-employed trade, profession or business of the same type that is connected with the work performed ”.

The test was implemented with the passage of Assembly Bill 5 in California in 2019. He had strong support from the state unions, but was criticized from corporations and others warning of widespread impact on the California economy. Many industries, including freelance journalists, were exempted from the law if there was a change in 2020. Protection of the Right of Association or PRO Act would To install such a requirement nationwide.

The vast majority, 83% of Arizona companies, told the NFIB that they were not in favor of such a law.

“Every state has a tiny number of bad actors trying to get away with something by classifying full-time workers as independent contractors to save money on payroll taxes,” said Chad Heinrich, NFIB state director of Arizona. “But California chose to fire a bazooka at an anthill-sized problem when its top court in its Dynamex ruling penned its ABC test to identify an independent contractor’s employee. And, not to excel, the state legislature passed Assembly Bill 5, which has wreaked unnecessary havoc with a variety of occupational classifications and affects the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people.

“Our Arizona small business membership is clear about this: Keep this bad California idea out of here.”

The NFIB also asked business owners whether the state should “require companies that manufacture, sell, import, license or distribute product packaging materials to be responsible for the collection and recycling of these materials,” of whom 84% refused.

When asked, finally, whether Arizona should levy new taxes or fees on the “energy used by motorists, ships, or commercial and residential households to pay for the infrastructure needed to house EVs,” 91% of respondents disapproved of the idea.

Don Brown’s ‘direct, pointed’ teaching model embraced by Arizona Wildcat protection

With an entire unit to oversee, Defense Coordinator Don Brown doesn’t have time to hold all hands as he tries to prepare Arizona for each week’s new opponent. And his players are glad he doesn’t either.

“I like the way Coach Brown trains, I like this tough coaching,” Defensive Tackle Trevon Mason said last week. “He doesn’t care where you are, he doesn’t care if you are the star player, he will attack you, especially if you screw it up. Everyone needs that, I think. “

Brown made massive upgrades to his defense in his first year with Arizona, which has been in the bottom third of the Pac-12 in yards per game every year since 2014. In 2019 and 2020, the Wildcats were the dead last defense and scoring defense.

Arizona is still last in the conference on defense at 31.8 points per game, but that’s eight points better than a year ago and the yards allowed are even better. The Wildcats allow 381.3 yards per game, the fifth best in the conference, compared to 473 in 2020.

For 65-year-old Brown, who comes from the old school but still comes into contact with today’s players, his approach is simple: be honest and direct.

“They criticize the performance, not the actor,” Brown said on Tuesday. “It’s direct, it’s pointed. And I think that’s one of my strengths, I’m awesome. If I think something needs to be said, I will say it directly. “

Linebacker Jerry Roberts says Brown is “locked up” and “intense” during games, going through every play of the previous drive with the defense when they hit the sideline. If something has gone wrong, he will respond, but not single out individual sources of error.

“He criticizes the performance as a whole,” said Roberts. “For example, let’s say I go out there and give up a 50 yard touchdown. But he will not necessarily criticize me, he will criticize the entire defense. What could we have done better as a defense if we weren’t just concentrating on the individual? “

That’s not to say Brown doesn’t build close relationships with his players. That just happens not during training and games.

“If you’re out there practicing for two hours, you don’t have time to say, ‘Hey, come here and let’s hug,'” he said.

Brown used the spring and summer to figure out how best to train each of his boys and worked this out for the regular season. From Linebacker Anthony Pandy, who leads Arizona in Tackles and had a pick-six against USC, he said he’s gotten so much better since spring thanks to the relationship they’ve built.

“There were times in the spring when I would have traded it for two used soccer balls,” said Brown. “But that is no longer the case. And it really is by and large because of its approach to the game. We have an honest relationship. I can promise you that. He just wants it. And he wants the truth. The nice thing is knowing that I can be honest with the guy, you don’t have to cover it with candy. He has a chance to take what you tell him and bring it to the field and make the necessary adjustments. His trajectory in the last few weeks has been like this. “

As for the defensive ending Jalen Harriswho’s just having a breakout year: “Another guy who was ready to be coached. This guy is a smart guy, he could read the information and he took it to the field. Now a lot of people can do it in the drilling job, but they cannot bring it to the field. This guy brings it to the field. “

safety Jaxen Turner, who admits he has trust issues, said a face-to-face conversation he had with Brown prior to the start of the season made a big difference in his game.

“With a new employee, you won’t believe everything they say at first sight,” he said. “I am now fully on board, 100 percent inside.”

Turner was disqualified twice for targeting, including early against USC. Rather than pissing him off for costing his team, Brown just made sure Turner knew he was playing right and that mistakes sometimes still happen.

“I don’t know what you’re doing with it,” Brown said, saying that aiming “could be the worst rule in college football. They coach the tackling every day, we coach posture, head positioning and all those things. I thought he was under him, but I’m not the officer who runs the rule. Did you look at the piece and say he did it on purpose? It’s an absolute no, the answer is of course not. But for me you just keep going I had a player (in Michigan, Khaleke Hudson) a few years ago who had games in a row (with targeting). Then it went away. It’s a tough, tough deal. “

Arizona Privatized Jail Well being Care to Save Cash. However at What Value?

In 2017, Walter Jordan wrote a memo to a federal judge from the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence. “Notice of Impending Death,” it said in a shaky hand.

Jordan told the judge that Arizona corrections officials and Corizon Health, the state prison system’s private health care contractor at that time, delayed treating his cancer for so long that he would be “lucky to be alive for 30 days.” Jordan, 67, had a common form of skin cancer that is rarely life-threatening if caught early, but said he experienced memory loss and intense pain from botched care. Other men in his unit were also denied treatment, he wrote, “all falling, yelling, screaming of pain.”

Jordan was dead eight days later.

Reviewing his medical records later, Dr. Todd Wilcox, a physician hired by lawyers for the state’s prisoners, agreed that Jordan’s death was likely preventable. Corizon’s treatment of Jordan’s “excruciating needless pain,” was “the opposite of how cancer pain should be managed,” he said.

Wilcox will take the stand in a landmark trial that begins Monday in Phoenix, the latest chapter in an almost decade-long struggle to determine whether Arizona’s prisoners are getting the basic health care they are entitled to under the law.

The trial pits Arizona against the people held in its prisons, who argue in a class-action lawsuit that the medical services they receive are so poor, they constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The state’s current health care contractor, Centurion, is the latest in a string of companies that have failed to pass muster with the courts.

None of the companies have been named as defendants in the lawsuit, because, the claimants say, the state is ultimately responsible for their care. The suit was originally filed in 2012, shortly before private contractors took over Arizona’s prison medical services. But whether privatization can provide decent care is one of the biggest issues looming over the trial.

The Arizona Department of Corrections declined to comment on pending litigation. Centurion of Arizona and Corizon, based in Tennessee, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Arizona is one of around two dozen states that use a private, for-profit contractor to provide prison medical care, and almost all have been sued. But a trial is rare, as most states settle to avoid this kind of exhaustive public scrutiny.

Health care in Arizona prisons is “grossly inadequate,” the prisoners have said in court papers, with crisis-level understaffing, delayed or denied treatments, and unreliable access to medication.

Attorneys have chronicled a man who died after his swollen legs split open, the wounds weeping pus and swarmed by flies; a man with mental illness who was in such distress that he chewed off parts of his fingers; a man who entered prison with a small bump on his face that went untreated and became a disfiguring baseball-sized tumor; and several people denied access to regular mental health care who later killed themselves.

The trial could spell the end of privatized care in Arizona prisons — or, in a more extreme outcome, the end of Arizona’s control over its prison health care entirely. U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver could appoint an outside official to run it who would answer to her, or she could impose additional financial sanctions against the state. Ultimately, Silver will have to decide: How much cost-cutting is too much when lives are at stake?

Although the trial will not directly affect other state systems, experts say the outcome could show officials across the country that courts are serious about enforcing health standards in prison — and that not providing adequate care can have real consequences.

The case is “a great example of why we have it all wrong,” said Homer Venters, a correctional health care consultant who spent years as the medical director for the New York City jail system. Instead of a judge looking over administrators’ shoulders, “the jail has to stop operations if the conditions are inhumane or if the care is not adequate,” he said.

Few prison health care systems get high marks for quality care, regardless of whether the government or a private company provides services. At least 47 states have been the target of major lawsuits. The judge in a landmark case in California — where health care was not privatized — was so appalled by medical services in prisons there that in 2006, he appointed an outside official to take over the state’s $1.2 billion prison health care system.

But bringing companies with a profit motive into the mix poses additional problems, some experts warn, especially in a setting where patients have so little control over their care. “They’ve got every incentive to delay treatment or provide more minimal treatment, or to count something as treatment when it’s not really treatment,” said Michele Deitch, a University of Texas senior lecturer who studies prison conditions. “It would be so much cheaper to just do the things than spend the money on fighting it.”

Until the 1970s, every state provided medical care in its own prisons. But these services were “inadequately available and frequently primitive,” said Douglas McDonald, a researcher at health consulting firm Abt Associates. There were few doctors on staff, and scant health care standards. Prisoners without medical training were known to pull teeth, dispense medications and perform minor surgery on each other, according to one case in Alabama.

Then in 1976, the Supreme Court found that “deliberate indifference by prison personnel to a prisoner’s serious illness or injury” was cruel and unusual punishment, forbidden by the Eighth Amendment. A series of cases in the decades that followed clarified that people in prison are entitled to routine and emergency medical, dental and mental health care that is “adequate … at a level reasonably commensurate with modern medical science.”

These court decisions forced prisons to hire hundreds of medical personnel and pay for hospital stays and expensive procedures. Just as health care in broader society began relying on “managed care” to limit costs, some states started privatizing prison medical care, using small contractors to provide hard-to-hire staff and negotiated rates with hospitals, specialists and pharmacies, McDonald said.

Arizona began contracting out its prison health care in 2012, around the time several of these small companies combined to create the major industry players of today.

The newly merged and fast-growing companies were an attractive investment for private equity, says Dan Mistak, acting president of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, a nonprofit that helps prisons and jails improve health care. Unlike hospitals and other settings subject to Medicare’s strict quality standards, Mistak said, prison health care is paid for almost entirely from state coffers, which eliminates many requirements that drive up cost — and quality — on the outside.

Medicare provides “stringent accreditation processes and data transparency,” says Monik Jiménez, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In prisons, “we don’t have any of that with these private providers.”

Arizona has employed three prison health care contractors over the past decade: Pittsburgh-based Wexford Health, then Corizon, and now Centurion. Allegations of subpar care and chronic understaffing have dogged all three companies.

The number of medical staff decreased by 11% from 2012 to 2019, despite Arizona’s prison population remaining relatively flat, leaving prisons with hundreds of fewer providers than they needed, according to court documents. During its six-year tenure, Corizon paid the state more than $3 million in fines for failing to hire enough doctors and nurses.

After years of fighting in court, in which the state denied all allegations, officials agreed to settle the case on the eve of trial in 2014. The Arizona Department of Corrections pledged to improve care by ensuring its health care provider met more than 100 benchmarks, including: providing adequate access to counseling and mental health care, providing timely referrals to specialists and following instructions of hospital doctors who release patients.

“When prison officials settle a case of this nature, it’s usually because they recognize that there is a problem, and there’s some commitment to fix it,” said ACLU National Prison Project Director David Fathi, who represents the incarcerated people suing the state.

But the problems have persisted. Two judges have separately held the state in contempt and levied fines totaling $2.5 million for failing to meet the quality standards it had agreed to.

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In a recent whistleblower account — the latest in a string of such stories — a former prison nurse alleged that the company directed her to lie on a medical report in order to save Centurion $100,000 in court sanctions.

The state has spent years contesting the evidence, pushing back on recommendations from court-appointed experts, and appealing court orders, losing most of them.

Finally, this year, Judge Silver rescinded the settlement agreement and set the case for trial, writing in a scathing order that she could no longer trust the state was making a good-faith effort to meet the terms of the settlement.

Dustin Brislan says Arizona’s failure to meet health care standards nearly cost him his life.

Brislan, 39, who is serving 17 years at the state prison in Tucson on various charges including armed robbery, is a named plaintiff in the lawsuit. Among other care issues, he said, medical staff switched him from an antipsychotic medication that helped stabilize him to an anti-anxiety drug he told them had not worked in the past.

As a result, Brislan said, his mental health deteriorated into a yearslong cycle of self-harm: cutting himself, then being placed in isolation for weeks or months as a result of the cutting, which led to additional self-harm. At one point, he almost bled to death.

“They are trying to cut corners and save money,” he said, “rather than give us the medications we need.”

Arizona state Rep. John Kavanagh sponsored the 2011 legislation that privatized health care in state prisons. One of the main goals “was always to save money in tough economic times,” he told The Arizona Republic in 2012.

But cost savings have been elusive from the start.

An earlier version of the bill required that privatization save the state money, but when no company could do that, Kavanagh removed the requirement. The legislature pressed ahead with privatization, and the lowest bidder, Wexford, got the initial contract, which cost the state about $116 million a year, about $5 million more than the state spent the previous year.

Since then, costs have increased each year and with each vendor change. For the 15-month period that began in July, Arizona agreed to pay more than $216 million to Centurion. That doesn’t include the more than $21 million the state has spent on attorney’s fees and other costs of litigation to defend its care in court.

A similar scenario played out in Florida, where an outside auditor said privatization both decreased the quality of care in Florida’s prisons and cost the state more money.

In 2017, the Pew Charitable Trusts published a report that detailed how each state structured its prison health care, and how much each state spends.

Centurion’s health care contract was the most common structure. The state pays the company a set amount per incarcerated person per day, creating what critics say is a perverse incentive: If the company spends less, it pockets the difference.

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Pew’s findings underscore the question of whether privatization actually saves states money. Data from the report showed no meaningful difference in per-patient spending between states with privately-run and publicly-run health care.

Arizona was near the bottom of the pack, spending $3,529 per patient per year, compared to a national median of $5,720. Only five states spent less. Of those, two provide their own care, two have a contractor providing care, and one uses a mix of both.

In 2019, Dr. Marc Stern, a correctional health care expert appointed by Judge Silver to review Arizona’s prison health care system, identified tens of millions of dollars in state spending on privatization instead of health care. The spending ranges from the vendor’s profit margin, to lawyers to manage and oversee the contract, to duplication of services, to the hundreds of hours that staff on both teams spend facilitating transitions from one vendor to another.

“Privatization has not served, and will continue to not serve, [Arizona Department of Corrections] well,” Stern said.

Maria Schiff, a health policy analyst and one of the authors of Pew’s report, said the money a state spends on health care is only one piece in a much larger equation. The state’s oversight of care, high and measurable quality standards, and efficient use of resources all matter, too.

“What kind of care is a state (and more importantly, its incarcerated individuals) getting for the money it does spend?” she said.

The upcoming trial is set to last three weeks. Eight incarcerated people will take the stand alongside state officials and medical experts.

Among the voices who will not be heard is Walter Jordan, who sent notice of his impending death to the court. But his experience — a litany of mismanagement and incompetence that led directly to his death — was “was sadly predictable,” wrote Wilcox, the outside expert.

According to Wilcox, as someone who already had skin cancer in the past, Jordan should have been provided extra-strong sunscreen, but a Corizon nurse denied it. When Jordan developed a scalp lesion, Corizon sent him to a dermatologist, who should have sent him immediately to an oncologist because the lesion had grown so large. But they didn’t.

The dermatologists’ attempts to remove the growth on Jordan’s head “burn[ed] a hole in his skull bone,” allowing the skull to become infected and the cancer to invade his brain. A provider wrote in Jordan’s chart, “THE WOUND IS HORRIFIC.”

One explanation for such poor decision-making, according to Wilcox: The legislature had set unreasonably low caps on how much the state was willing to pay outside specialists, a problem compounded by millions of dollars in bills to outside hospitals and providers that Corizon left unpaid.

“The completely foreseeable result of not paying specialists, or paying them very little, is that there is an ever-shrinking pool of specialists willing to see prisoners, and the quality of those willing specialists can be lower, as was the case here,” Wilcox wrote.

Wilcox warned more people would have similar experiences unless there were drastic changes.

So far, the lawsuit has outlasted lawyers, Department of Corrections directors, the original judge, and even the original plaintiff in the case, known as Parsons v. Ryan.

Victor Parsons had a stomach infection in prison that went undiagnosed for so long it caused permanent damage. After his release, at the age of 42, he was shot and killed by police in Tucson in 2019 after a standoff at his girlfriend’s apartment.

In an interview conducted while still behind bars, Parsons said he was proud to be part of the case. “Even though people forgo their freedoms when they come to prison,” he said, “they shouldn’t have to forgo their lives.”

Trendy Residing Goes Excessive Model In The City Core Of Outdated City Scottsdale, Arizona

A 36 foot high foyer connects the different levels of the Scottsdale, Arizona home.


this modern apartment in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona has a long list of attributes:

It is divided into residential and / or commercial areas with mixed use. The living / working area offers space for expansion or can be converted into condominiums or apartments.

The two-story living room offers views of the treetops and the city.


It’s noticeable. Visually impressive, the architectural house is characterized by open areas, high ceilings and an indoor-outdoor flow of space.

It’s urban. The residence is in the thriving old town of Scottsdale, close to shopping, entertainment and dining.

A facade made of steel, concrete and glass sets the ultra-modern tone for the 8,200 square meter area of ​​the single-family home. Windows run the length of the 36 foot high foyer.

Triple stacked glass steps let light into the center of the house.


Triple-stacked glass stairs with metal railings let daylight into the stairwell, which extends over three levels and can also be reached by elevator.

A bedroom balcony overlooks the main living room, which extends over two floors. A central fireplace is framed by a glass wall that opens onto a terrace with another fireplace and a place for al fresco dining.

A tray ceiling and chandelier complete the formal dining area.


A more formal indoor dining area with a teak accent wall is adjacent to the living room and connects to the kitchen, where a marble island with a waterfall edge provides additional prep space and seating. Wood grain, frosted glass and stainless steel surfaces stand out against the two dark walls of the kitchen.

Tray ceilings tower over the dining room and kitchen, which is equipped with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

Walls ensure privacy in the swimming pool area.


Some of the rooms, including a media room, office, and gym, are on the terrace. Another room opens up to a swimming pool with a waterfall function. Walls enclose the pool and provide privacy.

With a touch of an iPad, the 22 motorized roller blinds with blackout function can be set to filter the sunlight.

One bedroom has a balcony overlooking the living room.


The house, built in 2007, has a total of four chimneys, seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Josh Peters from RETSY is the listing agent for 6921 East 1st St., Scottsdale, Arizona. Priced at $ 6.25 million, the property is less than 7 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Old Town Scottsdale is made up of nine neighborhoods that combine the legacy of the old west with modern urban living. Historic sites from the late 1880s meet restaurants, art galleries, nightclubs, and other hotspots here.

The walkable area has an abundance of public art, the oldest bar in town, and a free trolley, among other attractions.

RETSY is a founding member of Global Forbes Properties, a consumer marketplace and member network of elite brokers selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

Letter: Comply with the cash on Arizona election audit

Bill Windsor, Sun City West

Hopefully readers of the Daily Independent took the time to read and review two recent articles in the July 30th issue. The first was “Trump supporters raise US $ 5.6 million for election exams”.

What’s interesting here is that Senate President Karen Fann first got the ball rolling by hiring Cyber ​​Ninjas, an unknown company with no experience or credentials and at the helm of an outspoken Trump supporter named Logan.

The price of $ 150,000 … what a bargain. In reality, you can’t buy rye ham without a drink for $ 150,000 in these circles. But Logan knew what he was doing. The ticket is now $ 5.6 million and growing. Not to say he (Logan) will get it all, but he will likely need help getting to the bank.

Well, in fairness, Karen Fann has invested many extra hours (beyond her duty as a Senator) in promoting this exam fraud, and it is only reasonable that she should receive a portion of the $ 5.6 million as a “finder’s reward.” “For recommending Cyber ​​Ninjas, a company recommended to her by someone whose name she” cannot remember. “

Apparently, the names of entities (or people) who donated to this fiasco are sacred and do not need to be disclosed for the purposes of the First Amendment.

If a topic is so important to me personally that I would make a donation, I would like to see my name in lights.

The point I want to get across here is to follow the money. I am sure the Daily Independent will keep us updated.

The second article reads, “The DOJ is issuing the strongest warning on election scrutiny yet.” This article discusses the efforts Fann and Attorney General Mark Brnovich (among others) are making to undermine the credibility of President Joe Biden’s election. The two (Karen and Mark) want to intimidate minority voters, then and now. So comes the 2022 election time, which will give your party an advantage.

Voting is a right, not a privilege.

This couple know their efforts are in vain, but they will persist in this farce to keep their names until the next election. Their intent is to rally the Trumpers (with Trump’s help) and keep their support through thick or thin. This couple are so evident in their pursuit of political power that, for lack of a better word, they are disgusting (yet entertaining nonetheless).

For these two, power is money and money is power.

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Arizona Dept. of Ed makes use of federal reduction cash to fund counselor, social employee positions at public faculties

The Arizona Department of Education is using a portion of its state aid to help more students access the mental health care they need.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education uses some state aid to fund school counselor and social worker positions in school districts across the state.

The aim is to give more students access to the mental health care they need after the pandemic.

The money will be used to finance 140 new jobs at the Arizona locations

Arizona public education superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Monday that the state is allocating $ 21.3 million to fund mental health workers in public schools.

This money comes from the Arizona Department of Education’s COVID relief funds.

Funding will help expand the ADE School Safety Grant program, which has helped bring counselors, social workers and school officials onto school grounds.

The $ 21.3 million will fund 140 new jobs in locations across the state.

71 of these positions are for school counselors, the other 69 for school social workers.

“I keep hearing from our students that they need, not just want, but need more school counselors and mental health professionals on school premises to support their needs,” said Hoffman.

The money will support the positions for the next two years, and then Hoffman said they will ask Arizona state law to fund the positions in full after that.

Students say they need additional mental health help

Claire Novak, senior high school, says it has been difficult for her and her colleagues to be a high school student amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I definitely think some of my classmates have lost their meaning in the process of distance learning,” said Novak.

Novak, who attends Arizona School for the Arts, said her colleagues and those she worked with in middle school were grateful to be back in face-to-face classes.

Students had concerns such as food insecurity, how the pandemic has affected students’ families and the safety of their families and peers.

Novak said these worries persist to this day.

“I am also concerned about the ongoing impact of this pandemic on our students,” Novak said.

Novak added that she believes the additional positions will help her colleagues.

“Our teachers and fellow students have offered so much support to the students, but they need additional support from professionals like counselors and social workers,” Novak said

Positions to start next school year

Hoffman said the goal is to fill the positions by the 2021-2022 school year.

Kyrene Elementary School District is a district that will get a few of the 140 positions these are spread across Arizona counties.

“There will be problems that children come back to school with that we have never dealt with before,” said Laura Toenjes, superintendent of Cyrene.

Toenjes said the pandemic affected not only the students but also the district’s funding.

“We run the risk of potentially scaling back so we can stay at the level we have and possibly add some additional counselors and social workers,” Toenjes said.

City Air Journey Park to Construct Household Leisure Middle in Gilbert, Arizona

DALLAS, March 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Urban Air Adventure Park, The world’s largest indoor adventure park operator will start building a new park this summer, built from scratch Gilbert, Arizona. The new park is known for providing endless hours of top-level family fun through trampoline jumping, climbing, dodging, and more. It is located on East Williams Field Road and South Santana Village Parkway in the SanTan Village Shopping Center.

Construction has already started on the building and the park is expected to open before the end of the year, covering an area of ​​50,000 square meters. This will be the brand’s fourth location in the metropolitan area Phoenix The company is company owned and will serve as the West Coast flagship to fuel the brand’s expansion efforts in light of the increased interest and demand for on-site family entertainment from COVID-19.

That year, Urban Air was # 1 entertainment franchise company in Entrepreneur Magazine Annual Franchise 500 list, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

“More than ever, families are looking for more ways to include their children in a fun, learning and social environment,” he said Josh Wall, EVP and Chief Franchise Officer of Urban Air. “We are very excited about the further expansion Phoenix Area with this new company owned park in this prime East Valley retail location. “

To date, more than 98 percent of Urban Air’s existing parks have reopened with COVID safe precautions. Just last week, the company reported 98 percent sales in the same store over the same period last year. In the first week of March alone, Urban Air booked 5,200 birthday parties nationwide – an all-time record that shows optimism for future family entertainment.

Urban Air has become a leader in Family Entertainment Center (FEC) innovation, pioneering the indoor adventure park concept and launching the first in category membership program April 2019and offers an easy-to-implement, industry-leading QSR concept in the park – the Urban Air Café.

With an area of ​​more than 50,000 square meters, the ultra-modern Urban Air in Gilbert offers a full range of activities that every guest can enjoy. The two-story venue offers wall-to-wall trampolines, dodgeball courts, electric go-karting, obstacle courses, tube playgrounds with multi-level climbing ropes and rotating tubes, and much more. Both thrill seekers and their pint-sized colleagues will find an activity to conquer at Urban Air.

The new park will also be home to the Urban Air Adventure Hub ™, which offers exclusive Urban Air attractions such as an intensive high ropes course and the unique Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster. Other options to challenge guests include the Drop Zone – a huge inflatable landing pad located under a row of trampolines, the Runway Tumble Track, which offers flexibility for those who want to flip the route, jump by hand and spin the wheel, and the Slam Dunk Zone, where guests try to emulate their favorite basketball all-star with their own trampoline-induced slam dunk. The Urban Warrior Course ™ and Battle Beam complete the competitive opportunities for a day of physical testing and endurance.

About Urban Air
Urban Air is the nation’s most popular destination for family fun, with a variety of attractions perfect for all ages. The award-winning national franchise brand is the largest adventure park operator in the world with more than 150 open locations and 60 under development. Urban Air was founded in 2011 in search of a higher purpose, helping kids have fun while achieving activity goals that improve their social and physical skills. More information about the company and the franchise opportunities can be found at

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SOURCE Urban Air Adventure Park

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