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Bill's Newscast: Red Ribbon Week Kicks Off Drug Prevention Campaign

24 October 2016  

Red ribbons are worn as a symbol against drug abuse.

MATForce supports drug prevention campaign.

MATForce, Yavapai County’s substance abuse coalition will be providing supplies locally for the largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week started yesterday and it runs through next Monday. MATForce is offering free red ribbons, bookmarks, workbooks, activity guides and speakers as part of this drug prevention effort. Abia Judd Elementary School in Prescott participated last year and activities included an anti-drug assembly and the tying of ribbons on the fence outside the school. Representatives say the National Family Partnership organized the first nationwide Red Ribbon campaign in 1988 in response to drug related violence. Parents and children in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.

Sign regulations under review.

The Prescott City Council meets at 1 tomorrow afternoon to discuss sign regulations. According to City Manager Michael Lamar, staff started a review of the sign regulations due to a Supreme Court decision last year. A proposed revision of these regulations addresses sign criteria and includes a new approach to the way the Land Development Code handles sign size and placement regulations. Signs would be would be placed in either a permanent or temporary category. Permanent signs would be further broken down into commercial and residential zoning districts, and then free standing and building mounted signs. Temporary signs are broken down into commercial and residential uses. The City Council’s study session will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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