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(NAPSI)—Settling into a new place can be an exciting time. You’re unpacking, meeting new neighbors, getting the “lay of the land” and making decisions about how to furnish and decorate your home. At the same time, you’re assuming many new financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and maintenance costs. That’s one reason it’s important to protect yourself and your family by making sure you have a sound financial foundation.
(BPT) - It’s the first week of 2015; a time when many people are deciding on and kicking off their New Year’s resolutions.
(NewsUSA) - The average American generates a lot of trash and recyclables -- about four pounds per day. That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year, and more than a third of it gets recycled and repurposed into new products. Many Americans are working to expand recycling. Some communities are also beginning to divert food and yard waste out of their waste stream, and that could expand the amount of waste that is repurposed.
(NewsUSA) - When it comes to common household pests, they enter homes in search of three things: water, food and shelter. They can find entry points through almost any size opening, including tiny cracks and crevices or holes as small as a dime in the structure's exterior. Once inside, pests, such as rodents, cockroaches, ants and spiders, will find a hiding or nesting spot -- the most common rooms being the kitchen, bathroom, basement and attic.
It’s been interesting to check the mail over the last month. Instead of the regular junk mail and bills, we’ve seen a major influx of advertisements from candidates. It takes a couple of extra minutes each night to sift through the nonsense, and yes, it’s nonsense, before opening the bills and letters we actually check the mail for.
As a longtime volunteer at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), I offer information that addresses some of the distortions that have been printed in recent letters. I volunteer weekly for 10-12 hours to walk dogs and serve as an adoption counselor.
(NAPSI)—Calling breakfast the most important meal of the day is no exaggeration. Without breakfast, your metabolism can suffer, performance and concentration are apt to decrease, and hunger throughout the day can result in overeating during future meals.
I noticed Mr. Huckelberry didn’t mention the money he wanted to divert from the Highway Fund to buy land for soccer fields. He rationalized it by saying there wasn’t enough money in the fund to do much good, anyway.
Jake Fischer did not know it then, but Arizona’s 42-19 win over Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl would be his final football game. Fischer knew making an NFL roster was unlikely, but he did not know he would not even get a chance.
(StatePoint) As thousands of high school graduates prepare for college, more than a few households are coping with “sticker shock” when it comes to higher education costs. And many students are leaving universities not only with a degree, but a mountain of debt.
The City’s Environmental Services Department will begin a pilot program to collect food scraps from local restaurants and grocery stores. Initially, this program will target commercial businesses currently being serviced by the University of Arizona Compost Cats (Compost Cats). The food scraps will be delivered to a composting facility operated by Compost Cats on land owned by the Tohono O’odham Nation. The City entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Compost Cats on January 22, 2014 to divert food scraps and green waste. Compost produced is sold at Farmer’s Markets and is used by the Tohono O’Odham Nation, and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.
A $1.1 billion budget has gone before the Pima County Board of Supervisors for final authorization this week.
Are we witnessing arrogance, insanity or corruption at work in Pima County government? County Administrator Huckleberry and Supervisor Valadez have proposed the county purchase land for $8.75 million so we can build more soccer fields.
Since its inception on May 17, a help desk also known as Support Options Solutions (S.O.S.) at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) has diverted 32 animals from being surrendered to the shelter. S.O.S is organized by No Kill Pima County (NKPC) and staffed by NKPC and PACC volunteers only 8-11 hours a week. The goal is to have it staffed during all open shelter hours. More volunteers are needed to reach this goal.
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On Monday, Dec. 2, at about 9:30 a.m., Foothills District deputies responded to the 5200 block of N. Crowley Lane, which is near Curtis Road and La Cholla Blvd., in response to a female that called 9-1-1 to request that law enforcement check the welfare of her roommate who was suffering a mental health crisis and had a firearm.
Approximately 75 people attended the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) public information meeting last week to identify the preferred options for the proposed Interstate 11 corridor through southern Arizona. The public meeting was held in the Albert J. Garcia Auditorium on the Pasqua Yaqui Reservation at 7777 S. Camino Huivism.
Like many volunteers, Oro Valley resident Bob Weede prefers to keep quiet about the things he does for the community.
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Lando Voyles, County Attorney, Pinal County, encountered more than he expected upon taking office. First, he had to replace a culture that under his predecessor, James Walsh, placed an emphasis on plea bargaining, i.e., plea bargaining to the extent that over 60 percent of defendants, regardless of crimes committed, received probation.
My eighteen-year-old daughter and I just returned from an epic European vacation. The trip—officially—was a graduation gift, though I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to it being a bit of an excuse to spend some one-on-one time with her as she tiptoes into adulthood. Having spent a year planning the details of our vacation, we had high hopes. I think both of us naively imagined flawless travel followed by warm summer evenings spent strolling the streets of Paris. In reality, most of the things that could go wrong, did.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is calling on local business leaders to assist the county in devising a comprehensive funding plan to address failing and deteriorating roads.