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(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.
(BPT) - Our homes may be our castles, but as we do more and spend more time in our vehicles, our four-wheeled chariots are not too far behind.
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.
(NAPSI)—All your hard work to become financially stable can unravel if you become a victim of identity theft.
(BPT) - Warmer weather often leads people outdoors for camping, swimming, hiking, cycling or running - and to a renewed appreciation for our natural environment. One of the easiest ways to lighten our environmental footprint while enjoying the outdoors is to look for outdoor gear made with recycled plastics, including outdoor clothing.
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.
1. Kerry warns Russia it's running out of time in Ukraine
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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.
1. YEMEN DISRUPTS TERRORIST ATTACK
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.
1. PASSENGER PLANE ESCORTED BY FIGHTER JETS IN U.K. A Manchester-bound commercial flight from Pakistan was diverted by two British fighter jets near London after two passengers reportedly got in a loud argument with the crew. Despite initial reports that the incident might have been terror-related, officials later said that it was only a criminal offense. [The Guardian] ………………………………………………………………………………
Last month my organization, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, launched a statewide campaign to raise awareness of the continuing problem of corporate welfare and special interest handouts being pursued at the state legislature. In particular, we want voters to be informed when their lawmakers are more interested in helping out politically-connected industries and lobbyists than hard-working taxpayers.
Representative Ron Barber’s opinion piece in the Arizona Daily Star (3/5/13) was just silly. Barber questions: “Are too many individuals and businesses putting solar panels on their roofs?” This is a classic straw man question to divert one’s attention from the real issue: are massive government subsidies for solar companies efficient and effective? Barber avoids the tough question