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(BPT) - Toys and games are sure to be on kids’ gift lists this holiday season. Many parents will hope to mix in something practical with all the fun, aiming to give a gift that can help children of any age do their best in school. With technology in common use in classrooms across the country, many parents will shop for laptops, notebooks or other devices that can help facilitate learning.
(NAPSI)—As Americans live longer, the prospect of becoming a caregiver or needing one is an undeniable reality. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of adults 65 or older will require some form of long-term care (“LTC”). Despite the clear need, the majority of Americans have not taken proactive steps to address care for themselves or their loved ones—but you don’t have to be among them.
(StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.”
(BPT) - The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the company does not do business on an international scale – because chances are it employs and serves a diverse population. Employees who recognize and understand different business opportunities, cultures and strategies can help a company successfully negotiate diverse situations.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
University of Arizona economists forecast what’s ahead for Tucson and nation at luncheon on December 12 at the Westin La Paloma Resort
The nation’s housing industry managed to dodge the remaining potholes that continue to mar the road to full recovery, and in the process, turned in a strong showing in September. Housing starts surpassed the million mark for the third time this year, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Rising 6.3 percent during the month and 17.8 percent year-over-year, groundbreakings reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units.
(Family Features) Everyone loves traditional holiday fare – mom’s stuffing, grandma’s sugar cookies, or that best-kept secret recipe that keeps friends and family coming back for more. But where does tradition end and boring begin?
What started out as a joke has become an important fundraiser for the Arizona Youth Partnership. Staffers and friends of the group are preparing to run in their fifth Ragnar Overnight Team Relay Race.
When the Arizona Legislature last passed an increase in the state gas tax, President George H.W. Bush was celebrating the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the top-grossing film in the country.
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change.
(Family Features) Savings account? Check. Retirement account? Check. Debt managed responsibly? Check. Life insurance? Wait a minute ...
(BPT) - Ever since humans stopped dwelling in caves and started living in huts made of tree branches, wood has been an indispensible structural and decorative residential material. Man’s house-building relationship with wood - historically, culturally and experientially - is deep, long and universal. In part that’s because wood is abundant, economical, durable and flexible. But our enduring love affair with wood is also due to the fact that, like us, each piece of timber is unique - its color, texture and grain are as individual as a human personality, so we keep discovering new aspects of its beauty and versatility to delight in.
(BPT) - Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credit and debt are making it tougher to buy a home than it was 10 years ago. Even though requirements are relaxing, only three out of five borrowers get approved.
(NAPSI)—At the United Nations General Assembly, one of America’s staunchest allies recently called for a new approach to helping developing countries achieve secure, sustainable economic and political stability.
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has called for a new approach to helping developing countries achieve secure, sustainable economic and political stability. (NAPS)
Buying a home in Tucson just got easier.
Pima County recently released the latest update of Pima Prospers, the county’s comprehensive plan that would set policy for growth and prosperity for the next 20 years.
A two-year study to determine the feasibility of Interstate 11 – a corridor connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas and potentially Mexico to Canada – has been completed, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
(BPT) - Expectant moms already have plenty to worry about including keeping up with medical appointments and setting up a nursery. However, one very easy and vitally important thing to do for a healthy baby is to make sure pregnant and nursing women get enough iodine.
(Family Features) Many aspiring entrepreneurs hesitate to pursue their professional dreams due to the seemingly daunting risks of failure associated with starting a business from the ground up. Opening a franchise is an avenue that allows you to reap the benefits of owning your own small business without all of the costly trade-offs.
In 2004, then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon let it be known that he had identified a secret weapon in the fight against neighborhood crime and isolation. The deterrent wasn’t a literal weapon. It was a front porch bench, which served as the focal point of Gordon’s Front Porch Bench Initiative. In essence, the mayor urged Phoenix residents to buy a bench, place it in front of their homes and use it to get to know their neighbors.
Ground has broken on the new Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana and things are running smoothly, according to one of the key developers of the property. David Scholl of Vintage Partners gave an update on the shopping center, as well as plans for the surrounding area, during last Wednesday’s Marana Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
GOP LD 11 Candidate Vince Leach stated on his Facebook page that Col. (retired) Holly Lyon is fishing for an issue that will give traction to her campaign. Really? Let’s see what she’s said. “Build a quality infrastructure.” Sounds like a good agenda for attracting business and manufacturing. Good thinking, Col. Lyon! “I will push for ethics reform legislation.” Hooray! “Education is the pivot point for everything.” Wow, a candidate who understands the economic impact of a good educational system.