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(NewsUSA) - Everyone is starting to spruce up their homes for holiday entertaining. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), it's easy to make your home warm and inviting by updating your ambient lighting.
(NAPSI)—Many parents of school-age children are unhappy with the amount of time spent on standardized tests and have strong opinions on other controversial education policies, including Common Core and school vouchers.
Theresa Dunlap can now be on her son’s birth certificate.
Five candidates are seeking election for three open seats in this year’s race for the Metro Water District’s Board of Directors.
Staff of Tucson Local Media made its way to Harvest for October’s monthly Sippin’ Social – an event which the public is welcomed and encouraged to join to engage in conversation or simply enjoy happy hour selections.
(StatePoint) The holidays can be an expensive time for decorating, entertaining and shopping. Luckily, there are easy ways to save this holiday season, so you can spend more time celebrating and less time stressing over expenses.
(BPT) - For small businesses, January’s arrival usually brings one very important task: issuing W-2s and 1099 forms to employees and independent contractors. The good news is this year, due to the typical filing date of Jan. 31 falling on a weekend, businesses have a built-in buffer and a couple extra days to complete these tax reporting documents.
(StatePoint) Según los resultados de la reciente encuesta de M.O.O.D de los Estados Unidos que hizo Lincoln Financial Group, siete de cada 10 estadounidenses latinos dicen que esperan que su situación financiera mejore en el próximo año, en comparación con seis personas de cada 10 entre la población general. Aunque el optimismo es alto entre los estadounidenses latinos, el estudio también determina que este grupo demográfico tiene menos probabilidades de participar en planes de ahorro para el retiro en su trabajo.
(StatePoint) Cool temperatures, low humidity, and furnace-blasted dry air can leave your skin dry, flaky, and itchy. Everyone needs to protect his or her skin from drying out in winter, but if you have certain skin conditions, you should step up your routine to keep your skin healthy.
(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.
Same-sex couples can now legally marry in Arizona. Today, Attorney General Tom Horne did not appeal the court ruling as he struck down Arizona's marriage restriction.
The Arizona Superior Court in Pima County is pleased to announce that it has been honored by the Arizona Supreme Court with two state-level awards. The awards will be presented at the Court Leadership Conference luncheon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
The first award, for “Promoting Access to Justice,” was given to the Family Law Bench’s Simpla Phi Lex project, a collaborative effort with the James E. Rogers College of Law and the English Department at the University of Arizona. This project was conceived as a means of improving access to the court, especially for self-represented litigants, by simplifying language used in court forms and brochures to increase both readability and ease-of -use for the general public. The project has resulted in the successful redesign of nearly all of the “Self Service” forms for Family Law cases, where 80% of cases involve self- represented individuals. The project is ongoing, as more forms are improved and updates continue. “Essentially,” said Presiding Judge Sarah R. Simmons, “we’ve made it much easier for people to help themselves navigate through the legal system.”
The second award, for “Enhancing Professionalism,” was given to the Superior Court for the e-Bench pilot program launched successfully in late August. This project is a collaboration between the Superior Court, the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Clerk of the Superior Court’s office to implement aiSmartBench, a software product designed by Mentis Technologies to make the judicial process more efficient. It provides judicial officers and their assistants with one-stop electronic access on the desktop to summary case information, including all case documents and documents in related cases, as well as often-used reference materials. Without such immediate access, court hearings may be delayed to accommodate the retrieval of necessary documents. According to Court Administrator Kent Batty, “The goal is to give judges new electronic tools to make their work on the bench smoother, easier, and more efficient.” The three judges participating in the pilot have already expressed that the technology has improved courtroom business operations, including expediting decision-making processes.
The Arizona Supreme Court presents Strategic Agenda Awards every October to individuals or groups that have advanced one of the five goals within the strategic agenda, Advancing Justice Together: Courts & Communities. The Strategic Agenda is available for review at http://www.azcourts.gov/AZCourts/StrategicAgenda.aspx.
(NAPSI)—If you’re like many people, you’ve asked yourself: “Who would want to hack me? There are a lot more lucrative targets out there for cyberthieves, right?”
(BPT) - Did you know there are more than 8,000 ways a married couple can file for Social Security benefits?
The Pima Community College women’s soccer team will hold a “Pink Out” game to support and raise awareness for breast cancer research on Saturday, Oct. 18 when the Aztecs host Cochise College at the Kino North Grandstand at 7:00 p.m.
(NAPSI)—Research has shown, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports, that dietary supplements can be good for your health. For example, it’s wise to take in the right amount of minerals, especially iron. Here’s why:
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the estimated 40 million Americans over the age of 65—and especially the 12 million who live alone—taking a few steps for improved care can mean a longer, better, more independent life.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to college, many economists say, you can’t afford not to go. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over a working life, high school graduates can expect to earn, on average, $1.2 million; those with a bachelor’s degree, $2.1 million; and people with a master’s degree, $2.5 million.
Did you know that your smile is a reflection of your self-esteem and confidence? It is so important to have that great smile and confidence especially at times when you are interviewing for a job you want and need. Hiding a smile is just as noticeable to your potential employers.
(NewsUSA) - What do shoes have to do with choosing the perfect shingles for your roof?
Oro Valley residents are in the midst of turning a vision into reality.
The motion to approve a specific plan that would allow for denser developments at the Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch failed to pass in the Marana town council meeting.
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and Sam Levitz Furniture have partnered to sponsor a one-day “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The event, which will be held on Friday, October 17, helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A Sun Tran bus will be located at Sam Levitz Furniture’s eastside location at 100 North Pantano Road. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.