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(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.
(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Adding a serving of chia seeds to meals every day offers a more natural way to improve health and well-being than consuming multiple nutritional supplements, vitamins and energy drinks.
A great way to improve your nutrition is to add chia seeds to everyday food like smoothies.(NAPS)
Three candidates are running for the two seats available this fall on the Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board.
ovember is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—making it the ideal time to focus on your own brain health. Research has proven that people of all ages—even older adults—can improve their cognitive abilities and their memory.
The Y is so much more than a gym. For 100 years, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has been committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons, Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
Those of us who serve Marana as police officers and staff pride ourselves on providing exemplary service and protection to town residents, business owners and visitors. Marana is one of the safest communities in the state and our department promises to do everything it can to keep it that way.
(BPT) - While homeowners may not immediately think of their attic as a major source of energy loss, the reality is that as much as 25 percent of the energy lost in the average American home occurs there. As the weather begins to get cooler, you may be inclined to increase the thermostat to maintain a warm and comfortable home. However, air leakage, caused by numerous gaps and cracks throughout your home’s infrastructure, particularly the attic, can cause your HVAC equipment to work overtime and place a strain on your wallet every month.
(Family Features) Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again.
(Family Features) Although a lack of confidence while driving at night is most commonly associated with older drivers, new survey results reveal that drivers as young as 40 feel uncomfortable driving in dark, nighttime conditions. This time of year, when darkness falls earlier, means more low-light driving time for drivers of all ages, so it’s important to understand the factors that contribute to this discomfort, including one surprising culprit — your nutritional intake.
Catalina Foothills kept their playoff hopes alive with their 45-0 win over Casa Grande. The Falcons sit at 5-3 and will need to win out to feel comfortable about being in playoff contention. They finish with Marana and Maricopa, two three-win teams.
HONEYWELL VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE A MAKEOVER TO TUCSON HOME
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)—What do 500,000 students at 900 schools across the U.S. have in common?
(NAPSI)—A growing number of people are now using a hot tub as part of their personal wellness routine. They find the time they spend in warm water can soothe sore muscles, relieve stress and help them enjoy a better night’s sleep.
(BPT) - Autumn is the season of cool and comfortable temperatures, lovely autumn foliage and fun-filled family activities. With so much to look forward to, it’s easy to lose track of what you should be doing to stay prepped for a busy season ahead.
(NAPSI)—There are a few things you need to do to keep yourself and your precious cargo—kids, friends, pets—safe on snow, ice, slush, black ice and wet roads. Safety on the road is important all year-round, but winter weather calls for extra caution behind the wheel. That’s why many auto safety experts urge motorists to keep road safety at the top of their checklists this winter and switch to tires specifically designed for cold weather driving.
(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)—If the idea of preserving justice appeals to you or someone you know, a new educational opportunity may be just what you need.
(NAPSI)—The ability of the United States to solve major health challenges like Ebola or the Enterovirus D68, or find cures for other deadly or disabling diseases like cancer or Alzheimer’s, could depend on what you do in the voting booth.
(BPT) - Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. Despite the increased awareness of the disease and emphasis on early detection, breast cancer continues to be a major global health issue in need of improved forms of testing and treatment. Statistics show a five-year survival rate of approximately 98 percent among women whose breast cancer is detected when it is still localized in the breast.
Oro Valley residents are in the midst of turning a vision into reality.
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