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A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
(Family Features) It's no surprise that as the holiday season approaches, family and friends gather to celebrate. With more cooking, decorating and rituals that include candles and open flames, the risk of house fires and pediatric burn injuries increase drastically during the month of December.
(NAPSI)—While holiday decorations are a great way to spread the joy of the season, you have to make sure they’re safe.
Whether it’s a husband buying yoga pants for his wife, a daughter looking for fly fishing supplies for her dad, or a childless uncle looking for gifts for nieces and nephews, consumers tend to stray from their retail comfort zones during the holiday season in pursuit of the perfect gift for loved ones.
(StatePoint) Whether it’s a husband buying yoga pants for his wife, a daughter looking for fly fishing supplies for her dad, or a childless uncle looking for gifts for nieces and nephews, consumers tend to stray from their retail comfort zones during the holiday season in pursuit of the perfect gift for loved ones.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners who are having a tough time making their mortgage payments. There is a free federal program that just may have the solution, even if you’re not behind on your mortgage.
(BPT) - The leaves and the weather don’t need to be the only things to change this season. As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list.
(NAPSI)—As autumn approaches, many people are looking forward to a break from the summer heat. However, soon that relief may turn chilly and your reliance on heating equipment will increase. The Electrical Safety Foundation International wants you to be aware of the risks associated with heating equipment and follow a few simple steps to help reduce your risk of a home fire.
Severe weather can pose a risk to your family’s safety, especially if you don’t have an emergency plan. Having a plan for what to do before, during and after severe weather can mean all the difference to your family’s safety.
(StatePoint) Severe weather can pose a risk to your family’s safety, especially if you don’t have an emergency plan. Having a plan for what to do before, during and after severe weather can mean all the difference to your family’s safety.
(NAPSI)—Nationwide, shoppers are asking questions and becoming more connected to the sources of their food. They browse farmers markets, choose farm-to-table dining and spend their time and money visiting farms. Adventurous consumers even tend backyard chicken coops, providing themselves with their own source of fresh eggs and poultry; others weigh the advantages of buying organic foods. Whatever specific habits they may have stem from a popular demand for fresh, locally grown agricultural products.
(NAPSI)—Launching today, the Safe Firearms Storage campaign encourages firearms owners to make safe firearms storage a priority. According to a study by the RAND Corporation using statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.4 million homes have firearms stored in a way that makes them accessible to the wrong hands—children, at-risk youth, potential thieves, and those who intend to harm themselves or others.
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There are clear reasons why the “Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart calls Arizona the meth lab for making laws. We continue to make the national news not for the great things we are doing, but because of the crazy things our elected officials continue to do.
The PGA Tour announced last week that a new tournament was coming to northwest Tucson. The Tucson Classic, a PGA Champions Tour event, will be played in Tucson’s Omni Tucson National Resort between March 16 and 22, next year.
1. House holds former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt
(BPT) - A peculiar corkscrew sensation goes up one’s spine when a tornado siren goes off in the dead of night. It means a tornado is on the ground. You know it’s coming. You can hear it and you can feel it. You just can’t see it and don’t know where it is until it might be right on top of you, literally.
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TUCSON, Ariz. – Following a season in which they helped lead the Arizona men’s basketball program to a 33-5 record, a Pac-12 regular-season title and an Elite Eight appearance, Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson have entered their names in the 2014 NBA Draft.
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Burning calories, toning muscles and having fun, women follow the lead of Fitness Together instructor Carmen Hemrick, 55, as she energetically dances on tile floor at Christ the King Episcopal Church.
“Exciting” is the word used by Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson to describe the approaching 2014 calendar year as the town continues to trend in the right direction following the nation’s hard-hitting 2008 recession.
Each year brings the promise of exciting new opportunities for communities across the country. In Marana, we are optimistic that 2014 will be a year filled with positive developments that move our town forward in many ways.