(NAPSI)—Over 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in the United States every year from easy-to-fix household leaks. That is the amount of water used by more than 11 million homes every year!
(NAPSI)—When it comes to the federal government, getting what you need and meeting your obligations, some dates and times can be particularly important. Here’s a look at a few you should know.
(BPT) - Getting children to brush their teeth can be challenging. No parent wants to struggle with a child every morning and night to ensure he or she develops good dental habits and a healthy smile. As a father of two young children, NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon understands the challenges that parents and caregivers have in getting kids to routinely practice good dental health habits.
(NewsUSA) - For almost a decade, there has been a dramatic shift by educators to increase kids' interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM).
Programs are in place that are dedicated to increasing kids' interest in STEM subjects.
(NAPSI)—The population of the U.S. is aging in a way that may present some challenges for public education in the near future.
Tobacco and nicotine users working for Pima County will be required to enroll in a cessation program of their choice in the 2015-16 fiscal year after the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to support the measure last week.
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Epic Games, responsible for the Gears of War franchise, has recently announced a new funding initiative – an initiative that could supply a small, independent video game developer with between $5,000 and $50,000 in funding for a new project.
(BPT) - Four-month old Lily Campos sits on her father’s lap, one chubby hand in her mouth, the other patting the farm animals in the book in front of her. As the pages turn, she reaches for the pictures, squealing and gurgling with excitement as her father reads.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) have teamed up during the 2015 cookie season to distribute 125,000 compact florescent light bulbs (CFL) that can help customers to use less energy and reduce their monthly electric bills.
(BPT) - With 28 million small businesses employing half of the country’s population, small businesses form the backbone of our nation’s economy. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that since 1995, small businesses have been responsible for more than 65 percent of all new American jobs.
Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain District and Rincon Mountain District Offer Wildflower Walks at Mini BioBlitz
(Family Features) When it comes to recognizing and responding to the signs of a heart attack, early action can make the difference between life and death. But action even earlier to improve lifestyle and eating habits can make a big difference, too.
The Foothills Forum will present “Stopping the Revolving Door of Prisons” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive.
Drexel Heights Fire District provides fire safety lessons for kindergartners in all area schools in their jurisdiction. The program is based off of the National Fire Protection Association of NFPA's "Learn Not To Burn" curriculum.
(NAPSI)—Years of helping other blinded veterans paid off recently for one dedicated volunteer, in the form of the Department of Veterans Affairs’s (VA) National Male Volunteer of the Year award.
(BPT) - Expressing creativity is an important element in helping a person grow and everyone taps into their creativity in unique ways. It is not simply about having wacky ideas or a defined artistic talent. There are equally creative scientists, mathematicians and engineers as there are artists, musicians and entrepreneurs. Even wordsmiths play with words to blend them together in interesting ways.
(BPT) - Sports fans today crave exciting and engaging viewing experiences. They want the latest in technology, outstanding production quality and most importantly, they want to see the event on their terms. The rise of on-demand entertainment and accessible sports video content has driven the demand for a more engaging viewing experience. These fans want access to their favorite events, without paying extra fees.
Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge will not have any of their team sports competing Division I. The two schools successfully appealed down in 11 sports.
BBC News: The US announced it will begin allowing sales of armed drones to some friendly and allied countries.
(NAPSI)—When a new heating system is in your home’s future, you’d be wise to consider the pros and cons of heat pumps and furnaces. Both distribute air through a home using heated air rather than heated water. A heat pump does this by extracting heat from outside air and circulating it through your home. A furnace uses electricity or gas to produce heat.
For their support of employees in the National Guard and Reserve, the Golder Ranch Fire Department was presented with Patriot Awards by the Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) at their board meeting on Feb. 10.