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(NewsUSA) - Everyone knows heart health is vital. Yet, more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year -- or one in every four deaths -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(NewsUSA) - Back in December of 2014, Congress passed a spending bill that will fund the government through September of 2015. That's good, right? No government shut-down. However, this spending bill includes yet another funding haircut for the IRS, which is probably going to make your life a little worse this tax season. This "haircut" means roughly $350 million in spending cuts.
(BPT) - Valentine’s Day is often stressful, whether you’re trying to decide what to do for that special someone or looking for a fun activity with friends. If you’re at a loss for ideas, here are seven that will get you started.
(BPT) - Americans rarely take the time to unplug during the work day. In fact, we spend just short of half the day in front of some type of screen, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Dance studio owner and instructor Elizabeth Keyes believes that dance is good for you, physically, mentally and spiritually.
It is tough for the group who worked diligently for weeks to find out in heartbreaking fashion that thousands of signatures were thrown out on a technicality. Needing just over 1,100 signatures, the group trying to get the council’s approved purchase of a $1 million golf course, and let’s not forget the coveted community center, overturned by voters in a special election turned in more than 3,100 signatures.
The boys and girls soccer regular seasons are down to the final week, and sectional championships as well as at-large playoff berths are on the line. Area teams are still competing for sectional titles and the automatic playoff berths that come with them.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea doesn’t care if the state balances its budget (Explorer Feb. 21). I (and a lot of others) do care that the state has a balanced budget, and not by me (or us) paying higher fees and taxes to the state that then get cycled back to Marana. Nor am I (or we) interested in paying higher costs for goods that result from higher business fees and taxes paid to the state cycling that money back to Marana.
The Miners Co-op Rock Show is back in Marana this year as one of the more than 40 shows operating under the umbrella of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.
James Coyle and the rest of his fellow seventh-grade classmates at Coronado K-8 School had to make a business plan for class.
Two rezonings passed at the Jan. 20 Marana Town Council meeting, one with no opposition and another that was more controversial.
On Jan. 20 the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three school years, but those new placements are hardly set in stone. In addition to the normal appeals process, the AIA informed schools on Friday that they would be looking over the data one more time to make sure the placements were correct and some changes were made Monday morning.
(BPT) - “Oh the weather outside is frightful.” For many, this sums up the blustery season known as winter. With cold temperatures blanketing cities and towns, many have been spending more time indoors with friends and family. While everyone should take steps to stay healthy during this season, a cancer patient is at greater risk for picking up an infection because their immune system is not as strong as usual. If you have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, there are some important things you can do this winter that may help you avoid getting an infection.
(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the ideal destination for vacations or longer stays during the winter months. A trip to the region, which includes McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and the beaches of South Padre Island, will show visitors there’s much more to South Texas than amazing weather. From its unique music heritage to its flavorful culinary scene, read on to learn why a trip to South Texas should be on every travelers list.
(BPT) - Whether you’re smitten after dating for only a month or your relationship has a soothing rhythm after many years of marriage, your affections deserve to be celebrated this Valentine’s Day. Finding the perfect way to say you care, however, is often easier said than done. Stop stressing and consider these top trends and unique gift ideas, all custom-fitted to the length of your relationship.
(NAPSI)—Settling into a new place can be an exciting time. You’re unpacking, meeting new neighbors, getting the “lay of the land” and making decisions about how to furnish and decorate your home. At the same time, you’re assuming many new financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and maintenance costs. That’s one reason it’s important to protect yourself and your family by making sure you have a sound financial foundation.
Less than a week after making some dramatic realignment decision, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has reviewed the data used and made some alterations to the initial placements after athletic directors complained about some curious decisions.
(NewsUSA) - A simple, inexpensive lighting update can completely transform your kitchen from dull to dynamite.
(Family Features) Borrowing money can help you manage your way out of a tight spot, but doing so without knowing all the facts can make your finances even tighter in the long run.
(Family Features) Homeowners can avoid emergency repairs by completing a few home projects each season. A simple project such as inspecting the plumbing annually can prevent the unexpected cost of repairing water damage from a pipe that burst.
(Family Features) With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home. Almost everyone that enters your home sees your bathroom. From changing accessories to a total bath remodel, it is important that it receives a little refreshment. A bathroom should be an oasis, and the environment that it displays directly correlates with just how relaxing it is.
(BPT) - Mom. It's a very important title; one that establishes you as a role model for your young daughter. Being a mom is a tough job, always challenging you to find ways to create and strengthen that special bond. The good news is it doesn't have to be complicated. Just find activities you both like, so you can spend time together developing special memories that will last a lifetime.
On Tuesday the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three school years.
While most of the talk last week centered around the new governor’s State of the State address and then the $9.1 billion budget proposed on Friday, one thing that Gov. Doug Ducey caught my attention was the passage of the Arizona Civics Act.
Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re taking a look at what we’ve learned about government and politics from our new Governor Doug Ducey. Spoiler alert: the lesson will not be uplifting. Our new Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas might even say it’s too cynical to be taught to elementary school children. But we can take it. We’re all adults here.