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I would love to have a municipal golf course in Oro Valley, but not the one proposed.
If you step into Krisha Leyva’s class be prepared for a lot of energy, a lot of hands-on activities and not a lot of handholding. Leyva believes in being upbeat and animated, but she also believes in letting kids make their own discoveries. This philosophy has led her to being a finalist for STEM Superhero Awards for Most Dedicated STEM teacher, which is sponsored by the Arizona Super Bowl committee.
(BPT) - When the weather cools and fall arrives, do you sigh in relief, assuming your allergies will settle down until spring? Don’t let your guard down so soon – fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma.
(NAPSI)—Do you research a charity before you donate? Chances are you don’t, and you’re not alone. According to Hope Consulting, 65 percent of Americans fail to research before donating their time and money—but they’re donating a lot. In 2013, Americans gave a staggering $335 billion to charities, notes Giving USA Foundation.
Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona. Veterans Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.
WASHINGTON – There are many memorials in the nation’s capital that honor veterans of specific wars or particular branches of the military, but the newest addition honors veterans from all branches and all wars who returned with a disability. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in the shadow of the Capitol features a reflecting pool, bronze statues and more features honoring their service and acknowledging their sacrifices.
(StatePoint) The holiday season can mean new routines, new décor and new foods in your home. While these temporary changes can be exciting for people, they can be hazardous to pets.
(BPT) - Fall weather affects pets just like their people. While you are taking precautions to protect yourself from cooler temperatures and environmental changes, you need to safeguard your dogs and cats, too.
The Holidays are fast approaching. It’s that time of the year that many spend enjoying family, friends, feasting and all the joys of the season. It is also a time of reflection and giving thanks for all, including freedom. This is the freedom that is protected by those brave men and women of our various military branches. Each and every one of whom, when they signed up, wrote a blank check made payable to America, for an amount up to and including their lives.
(BPT) - The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than one-third, or 78.6 million, of U.S. adults are obese. While the issue is well-recognized among the public, many don’t realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.
This is the beginning of another busy year for American Legion Tucson Mountains Post 102, with a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. All eligible veterans are encouraged to come and get acquainted.
You may have heard or read lately that Pima County has the most debt of any county in the state.
(BPT) - When moving houses, you make a checklist of the utility companies you need to contact for stopping and starting services. You also schedule all the volunteer or professional movers to pack, transport and unpack your belongings, and you let all your friends and family members know your new address. Additionally, you need to remember to make plans for your special family members, too – your pets.
(BPT) - In wartime, members of the armed forces often face dangerous situations. President George Washington recognized this, when he created what is now known as the Purple Heart medal in 1782, to honor combat wounded veterans. Since then, an estimated 1.7 million Purple Hearts have been awarded by the military to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen.
(NAPSI)—According to a new study by Intermedia and Osterman Research, small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) are losing time and money to cloud apps. These can include e-mail, phones, collaboration and file sharing, CRM, identity and access management, security and so on.
(NAPSI)—The story of Army Specialist Travis Fugate may be eye-opening for many Americans.
PimaAnimalCareCenter is hosting a free Microchip Clinic and eegee’s Social on Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The event will feature free microchip implants for dogs and cats and free iced eegee’s, too. When the shelter opens at 10, there will be free adoptions all day until 5, and the free eegee’s fun will continue, too. Dog and puppy adopters must still pay a $15 license fee, but there are no licensing fees for cats and kittens.
(BPT) - Picture this: It’s late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you’re not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.
(StatePoint) The majority of pet owners say they have at least one dog or cat with behavioral problems, which easily can be exacerbated by such startling things as July 4th fireworks and summer thunderstorms.
Pima Animal Care Center’s cat room is getting crowded and county residents wanting to add a cat or kitten to their families can get their adoption fees waived by donating badly needed cat food and supplies.
In the past two weeks, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona has seen an increase in dogs coming in from the community that have been positive for distemper, a deadly virus that has no medical cure. The only way to prevent the spread of distemper is through vaccination.
Since its inception on May 17, a help desk also known as Support Options Solutions (S.O.S.) at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) has diverted 32 animals from being surrendered to the shelter. S.O.S is organized by No Kill Pima County (NKPC) and staffed by NKPC and PACC volunteers only 8-11 hours a week. The goal is to have it staffed during all open shelter hours. More volunteers are needed to reach this goal.