April 2, 2021

Health

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Each year, 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and more than one million Americans are currently living with the neurodegenerative disease. Commonly known for its movement or motor-related symptoms, people with PD are often more impacted by non-motor symptoms like apathy, depression, sleep behavior disorders, loss of sense of smell and cognitive

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Fast Vegetables for Impatient Gardeners

Impatient gardeners want vegetables that grow fast! Discouragement sets in while waiting for the tomato and pepper harvest. Supplement with these fast-growing vegetables, and you will be picking fresh vegetables in just a few weeks.  Succession plant every other week for a continual supple of healthy goodness the entire year. Here are the nine plants

Science

Phoenix explorer, entrepreneur will be on first civilian crew to go into space

A Phoenix educator, entrepreneur, adventurer and science communicator has been selected for the crew of Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission to space. Sian Proctor, who’s a geology, sustainability and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, was one of the two final crew members SpaceX announced Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where SpaceX

Taxes

Death, taxes and April 15? Maybe not. Tax filing dates shift in 2021

The IRS this month extended the tax-filing deadline to May 17 to allow for complications from COVID-19, but in Arizona the due date remains April 15 – for now. The Legislature is moving toward an extension, but final approval for that move may not come until next week, just days before state taxes would be

Legal Beat

AG Brnovich and Rep. Bolick Announce New Law that Will Provide Civil Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims

Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Representative Shawnna L.M. Bolick applauded the enactment of legislation that will allow victims of human and sex trafficking to take civil action against their perpetrators and anyone else who contributes to their abuse. Representative Bolick worked with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to introduce HB2116 this legislative session. The bill received unanimous legislative

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