May 8, 2021

Health

This May, the Y Encourages Older Adults to “Engage at Every Age”

May is Older Americans Month and the James Family Prescott YMCA is emphasizing the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. Quad Cities residents are encouraged to develop behaviors that are crucial to healthy aging, including healthy eating, increasing physical activity and social interaction—especially those adults over

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Policies Bite Blue Collar Workers

With a frenzy of executive orders coming out of the Biden White House, it’s tough to keep track of every policy change that’s happening. Maybe that’s by design, because Biden’s recent rollback of expanded apprenticeship programs serves no one but big business and big government. Efforts in Congress double down on this rollback and continue

Science

NAU team finds U.S. greenhouse gas emissions decline during COVID lockdown 3x greater than previously reported

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally and continues to influence emissions as the response to COVID-19 evolves. Reliable data that can provide a real-time update of emissions has been difficult to acquire and emissions estimates, thus far, have relied on indirect or “proxy” metrics. Now, professor Kevin Gurney of Northern

Second Amendment

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Protect Second Amendment Rights

Legislation Guards Law-Abiding Manufacturers From Frivolous Lawsuits Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to protect the Second Amendment rights of Arizonans by safeguarding against frivolous lawsuits that have no connection to unlawful use of firearms. The new state law mirrors federal law that was passed on a bipartisan basis. “With efforts currently underway in Washington to

Wildfires

Wildfire prevention gets boost from behind bars with expanded program

It’s important to have boots on the ground when battling wildfires. And come July 1, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will be able to start putting 1,400 more boots on the ground. That’s when an expansion of a long-running program that lets the department use inmate crews to do forest maintenance will

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