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Veterans

Thank a veteran? Good luck finding one in Congress, as numbers dwindle

Every year, members of Congress use Veteran’s Day to honor and thank those who have served in the Armed Forces. And every year, finding a colleague to thank for that service gets a little harder. The number of veterans serving in Congress is at its lowest point since the start of World War II, with

Employment

US jobless claims fall to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen. The decline — the fourth in the past five weeks — coincides with a rash of states led by Republican

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

7 Flowers to Save Monarch Butterflies

Why do you garden? Before the pandemic, the question was asked with over 2500 replays consolidated into 30 key categories based on the words of local gardeners. The purpose was to identify customer values that would become the basis for my writing calendar, garden content, and weekly garden podcast. You can guess a few, but

State

State passes 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, but overall numbers trending down

Arizona passed 200,000 COVID-19 cases this week and the death toll from the disease topped 5,000 Saturday, but despite those somber milestones experts said the numbers are all moving in the right direction – for now. Rates of infection and death are down sharply from just a month ago and hospital bed availability has improved,

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