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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) scientists, along with state wildlife agency and U.S. Forest Service partners, have been coordinating with the Phoenix Zoo to develop a pilot breeding program for the critically endangered Mount Graham red squirrel (MGRS). Phoenix Zoo will act as the coordinator for other zoos interested in participating in this program. Recently, biologists with the Service collected three females and one male from the wild to bring the Zoo population to six individuals (three males, three females) needed for this project.
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Have you ever considered purchasing fine furniture and/or accessories from a consignment shop? I didn’t until recently, when I took a tour of the huge selection of consignment and thrift shops in the Valley. I was truly amazed at the selections, styles and most of all, the prices.
With the USA and coalitions dabbling in some type of skirmish with ISIS terrorists in the Syrian and Iraqi regions, now’s an important time to reflect on the advancement of terrorism and its impact on America’s way of life. Case in point:
Two Ahwatukee Foothills residents and members of Save the Lakes have filed a lawsuit against the owners of the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, hoping to get an injunction from the court that would force the owners to restore the land to its former condition.
Democrat Fred DuVal used the last gubernatorial debate Tuesday to essentially accuse Doug Ducey of class warfare, robbing from schools to give tax breaks to the rich.
Baxter, a 1-year-old, black and tan, Chihuahua/short coat mix is all puppy, still. He loves to play and goof around. However, he also has a serious side, and knows sit and is treat motivated. You can teach him a lot, as he would do anything for a treat. Come and visit Baxter at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, 25 N. 40th St., Building 6. He is neutered and his adoption fee is $125.
Turns out the biggest and scariest haunted houses in Phoenix are actually the safest, according to the city of Phoenix Fire Department.
As an investor, you’re well aware that, over the short term, the financial markets always move up and down. During your working years, you may feel that you have time to overcome this volatility. And you’d be basing these feelings on actual evidence: the longer the investment period, the greater the tendency of the markets to “smooth out” their performance. But what happens when you retire? Won’t you be more susceptible to market movements?
As women transition into menopause, known as peri-menopause, hormone levels can be all over the board. Some women sail smoothly into menopause experiencing little if any symptoms at all, while others suffer physical, emotional and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, newly-found belly fat, insomnia, moodiness, anxiety, hair loss, cognitive changes, joint pain, and decreased or totally absent libido.
We hear of women with breast cancer. We raise money for breast cancer awareness. We have the whole month of October devoted to it. But do you really know the challenges women with breast cancer really face? As an occupational therapist specializing in pain management using myofascial release, I have treated a large number of women of all ages, usually through word of mouth as they hear about the therapy I perform. I could only imagine just how traumatic receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is. Imagine what the initial shock one may feel when their doctor reveals the diagnosis to them. Decisions need to be made. Do I need a mastectomy? Do I have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation? Will the cancer go away? Will it come back? Do I choose alternative therapies? Do I reconstruct my breasts?
Estrogen dominance and estrogen dominant cancers such as breast and prostate cancer are fueled by estrogen overload. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), millions of men, children and teenagers are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance due to their diet, lifestyle choices and the environment.
Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona (Komen CAN AZ) will host its 22nd annual Komen Race for the Cure to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
Winning streaks can be both a curse and a blessing. They linger in the back of your mind and they’re the focus of your opponent.
Adrienne Howell of Southwest Gas Corp and Board of Directors’ president for Community Information and Referral Services (CIR) was awarded the 2014 Tomooka Award for her years of dedication and outstanding service to CIR. The award is named for the brother and sister team of Fred and Ayako Tomooka who volunteered with CIR for over 30 years.
Headaches affect 57 to 82 percent of teenagers, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. These headaches are caused by multiple factors, including the act of chewing gum. A recent study published by the Pediatric Neurology journal reported, “Excessive daily gum-chewing may be associated with chronic headache and should get more attention in the medical literature.”
I’m spending more time studying the Old Testament this year and as I was reading Second Kings I came upon a story that made me go, “No way! Are you serious?”
BARKtoberfest started as a small dog washing event in a parking lot, but the much-larger event will celebrate its 15th iteration this Saturday, Oct. 11.
Beasley, a 1-year-old Chihuahua short coat mix, is a happy-go-lucky guy looking for his forever home. His favorite thing is cuddling up with people. Beasley does well with some other dogs and maybe even cats.
It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account?
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2014 Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Not too long ago I stepped up to the cash register at a local store. The young clerk was obviously new as evidenced by the hand written name tag and the looming presence of a manager-type looking over her shoulder.
A state hearing officer on Wednesday recommended rescinding a permit given to a company to extract copper from the ground underneath Florence using chemicals.
QuikTrip stores in the Valley are undergoing a major overhaul, one even the occasional visitor may have noticed already. The company is changing the format of its stores to be more full-service, and the format change seems to be a successful one.
As the father of an Arizona State University student, former ASU police officer and former member of the Tempe Police Citizen’s Review Board, I read the Sunday front-page Arizona Republic story, “ASU PD staffing trails campus growth,” with considerable interest.