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Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations After Hurricane Dorian

Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations After Hurricane Dorian

As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by […]

US Conference of Mayors New Resolution

US Conference of Mayors New Resolution

Supports Cities Rights to Protect Taxpayers from Climate Change Costs At its annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted Resolution 65, which supports cities’ rights and efforts to mitigate climate change damages and protect taxpayers from related adaptation costs. Santa Cruz Mayor Martine Watkins co-sponsored the Resolution. This Resolution puts the US Conference […]

Inspiring News in 2018

Inspiring News in 2018

Science Australian researchers develop 10-minute test to detect cancer cells anywhere in the body. Scientists accidently created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles. World Health Organization unveiled new vaccine to end cholera. Cancer deaths have dropped 25% in the USA. Half of all people with HIV are getting treatment; deaths have dropped by […]

Santa Cruz Native Earns Military Excellence Award

Santa Cruz Native Earns Military Excellence Award

By Alan Nunn, Recruit Training Command Public Affairs GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Seaman Recruit Jacob Sanchez, a Santa Cruz, California, native, graduated as top Sailor from Recruit Training Command, Division 802, earning the Military Excellence Award on November 30. Sanchez said he is honored and humbled to be receiving the MEA. “Receiving the MEA is […]

Panetta Speaks about 2018 Farm Bill

Panetta Speaks about 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the 2018 Farm Bill, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, with strong bipartisan support, fulfills a promise to our farmers, rural communities, and neighbors who need assistance […]

Supreme Court Victory for Edward Poitevent, Property Rights

Supreme Court Victory for Edward Poitevent, Property Rights

WASHINGTON, DC — Private property rights throughout the entire nation are more secure today thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The justices all agreed that federal regulators overstepped their authority when they declared 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as a critical habitat for […]

New Medicare Cards are Coming!

New Medicare Cards are Coming!

Identification Will No Longer Use Your Social Security Number By Greg Dill Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security number, so we’re removing those numbers from Medicare cards to […]

Search Underway to Find Former USS Intrepid Crew Members, Memorabilia

Search Underway to Find Former USS Intrepid Crew Members, Memorabilia

NEW YORK — August 16, 2018 will mark the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. To mark the occasion, the Intrepid Museum is putting out a coast-to-coast “all call” for former Intrepid crew members […]

Reducing Children’s Chances of Asthma

Reducing Children’s Chances of Asthma

National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in […]

Summer in Antarctica

Summer in Antarctica

A family friend, Todd, is spending the summer at McMurdo Station … the Antarctic summer that is. Right now there are 24 hours of sunlight each day and the temperature is a balmy 11 degrees F with light snow. Here are some of the things he has experienced and seen in his own words and […]

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