Home help service agency – A Dakota Candles http://adakotacandles.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 05:55:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://adakotacandles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-icon-32x32.png Home help service agency – A Dakota Candles http://adakotacandles.com/ 32 32 After Leander’s vote secures transit service, Cap Metro seeks to ‘win over’ doubters https://adakotacandles.com/after-leanders-vote-secures-transit-service-cap-metro-seeks-to-win-over-doubters/ Tue, 10 May 2022 05:09:22 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/after-leanders-vote-secures-transit-service-cap-metro-seeks-to-win-over-doubters/ Photo by Gabriel C. Perez/KUT Tuesday, May 10, 2022 by Nathan Bernier, KUT Now that Capital Metro service in Leander is secure for at least five years after Saturday’s election, the regional transit agency wants to convince opponents to spend a 1% sales tax on public transport. Proposition A asked voters in Leander if they […]]]>

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 by Nathan Bernier, KUT

Now that Capital Metro service in Leander is secure for at least five years after Saturday’s election, the regional transit agency wants to convince opponents to spend a 1% sales tax on public transport.

Proposition A asked voters in Leander if they should cancel transit service and stop paying the tax to Capital Metro. The 1% sales tax generated nearly $10 million last year, and revenue is expected to rise 28% this year.

Some 59% of voters supported keeping Capital Metro service and the accompanying sales tax. More than 2 in 5 voters opposed the arrangement.

“We still have to convince them,” Capital Metro’s Sam Sargent said of Leander residents who wanted to end the 37-year partnership.

How should Capital Metro do this?

“I think providing good service day in and day out, but also just making sure we’re presenting our case,” Sargent said. “You just have to go out there and say very honestly, here’s what we’re doing. Here is where we are.

But Capital Metro faces great challenges.

Transit ridership in Leander remains stubbornly below pre-pandemic levels, with one big exception: the on-demand transit service Pickup.

Pickup, which allows people to order a minibus in about 15 minutes with an app or a phone call, had 1,861 passengers in the Leander service area in February, according to data provided by Capital Metro. That’s about triple the number a year earlier.

Commuter rail and commuter bus ridership, on the other hand, has not recovered since many Leanderites were offered the option to work from home because of Covid-19.

Weekday boardings on MetroRail this year averaged 145 through February, about half of pre-pandemic levels. However, traffic is more than double what it was a year earlier.

MetroExpress is even lower. Weekday boardings averaged 31 through February, about a tenth of the ridership just before the pandemic. So few people take the Leander commuter bus that Capital Metro suspended one of the two routes in January.

But Capital Metro hopes ongoing rail projects will make rail more attractive to Leanderites.

A pair of new stations will provide easier access to the Austin FC grounds and stadium. On days with football games, boardings at Leander MetroRail station can be double or more than the average weekday ridership.

Capital Metro is also working on adding a second set of tracks along the Red Line between Leander and Lakeline. The double track project would allow trains to run more frequently to and from Leander.

“We’re getting closer and closer to reducing our frequencies so we can really rely on us in the same way as a good 15 to 20 minute bus service,” Sargent said.

The dual-track project is expected to be completed this fall, but the plan to increase service frequency is more advanced, more of a “medium to long term plan,” Sargent said.

Residents of Leander can also expect millions of dollars in infrastructure funding to start flowing in the coming months.

The city is eligible for $7.4 million from a one-time infrastructure fund created by Capital Metro’s board of directors. Leander can also begin receiving sales tax rebates on what it costs Capital Metro to provide transit service. This year, the amount is estimated at just under $2 million.

With both funds, Leander must identify projects and submit them to Capital Metro for approval. Work could include things like sidewalks, road resurfacing, lighting, intersection improvements – as long as it benefits transit customers.

If Capital Metro is serious about gaining the support of more Leander residents, the agency should expand its services to more areas of the city, said Leander Mayor Christine DeLisle.

“Cap Metro should have heard the calls for more equitable services, transportation for people with disabilities in our community, and transparency in the costs of services provided to our residents,” DeLisle said in a statement Monday.

Leander cannot hold a similar election on Capital Metro membership for at least five years, the city and Capital Metro said.

This timing has left opponents of joining Capital Metro doubtful that Leander’s service levels or ridership will see much improvement.

“You’d have to be stoned to think that,” said Mike Sanders, a Leander resident who used money from an unsuccessful council bid to campaign against Proposition A.

“They just got the chance to get the best deal they could want,” he said. “They don’t have to change anything they’re currently doing, and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

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COVID news: Possible annual vaccine, J&J injection, FDA and more https://adakotacandles.com/covid-news-possible-annual-vaccine-jj-injection-fda-and-more/ Fri, 06 May 2022 15:18:40 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/covid-news-possible-annual-vaccine-jj-injection-fda-and-more/ In this photo, pharmacist Brian Kiefer sucks up saline solution while preparing a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif. Noah Shepherd PA In the United States, more than 81 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Friday, May 6, according to […]]]>

In this photo, pharmacist Brian Kiefer sucks up saline solution while preparing a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif.

In this photo, pharmacist Brian Kiefer sucks up saline solution while preparing a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif.

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In the United States, more than 81 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Friday, May 6, according to Johns Hopkins University.

To date, more than 996,000 people in the United States have died, including about 3,000 since last week. Worldwide, there have been more than 516 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including around 2 million new cases in the past week.

Additionally, more than 6.2 million people have died from the virus worldwide. About 219 million people in the United States are fully vaccinated as of April 29 — 66.3% of the population — and nearly 101 million of those people have received their first booster, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 98% of the United States lives in a place with low or medium community level of COVID-19, according to the agency as of May 6. About 2% of Americans reside in an area with a high community level of COVID-19. For them, it is recommended to wear a mask indoors in public.

The CDC reports that the weekly average of COVID-19 cases increased nationwide as of April 27. Cases are 25.2% higher than the previous week’s average, according to the CDC.

The omicron BA.2 subvariant dominated positive US cases for the week ending April 30.

Here’s what happened between May 1 and May 6.

FDA limits use of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine on blood clot risks, agency says

Use of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, also known as Janssen, has been restricted to “certain individuals” due to rare blood clot risks, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday (May 5).

It is now restricted to people 18 and older “for whom other licensed or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate,” the FDA statement said. Additionally, those 18 and older can choose to get the J&J vaccine if they “wouldn’t otherwise receive a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Learn more here:

Most parents are hesitant to vaccinate children under 5 against COVID, survey finds

Most parents of children under the age of 5 in the United States say they are hesitant to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19 – if and when a vaccine is authorized for this age group, a new poll has found.

About one in five parents, 18%, would get their young child vaccinated “right away” if it became an option, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Vaccine Monitor survey released May 4. and see” before allowing their child to be vaccinated.

The Pfizer vaccine is currently licensed for ages 5 and older. Meanwhile, the Moderna stunt is permitted for people 18 and older. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was restricted to “certain individuals” 18 and older by the Food and Drug Administration on May 5, McClatchy News reported.

“Slightly more than half of parents of children in this age group say they do not have enough information about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines for children under 5,” noted the report. vaccine follow-up survey.

To learn more, keep reading:

Annual COVID shot may be needed as virus becomes ‘new normal’, FDA officials say

An annual COVID-19 vaccine may be needed — much like flu shots are recommended every year — as living with the virus becomes the “new normal,” Food and Drug Administration officials say.

“It will likely circulate around the world for the foreseeable future, taking its place alongside other common respiratory viruses such as influenza,” three FDA officials wrote in an article published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA on May 2.

As a result, “society is moving toward a new normal that may well include annual COVID-19 vaccination alongside seasonal flu vaccination.”

Keep reading below:

Yes, home COVID test kits expire – but you might want to keep yours. What there is to know

Yes, there are expiration dates for at-home COVID-19 tests, and you should check to see if an unopened test has been sitting on your shelf for a while.

But while the FDA says you shouldn’t use an expired home test, you may want to save any you may have as the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States.

Here’s why.

Beware of counterfeit COVID home tests, FDA warns. How to spot a fake

Keep an eye out for counterfeit COVID-19 home tests circulating in the United States, warns the Food and Drug Administration.

The agency said the bogus tests are “distributed or used” nationwide and are misleading because they resemble FDA-authorized tests. There is a risk of false results when using them.

“You may risk unknowingly spreading COVID-19 and delaying or stopping appropriate medical treatment for COVID-19 if you use a counterfeit test,” the FDA said.

Continue reading here:

This story was originally published May 6, 2022 7:13 a.m.

Julia Marnin is a McClatchy National Real-Time reporter covering the Southeast and Northeast while based in New York. She is an alumnus of the College of New Jersey and joined McClatchy in 2021. Previously she has written for Newsweek, Modern Luxury, Gannett and more.

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Test positive for coronavirus abroad: what you need to know https://adakotacandles.com/test-positive-for-coronavirus-abroad-what-you-need-to-know/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:28:00 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/test-positive-for-coronavirus-abroad-what-you-need-to-know/ I am positive! Should I self-isolate or quarantine? If you test positive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you self-isolate and delay travel for 10 days, regardless of symptoms or a negative test taken during the isolation period. The country you are staying in may have its own quarantine and isolation rules. […]]]>

If you test positive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you self-isolate and delay travel for 10 days, regardless of symptoms or a negative test taken during the isolation period. The country you are staying in may have its own quarantine and isolation rules. Rules differ from country to country and isolation periods can be longer than the 10 days recommended by the CDC Across Europe, many countries are following the guidelines of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control diseases, which recommends that fully vaccinated people self-isolate after testing positive. If their symptoms improve and they feel better for at least 24 hours and they test negative for the virus twice in 24 hours, they can stop self-isolating. Or, if after six days they test negative once, they can stop self-isolating. Unvaccinated people are advised to self-isolate for 10 days, but can leave isolation if they meet the same requirements for negative tests.

Some other destinations, particularly in Asia, may require mandatory quarantine or isolation at a government facility or designated hotel for 14 days or longer.

This will depend on the regulations in the country you are visiting, so be sure to check what they say on local Ministry of Health websites. In most places, tourists are not required to officially report a positive test result to the government, although if you took your test in person at a local health facility, the results are often sent to the health authority regional or national.

Most countries, including popular European destinations like Greece, Italy and France, allow visitors who test positive to choose their own accommodation during the recommended self-isolation period. You can find this information on the websites of US embassies. If you’ve booked a hotel or Airbnb for your trip, it’s worth calling ahead and seeing what their isolation policy is and if they have availability if you need to extend your stay.

Some accommodations will require you to self-isolate in a separate room, even if your family members or travel companions test negative. You should also find out about access to food and medical facilities, especially if you are staying in a remote area.

It helps to have a plan B in place in case your hotel or rental cannot accommodate you, or to have a cheaper option available if you need to self-isolate for 10 days. Many countries have designated “quarantine hotels or apartments” and some resorts in popular tourist destinations like Spain, Portugal and Mexico are allowing guests to self-quarantine at a discounted rate.

While most people are likely to test negative within 10 days of a positive coronavirus test, for some it can take weeks or even months, according to global health partnership Gavi, the Alliance of the vaccine. If you find yourself in this situation and feel well enough to travel, you can return to the United States, but you will need to obtain “recovery documentation”.

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Be prepared for forest fires! | News https://adakotacandles.com/be-prepared-for-forest-fires-news/ Tue, 03 May 2022 01:43:11 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/be-prepared-for-forest-fires-news/ San Diego County today joined CAL FIRE and partner agencies at Ramona Air Attack Base CAL FIRE to explain what you can do to prepare for wildfires. Nearly half of the state’s largest and most devastating wildfires occurred in 2020 and 2021, burning nearly 7 million acres. But there are proactive steps you can take […]]]>

San Diego County today joined CAL FIRE and partner agencies at Ramona Air Attack Base CAL FIRE to explain what you can do to prepare for wildfires. Nearly half of the state’s largest and most devastating wildfires occurred in 2020 and 2021, burning nearly 7 million acres. But there are proactive steps you can take to prepare your home and your communities to be more resilient to wildfire impacts.

  • Create a defensible space around your property by maintaining your lawn and removing combustible debris around your home.
  • Reinforce your home by using fire resistant materials for construction, renovation and landscaping to protect your property.
  • Make and share a family wildfire emergency plan. Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety and plan how the neighborhood can work together before and after a wildfire.

“San Diego County is ready and we are ready to respond to the wildfires,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher said. “Since the devastating Cedar fire in 2003, your county has invested more than $600 million. These investments have improved fire protection and EMS, added staff, fire stations, improved communication, increased training and brush management. We’ve also added more ground and air gear.

Supervisor Joel Anderson said: “Some of the things we can do is really focus on grants to help people harden their homes, which we have done. We all voted to spend $1 million toward this goal. We’ve also worked so that when you need to evacuate somewhere like Ramona, Alpine, or Fallbrook, the roads aren’t restricted. We cut down all the trees along the escape routes, so people have a chance to get out.

The event was the first in a statewide campaign to help Californians prepare for wildfires. The director of CAL FIRE was there to talk and show off some of the agency’s newest gear. He was joined by representatives from the California Natural Resources Agency, United States Forest Service, California Office of Emergency Services, California Military Department, Highway Patrol and CAL FIRE San Diego Fire Chief Tony Mecham.

Chief Mecham congratulated all of the local fire crews, “San Diego County is unique and I believe we are one of the most prepared areas in the United States. And the reason we’re so prepared is because we have a collaborative, cooperative mindset.

To learn more about forest fire safety and preparedness, visit readysandiego.org.

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VFW celebrates Loyalty Day with a public program on May Day – Macomb Daily https://adakotacandles.com/vfw-celebrates-loyalty-day-with-a-public-program-on-may-day-macomb-daily/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:34:28 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/vfw-celebrates-loyalty-day-with-a-public-program-on-may-day-macomb-daily/ Macomb County Board for Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrates Loyalty Day with a program and guest speakers from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1. It will be held at VFW Lt. Wood-Cpl. Reid Post 6691, at 17075 Anita Ave, Fraser. The ceremony is open to the public and a meal follows for members of the post […]]]>

Macomb County Board for Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrates Loyalty Day with a program and guest speakers from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

It will be held at VFW Lt. Wood-Cpl. Reid Post 6691, at 17075 Anita Ave, Fraser. The ceremony is open to the public and a meal follows for members of the post and their guests.

The United States Congress, by Public Law 85-529, has designated the first day of May each year as Loyalty Day. Historically, it dates back to the 1920s, then was revived in the 1950s, when loyalty to the United States was encouraged to thwart communist celebrations.

The proclamations speak of allegiance to democratic ideals, the United States Constitution, to be united as one people and to respect differences and dissent.

Loyalty Day kicks off National Military Appreciation Month.

The VFW position at Fraser has a long history with Loyalty Day. On May Day, they revive the tradition of celebrating patriotism in the United States of America and democracy. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY MIKE SAND)

Mike Sand is the public information officer for extension 6691 and a veteran of the Vietnamese Air Force. He recalled when the observance included a patriotic parade and good press.

“Loyalty day was on a very small scale, but at the time it was a major event,” Sand said. “Fraser Station was near a park and was an ideal site. All the groups of vets got together, met at Fraser High School and marched to Garfield. They all had their honor guards, so you would have flags from all over Macomb County from the VFW, Boy Scouts and affiliated organizations.

Sand and her family moved to Fraser in 1974.

“That was when Vietnam vets were just starting to be welcomed home and the prisoner of war (POW) thing was going strong,” he said. “So watching this parade march down my street, we were negotiating for the return of POWs and in particular Robert Tucci whose parents lived in Fraser.”

Robert Leon Tucci was a United States Air Force major and pilot with the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron whose F-4D Phantom II left a base in Udorn, Thailand on November 12, 1969 and did not return. His remains, along with another crew member, were identified in 2010 at a crash site in Laos by accounting agency Defense POW/MIA.

This 1987 Macomb Daily article was one of many written by former editor Maury Vincent to cover the event. (PHOTOS BY MIKE SAND)

The now deceased Macomb Daily editors Mitch Kehetian and Maury Vincent often wrote about Tucci.

“The Fraser Post, for its part, was welcoming to Vietnam veterans, in part because of the Tucci family, and because of the articles by Mitch Kehetian and Maury Vincent. They supported Vietnam veterans and the whole Vietnam issue. It all kind of came together,” Sand said.

“The Loyalty Day Parade was a response to the Communist May Day which was their show of force in Moscow Square. They were marching down the street with missiles and tanks and all for a show of force. And there we were, proud Americans, very patriotic at the time, and we got together with the veterans of foreign wars and showed our patriotism, as opposed to a show of military might,” he said.

Fast forward to today, when veteran service organizations dwindle and even close because older veterans die and few younger veterans join the positions and chapters they are eligible for.

“We do everything we can to involve young people,” Sand said.

Gena Gordon is one of those young people. At 43, the US Navy veteran is the current Commanding Officer of Post 6691 and the Junior Vice Commandant of the Macomb County Council of VFWs. One of his duties is to organize the Loyalty Day event, so he returned to Fraser.

“I want to encourage some patriotism and some involvement and wave the flag. The huge flag that we have, if the weather is good, can be hoisted and we can be proud to be Americans, again, or again, or whatever,” he said.

Speakers for the event are: Doug “Odie” Slocum, President of Air Force Association Af Mount Clemens Chapter 179; Paul Palazzolo, President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 9; Su-Jen Mauldin, VFW District 5 Commander; TACOM Chief of Staff Steven Carozza; and several elected officials.

“The purpose of Loyalty Day is a day for the community to demonstrate patriotism in support of our unique tradition of freedom,” Gordon said. “It can be done in many ways: celebrating freedom, caring for our veterans, respecting our flag, voting in elections, or even helping the homeless.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Headquarters announced its first VFW Service Day – a day dedicated to public service, led by veterans from across the country. The #VFWDayofService begins on May 7. Veterans, whether they are VFW members or not, can go to VFWDayofService.org to register an event, find a local gathering, or see what other veterans are doing to make a difference.

VFW Wood-Reid Post 6691 welcomes a new VFW State Service Assistant Officer, Don Overton, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month. The address is 17075 Anita Avenue, Fraser. Call 586-294-1450 to schedule a one-hour appointment for a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The post is planning its second annual fundraiser for the motorcycle show on June 25. The show opens at noon and judging is at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $15 and there are prizes for the best sport, cruiser or classic.

For more information, contact Gena Gordon at genagordon@yahoo.com or 619-313-7980.

VFW Michigan’s 5th District consists of 27 stations in Macomb and Oakland counties in southeastern Michigan.

The Polish American Veterans Legion sent volunteers carrying gifts and games to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. They included Gary Mruk, Frank Vittese, Barbara Kolasinski, Joanne Myers, Ron Roznowski, Daniel Ostrowski, Therese Wrobel, Richard Yandora, Richard Kolasinski and Linda Zepke.PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY RICHARD YANDORA)

The Polish Legion of American Veterans visits the Veterans’ House

The Polish Legion of American Veterans SSgt. Clem Bykowski Post 169 in Sterling Heights made his annual trip to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Palm Sunday.

“We have been making this annual trip there for over 50 years, except for the past two years when the coronavirus pandemic has prevented us from maintaining this annual tradition,” said Richard Yandora.

He said the PLAV’s mission was “to enlighten, inspire, entertain, show we care and give thanks to veteran residents.”

“Over the years, we’ve given away the equivalent of over $125,000 in gifts, not including the cost of renting a 50-passenger bus to take us there. For the past few years, we have had to hire two buses to transport our musicians, gifts, item donations, members and guests to the Veterans Home,” he said.

Volunteers who made the trip this year included Therese Wrobel, former PLAV National Commander, Ron Roznowski, current PLAV State Commander, Joanne Myers, PLAV Auxiliary President, and Gary Mruk, Station Commander. 169.

The Polish American Veterans Legion sent volunteers carrying gifts and games to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. They included Gary Mruk, Frank Vittese, Barbara Kolasinski, Joanne Myers, Ron Roznowski, Daniel Ostrowski, Therese Wrobel, Richard Yandora, Richard Kolasinski and Linda Zepke.PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY RICHARD YANDORA)

Yandora credited the Clem Bykowski family as “still a significant contributor of awards, gifts, and cash donations to Grand Rapids Home veterans.”

“There are 120 veterans housed in this newly built vet house and 30 are housed in the old building, but only 39 of them chose to join us in the bingo game we hosted,” Yandora said. . “Our staff helped former house employees transport 36 of the bingo players to the central gaming hall.”

The home is funded and operated by the State of Michigan, as is the new facility called Michigan Veterans Homes located in Chesterfield Township.

Send news from service clubs and veterans service organizations to Linda May at lindamay@ameritech.net or call the landline 586-791-8116.

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The Contest for the GOP Nod in the 24th Senate District https://adakotacandles.com/the-contest-for-the-gop-nod-in-the-24th-senate-district/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 15:30:08 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/the-contest-for-the-gop-nod-in-the-24th-senate-district/ Republican voters in the 24th Senate District will have a choice when they go to the polls. Washington Township Supervisor David Moyer and State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick are seeking the nomination in the May 17 primary. The winner will face the candidate who emerges with the Democratic nomination in the general election. The position has […]]]>

Republican voters in the 24th Senate District will have a choice when they go to the polls.

Washington Township Supervisor David Moyer and State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick are seeking the nomination in the May 17 primary. The winner will face the candidate who emerges with the Democratic nomination in the general election.

The position has long been held by Bob Mensch, who announced this year that he will not run again. The district includes portions of eastern Berks County and northwest Montgomery County.

State senators serve four-year terms and receive an annual salary of $95,432.

We asked candidates to answer four questions:

David Moyer

David Moyer

Residence: Washington Township.

Age: 58.

Background: Moyer has served as Washington Township Supervisor for the past 10 years. He is a heavy equipment operator for a pipeline company.

Website: davidmoyerforpasenate24.com

Why are you the best person for this job?

I believe my experience as a township local has given me the knowledge I need to fill this position as a state senator. As a member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, I also gained experience in making resolutions that could become law. My experience also includes working with state officials, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. I have experience with financial accountability while managing a balanced budget. I also understand the needs of the local people and take full responsibility for spending the hard-earned money appropriately.

What do you think is the biggest problem facing Pennsylvanians right now and what would you do to solve it?

The biggest problem facing Pennsylvania residents today is the high level of taxes, including but not limited to gasoline, income, and property taxes. As a state senator, I would review and reevaluate social programs with my colleagues and eliminate unnecessary spending.

More than a dozen public opinion polls have found that about two-thirds of Republicans continue to believe the 2020 presidential election results were skewed by voter fraud. What would you do to restore voter confidence in the system?

I would like to assure that the integrity of the elections will be restored with just one day’s vote. Mail-in ballots would only be used for people with disabilities, people who are out of state or country during the election period, as well as active duty military personnel. I would ensure that all voting machines could not be hacked and that all ballots were counted within hours of the closing of the polls. The voter ID card and paper ballots would be considered.

When the Supreme Court hands down its decision in an abortion case this summer, the power to regulate abortion would likely be in the hands of the states. Would you support a full or partial ban on abortion in Pennsylvania (if partial, at what point in pregnancy would you ban them) and what exceptions to that ban, if any, would you support?

I would support a complete abortion ban in Pennsylvania. I am 100% pro-life from conception to birth.

Tracy Pennycuick

State Representative Tracy Pennycuick

Residence: Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County.

Age: 56.

Background: Pennycuick has served as a state representative since 2021. Prior to running for office, she served in the military for more than 25 years, owned a small business in the aviation services industry, and was chosen to lead the alumni office. Montgomery County fighters for three years. She holds a business degree from the University of Missouri.

Website: tracypennycuick.com

Why are you the best person for this job?

We need proven experience and leadership in Harrisburg. I have fought to protect our constitution and our way of life throughout my career, whether serving my country on the battlefield as a U.S. Army veteran or in Harrisburg as a state representative. . My colleagues and I fought against Governor Wolf’s reckless mandates, passed a constitutional amendment to limit his power, held the line on taxes, and worked to limit the expansion of government. My district office and I provide excellent local services to constituents on a daily basis, and I have always had an open door for everyone. I am proud of my record and look forward to continuing my service as a state senator. I have also been endorsed by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and the Gun Owners of America.

What do you think is the biggest problem facing Pennsylvanians right now and what would you do to solve it?

Without a doubt, the biggest issue facing Pennsylvanians is historic inflation, gasoline prices, and home energy prices. In this time of economic uncertainty, our government must provide predictable, consistent and prudent fiscal policy. We must toe the line on taxes and work to reduce mandates and regulations. Recently, the State Senate voted to reverse the Governor’s implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The independent tax office estimates that residents, as a result of these regulations, will face more than $800 million, up to a 30% increase in household energy bills. While I support efforts to make clean energy efficient, available and affordable, the technology is not ready and this initiative only hurts residents at a time when their bills are already sky high. The derogation vote failed by one vote. That’s how important each race for the State Senate is this year.

More than a dozen public opinion polls have found that about two-thirds of Republicans continue to believe the 2020 presidential election results were skewed by voter fraud. What would you do to restore voter confidence in the system?

It is extremely important that all citizens have confidence in our electoral system. For starters, our current election laws must be applied consistently across all counties in Pennsylvania. The governor and the State Department should issue guidelines that follow only the law. Election day is one primary day and one general day, and with the exception of overseas and military ballots, we must only accept votes cast in person or by mail within the country that are received before 8 p.m. on polling day. The unconstitutional expansion of Bill 77 must stop immediately.

When the Supreme Court hands down its decision in an abortion case this summer, the power to regulate abortion would likely be in the hands of the states. Would you support a full or partial ban on abortion in Pennsylvania (if partial, at what point in pregnancy would you ban them) and what exceptions to that ban, if any, would you support?

I am pro-life.

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Search continues for killer of Concord, NH couple shot multiple times on hiking trail https://adakotacandles.com/search-continues-for-killer-of-concord-nh-couple-shot-multiple-times-on-hiking-trail/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 16:52:30 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/search-continues-for-killer-of-concord-nh-couple-shot-multiple-times-on-hiking-trail/ The Reids were last seen around 2:20 p.m. on April 18 leaving the Alton Woods apartment complex where they lived for a walk on the trail, which is part of the Broken Ground Trails network in Concord, sources said. responsible. They were reported missing to police last Wednesday when Stephen Reid failed to hold a […]]]>

The Reids were last seen around 2:20 p.m. on April 18 leaving the Alton Woods apartment complex where they lived for a walk on the trail, which is part of the Broken Ground Trails network in Concord, sources said. responsible. They were reported missing to police last Wednesday when Stephen Reid failed to hold a scheduled meeting with relatives, officials said.

The couple’s bodies were found on Thursday and the medical examiner concluded they both died of multiple gunshot wounds.

In a statement provided to The Globe on Monday, the Reids’ two adult children and other relatives said Stephen Reid was a Concord native who spent more than three decades working for USAID, the federal agency responsible for providing international disaster relief. His wife, Djeswende, known as Wendy, accompanied him on his agency assignments.

About three years ago the couple moved back to Concord when Stephen Reid retired, the family said.

“Steve’s more than thirty-year career as an international development specialist serving the world’s most vulnerable through USAID humanitarian projects would not have been possible without the love, care, and support support from Wendy who has also helped recently resettled refugees acclimatize and thrive in the United States,” the family said in the statement.

Stephen Reid joined the Peace Corps after graduating from college and spent four years in West Africa. The couple met in Washington, DC, when Djeswende was in the area attending college on an athletic scholarship, the family said.

“They bonded over their mutual love of adventure and fitness,” the family said.

In a post on his Instagram account about the missing couple, Concord Police captioned the statement with: “Have you seen the Reids?” Then, last Thursday, the question became “Who killed the Reids?” after their bodies were found off the popular hiking trail.

“This is a tragedy. This is something that came out of nowhere,” Concord Deputy Chief of Police John Thomas said last week. “We are doing our due diligence, investing all of our resources in working with our state and local partners to bring this case to a successful resolution.”

In the missing persons station, Concord police said the couple’s vehicles were ‘parked in their usual place’ and there was ‘no known medical history or domestic violence for either people”. None of the Reids owned a firearm, police said, but they were known to frequently walk along the trails near their home.

“Their absence and lack of communication with family/friends is uncharacteristic and their disappearance is very concerning,” police said last Wednesday, before the bodies were discovered.

Following the discovery of the slain couple, authorities said they did not believe there was an ongoing threat to public safety, but also warned residents to be vigilant. Police were also to step up patrols near hiking trails, officials said on Friday.

A Formella spokesperson said Monday the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. No motive has been publicly identified in the killings.

In their statement, the family expressed their gratitude to law enforcement for their “extraordinary efforts over the past week in the investigation into the deaths of our loved ones…We ask for your support in providing any information that would be helpful to the ongoing investigation.”

The couple lived in the Alton Woods apartment complex where several residents said on Saturday they frequented the Broken Ground Trails, but in the wake of the murders they are less willing to do so.

“That they’ve been shot multiple times is what’s really scary,” said Conny Von Nordsiek, 73, who lives in the apartment complex. “These two elderly people on a hike, killed for no reason in what reminds you of an inter-gang shootout. I’m older and it makes me think twice about walking there.

Von Nordsiek said she often walked the trails with her dog, who accompanied her on a walk inside the resort on Saturday.

“Notice, we’re not walking there today,” she said.

This is a developing story and will be updated. Information from previous Globe coverage has been used in this report.

Globe staff Jeremiah Manion and Globe correspondent Andrew Brinker contributed to this report.


John R. Ellement can be contacted at john.ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe. Travis Andersen can be contacted at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.

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Police identify 19-year-old intruder shot dead by USSS officer https://adakotacandles.com/police-identify-19-year-old-intruder-shot-dead-by-usss-officer/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 20:54:00 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/police-identify-19-year-old-intruder-shot-dead-by-usss-officer/ A Germantown, Maryland man who was shot by Secret Service agents in connection with a burglary at the home of Ambassador Oswaldo de Rivero has been identified. WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday identified a 19-year-old man from Maryland shot and killed by United States Secret Service (USSS) agents in northwest DC. Investigators […]]]>

A Germantown, Maryland man who was shot by Secret Service agents in connection with a burglary at the home of Ambassador Oswaldo de Rivero has been identified.

WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday identified a 19-year-old man from Maryland shot and killed by United States Secret Service (USSS) agents in northwest DC.

Investigators say Gordon Casey of Germantown was shot dead by officers during a burglary at the residence of Oswaldo de Rivero, the ambassador for the Peruvian embassy.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday, USSS officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Garrison Street for the reported burglary.

Upon arrival, officers noticed several broken windows and found Casey in the Ambassador’s garden, armed with a long metal pole. Secret Service agents repeatedly asked Casey to drop his gun, according to the MPD.

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After Casey refused to drop the pole, a USSS officer discharged a “department-issued electronic monitoring device (EDC)” at him, MPD says.

When the ECD device had no effect on Casey, police said two Secret Service agents shot him with their service pistols. He was hit, says MPD.

DC Fire and EMS arrived on the scene in an attempt to save lives, but Casey was pronounced dead. According to the police, his body has been taken to the office of the chief medical examiner for an investigation.

The MPD and the Peruvian embassy say neither the ambassador, de Rivero, nor his family were injured in the incident.

The Secret Service will continue to investigate the home burglary, as the agency’s uniformed division is tasked with protecting foreign diplomats in the DC area. The MPD Force Investigations Team investigates the case of the two USSS officers who shot Casey.

The two USSS officers involved in the shooting have not been identified by police.

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Police have not released any information about a possible motive in the case.

Anyone with information about the case should call police at 202-727-9099.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can be submitted to the MPD’s Text Tip Line at 50411.

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Healthcare Provider Services Market Size, Share and Growth 2022-2029 | Key Players – VNC Skilled Home Health Agency, Cybernation Infotech, Accelify, American Caresource https://adakotacandles.com/healthcare-provider-services-market-size-share-and-growth-2022-2029-key-players-vnc-skilled-home-health-agency-cybernation-infotech-accelify-american-caresource/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 02:47:08 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/healthcare-provider-services-market-size-share-and-growth-2022-2029-key-players-vnc-skilled-home-health-agency-cybernation-infotech-accelify-american-caresource/ New Jersey, United States,- The Global Healthcare Service Provider Services Market is comprehensively and thoroughly examined in the report, focusing on the competitive landscape, regional growth, market segmentation, and market dynamics. For the preparation of this in-depth research study, we have used the latest primary and secondary research techniques. The report provides Porter’s Five Forces […]]]>

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Coachella Valley Towns Not Taking Drought Seriously https://adakotacandles.com/coachella-valley-towns-not-taking-drought-seriously/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 12:06:47 +0000 https://adakotacandles.com/coachella-valley-towns-not-taking-drought-seriously/ For years, Californians have been told to be careful when watering lawns, or to remove lawns completely, turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth, and take shorter showers. This advice intensifies – and turns into mandates – when a drought worsens, as it did recently. “Every drop counts!” says Splash, the cheerful teardrop-shaped cartoon […]]]>

For years, Californians have been told to be careful when watering lawns, or to remove lawns completely, turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth, and take shorter showers.

This advice intensifies – and turns into mandates – when a drought worsens, as it did recently.

“Every drop counts!” says Splash, the cheerful teardrop-shaped cartoon mascot created by local water agencies.

But does he?

The cynicism is justified when average desert residents get such a nudge for conservation while developers plan four wave pools for surfers and, at a Disney-backed Rancho Mirage resort, a beach park and lagoon of 24 acres.

To be clear, we encourage conservation. Upgrading toilets and appliances makes sense, and lush green lawns are hard to justify in a desert.

Moreover, recent state figures suggest that Valley residents are not doing our part. Three local water agencies, Desert Water, Coachella Valley and Myoma Dunes, are well above state averages in residential usage per customer. (Agencies dispute the numbers, saying they don’t fully account for our large number of seasonal residents.)

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