NEWCASTLE – A new effort to gather stories about the importance of Social Security in our society has been launched. The Social Security Stories Project is seeking story submissions from the public, with a goal of receiving 1,000 stories by the end of July.
STATE – Since there was no grand prize winner in Saturday evening’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot will grow to an estimated $260 million for the Wednesday, June 2 drawing.
QUINCY, Mass. – Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
WASHINGTON, D.C.? The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, has partnered with World Policy Journal to launch an essay contest on June 1 to identify the most innovative solutions to the problem of food insecurity in the rural regions of Africa.
Dear EarthTalk: The U.S. got socked with several major storms this past winter. Local weather reports never mentioned this as odd. But is it a sign of global warming?
STATE — “Nobody likes cockroaches and nobody should,” says Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.
MADISON, Wis. – Summer sports competitions mean lots of children will have to wrestle with the disappointment of defeat in sports.
NEWARK— That morning cup of coffee seems like a boost to the metabolism, but it can be the precursor to a caffeine overdose. While a limited amount of caffeine may have its benefits, excess consumption can produce serious side effects.
WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Township’s popular free summer concert series will begin tomorrow night on Main Street at School Street. Entertainment begins at the Wednesday night events at 6 p.m., with the featured performer taking the stage at 7 p.m.
QUINCY, Mass. – According to a new study, Home Structure Fires, from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires account for 92 percent of fire deaths that occur in structures. These fires cause an average of 2,840 civilian deaths each year.