What To Do About Summer’s Biting Pests

STATE — “The fun of summer, being outdoors, enjoying barbecues, or just catching some sun on one’s backyard patio is going to mitigated by a legion of mosquitoes, ticks, and other common insect pests, along with a host of others who pose real health hazards,” says Leonard Douglen, the executive director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.

OPINION: The Corporate Takeover Of America

For four days, from July 12-15, America’s governors—hosted by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell—will gather in Williamsburg, Va., for the National Governors Association’s (NGA) annual summer meeting. While there, the governors and their staffs will be “treated to amusement parks, historical sites, championship golf courses, five-star dining, an al fresco concert and a rousing fireworks finale,” much of it paid for by corporations eager to spend time with the nation’s most powerful government chief executives.