Public Services – Tri Cap http://tri-cap.org/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:27:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://tri-cap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Public Services – Tri Cap http://tri-cap.org/ 32 32 Governor Dunleavy signs budget, retaining education funding and $3,200 PFD http://tri-cap.org/governor-dunleavy-signs-budget-retaining-education-funding-and-3200-pfd/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:27:20 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/governor-dunleavy-signs-budget-retaining-education-funding-and-3200-pfd/

Governor Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference Tuesday after signing the budget for fiscal year 2023, which begins Friday. (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday signed a state budget that adds millions of dollars for public safety, K-12 education and the University of Alaska system. In addition, it pays each eligible Alaskan a Permanent Fund dividend of approximately $3,200.

The budget also includes $390 million to pay off the latest oil and gas tax credits the state owes.

Dunleavy, who is running for re-election, highlighted spending levels during a budget press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

“With the exception of investments in public safety and education, all of our agencies are at levels below where we reached in 2019,” he said. “So we’ve controlled spending in a lot of our operating budget.”

The budget is fairly close to what was passed by the Legislative Assembly in May, although Dunleavy vetoed about $780 million in spending before signing it, including about $112 million for deferred maintenance. schools, universities and the state.

The budget will come into effect on July 1 and end on June 30 of next year.

Among the other items Dunleavy kept in the budget was the provisional funding for K-12 education. This means that $1.2 billion is reserved for schools for the next fiscal year. During his first year in office in 2019, Dunleavy had opposed forward funding for education – and was sued by lawmakers. He said the way it’s done this year is different.

“This particular approach to contingent funding has not just the idea of ​​contingent funding, but the actual resources behind it,” he said. “We have the money in hand, we have the surplus in hand to be able to do it. So that’s the difference.

This year’s PFD, at around $3,200, is lower than what the 40-year-old state formula would have set. It is still the highest dividend on record, second after adjusting for inflation. As Dunleavy campaigned for payment of a full statutory PFD, he said he pushed lawmakers to pass a 50-50 plan that would split spending between dividends and government services.

“I said in the Legislature last year, ‘If we want to send the people a 50-50 dividend change in law, we’re also doing it with a constitutional amendment,'” Dunleavy said. “In other words, Alaskans have the opportunity to decide if they want a 50-50 to be able to solve this problem and have a formula moving forward.”

Dunleavy said distribution dates for the PFD will be announced soon.

Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, said in a statement that Alaska “can move forward with this budget,” though he said he was “unfortunate that all priorities have not been funded”.

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$3,000 Invested in These 3 Stocks Could Help You Get Rich in the Next 10 Years http://tri-cap.org/3000-invested-in-these-3-stocks-could-help-you-get-rich-in-the-next-10-years/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:30:00 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/3000-invested-in-these-3-stocks-could-help-you-get-rich-in-the-next-10-years/

The market sell-off in 2022 has not been a walk in the park for investors. But those with a long-term horizon know that times like the present are when you can buy big growth stocks at deep discounts to where they were just a few months ago.

If you want to build long-term wealth, here are three growth stocks you can invest $1,000 each in once in a while and then hold to build a fortune a decade from now.

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1. Dutch Brothers

dutch brothers (BROS 1.63%) – the Oregon-based supplier of coffee, iced drinks and energy drinks with colorful names like Shark Attack, Unicorn Blood and even the Double Rainbro – has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, nearly tripling its revenue since 2018 Not only that, Dutch Bros has been rapidly expanding its footprint, with 572 locations at the end of 2021 compared to 328 at the end of 2018.

Dutch Bros was also one of the hottest initial public offerings (IPOs) of the last year and hit an all-time high of $81.40 before returning to Earth during the market-wide sale of This year. Dutch Bros has been hit by inflation not only due to rising dairy prices (a key input for the business), but also rising gasoline prices, as its locations are services at wheel and many of its customers belong to the younger population and, therefore, particularly affected. by rising gas prices.

The sale is an opportunity for investors who feel like they missed out on Dutch Bros the first time to invest in this dynamic, fast-growing company and feel good about themselves 10 years from now.

Dutch Bros has grown by leaps and bounds so far, but let’s remember that many customers east of the Mississippi River haven’t even heard of Dutch Bros, let alone try it. That means there’s still a lot of untapped growth if the company can become successful in the eastern United States like it did in the west. Dutch Bros plans to eventually open 4,000 stores in the United States, and if it executes that plan, it should be worth a lot more in a decade than it is today.

2. Nextdoor placements

Nextdoor Holdings (KINDLY 9.97%) doesn’t get nearly the same attention as some of his social media peers, but maybe he should. Led by former Square executive Sarah Friar, Nextdoor is a neighborhood-focused social network that connects neighbors, businesses and utilities. The company increases its revenue by 48% year over year and its average revenue per user (ARPU) by 12%. Meanwhile, weekly active users grew by 33% to 37 million.

Despite these impressive results, the company was caught up in the market sell-off which particularly affected former special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and start-ups. But this selloff now offers an attractive entry point for risk-tolerant investors who have the opportunity to buy the next potential social media powerhouse at an 80% discount to where it was trading a few years ago. barely months.

The company recently authorized a share buyback that could remove about 10% of the outstanding shares from the market. So it looks like management is also looking at the current price as an attractive entry point.

While Nextdoor is increasing its average revenue per user, it remains below that of other social media companies. So there is room for it to grow further and become an attractive option for advertisers. And I think it will since Nextdoor’s hyper-local focus offers an attractive value proposition to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

If Nextdoor can continue to grow its user count and active revenue per user and bring those two numbers closer to those of some of its biggest social media peers, the stock should be worth a lot more than it is today. today.

3. Carvana

Like the two previous actions, carvana (CVNA 10.06%) is a story of monster growth, but one that has recently fallen on hard times. Shares in the used car market are down 93% from their 52-week high in November. The company burns a lot of cash and is not profitable, which does not make investors warm and fuzzy in the current market environment. Carvana also raised a lot of debt to acquire ADESA’s physical auction business.

You’re probably thinking, “That doesn’t look great. How could this action bring me a fortune in 10 years? Here’s the answer: Carvana is growing at a phenomenal rate and improving in a massive, lucrative market that many consumers say is in dire need of improvement – ​​a winning combination. It has already become the second largest seller of used vehicles in the United States in less than a decade of existence.

The company grew revenue from $5.58 billion in 2020 to $12.81 billion in 2021, for a year-over-year gain of 129%. The company also sold 425,237 vehicles in 2021, compared to 244,111 in 2020. The growth has been phenomenal. The challenge now is for the company to determine how to translate this revenue growth into profitability and free cash flow.

The management team is now focused on reducing selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses and improving the economics of the unit so that it can become profitable. If they can do that and meet the current challenges, the opportunity here is huge and looks like an attractive high-risk, high-reward opportunity for risk-tolerant investors.

10 years from now

Looking at opportunities like these with a long-term perspective can help investors add growth stocks to their portfolios when the market is down. As these companies rise to the current challenges and the market heats up again towards growth stocks, these stocks could become considerably more important in 10 years than they are today, and a few thousand dollars invested could become a fortune.

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Permanent Access to Abortion: Governor Hochul Announces Robust, Cross-Platform Public Education Campaign for Anyone Seeking Reproductive Health Care http://tri-cap.org/permanent-access-to-abortion-governor-hochul-announces-robust-cross-platform-public-education-campaign-for-anyone-seeking-reproductive-health-care/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:43:06 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/permanent-access-to-abortion-governor-hochul-announces-robust-cross-platform-public-education-campaign-for-anyone-seeking-reproductive-health-care/

Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, Governor Kathy Hochul, and the New York State Department of Health today announced a paid, cross-platform, and robust public education campaign to ensure New Yorkers — and all Americans – know that in New York State, abortion remains safe, legal and accessible, always. The statewide campaign includes cross-platform advertising efforts and a new website, providing a one-stop destination for information about abortion rights, providers, supports and payment options in New York.

“We feared this dark day, but New York did not hesitate to prepare for it”, Governor Hochul said. “The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to everyone who values ​​the ability to make decisions about their own bodies. Let’s be clear: The Supreme Court let us down, but New York State won’t. Our Campaign Abortion Access Always builds on our efforts to make sure everyone knows that abortions remain safe, legal, and accessible here.As long as I am governor, this state will protect you.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn decades of precedent and roll back equality and a woman’s right to control her own body shocks conscience beyond measure. decision is appalling and an affront to everything we have fought to overcome in perfecting our union as a country. Make no mistake, the fight to live up to our founding ideals continues, and here in New York, we We will lead this fight. Here in New York, abortions will remain safe, accessible and legal,” said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. “And New York will continue to be a safe haven for women across the country.”

The integrated media and advertising campaign will run statewide in English and Spanish, and will be featured in high-traffic destinations such as transit hubs, shopping malls, airports, and via radio and digital channels. . Led by NYSDOH, the ads are displayed in four different colors – black, green, pink and purple – reinforcing the importance of abortion access as a public health issue that affects everyone. Safe abortions help protect an individual’s physical and medical well-being, while ensuring that the choice and ability to raise a family and take care of their own physical and mental health remain theirs.

“Forty million women — more than half of the childbearing population in this country — live in states that already curtail abortion rights,” S said.said state health commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett. “Many of these states will not allow exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape, incest, or those that threaten the life of the mother. The devastating ruling by the United States Supreme Court is a travesty of public health and a human rights crisis that threatens the health of us all Individuals must have the fundamental right to choose the medical and social determinants that will impact their health outcomes and determine their life course , and that must include access to safe abortions.Thanks to Governor Hochul and our team at NYSDOH, we will make sure that every New Yorker, and every individual who comes to our state for treatment, knows this. “

To expand access to education, the state launched a new website to provide the public with a one-stop source of information on access to abortion and reproductive health care. The new website includes details on abortion rights, providers, treatment options, and resources for mental health support and payment. Built on the state’s commitment to equity, the website is available in over twelve languages ​​and can be viewed via smartphone or computer. Downloadable resources, including signage, ready-to-use messages and social media graphics, are available for public health partners and community organizations looking to spread messages in their communities.

Governor Hochul has already taken unprecedented steps to preserve, protect and further strengthen reproductive rights and access to abortion in New York State. This includes a $25 million abortion provider support fund, a national lead, overseen by the state Department of Health, to increase capacity and ensure access for patients seeking abortion care. abortion in New York. The Governor also announced $10 million for reproductive health care centers to access safety grants through the Division of Criminal Justice Services to help ensure the safety of providers providing this care. vital.

On June 13, Governor Hochul signed a comprehensive set of six bills aimed at preserving, protecting, and further strengthening abortion rights for patients and providers in New York City. The legislation takes specific steps to address a variety of legal issues, including establishing a cause of action for unlawful interference with protected rights and including abortion providers and patients in the program. privacy of addresses. The new bills also prohibit misconduct charges against medical professionals for providing reproductive services to patients who reside in states where such services are illegal and prohibit medical malpractice insurance companies from take adverse action against an abortion provider who provides legal care.

All New Yorkers – and those who come to New York for treatment – should know that the right to abortion is enshrined in New York State law. Governor Hochul and the State Department of Health will always ensure that the state provides access to safe abortion and continuity of reproductive care.

Abortion services in New York must be completely confidential. Providers are not allowed to release information to anyone other than the person having the abortion without the person’s permission. This includes medical records as well as any information about the appointment or procedure. Confidentiality applies to the other biological parent of the fetus, to the parents of the individual, when the patient is a minor, and to any other person who has not been identified as having the express authorization of the individual to receive information about abortion.

In New York, Medicaid covers the cost of an abortion, and other health insurance options may also. For those who need help paying or traveling, there are resources, funds, and organizations available to help with the costs.

To learn more about abortion care in New York, including abortion providers, service options, mental health support, or payment options resources, visit here.

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The city will honor the life and legacy of its first black police chief, William “Bill” Logan Jr. http://tri-cap.org/the-city-will-honor-the-life-and-legacy-of-its-first-black-police-chief-william-bill-logan-jr/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 02:17:56 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/the-city-will-honor-the-life-and-legacy-of-its-first-black-police-chief-william-bill-logan-jr/


On March 28, Evanston City Council decided to designate part of McDaniel Avenue between Nathaniel Place and Greenleaf Street as “William ‘Bill’ Logan Jr. Way” in honor of William ‘Bill’ Logan Jr., Evanston’s first black police chief.

Chief Logan is a longtime resident of Evanston whose civic and community work spans a lifetime. His main goal was to make Evanston a safe and fair place for everyone. Bill began his service at ETHS, where he was the first black senior class president, the first black senior class vice president, the first black football captain, and the first black football player to win the Myerson Award for Excellence. This was just the beginning for this servant leader. Logan joined the Evanston Police Department in 1957 and served for more than 30 years, becoming its first black lieutenant, captain, deputy chief, and eventually chief of police. He was also Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s bodyguard during his visit to Evanston.

The weekend celebration will begin Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. (social time) at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, with a gallery exhibit showcasing the life and times of Bill Logan. The program honoring Chief Logan’s achievements, distinguished career in public service and his 90th birthday will begin at 7 p.m. The gallery exhibit will be open to the public July 1-20 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street (1st floor).

The official block party, presented by the city’s Health and Human Services Department, Parks and Recreation Department and local youth-serving organizations known as The Collective, My City, Your City, Our City (MCYCOC), will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Harbert-Payne Park, located at the corner of Main Street and McDaniel Avenue. A drum circle is at 1 p.m., the honorary street-naming ceremony is at 2 p.m., and the picnic is at 3 p.m.

This event is open to the public. Free food and activities will be offered.

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Learn to Navigate the World in the Digital Age – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth http://tri-cap.org/learn-to-navigate-the-world-in-the-digital-age-welcome-to-the-city-of-fort-worth/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:39:24 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/learn-to-navigate-the-world-in-the-digital-age-welcome-to-the-city-of-fort-worth/

Posted on June 21, 2022



Fort Worth residents now have better access to important skills training thanks to the Fort Worth Public Library‘s new computer skills initiative, funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

The library aims to help adults learn the skills they need in today’s workplace and improve their ability to use technology in their daily lives.

“People without basic computer skills are at a disadvantage when it comes to finding a job because employers expect basic computer skills for most jobs, including many entry-level positions,” said Michele Gorman, deputy director of the civil service. “Helping our residents assess their level of computer skills and guiding them towards developing new skills is a big part of our commitment to community vitality and workforce development.

All 17 library locations have staff trained to help individuals take assessments that assess where they need to start in their computing journey. All services, from assessments, courses and certificates, are free to the public.

“Our staff can help any adult who is ready to learn to take the digital skills assessment,” said Jana Hill, adult services manager. “Assessment is a great way for people with very little experience to see where to start, or those who haven’t used computers in a while to see where to tap into what they’ve learned. “

Assessments and courses will cover these topics:

Essential Computer Skills

  • Basic computer skills
  • Internet Basics
  • Use of email
  • Windows operating system
  • Mac operating system

Essential Software Skills

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Google Docs

Use technology in everyday life

  • social media
  • Information literacy
  • Supporting K-12 Remote Learning
  • Career search skills
  • Your digital footprint

Residents can call 817-392-7727 for the most up-to-date course information, or visit any library location and ask staff to take an assessment.

The online platform used for this service allows students to track their own progress, use self-directed online courses when ready, and earn printable certificates to demonstrate their mastery in subject areas to employers and institutions of higher education.

“This new service will not only help people learn skills, but also build their confidence,” Hill said. “We help them learn to navigate the world in the digital age. From applying for jobs to helping their children learn remotely, bank and search the internet safely, these courses will allow our residents to thrive. »

The Fort Worth Public Library also offers a variety of other career support services and programs.

Learn more online.

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*Update – Victim Identified* Delaware State Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Delaware State Police http://tri-cap.org/update-victim-identified-delaware-state-police-investigate-fatal-motor-vehicle-collision-delaware-state-police/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/update-victim-identified-delaware-state-police-investigate-fatal-motor-vehicle-collision-delaware-state-police/ Date posted: Sunday, June 19, 2022

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died in a fatal motor vehicle collision on June 17, 2022 in the Milford area as Latre Bonville28 years old, from Magnolia, DE.

Delaware State Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

*Milford Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigate Serious Collision

The Delaware State Police 7 Troop Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Soldiers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal K. Argo at 302-703-3264. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to Delaware State Policeby contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the Internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness to a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and needs help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide you with 24-hour support and resources through a toll-free helpline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

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Des Moines Residents Have Another SCRUB Day Opportunity http://tri-cap.org/des-moines-residents-have-another-scrub-day-opportunity/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:48:52 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/des-moines-residents-have-another-scrub-day-opportunity/

Press release

Des Moines, Iowa — Friday, June 17, 2022 —If you have appliances, furniture, or a number of things that you need to get rid of, you’re in luck. Saturday, June 18 is another SCRUB day for the city of Des Moines.

Residents can bring their loose items, tires, appliances, building materials and furniture free of charge to the MWA Transfer Station (4198 Delaware Ave) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Yard waste can also be brought to the MWA Composting Center (1601 Harriett Street) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well.

“This is a great opportunity for Des Moines residents to get rid of items from their homes or yards completely free of charge,” Public Works Director Jonathan Gano said. “This is one of those times when you can take things off your home maintenance to-do list without having to pay landfill fees.”

Residency in Des Moines will be verified by ID or utility bills.

Other acceptable guidelines and articles are available at DSM.city/SCRUB


Contact
Al Setka
Chief Communications Officer, City Manager’s Office
(515) 283-4057
AMSetka@dmgov.org

About the City of Des Moines
The city of Des Moines is the capital of Iowa and our 17 counties serve more than 214,000 residents and 52 neighborhood associations. Des Moines is a leader in sustainability and offers its residents vibrant neighborhoods, a vibrant and active downtown, and plenty of recreational opportunities.

Des Moines continually improves neighborhoods, public safety and quality of life by providing exceptional municipal services and reliable infrastructure while fostering an engaged and caring community for all who visit and live in Des Moines.

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Two years of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have cemented the need for nearly every government to focus more on digital services. But as flashy as it might be to put commonly requested utilities on a mobile app, these innovations can’t be implemented if they compromise the functions they’re supposed to improve, the company’s chief technical officer said last month. State of New York, Rajiv Rao, at StateScoop.

“The pandemic has taught us that digital services are expected to be here to stay,” Rao said in an interview last month at the National Association of State Chief Information’s midyear conference. Officers. “Whether it’s DMV or unemployment or health and human services, we’re looking at all of them right now.”

The challenge, he said, is that agencies need to “reduce friction so citizens can take advantage of these services on a phone or iPad versus traditional walking in a brick-and-mortar space.” .

But there will always be services that can only be managed through in-person transactions. And, Rao said, digital services must be built without undermining existing services.

“We can’t be disruptive,” he said. “We must continue to provide services while moving to a new channel.”

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Business honors for June 19, 2022 | Company http://tri-cap.org/business-honors-for-june-19-2022-company/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 05:15:00 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/business-honors-for-june-19-2022-company/

Two staff members from the Law Library of Louisiana were recently elected officers of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Director of the law library Miriam D. Children was elected treasurer of the association and responsible for the public services of the law library Sara V.Pic was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section.

Childs began working at the law library in 2003, after working as a librarian at the University of New Orleans, Jefferson Parish Public Library, and Exxon Chemical Baton Rouge. She was appointed Director of the Law Library in 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library and information science, both from LSU.

Pic joined the law library staff in 2014. She previously worked as an attorney at Health Law Advocates of Louisiana, The Pro Bono Project, and Mental Health Advocacy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and Russian civilization from Smith College, a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, and a master’s degree in library and information science from LSU.

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Breazeale Sachse & Wilson has been recognized for excellent customer service in the BTI Midsize Client Service Masters.

Recognized by corporate counsel for providing personal and personalized legal services, the 50 law firms on this year’s list were honored for their client service prowess, including excellent communication. and customer orientation.

In addition to firm recognition, BSW lawyers Peter J. Butler Jr. and Richard G. Passler have been named to the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 Customer Service Star List.

BTI, a strategic research provider for the legal community, based its 2022 Client Service A-Team rankings on more than 350 in-depth phone interviews with the most senior legal decision-makers at companies in more than 15 industry segments.

Calvin R. WalkerExecutive Vice Chancellor and Director of the Southern University Ag Center, received the Above and Beyond Award from the Southern University System.

The award was created to inspire and motivate employees in the South to achieve their peak performance. It honors outstanding achievement in the workplace, outstanding contributions to the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, special efforts to promote excellence in the workforce, or exceptional service to the University community and to voters.

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Walker has been at Southern for more than 30 years and has held a number of jobs, from professor of animal science to acting chancellor-dean of the Ag Center.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Louisiana Tech University and a master’s and doctoral degree in animal science from Oregon State University.

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Beth CourtneyRetired CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, received the Daniel K. Miller Award from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

This award recognizes managers in the public media system whose leadership, vision, courage and commitment have inspired their colleagues and created lasting impact in their communities.

Courtney recently retired after 45 years in public media. In 1985, she became the first woman in the United States to lead a statewide public broadcasting network and later became the first woman to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of PBS.

In 2003, former President George W. Bush appointed Courtney to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Cliff Bartonpresident and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, was elected president of the Midwest Fair Alliance at the association’s spring meeting.

Barton will serve a one-year term.

The alliance meets twice a year to discuss issues and upcoming trends in the fair industry.

This year marks Barton’s 50th year as a volunteer and participant in the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair.

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Clark County Fire Department offers safety tips for next heat wave http://tri-cap.org/clark-county-fire-department-offers-safety-tips-for-next-heat-wave/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:17:49 +0000 http://tri-cap.org/clark-county-fire-department-offers-safety-tips-for-next-heat-wave/

With an Excessive Heat Watch issued from Thursday of this week through Sunday, the Clark County Fire Department reminds residents that heat can pose serious health risks to anyone in our area, especially children, the elderly and people with poor circulation and weight problems.

“When the desert heat sets in at this time of year, it’s important to drink more water than usual and seek shaded or cool areas during the heat of the day to avoid dehydration,” said Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck. “Never leave children or pets alone in hot cars and remember that swimming pools are very attractive for young children. Adults should always keep their eyes on children whenever they are near water.

Most heat-related medical problems arise because people are overexposed to heat or exercise too much for their age and physical condition. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include profuse sweating, paleness, muscle cramps and dizziness. Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles; temperatures in a car can soar up to 120 degrees when outside temperatures are in the 90s. Pets should also have access to plenty of shade and water when outdoors. Additional thermal safety information can be found on the Fire Department’s website at https://tinyurl.com/2wa3xmp7. Reminders include:

  • Drink water even if you are not thirsty.
  • Limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages, which contribute to dehydration.
  • Always have plenty of water with you and a cell phone. You never know what might happen during the day that might keep you out longer than expected.
  • Remember to “look before you lock” so you don’t make the mistake of leaving children or pets unattended in a hot car. More information is available on the county’s website at https://tinyurl.com/msezxjpk.
  • Dress for warm weather. Loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight.
  • Use a sunscreen with a high SPF to protect against sunburn and skin cancer.
  • Watch your friends and family, especially older people who may need help adjusting to the heat.
  • Limit errands and outdoor activities before noon or in the evening to avoid going out during the hottest part of the day.
  • Always appoint a designated supervisor when children are near a swimming pool or any body of water; install barriers between your house and your swimming pool; and enrolling children in swimming lessons. Additional drowning prevention information is available on the Southern Nevada Health District website at https://tinyurl.com/2p85xryk.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11e-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the natione– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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