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    The Difference Between Heart Attacks and Heart Failure

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Heart attacks and heart failure are two common medical conditions facing millions of patients across the U.S. each year, but a diagnosis of either can result in very different approaches to how a patient is treated, monitored and followed by his or her physician. For patients, knowing the differences between the two conditions is important to ensure you get appropriate treatment and long-term care that will help result in optimal outcomes and improved quality of life.

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    3 Factors That Impact Homeowner Happiness

    (Family Features) It is said that as you get older you become wiser, but as homeowners grow older, do they become happier? According to a nationwide homeowner happiness survey conducted by HomeAdvisor, the answer is yes. This was the case of Bob and Joanie Johnson, who dropped their youngest child off at college in August 2015.

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    How to Conquer Tough Financial Times

    (Family Features) Even the most savvy money handlers can fall on hard times when unexpected circumstances push your budget beyond its limits. These ideas may help you emerge from a tough financial situation and get back on track.

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Monday 06/13/2016
Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Fizzing, bubbling, exciting and inspiring. Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, but perhaps is most inextricably linked to setting the mood for romance.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Some moments are simply too important to trust to a camera phone.

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
8 reasons this stunning wedding destination won't be a secret for long
Posted: March 09, 2016

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Thursday 03/03/2016
3 Ways Couples Today are Personalizing their Weddings
Updated: March 03, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The face of marriage is changing and so are the ways couples are choosing to celebrate the occasion.

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Monday 02/08/2016
5 tips to ensure you get romantic wedding photos
Posted: February 08, 2016

(BPT) - Planning your wedding can feel like you’re running a major corporation. From budgeting spreadsheets to seating charts and managing unruly relatives, there are times when the number crunching and Post-it notes can make your big day look like it will be anything but romantic.

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Monday 07/25/2016
The Difference Between Heart Attacks and Heart Failure
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Heart attacks and heart failure are two common medical conditions facing millions of patients across the U.S. each year, but a diagnosis of either can result in very different approaches to how a patient is treated, monitored and followed by his or her physician. For patients, knowing the differences between the two conditions is important to ensure you get appropriate treatment and long-term care that will help result in optimal outcomes and improved quality of life.

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
The Importance of Heart Health in the Heat
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer brings warmer temperatures, and that means more people are enjoying the outdoors. But if you have heart failure, it's important to know that heat can also put extra stress on your heart.

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Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

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How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are taking advantage of the warmer weather by spending more quality time outdoors. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

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Spreading the Word About Mayonnaise
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Traditionally mayonnaise is thought of as something to spread on sandwiches or burgers. It turns out this creamy condiment has more uses and cooking appeal than you may have imagined.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Join Billions Around the World and Go for Gold During the Olympics
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Go for the Gold" will be the mantra echoed around the globe as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics, as we refer to them here in the U.S, gets underway this summer. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will play host to a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 207 countries will "go for the gold," looking to make World Records and beat their personal best along the way.

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The Cadillac Tax and Its Potential Effect on the American Business
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - According to the Galen Institute, as of January, more than 70 significant changes have been made to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since April 2010. These changes range from small clarifications to major shifts. One change that continues to prompt questions from employers and benefits professionals is the pending Cadillac tax, a 40 percent excise tax on high-cost health benefit plans provided by businesses.

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Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil -- lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can't be outsourced.

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - No less than Sunday school teachers are often subject to it. So why are Uber and Lyft so averse to having their drivers fingerprinted that they suspended service in a major U.S. city?

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Monday 07/25/2016
3 Factors That Impact Homeowner Happiness
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) It is said that as you get older you become wiser, but as homeowners grow older, do they become happier? According to a nationwide homeowner happiness survey conducted by HomeAdvisor, the answer is yes. This was the case of Bob and Joanie Johnson, who dropped their youngest child off at college in August 2015.

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How to Conquer Tough Financial Times
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Even the most savvy money handlers can fall on hard times when unexpected circumstances push your budget beyond its limits. These ideas may help you emerge from a tough financial situation and get back on track.

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3 Simple Rules for Healthy, Happy Eggs
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When you head to the grocery store for organic eggs, you assume a certain level of quality in how your eggs were produced. While there are standards and requirements that companies follow in labeling their eggs, the standards lack regulation and don't truly reflect whether or not hens are treated humanely.

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Face Your Financial Fears
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income or the inability to maintain their current lifestyle, and nearly 20 percent are worried about having enough money to cover health care expenses.

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Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

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4 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Business
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it grow from a single Houston store to 3,500 stores in 48 states. The following strategies can help grow the success of your business, too.

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Tips to Save on Back to School Necessities
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) After a relaxing summer, back-to-school worries can be stressful and expensive, from purchasing new school supplies to planning lunches.

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Fuel Up Like Team USA
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) U.S. Olympic athletes know what it takes to build a champion: a lifetime of determination and training, countless competitions and years of fueling their bodies with the right foods and beverages.

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4 Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling 
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If summer travel plans frequently keep you away from home, it can be a challenge to maintain your regular fitness routine. With dedication, planning and a little creativity, you can use these tips from fitness entrepreneur Cassey Ho to maintain your workout regimen no matter where your travels take you.

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Monday 07/11/2016
8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your 'done' list
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
Give Seniors a Lift With Household Chores
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many older adults want to remain in their homes as they continue to enjoy good health and independence. However, some activities of daily living, including household chores, become more challenging with age because of factors such as slower gait, impaired balance, reduced mobility, and reduced muscle strength.

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Monday 06/27/2016
The 'silent' liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century
Updated: July 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a growing epidemic associated with diabetes and obesity. NAFLD is a chronic liver disease characterized by the build-up of extra fat in the liver cells that is not caused by alcohol use. While it is normal for the liver to contain some fat, certain people accumulate extra fat. Left untreated, the accumulation of fat in the liver can progress to a more severe form of NAFLD called Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Monday 06/20/2016
5 ways Americans unite to help one another
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - It seems as though there’s a lot of disagreement in our country these days. Political parties not only argue with each other, but they also fight within their ranks. Turn on the news and bickering is everywhere. Click on any internet story and you’ll read through pages of angry comments.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
New tool promises to bridge communication gap for overactive bladder
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Sixty is a milestone for Carolyn Hampton and she’s not shy about sharing her age because it’s a tribute to how she’s lived. She’s more active than ever; she loves to dance and has even taken up tennis and running. None of this would have been possible a few years back because of her constant worry and concern about having an accident. Hampton’s in charge now, but for years her bladder ran the show.

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Monday 06/13/2016
6 tips and insights to avoid the 'grandparent scam'
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

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Friday 06/10/2016
For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power
Updated: June 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Although they didn’t receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives.

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Monday 06/06/2016
The truth about Alzheimer's: early detection makes a difference
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease.

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Four simple ways to stay safe this summer
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - June is National Safety Month — an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions to prepare for unexpected incidents.

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Blurry about cataracts? Here's what you need to know to have a clear understanding
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Growing older means inevitable changes in your body, and you often have a clear vision of how to deal with those changes. You work out to reduce heart disease risks, eat foods that meet your changing nutritional needs, and rely on corrective lenses to help mitigate age-related vision changes.

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Monday 07/25/2016
5 common headache types, what causes them, and how to treat them
Posted: July 25, 2016

(BPT) - We’re all familiar with headaches, but for many of us it may be difficult to identify different headache types and the best way to treat them. Here are five common headache types and recommended ways to help make the pain a distant memory.

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The Difference Between Heart Attacks and Heart Failure
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Heart attacks and heart failure are two common medical conditions facing millions of patients across the U.S. each year, but a diagnosis of either can result in very different approaches to how a patient is treated, monitored and followed by his or her physician. For patients, knowing the differences between the two conditions is important to ensure you get appropriate treatment and long-term care that will help result in optimal outcomes and improved quality of life.

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Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The back-to-school season can be a hectic time for families in general, but this time of year is an especially hard adjustment for kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Saying goodbye to relaxed, unstructured summer schedules and transitioning to earlier mornings and indoor classroom learning can be difficult for children with ADHD.

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3 Factors That Impact Homeowner Happiness
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) It is said that as you get older you become wiser, but as homeowners grow older, do they become happier? According to a nationwide homeowner happiness survey conducted by HomeAdvisor, the answer is yes. This was the case of Bob and Joanie Johnson, who dropped their youngest child off at college in August 2015.

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How to Conquer Tough Financial Times
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Even the most savvy money handlers can fall on hard times when unexpected circumstances push your budget beyond its limits. These ideas may help you emerge from a tough financial situation and get back on track.

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3 Simple Rules for Healthy, Happy Eggs
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When you head to the grocery store for organic eggs, you assume a certain level of quality in how your eggs were produced. While there are standards and requirements that companies follow in labeling their eggs, the standards lack regulation and don't truly reflect whether or not hens are treated humanely.

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Face Your Financial Fears
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income or the inability to maintain their current lifestyle, and nearly 20 percent are worried about having enough money to cover health care expenses.

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Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

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4 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Business
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it grow from a single Houston store to 3,500 stores in 48 states. The following strategies can help grow the success of your business, too.

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Fuel Up Like Team USA
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) U.S. Olympic athletes know what it takes to build a champion: a lifetime of determination and training, countless competitions and years of fueling their bodies with the right foods and beverages.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats who come in as strays are returned to their owners, according to the ASPCA.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Take Your Cat On An Adventure
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it’s playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your dog’s mental and physical well-being. They can also put your dog at risk for exposure to health threats.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he’s of the four-legged variety? Give him more work to do.

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Friday 05/20/2016
4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Tips to Protect Your Pet from Summer Dangers
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Summer creates potential everyday dangers for pets because of the heat.

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Tuesday 05/10/2016
10 expert tips when adopting a puppy
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - You’ve dreamt of it, done your research and have waited so patiently. The day is finally here when you go get your new puppy. Being a pup parent is filled with joys, but there are a few potential stumbling blocks. With patience, persistence and proactive thinking, you’ll be the best of friends for many years.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Can you take care of your pet in an emergency? [Infographic]
Posted: May 09, 2016

(BPT) - The second Saturday of every May is recognized as National Animal Preparedness Day (NADPD) — an event that encourages families to understand the importance of having a disaster plan in place for their pets. Simple planning can cut down on time and energy in the event of a crisis, allowing families to focus solely on getting to safety as quickly as possible.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
How volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for millions of shelter animals, each day is a test of patience in hopes of finding a forever home.

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Copperas Cove council to look at tax rate
Posted: July 24, 2016

The Copperas Cove City Council will have a workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday to see a presentation on and discuss the ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 2016-2017.

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City says downtown lane closures begin Monday
Posted: July 23, 2016

The area bounded by 10th Street east to 24th Street and Rancier Avenue south to Avenue E will experience intermittent lane closures beginning Monday and continuing through January, the city of Killeen announced in a Friday news release.

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