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(BPT) - There are many things to enjoy about fall. From cooler temperatures to the colors of the leaves, and all the fun activities that come with the changing of the season, it is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. But along with the changing seasons and a slight chill...

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BPT - The back-to-school season can be overwhelming for the whole family. While there's excitement about reuniting with friends and starting a new school year, it can be challenging for parents and kids to get back into a solid routine. To help busy parents prepare their children mentally and...

A popular myth is that Tetra Pak® cartons must be flattened before placing them in the bin. That is not the case in the U.S. and Canada. Courtesy BPT
(BPT) - You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can't function. If you already recycle, you're playing a critical role in reducing waste in your area. But to truly make sure valuable materials - like cartons, plastic and other materials that can be reused in...
NCW - School bells are calling students back to the classroom and the American Red Cross, Northwest Region, has steps everyone can take to help kids remain safe as they head back to school.  As parents get ready for the start of a new school year, it’s a good time to think about emergencies, such...

Remind babysitters, houseguests, and visitors that purses, bags, or jackets that have medicines or vitamins in them should be kept up and away and out of sight when they’re in your home. Courtesy Statepoint
  (STATEPOINT) - While you may already understand the importance of keeping medicines safely up and away from the reach of little ones, you may not be treating your vitamins and other supplements with as much care. Experts warn that these products also pose safety risks and should be kept up and...
OLYMPIA - On Tuesday, August 23 President Biden announced details for the Student Debt Relief Plan (https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery) forgiving up to $20,000 in debt for Pell Grant recipients with loans held by the Department of Education...
 NCW Libraries has become aware that some of our library patrons have been contacted by a phone scam impersonating their local library. Please note that NCW Libraries, all 30 of its branches, bookmobiles, and Mail Order library, never personally call patrons to collect library fees for lost and...
(BPT) - Summer is in full swing, and this year the season is truly one to celebrate as communities return to many favorite festivals, traditions, and pastimes. Whether sending the kids off to day camps, reuniting with family over epic barbecues or simply soaking in the sun at outdoor music...

It’s important to know if you’re at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, as this can determine what treatments are available to you. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) DragonImages / iStock via Getty Images Plus
(STATEPOINT) - While stopping the spread of COVID-19 is the goal, the reality is that every day, more people contract the disease. For this reason, it’s important to be aware of available treatment options. The Treating COVID-19 Campaign, which was developed independently by the American Lung...

COPD patient, Susan Scott. PHOTO SOURCE: StatePoint
(STATEPOINT) - More than 3 million Americans live with severe emphysema, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that makes breathing difficult. While there’s no cure, recent advances in treatments are helping some patients breathe better. The American Lung Association’s Treating...

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