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Much has changed in the nearly four decades since the America Burning report was issued in 1973 and revisited in 1980. The number of fires and fire deaths in the United States has reduced dramatically and that progress has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing.
Small Variables Can Cause High Risk in Power Tools
While it’s true that a properly cared-for power tool should provide years of trouble-free service, the key phrase is “properly cared for.” The Power Tool Institute recently warned users that even the smallest variable, such as introduction of a third-party battery, can substantially increase the risk of tool failure, fire damage, and even personal injury.
The FBI is warning people and businesses in Arkansas to protect themselves from ransomware attacks. ... “We're asking people to “think before you link”, if you are not expecting a link, don't click it, just delete it,” says Connor Hagan, with the FBI in Little Rock.
Lawmakers end COVID emergency in Kansas; Kelly wanted it extended through July ... leaders to sign off on an extension, and Masterson's announcement ... to keep the state of emergency in place until the end of August.
Maryland to lift most COVID restrictions, including mask requirements, on July 1, as statewide case numbers decline. Maryland will end its coronavirus state of emergency July 1, closing an intense 15-month chapter in the state's history in which nearly 9,500 people died.
A Mississippi coast city is considering installing surveillance cameras on its properties in an effort to decrease crime. “The thought is the cameras will catch people who vandalize city parks, the lighthouse and other public properties,” Waveland Mayor Mike Smith told WLOX-TV.
As Oklahoma’s economy roars back to life, the hospitality industry is facing a new challenge. Restaurants and hotels are struggling to find workers willing to work at their businesses. They say the critical shortage is causing many to not operate at full capacity.