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“Making the roads safe for bikers, walkers”



Advocate Michael Krings, a member of Healthy Hastings and director of the YMCA, believes that more should be done to create safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists. While the city works on reviewing a Complete Streets Policy, the Healthy Hastings Committee has been granted permission to put up 25 signs which remind road users that the road belongs to ...

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“Manatee County officials rethinking playgrounds grant”



Manatee county officials are considering whether or not to apply for a $30,000 grant from KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that works to provide playgrounds for children. The grant would encourage joint use agreements between Manatee County and its school districts. However, officials from both the school board and the county are concerned about some of the terms specified in the grant application, and about the sponsorship that KaBOOM! receives from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. In spite of these challenges, County Commissioner Michael Gallen hopes that Manatee County will be about to "work through ...

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“Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Details of 50 Parks Initiative”



In 2009, the the city of Los Angeles conducted an assessment of it's parks and found that many low-income neighborhoods lacked sufficient park space and facilities. Now approximately $80.9 million in funding has been secured for the acquisition, design, and construction of these 50 new ...

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“Meeting with City Hall officials in Amarillo”



At a meeting with city hall officials, BikeTexas representative Fernando Martinez expressed the need for bike lanes and routes surrounding all Amarillo schools. At the time the Amarillo Bike Routes Plan included plans for routes surrounding five elementary schools and one middle ...

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“Minority Groups and Bottlers Team Up in Battles Over Soda”



Another look at how partnerships between big soda companies and non-profits that work with minority groups have influenced some soda regulation ...

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“More Than 100 Parents Join Together to Make New Strides that Improve Student Wellness”



Parental involvement with Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuelas Saludables continues to grow as more parents learn of the healthy changes that are occurring at schools across Chicago. One recent meeting which took place at the National Museum of Mexican Art brought together 100 parents who were interested in campaigning for healthier meals in schools, better physical activity programs, and healthy school fundraisers. ...

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“National Student Ambassador-Fuel Up To Play 60”



Aleyda Sanchez, a student from James Bowie elementary, a Healthy Zone school that participates in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, was recognized at the White House as one of four National Student Ambassadors, during 2012. ...

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“New bridge in Houston’s Fifth Ward will help pedestrians cross railroad tracks”



Students and residents living near the Bringhurst and Hailey Street Roadway crossings can now look forward to a new bridge which will help pedestrians and cyclists cross railroad tracks. Construction for the Bringhurst bridge is scheduled to begin by mid ...

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“New Mango Cremes with NutriFusion”



ABC Smart Cookies is the company behind the production of Girl Scout Cookies. This website makes misleading claims about the nutritional quality of the new Mango Creme with NutriFusion cookies. ...

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