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Best matchups, sleepers to madden your Madness

Each region in this week's NCAA Tournament has something for everybody. Great matchups. Potential upsets. Sleepers.

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Smart snack standards ~ are they good for childhood obesity?

Hello Simply Fit readers. As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which is meant to provide healthier food options to children, the USDA is now implementing a new standard for all foods and beverages that are sold at schools.

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Growing Up In Prescott: She left and came back, too

This month's interview features Melanie Jacobson, who grew up in Prescott during the same decades that Ethan Wolfinger did. Her experience was much the same. She remembers the same safe, integrated community that had lots of activities and opportunities for teens.

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She left and came back, too

Melanie Jacobson remembers a community that had lots of activities and opportunities for teens. At the end of the interview, she makes a plea to renew that focus on youth.

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Blog: Marijuana overdoses a reality, law enforcement official says

When providing testimony before a Judicial Committee, verifying research is key. Annapolis Police Chief Michael A. Pristoop learned this important lesson the hard way on Tuesday, February 25.

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Blog: Arizona will keep the Super Bowl, but that's the 2nd prize

Remember the old days, when the most controversial part of a Super Bowl host city was whether or not snow would impact play in a cold-weather market? You know, 24 days ago?

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Arizona will keep the Super Bowl, but that's the 2nd prize

Remember the old days, when the most controversial part of a Super Bowl host city was whether or not snow would impact play in a cold-weather market? You know, 24 days ago?

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Eco_Logic: We shape our communities, and thereafter they shape us

Spring is here, and with it are signs of new development in the quad-city area - construction fencing, job site signs (complete with architectural renderings!), and semi-trailers hauling building materials through town. It's encouraging to see these indications of renewed growth, especially after such a long winter of economic stagnation. And while there are some who view any signs of new growth as only positive- but is it?

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We shape our communities, and thereafter they shape us

Spring is here, and with it are signs of new development in the quad-city area - construction fencing, job site signs (complete with architectural renderings!), and semi-trailers hauling building materials through town. It's encouraging to see these indications of renewed growth, especially after such a long winter of economic stagnation.

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Tearful interview with Bode Miller was more about ratings

Bode Miller won the bronze Sunday, but also cried. Did NBC do the right thing?

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Tearful interview with Bode Miller was more about ratings

Bode Miller won the bronze Sunday, but also cried. Did NBC do the right thing?

Tearful interview with Bode Miller was more about ratings

Bode Miller won the bronze Sunday, but also cried. Did NBC do the right thing?

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Growing up in the '60s, leaving and coming back

This month's interview is with Ethan Wolfinger, who grew up in Prescott during the 1950s and '60s.

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Growing up in the '60s, leaving and coming back

Ethan Wolfinger's reminiscences from his childhood in Prescott.

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Woman kicked out of restaurant after taking blind man's money

On September 10, 2013 a blind man walked into the Dairy Queen restaurant in Hopkins, Minnesota unaware that he was about to robbed.

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GMOs: Science to rescue or ticking time bomb?

Hello Simply Fit readers. I want you to use your imagination for a moment; picture a scientist in a lab, let's call him Frank. Frank is proudly helping to nudge Mother Nature along by removing specific genetic traits from an organism (plant, animal, bacteria, virus, fungus) and then adding those traits to an entirely different organism. Imagine that you are now unknowingly eating that organism. Now imagine that our government has deemed you to be incompetent, and decided that telling you which foods have been genetically altered like this would only confuse you. Actually, you don't have to imagine it because that is exactly what has been happening for years!

GMOs: Science to rescue or ticking time bomb?

Hello Simply Fit readers. I want you to use your imagination for a moment; picture a scientist in a lab, let's call him Frank. Frank is proudly helping to nudge Mother Nature along by removing specific genetic traits from an organism (plant, animal, bacteria, virus, fungus) and then adding those traits to an entirely different organism. Imagine that you are now unknowingly eating that organism. Now imagine that our government has deemed you to be incompetent, and decided that telling you which foods have been genetically altered like this would only confuse you. Actually, you don't have to imagine it because that is exactly what has been happening for years!

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Baseball Hall voters get it unanimously wrong again

Congrats to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas on being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. An immortal class.Maddux was the sure-fire pick to be the first player in history to receive a unanimous vote for enshrinement.But, no.

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Resolving for better year, world

I was born on the first day of the '50s. Being a New Year's baby has always made me acutely aware of the changing of the year, and New Year's resolutions have typically been fairly significant to me. I like to think that I am a man of integrity, and when I say that I will do something, I do it. A promise is a promise, even when made to myself.

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Goodwill, giving all year round

While considering my resolutions for 2014 and looking at dCourier.com, I was struck by our community's amount of giving. Every year around Christmas time, we see wonderful displays of Prescott-area residents' charitable hearts.

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Are you ready for Super Bowl Tuesday??

Listen up, NFL. It's bad enough you messed with my Super Bowl. Now you're messing with messing with it.In words never before uttered by Roger Goodell: Just stop already.

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It's official: Study proves junk food is cheaper than real food

Hello Simply Fit readers. Does it cost more to eat a healthy diet? According to a study by The Harvard School of Public Health, the answer is yes, and the price difference is about $1.50 per day per person. This equates to about $550 per year, and over $2,200 for a family of four. I don't know about you, but I don't have that much extra cash burning a hole in my pocket.

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Teens in Prescott: By the numbers

I hope you will indulge me this month as I write about data. That's right, we're going to take a reasonably scientific look at what growing up in Prescott is like today.

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The parable of the magic table (How tax credits help you and our community)

There once was a husband and wife who sat down for dinner in their modest home. They had prepared the meal themselves, having just enough in their pantry for a simple dinner for two.

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The parable of the magic table (How tax credits help you and our community)

There once was a husband and wife who sat down for dinner in their modest home. They had prepared the meal themselves, having just enough in their pantry for a simple dinner for two.