Talk to teen drivers about the ‘5 to Drive’

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens — ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. You can take a simple step to help protect their teen drivers from these tragedies and change these numbers by simply talking about ways to reduce some of the risks when your […]

Reporters undergo force-on-force training

We have a great working relationship with each media outlet in our region. As I watched and read news coverage of recent officer-involved shootings around the country, I thought local reporters would enjoy, and benefit from, taking part in simulations similar to what they’ve been reporting on. Journalists from all four local TV stations and […]

Counterfeit drugs are bad medicine

Counterfeit drugs pose a grave threat to everyone. According to some estimates, more than 10 percent of all pharmaceuticals in the global supply chain are counterfeit. Counterfeit medicines are products deliberately and fraudulently manufactured to be mistaken for legitimate drugs. In the words of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, counterfeit medicine is fake medicine—pure […]

4 safety tips for leaving your child home alone

Many parents must choose between leaving their children home alone during the day while they are at work or busy with other commitments, or finding alternative care. Parents often worry when their children are home alone, but there are precautions they can take to ease their worries and help protect their children when they’re not […]