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Congress Passes The Honoring Our PACT Act 2022

Camp Lejeune

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is heading to the President’s desk and will soon become law. Nearly 40 years after the contamination was confirmed to be a serious health threat, this bipartisan legislation passed through the Senate on the evening of August 3, 2022.

From the Fields to the Classroom – The Start of the School Year is Here

School

As we reach the end of August it is a bittersweet time for families as kids begin to return to school. Warm, outdoor summer nights change to new school routines and after school activities.

August 19 – National Aviation Day

Aviation Day

In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared August 19 as National Aviation Day. The holiday coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who was the pilot of the Wright Flyer, and the first person to fly a plane with aircraft controls that allowed him to steer the plane manually.

The Coast Guard Celebrates its 232nd Birthday

Coast Guard

Every year on August 4th, the U.S Coast Guard celebrates its birthday. The day commemorates the military organization for its dedication and discipline to American’s safety and wellbeing.

August 1st – World Lung Cancer Day

World Lung Cacner Day

August 1st is recognized globally as World Lung Cancer Day. The day is centered around urging the public to learn about the risk factors for the disease and highlighting the importance of early detection through regular lung cancer screenings. While lung cancer has many risk factors, asbestos exposure is one potential cause of disease.

69 years since the end of the Korean War

Korean War Memorial

July 27, 2022, marks 69 years since the end of the Korean War.

Safety First – Owning, Maintaining, and Operating Boats

Boating

Michigan has been nicknamed “the great lakes state” and it certainly lives up to the name with over 11,000 inland lakes across the mitten. Summer in Michigan often brings hot, sunny weather and cooling off by the water has been a favorite summer-time activity for many Michiganders.

Happy Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July.  While the holiday is a day to celebrate patriotism and independence, pyrotechnics and viewers wait in excitement for dark to fall for the real show to begin. Historians believe that fireworks were originally created in the second century B.C. in China. Ancient Chinese people believed that firecrackers would ward off evil spirits.

It’s Hot to Stay Cool: Enjoying the Summer Sun and Celebrating UV Awareness Month

UV Awareness Month

June 21st was the official start of summer! Summer in Michigan is celebrated for the hot weather and sunny days, but with it comes an increased worry for sun damage to the hair, eyes, and skin. July is UV Safety Awareness Month – a time to place emphasis on the importance of protecting our bodies from UV (ultraviolet) rays.

Roundup - The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal

roundup

The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

The justices on Tuesday left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of Edwin Hardeman, a California man who says he developed cancer from using Roundup for decades to treat poison oak, overgrowth and weeds on his San Francisco Bay Area property. Hardeman's lawsuit had served as a test case for thousands of similar lawsuits.

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