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Over the course of a career, firefighters are relentlessly exposed to a hellish mix of toxins. These exposures put firefighters at a substantially greater risk of getting cancer a reality documented in more than 80 peer-reviewed medical studies.
We adopted kids don't like to think of ourselves as unwanted. We prefer the idea that we were just born in the wrong place and needed extra time for the best people to find us, then love and raise us. May is National Foster Care month, so you can guess what I'm asking you to consider.
History has taught that rivers flood and levees fail. Expanding floodways, restoring floodplains and allowing rivers to be rivers saves lives and taxpayer dollars. We can't prevent flooding; the best we can do is reduce its risk. Retiring low-lying, flood-prone riverside land is a cost-effective strategy to reduce flood risk and protect people and property.