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Cardiologists - what do you think about this?
On a recent drive to school with Cheyenne, I heard three songs use the term "heart attack" in regard to matters of the heart, but not to speak to the actual physical malady that would put one in a hos...
11/30/13 at 9:46 AM Have you got your ducks in a row? 10/10/13 at 9:15 PM
Moving - indeed. 2/14/13 at 3:13 PM
Introducing: The 2013 Smith Awards for Spectacular Disasters
Aside from new categories for the 2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards, the Smith Awards, where the author picks the best and worst news in the world of (historic) bridges, also has a new category that will...
10/29/13 at 9:50 AM My two cents: diet time for truck(-er)s crossing bridges 5/27/13 at 3:16 AM
Bridgehunter Chronicles supports the victims of Superstorm Sandy 10/30/12 at 5:04 PM
Legislature OKs disaster aid
By Don Davis The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly approved disaster-relief funds today for 20 counties today during one of the shortest special sessions in recent years. The Senate passed the bil...
9/9/13 at 1:44 PM 10 a.m. Monday special session set 9/6/13 at 4:03 PM
Lawmakers taking last look at proposed disaster relief bill 9/5/13 at 4:51 PM
FirstLink 2-1-1 Helpline needs your help!
PLEASE call your senator from your district, and ask them to support SB#2205. This would give $325,000 to help operate FirstLinks 24 hour Helpline in the next biennium. Here are just some of ...
1/30/13 at 11:13 AM Strengthening Our Community 7/5/12 at 7:22 AM
FirstLink Community Volunteer Workshop 6/29/12 at 7:48 AM
Tragedy, black humor and coping
A seemingly frivolous tweet about superstorm Sandy drew a sharp rebuke this week from the Michigan Nurses Association. The offending tweet came from the Detroit News and actually was a retweet of wha...
11/1/12 at 11:02 AM After the storm 6/21/11 at 11:22 AM
Remember that fierce, irrational nudge that first sent you toward volunteering? Sue Glassnor of St. Clair, Michigan does. Hurricane Katrina had ripped apart entire communities along the Gulf Coast...
8/17/12 at 8:22 AM
Random Conversations from Today
In the car:I have had a really great day. I woke in time to take my awesome daughter to school. Let me rephrase that, I jumped out of bed in time to brush my teeth and change undergarments five minute...
9/13/11 at 8:02 PM
Financial Toolkit for Disaster Victims
With our summer weather comes tornadoes and this year some areas are experiencing record flooding, when they dont usually have to worry about flooding. Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial...
7/11/11 at 7:33 PM
Other than that, having Mom here has been great!
Prior warning: Inthe next 12-16 hours, I will have my parents-in-law, 2 bachelor brother-in-laws, and another brother-in-law & his lovely wife and adorable daughter, staying at my house. We are ho...
11/23/10 at 10:16 PM
North Dakota Citizen Corps Council honored
From a news release: The North Dakota Citizen Corps Council is the winner of a 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Award. The council has been recognized for exemplary community preparedness eff...
9/2/10 at 3:37 PM More counties added to disaster list 7/13/10 at 11:41 AM
Legislative odds and ends 6/25/10 at 6:34 AM