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— Recommendations are independently chosen by WESTERN’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. It’s officially the 4th of July and that means your long weekend may have been packed with celebratory cookouts, get-togethers and poolside hangs. There’s nothing better than collapsing into bed at the end of a long … Read more

Tax Holidays Will Help Back-To-School Sales

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL –Wal-Mart (Photo by Tim Boyle / Getty Images) Getty Images Back-To-School sales are expected to generate an increase of + 5.5%, a major slowdown compared to last year’s steep increase of + 13.1% according to Consumer Growth Partners. This is anticipated despite the fact that a lot of states now offer a … Read more

McLennan County bans fireworks ahead of July Fourth holiday | Local Govt. And Politics

McLennan County will learn what it is like to celebrate July Fourth without fireworks, as County Judge Scott Felton on Tuesday signed an order banning their sale and use the next 60 hours. He also sent a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asking that his office extend the ban much longer. Sellers such as … Read more

Thousands more flights canceled or delayed

Flight cancellations and delays continued across the nation on Sunday during an already chaotic July Fourth weekend for travelers. At least 267 flights into, out of or within the US had been canceled as of 3:16 pm EST, and nearly 2,300 were delayed, air travel tracking site FlightAware.com reported. The bulk of the cancellations and … Read more

Top Stories of the Week – NBC 6 South Florida

Here are some of the top stories from the past week from NBC 6 News: More Safety Measures Implemented on Rickenbacker Causeway After Cyclist Deaths More safety measures are being put in place on the Rickenbacker Causeway in the wake of recent fatal crashes involving bicyclists. Effective immediately, the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public … Read more

Safety is key to great holiday weekend | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy graphic Editor’s Note: This is part two of a series on fireworks, precautions, laws and safety tips for staying safe during the holiday. In December 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder signed PA 256 of 2011, Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, which allows the sale and use of consumer-grade fireworks in Michigan. Consumer fireworks are fireworks that … Read more