Monthly Archives January 2019

Study tracks electric scooter injuries at 2 hospitals

(CNN) – Electric scooters have taken over sidewalks and roadways in many metro areas in the United States.

New data is becoming available on injuries related to those scooters.

A study published in the medical journal Jama Network looked at injuries suffered by more than 200 people in two California hospitals over a year. Researchers found that 92 percent of those injured in scooter accidents were riders and only 4 percent of them wore helmets.

The study also included pedestrians hit by scooters, and people who stumbled over scooters on sidewalks.

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Rockets’ Chris Paul brings out stars for bowling event

CONROE – Rockets point guard Chris Paul played host to his 10th annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Go Bowling! on Thursday afternoon at Bowlero The Woodlands, bringing some notable names to Montgomery County for a good cause.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Chris Paul Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth, education, health, sports and social responsibility. Paul started his foundation in 2005 and has held the bowling event since 2009 when four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and PBA Hall of Famer Jason Couch teamed up to win the inaugural title.

"Our foundation is doing an unbelievable job, whether it be in my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, back in New Orleans, L.A., and now in Houston," Paul said...

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What’s stopping Utah’s Legislature from solving the air pollution problem? Inside the politics of clean air

Qiling Wang, Deseret News

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This is the third in a series of reports on Utah’s air pollution problem. Using a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network our journalists have spent months looking for answers to Utah’s air pollution problem.

In 2011, Rep. Steve Handy, a Republican who represents Layton, got a phone call from a constituent whose wife was sick. The caller asked Handy what he was doing about the dangerous pollution that clouds the Salt Lake Valley every winter.

“We can’t legislate geography,” Handy said. At the time, he thought air quality wasn’t a big deal and only affected a small number of people with bad lungs.

Nearly eight years later, the state representative is embarrassed by that response...

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