Sierra Vista Continues to Struggle following Cutbacks at Ft Huachuca

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The impact of the loss of thousands of military and civilian personnel at Fort Huachuca in southeastern Arizona over the past several years continues to hobble the city of Sierra Vista, according to a presentation at the annual Sierra Vista Economic Outlook luncheon.Including the employment of defense contractors, the area lost about 4,000 jobs over the last five years stemming from cutbacks at the installation.“In recent years, Fort Huachuca has been the primary reason for the county-wide economic downturn, and that’s due to cuts in defense and war-related spending,” Robert Carreira, director of the Center for Economic Research at Cochise College, said last week.The region’s shrinking population and the sharp rise in the number of foreclosed homes are a primary factor in the bleak economic outlook for Sierra Vista and Cochise County, according to Carreira.“We haven’t really seen any signs of sustained job growth in the last seven, eight years,” he said, reported the Sierra Vista Herald.And with the Pentagon still grappling with stringent spending caps for the remainder of the decade, local officials are preparing for additional cuts at Fort Huachuca.“That’s something we need to brace ourselves for,” said Chuck Potucek, city manager for Sierra Vista.Of course, the installation remains one of the city’s best opportunities for economic growth and officials plan an initiative to attract new missions there.“We’re going to try to take a more offensive stance at the city in working with our partners to identify those missions and try to bring more growth to Fort Huachuca, as opposed to just circling the wagons just to save what we have,” Potucek said.last_img read more

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FEEDBACK WANTED Library Asks Teens To Take Short Online Survey

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In addition to its community survey, the Wilmington Memorial Library is currently running an online survey for Wilmington teens. Ask your teens to take the short survey HERE to let the library know how it can improve its programming and services for middle school and high school students.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash With Food Trucks & Live Music Set For August 15 On Swain GreenIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: How To Talk To The Other Side on Sept. 10; Classical Music Concert on Sept. 12In “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Youth Events BrochureIn “Community”last_img read more

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Netflix looking into study showing spike in suicides after 13 Reasons Why

first_img Tags Netflix has addressed a study looking at teen suicide and its show 13 Reasons Why. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images On the heels of a study exploring a rise in teen suicide among boys following the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why in 2017, the streaming service says it’s looking into the research.”This is a critically important topic and we have worked hard to ensure that we handle this sensitive issue responsibly,” Netflix said.The study, out Monday from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that the suicide rate among boys 10-17 increased in the month after the show came out. The study didn’t confirm whether any of those boys had watched the show.”The release of 13 Reasons Why was associated with a significant increase in monthly suicide rates among US youth aged 10 to 17 years,” the study concludes. “Caution regarding the exposure of children and adolescents to the series is warranted.” Netflix said the research is at odds with another recent study, this one conducted by the University of Pennsylvania. “We’ve just seen this study and are looking into the research, which conflicts with last week’s study from the University of Pennsylvania,” a spokesperson said by email. That study found that “viewers who stopped watching the second season exhibited greater suicide risk and less optimism about the future than those who continued to the end.” The study went on to say that those who watched to the end reported a decline in “suicide ideation and self-harm.” They also might be more likely to help a suicidal person. The premise of 13 Reasons Why related to the suicide of a teenage girl. In May 2017, Netflix said it would include an additional warning at the beginning of the first episode, as well as “strengthen the messaging and resource language in the existing cards for episodes that contain graphic subject matter, including the URL 13ReasonsWhy.info.”If you’re struggling with negative thoughts or suicidal feelings, here are 13 suicide and crisis intervention hotlines you can use to get help.You can also call these numbers:US: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. UK: The Samaritans can be reached at 116 123. AU: Lifeline can be reached at 13 11 14.  0 Post a comment Digital Media Wellness Share your voice Netflixlast_img read more

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