Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new web-based registration system for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is now active.
Irvine, California - New-vehicle sales are expected to increase 13 percent year-over-year to a total of 1.7 million units in December 2015, resulting in an estimated 18 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. December will cap the biggest year of U.S. new-car sales that the industry has ever seen, with total light vehicle sales of roughly 17.5 million, representing a 6.1 percent jump from 2014 totals. The previous high was 17.35 million units in 2000.
Rochester, Minnesota - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the United States is in the midst of a drug-overdose epidemic. In their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the CDC reports that last year overdose killed more than 45,000 people, most of whom had taken opioids - heroin or prescription medications such as oxycodone. They also report that since 2000, the death rate from overdoses involving opioid pain relievers and heroin increased 200 percent.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Holiday travel is expected to soar this season. AAA expects more than 100 million Americans to hit the highways and the skyways. While a majority of travelers will drive, nearly 6 million people are expected to fly to their holiday destination.
Rochester, Minnesota - Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been found in the Rochester community. Many Rochester schools, sports teams and day care providers are affected by this outbreak.
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