Early voting starts Wednesday for Hamilton County primary elections and voters will see contests in three countywide races — for county mayor, a Circuit Court judgeship, and the register of deeds office — and four county commission races. COUNTY COMMISSION District 1 Incumbent Randy Fairbanks is seeking a second term, while challenger Steve Coker is hoping to upset him in the Republican primary. Fairbanks, 61, won the seat in 2014 after toppling longtime commissioner Fred Skillern in the primary and besting a write-in campaign by school board member and Skillern ally Rhonda Thurman. A certified public accountant who is now the commission chairman, Fairbanks said he has focused closely on district residents' concerns and spends a lot of time at events. Early voting locations Early voting is Wednesday through April 26 at:› Brainerd Rec Center, 1010 N. Moore Road› Collegedale City Hall, Fuller Community Room, 4910 Swinyar Drive› Election Commission, 700 … [Read more...] about Hamilton County early voting starts Wednesday: What you should know about the races
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caption Fast-food restaurants in the US haven’t done much to appeal to people who eat gluten-free. source Business Insider/Mary Hanbury Starbucks cut its gluten-free breakfast sandwich this month, and angry customers are complaining about it on social media. This is partly because the gluten-free options for food that can be eaten on the go are extremely limited in the United States. An estimated2.7 million Americans follow a gluten-free diet in the US. But despite this, fast-food restaurants have done little to appeal to the growing population of people who avoid foods like bread and pasta made with wheat. In an effort to survey the gluten-free landscape, I set out on a mission to see if I could survive only on fast food for five days. When it comes to finding gluten-free, on-the-go food in the United States, it’s slim pickings. Therefore, it comes as no … [Read more...] about I’m gluten-free and survived on nothing but fast food for 5 days — here’s what happened
History doesn’t exactly repeat itself, but it does run in cycles. One of the most robust theories of such cycles was articulated by economic historian Carlota Perez, in her influential book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages (Edward Elgar, 2002). It suggests that humanity can get through the current period of upheaval and economic malaise and enter a new “golden age” of broad economic growth, if the world’s key decision makers act in concert to help foster one. This may seem far-fetched, but it’s happened four times before. We are in the midst of the fifth great surge (as Perez calls them) of technological and economic change since the Industrial Revolution. The last one, the age of oil, automobiles, and mass production, lasted most of the 20th century and still shapes many people’s attitudes. Our current surge started around 1970 and has rolled out information and communications technology around … [Read more...] about Are We on the Verge of a New Golden Age?
Robert “Bingo” Bingochea is a Denver-based flight attendant for United Airlines who commutes to work from his home in Phoenix. Bingochea has been a flight attendant with United for seven years and previously worked in the airline industry in other capacities. Though he says every day on the job is different, we joined him on a trip from Denver to Houston and back to capture what a day in the life of a flight attendant may look like. It’s 3 a.m., and I’m jolted awake by the ring of the hotel phone. The bright red numbers on the clock next to me are the only thing illuminating my pitch-black hotel room, and I groan as I roll over and steal another five minutes of sleep. When I checked in to the hotel at 10:30 the night before and asked for my wake-up call, the front-desk clerk was horrified to hear how little sleep I’d be getting. “At least I’m getting the ‘true’ experience,” I tell myself. “Flight attendants … [Read more...] about A day in the life of a United Airlines flight attendant, who woke up before 3 a.m. and ran circles around me for 9 hours
There are many reasons someone would want a gaming PC over a console. For me, I simply prefer the trusty keyboard and mouse, and I can’t get used to controllers for first-person-shooter games. Plus, games can look better on PC than they do on consoles, and you can use it as a computer for work, or whatever else. For those looking for ideas on what parts to get, I’ve compiled a list for a powerful gaming PC that will handle pretty much any game now and for the next few years at high graphics settings and frame rates. You can certainly look at less powerful parts, but I included higher-end components for future-proofing reasons, hence the leaning towards quality over value for this build. Check out the parts I’d pick if I were to build a high-end gaming PC right now: The first thing you should think about is the processor (CPU). Amazon/Intel/Business Insider Why? Because it will dictate what motherboard you get, as both the CPU and motherboard need to be … [Read more...] about Building your own gaming PC is incredibly rewarding — here’s what you’ll need