Australia - The folks at Guinness World Record headquarters tell us that the largest spider ever found was a goliath bird-eating spider found in Venezuela in 1965, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. It’s leg-span was eleven inches. On average, spiders generally range in size from about a fraction of an inch to 3.5 inches. 

Home Heating Fires

Yuma, Arizona - This time of year, Yuma’s weather is almost always much better than that being experienced in other parts of the country. That does not mean that temperatures can’t dip down low enough to make things uncomfortably cool, or even “cold”. When that happens, sometimes, alternative heating sources are used. Improper use of heating equipment can have serious results. Not surprisingly, 48% of all home heating fires occurred in December, January, and February.

Arizona’s Commitment To Breaking Down Barriers For Veterans

Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona is dedicated to putting veterans first, as they have put their nation first. Under Governor Ducey’s leadership, the state has committed to eliminating barriers to work for veterans. With one of the largest veteran populations in the country, Arizona connects these national heroes with jobs, provides housing resources and opens training opportunities.

Governor Ducey Highlights Arizona Economic Success at Tempe-Based Business

Tempe, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey Thursday highlighted Arizona’s latest economic numbers – a drop in the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent – as an example of the successes the state has had in streamlining taxes and creating a pro-business environment.

Alcoa to Clean Up Remaining Surface Contamination at Former East St. Louis Aluminum Plant

St. Louis, Missouri - Alcoa Corporation and Howmet Aerospace, successors to Alcoa Incorporated, and the City of East St. Louis, Illinois, will clean up hazardous waste disposal sites surrounding Alcoa’s former aluminum manufacturing plant in East St. Louis to resolve federal liability. The settlement will require the companies to clean up radium, arsenic, chromium, lead and other hazardous substances detected in soils at an estimated cost of $4.1 million and reimburse all future costs incurred by the United States in overseeing the cleanup.