2 Crooked River Ranch residents escape house fire; firefighters rescue 2 cats

Good News Notes: “Two Crooked River Ranch residents awakened by smoke alarms were able to escape their burning home Tuesday morning, and firefighters found and rescued two cats, also unharmed, officials said. The first fire engine to arrive at the double-wide manufactured around 7:30 a.m. found heavy smoke coming from the home, Assistant Fire Chief…

Anchorage Assembly authorizes city to purchase properties for homeless services

Good News Notes: “The Anchorage Assembly voted Tuesday night to authorize the Municipality to move forward with the purchase of four properties for substance treatment and homelessness resources. The controversial plan brought multiple protests on both sides of the issue, plus nearly thirty hours of public testimony and thousands of emailed comments. The four properties…

The Zebra Company Covering Cat and Dog Adoption Fees for Employees

Good News Notes: “The pet perks at The Zebra are wild, in a good way. The insurance comparison site recently added a new benefit: paying employees to adopt pets. According to a release from the company, The Zebra will now cover ‘expenses up to $300 annually for employees welcoming a new cat or dog.’ This new perk will…

Scientists in England discover new dinosaur species related to T-Rex

Good News Notes: “A new species of dinosaur related to the Tyrannosaurus rex has been discovered in England. Paleontologists at the University of Southampton spent months studying four bones that were found last year in the village of Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. They finally determined that the…

Roseville to join quick response team to offer drug addicts help

Good News Notes: “The Roseville Police Department will become the second Macomb County law enforcement to team with substance abuse counselors to make house calls to encourage drug addicts enter a treatment program. Roseville city and police officials earlier this week announced their participation in COMEBACK-Quick Response Team to compassionately provide help and support for…

‘Behind the scenes’ – Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s COVID-19 giving

Good News Notes: “In discussing what his team has done during the COVID-19 crisis, Sean Marks has said that in addition to what has been publicized, there have been other contributions “behind the scenes,” And an entry on Kevin Durant Charity Foundation website certainly confirms that. A quick look at the foundation’s site reveals extensive efforts by KD. In fact, down at…

EGEB: BP cuts fossil fuels by 40%, invests in green energy

Good News Notes:  “In February, Electrek reported that fossil-fuel giant BP announced that it will become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner. One objective it said it would pursue is to “increase the proportion of investment into non-oil and gas businesses over time.” BP also said it would restructure, and in June, CEO Bernard Looney announced…