Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - An idea the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci had back in 1490 could make a difference in how well you can keep your lawn looking today.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Nationwide, shoppers are asking questions and becoming more connected to the sources of their food. They browse farmers markets, choose farm-to-table dining and spend their time and money visiting farms.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - Here’s food for thought: Three new cookbooks can help you enjoy great taste and good health at the same time.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Small-business owners have something to be optimistic about, according to a recent study, which found that 84 percent of small-business leaders say they’re either maintaining or growing sales in 2014.

El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - Preparing to go back to school used to be as simple as stocking up the latest textbooks and grabbing a calculator.

Washington, DC - Streamflow in the eastern portions of the Missouri River watershed has increased over the past 52 years, whereas other parts have seen downward trends.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Launching today, the Safe Firearms Storage campaign encourages firearms owners to make safe firearms storage a priority. According to a study by the RAND Corporation using statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.4 million homes have firearms stored in a way that makes them accessible to the wrong hands...children, at-risk youth, potential thieves, and those who intend to harm themselves or others.