Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - For nine years, Aaron Lantz actively sought out all of the out-of-school robotics programs and curriculum offered by 4-H. Beginning as early as kindergarten, Lantz has shown a love for science and has channeled that passion further into a focus specifically on engineering.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - Wildfires can spread with astonishing speed, quickly engulfing brush and trees and threatening lives and property.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - State departments of transportation and related industries applauded congressional adoption of a 27-month transportation authorization recently. The funding program moves the nation’s transportation policy in the right direction but the real question that still remains unanswered is: How will the nation pay for transportation in the future?

Des Moines, Iowa (NAPSI) - Agricultural companies typically conduct test plots of new seed products before they are introduced. Taking the process to a new level, however, is the large-scale testing program known as Ground BreakersSM.

Page, Arizona (NAPSI) - From Alaska toFlorida, millions of people visitAmerica’s National Forests each year, and with two-thirds of Americans living within 100 miles of a National Forest, these lands truly are “America’s Backyard.”

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - Like many 10-year-olds, Brandon Pickrel loves reading books about dinosaurs. And books about the weather “tornadoes and stuff,” he says. “And books about science experiments.”

El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - A 2012 Horowitz Associates study reveals that only 37 percent of Hispanic TV viewers surveyed say mainstream media does a good job of accurately representing ethnic and racial groups, but there’s encouraging news about diversity in television programs and films this Hispanic Heritage Month.