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ALPINE — Customers explored new buying horizons, Saturdy, July 29 at ‘Alpine’s Christmas In July Shop Crawl!’ Bargains, sales, Santa Claus, drawings, holiday treats and a variety of contemporary, vintage and unusual items kept customers busy at eight participating stores. “It’s not like the standard clothing you see at the big stores and everyone else is wearing the same thing,” said customer Erin Ford of Alpine, browsing at Chic Boutique, 2175 Arnold Way. The very affordable merchandise challenged some shoppers. “I was only going to spend $10 at each place,” Tiffany Francois of Lakeside said at Postal Annex of Alpine, 2710 Alpine Blvd. “I’ve spent $60 so far at three places.” All of the businesses are planning more sales and a continuing flow of new merchandise throughout summer into fall and winter. Participating owners said there’s already interest in another Shop Crawl next year that will include more stores. Dana’s Boutique, 2271 Alpine Blvd.; Alpine Garden & Gifts, 2442 Alpine Blvd.; Back In Time Vintage Emporium, 2253 Alpine Blvd.; Celene’s Boutique, 2140 Alpine Blvd., and Vita Luna Boutique in the Alpine Creek Town Center, 1347 Tavern Road, also celebrated Alpine’s first Christmas in July Shop Crawl. “We want people to recognize what all the different stores and shops in Alpine have to offer,” said Dana Paskle, owner of Dana’s Boutique and an Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

News Briefs Twelve-Year-Old Alpine Girl in Desperate Need of Kidney

ALPINE — Local Alpine girl, 12-year-old Kassidy Thomas (pictured above) is in desperate search of a kidney. Kassidy is having both her kidneys removed Thursday, Aug. 3, due to a diagnosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, commonly known as FSGS, she received at the age of eight-years-old. This disease scars the kidneys, which leads to permanent kidney damage and eventual complete failure of the kidneys. Kassidy is now in ‘end stage kidney failure.’ That means her kidneys no longer function. She receives in-home dialysis for nine hours every night while she sleeps. For further information or to find out how you can help, please visit her Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/kidneyforkass

Two Year Old Boy Drowns in a Pool

LA MESA — Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 8:56 am, La Mesa Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding the possible drowning of a two-and-a-half year old boy at a residence located on the 7200 block of Princeton Avenue. The boy was found by his parents, who immediately began CPR. La Mesa Police Officers arrived shortly after and took over life saving techniques until paramedics arrived. The boy was then quickly taken to Grossmont Hospital where he was eventually pronounced deceased. La Mesa Police Detectives took over the scene and are currently conducting a thorough investigation. At this point, it is believed that the boy’s parents put him to bed last night in his bedroom. It appears that sometime in the night or morning, the boy went out to the pool through a rear sliding glass door. The parents believe they locked the slider, so it is unknown how the door was opened. At this time, there is no information to believe that any foul play was involved. This appears to be an accidental drowning.

On The Cover LAKESIDE — California State Senator Joel Anderson’s 5th community coffee town hall meeting of 2017 was held in Lakeside on Tuesday, July 25. In the packed Carter-Smith VFW Post 5867, over 150 attendees took the opportunity at this free event to directly ask questions to their state representative. Mike Anderson of the Lakeside Community Planning Group hosted the event.

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and over all the information you have on every voter in your state, went the demand from President Trump’s newly appointed Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity. That included a list of all registered voters’ names, birth dates, party identification and voting histories, plus the last four digits of all voters’ Social Security numbers. So much for the old-fashioned secret ballot. So sweeping was the demand that even the commission’s vice chairman and de facto chief – the man who signed the order – said his own state of Kansas would refuse to turn over Social Security numbers to his own commission. What would the federal government do with all this information, if it were turned in? The commission and that vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, won’t say. But it’s common knowledge that should the data get into demonstrably hackable federal computers, it would be fair game for almost anyone from corporations to foreign powers like Russia, which already has an alleged history of stealing electoral data bases. This was the second major assault by Trump’s administration on citizen privacy, the first coming when his appointees to the Federal Communications Commission announced in May they plan to rescind previous “net neutrality” rules that prohibit commercial use of customer information held by Internet service providers. California was the first state to react to the voter information demands, with Secretary of State Alex Padilla announcing the day the demands arrived that he would fill none of them. Within a week, he was joined by the top voting officials of 43 other states, including many considered rock-ribbed Republican red, like Kentucky, Indiana and Mississippi. Said Padilla, “I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally (in 2016). California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the vice president and Mr. Kobach.” His GOP counterpart in Mississippi was more colorful. “They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great state to launch from,” said Delbert Hosemann. Louisiana Republican Tom Schedler added that “The commission has quickly politicized its work by asking for an incredible amount of voter data that I have (always) refused to release.” Fortunately for voters who could be at risk for identity theft if Padilla and his colleagues complied with commission demands, Kobach’s group (formally headed by Vice President Mike Pence) has no subpoena powers and there is no known penalty for not cooperating. Maybe that’s why Kobach is refusing one of his own demands. It is also true that the Constitution gives each state the power to conduct its own elections. But Padilla was probably correct, too, in guessing that Kobach & Co. have already decided what their report (due in mid-2018) will say. He’s the one who spurred Trump to claim that his loss of the popular vote to Hillary Clinton last year was solely because of illegal immigrant voters. Neither Trump nor Kobach ever presented evidence for the claim of massive illegal voting, a charge Kobach has made for at least 10 years, since his days as a lawyer for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, long classed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law center. As secretary of state, Kobach has tried for years to ferret out illegal aliens voting in Kansas. Wikipedia reports that as of last spring, he had found six cases of illegal voting in his six-plus years in office; all involved double voting, none by undocumented persons. As Padilla noted, there is no basis for or proof of claims that massive illegal immigrant voting occurs or ever has. Republicans first made the claim when Democrat Loretta Sanchez in 1996 ousted longtime Orange County GOP Congressman Robert Dornan, one of the biggest upsets ever in California politics. The GOP majority in the House investigated then for electoral irregularities, but found so few even it had to admit the phenomenon was insignificant. The bottom line: This is one more form of California resistance to Trump administration attempts at actions that are political anathema here. Resistance has never been more justified than in this case.

Elias has covered esoteric votes in eight national political conventions. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough, The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. His opinions are his own. Email Elias at tdelias@aol.com


HEALTH

The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti Glaucoma and My Eyes

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as a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve, which carries images from the eye to the brain. Here’s how glaucoma works: A clear fluid flows through a small space at the front of the eye called the “anterior chamber.” If you have glaucoma, the fluid drains too slowly out of the eye and pressure builds up. This pressure may damage the optic nerve. However, increased eye pressure doesn’t necessarily mean you have glaucoma. It means you are at risk for glaucoma. A person has glaucoma only if the optic nerve is damaged. Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. The most common type of glaucoma starts out with no symptoms. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral vision. Eventually, the middle of your vision field may decrease until you are blind. Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Any vision that glaucoma destroys cannot be restored. Early diagnosis of glaucoma is extremely important, because there are treatments that may save remaining vision. Almost three million people in the U.S. have glaucoma. Those at highest risk are African-Americans, everyone over age 60, and people with a family history of glaucoma. Glaucoma is just one reason seniors should make regular visits to an eye doctor. Glaucoma is detected through a comprehensive eye exam that includes a visual acuity test, visual field test, dilated eye exam, tonometry, and pachymetry. A visual acuity test measures vision at various distances. A visual field test measures peripheral vision. In a dilated eye exam, a special magnifying lens is used to examine the inside of the eye. In tonometry, an instrument measures the pressure inside the eye. With pachymetry, an instrument is used to measure the thickness of your cornea, the transparent part of the front of the eye. The most common treatments for glaucoma are medication and surgery. Medications for glaucoma may come in eye drops or pills. For most people with glaucoma, regular use of medications will control the increased fluid pressure. Laser surgery is another treatment for glaucoma. The laser is focused on the part of the anterior chamber where the fluid leaves the eye. This makes it easier for fluid to exit the eye. Over time, the effect of this surgery may wear off. Patients who have laser surgery may need to keep taking glaucoma drugs. Studies have shown that the early detection and treatment of glaucoma is the best way to control the disease. So, have your eyes examined thoroughly and regularly if you are in a high-risk category. And that includes all of us geezers.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Resistance Training May Slow Down the Progression of MS

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n the past, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients were advised not to exercise for fear of exacerbating the illness. However, it is now known that physical training can relieve many of the symptoms, including the excessive fatigue and mobility impairments that are often seen. New research now shows that resistance training may protect the nervous system and thus slow the progression of the disease. This is the main finding of a study conducted by a research partnership between Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital, the University of Southern Denmark and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, that has just been published in Multiple Sclerosis Journal. The study shows that resistance training has a number of positive effects on the brain, which go beyond what can be achieved through effective disease specific medication. “Over the past six years, we have been pursuing the idea that physical training has effects on more than just the symptoms, and this study provides the first indications that physical exercise may protect the nervous system against the disease,” says one of the researchers behind the study, Associate Professor Ulrik Dalgas from the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University. “For the past 15 years, we have known that physical exercise does not harm people with Multiple Sclerosis, but instead often has a positive impact on,

for example, their ability to walk, their levels of fatigue, their muscle strength and their aerobic capacity, which has otherwise often deteriorated. But the fact that physical training also seems to have a protective effect on the brain in people with multiple sclerosis is new and important knowledge,” says Ulrik Dalgas. In the study, the researchers followed 35 people with multiple sclerosis for six months. Half of the group engaged in resistance training twice a week, while the other half continued to live their lives normally without systematic training. Prior to and following the sixmonth period, the test subjects had their brains MR-scanned, and the researchers could see that there was a tendency for the brain to shrink less in those patients who undertook resistance training. “Among persons with MS, the brain shrinks markedly faster than normal. Drugs can counter this development, but we saw a tendency that training further minimises brain shrinkage in patients already receiving medication. In addition, we saw that several smaller brain areas actually started to grow in response to training,” says Ulrik Dalgas. The researchers behind the study are still unable to explain why training has a positive effect on the brain in people with MS. A bigger and more indepth on-going study will help to clarify this, and may also lead to improved treatment options, says Ulrik Dalgas.

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However, he stresses that the aim is not to replace medication with physical training. “Phasing out drugs in favour of training is not realistic. On the other hand, the study indicates that systematic physical training can be a far more important supplement during treatment than has so far been assumed. This aspect needs to be thoroughly explored,” says Ulrik Dalgas. It is not yet clear whether all people with Multiple Sclerosis can benefit from this type of exercise, as it has not been sufficiently tested in the more severely affected patients. Therefore, Ulrik Dalgas is not recommending that all multiple sclerosis patients throw themselves into intensive physical training regimes without first seeking professional advice.

Source: Aarhus University

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at ddean@echerald.com. NOTE: Dean is the recipient of the 2004 STAR Community Outreach Award by the MS Society Dec. 2, 2004, the American Red Cross Real Hero Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award, Oct. 13, 2006 , the Stoney Community Service Award, February 29, 2008, Women in Leadership Award for Art/Media/Culture Oct. 29, 2010, El Cajon Citizen of The Year Nominee Feb. 2013 and 2017 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.


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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled “The Promises of God”. As mentioned in part one of this series, there are but a few promises to all of mankind, the vast majority are to those who have become His children by adoption through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. Some may think this is not “fair”, that all of God’s promises should be to everyone. Well they are to everyone that will repent of sin and turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Think of this way, you are a parent, your children have your protection; love; provision; sacrifice; and will inherit what you have at your departure. Should others who are not your children or even those who hate you and your children be beneficiaries of what you have for your own children? Of course not, that would be absurd! Another of God’s wonderful promises is to give strength in time of need. Isaiah 40:28 -31 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” Psalm 29:11 “The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” Colossians 1:9-11 “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.” Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Countless followers of Jesus Christ both past and present have experienced this wonderful strength that God gives in time of need. He gives knowledge; wisdom; understanding; patience; power; perseverance; and so much more which is characteristic of His strength so that we may do “all things”. This was seen many times in the Apostle Paul’s life as he followed Christ. One time in particular is recorded in the following verses. A little backround first, Paul at sometime in his life was taken to Heaven and shown things that were not permitted him to speak (some think this occurred when Paul was stoned to death). To keep him from exalting himself which would render him unuseful to the Lord, the Lord allowed Satan to bring some kind of physical infirmity into his life. The following is this account. 2Corinithians 12:6-10 “For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me. And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” Paul gladly welcomed this infirmity that the strength (power) of Christ might be upon his life. What a great testimony of the goodness of God!

Drew Macintyre is associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Alpine and can be reached at 619-445-2589, or ccalpinemac@gmail.com


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EAST COUNTY FREE CONCERTS Name: Concerts in the Park Date: Every Thursday until 8/17/17 Time: 6:30-8:00 PM Location: Berry St Park -Â 7071 Mt Vernon St, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 Website: http://www.lemongrove.ca.gov/community/community-events/summer-concert-series Name: Summer Concert Series Date: Every Thursday in August until 8/24/17 Time: Varies Location: Town Center Community Park East - 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071 Website: http://bit.ly/2uuhs4N Name: Dinner and Concert Date: Every Friday until 9/29/17 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Prescott Promenade Park - 100 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020 Website: http://downtownelcajon.com/dinner-and-a-concert/

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“Coast to Cactus” Speaker at Alpine Historical Society Potluck Meeting on Sunday, August 20 The quarterly potluck meeting of the Alpine Historical Society will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd. The speaker, Rochelle Lynn Gaudette, will discuss new the exhibit titled Coast to Cactus in Southern California and the accompanying book Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors. If you have ever been curious about the geology, ecology and biodiversity of San Diego County this is a great opportunity to learn from an expert. Coast to Cactus in Southern California is a new permanent exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum that invites visitors to discover what it means to be a biodiversity hotspot: the story of why one region is home to so very many species, why these species are so critically threatened at this moment in history, and why it matters. Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors is both a 250 hiking and field guide, a new bible for really getting to know and appreciate the county’s biodiversity while exploring firsthand. There are 525 species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that are described in detail, which helps the visitor understand the region’s diverse ecosystems and why it is one of the world’s biodiversity hot-spots. It’s not just another hiking book. Please plan to bring a dish for the potluck at 1 p.m. or come only for the speaker at 1:45 pm. Please make your reservations by calling Tom Myers at (619)885-8063 or info@alpinehistory.org. Admission is FREE but donations appreciated.


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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan

SDSU, USD Picked to Win Conferences

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he San Diego State football team captured all 28 first-place votes en route to being picked to win the West Division of the Mountain West in the 2017 preseason poll, the league announced in Las Vegas at the league’s annual Media Summit. It is the third straight season that the Aztecs have been picked to win the West Division and the second consecutive year that SDSU has garnered all the first-place votes. This marks just the third time in league history that a team has received every Mountain West first-place vote. The others are TCU in 2010 and San Diego State last season. Both of those teams went on to win the conference championship. The preseason poll and all-conference team are voted on by media representatives who cover the conference. Meanwhile, For the seventh consecutive year, the University of San Diego has been picked to win the Pioneer Football League regular-season race in a preseason vote of the league’s coaches. San Diego, which won the 2016 regular-season title then advanced to the second round of the FCS Championship, again received the coaches’ nod to win the 2017 PFL title. The Toreros were chosen just ahead of Dayton in polling that was dominated by the two teams. San Diego and Dayton combined to receive all available first-place votes and claimed all but two of the possible second-place votes (coaches could not vote for their own team). The Toreros, who finished with a final national ranking of 19th in 2016, received nine first-place votes and a lone second-place vote to finish with 99 of the maximum 100 points possible. Dayton earned two first-place votes and eight second-place votes, finishing with 92 points. A group of four teams – separated by just seven points – were closely bunched behind the leading duo. Marist was picked to finish third with 69 points, followed by Drake in fourth place with 67 points. Campbell and Jacksonville were picked to finished tied for fifth with 62 points each. Anthony Lawrence, who played at Grossmont High School, is the USD quarterback.

Dolan hosts a one-hour sports talk radio show Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. on East County’s “The Mountain – 107.9 FM.” The show may also be heard on the Internet at www.themountainfm.com

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Meagan Collins of Alpine joins Cox Communications California

Alpine resident Megan Collins has been named director of government and regulatory affairs for Cox Communications California. In her new role, the company said Collins will provide leadership to the government and regulatory affairs functions for the California markets, including San Diego, Orange County, Palos Verdes, and Santa Barbara. Prior to joining Cox, Collins has spent the past eight years directing public affairs and community relations efforts for higher education institutions in San Diego. From 2008 to 2013, she served as the director of public affairs at her alma mater, Point Loma Nazarene University. She also served as director of government and community relations for San Diego State University. In 2015, Collins was named chief of staff to SDSU President Dr. Elliot Hirshman, a role she held until joining Cox. Prior to her work in higher education, Collins served as a community representative for the City of San Diego’s Council District 5. Collins also currently serves as vice chair of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee, a member of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) Economic Development Committee and a member of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority Advisory Committee. She grew up in Ramona and lived in El Cajon before moving to Alpine.

Job fair set for new Courtyard by Marriott A job fair will be held for the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in El Cajon, currently under construction, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the East County Career Center, 924 E. Main St., El Cajon. Available positions include

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front desk associates, housekeeping and laundry team members. The 120-room hotel, at 141 North Magnolia Ave., at North Magnolia and Rea avenues, is expected to open in September. The four-story building is located next to the new El Cajon Police Department and steps away from the East County Performing Arts Center. It will feature more than 4,200-square-feet in meeting space, full-service event services team, customizable banquet menus, state-of-the-art audio-visual and plug-and-play technology. Hotel amenities will include complimentary high-speed wireless internet, 24-hour fitness center and business center, heated pool and whirlpool spa, full-service bar and The Bistro, serving breakfast, dinner and snacks. The city has been working on bringing the hotel to town since 2012.

spending more than $1 million to equip sheriff deputies with body-worn cameras. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will roll out its body-worn camera program this month at the Alpine Sheriff’s station and Ramona Sheriff’s substation. From there, deputies countywide will receive the cameras within four to five months. The county said deputies will be trained on how to use the body-worn cameras, as well as preparing and fine-tuning the infrastructure to support the technology. Sheriff Bill Gore said the body-worn cameras will help provide another perspective during use of force investigations. “Hopefully now with body-worn cameras, we’ll see what started the force,” he said. “Was it appropriate force? Was it too much force? It’ll tell the story.”

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Edco Disposal will have 25 trash trucks with near-zero engines

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Casa de Pico restaurant at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $25 per person for members, $30 per person for prospective members with RSVP and $35 per person for walk-ups without RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, contact the Chamber at info@eastcountychamber.org, (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.

Edco Disposal Corp. is taking delivery of 25 new nearzero, natural gas-powered collection vehicles and placing them into service throughout its fleet. Edco said it will be some of the first collection vehicles to operate in California with near-zero engines. The near-zero engines produce almost zero emission of nitrous oxide, which is the primary generator of air pollution, Edco said. Edco already has in service more than 200 trucks powered on renewable natural gas (RNG). “We are very excited to add near-zero engines to our RNG powered fleet, which will further reduce emissions in the region,” said Steve South, Edco president/ CEO. “EDCO anticipates that the RNG powered near-zero engines will become a recognized component of Climate Action Plans throughout the region.”

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