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SMTD’s technical director has a long history with Pokémon

As the COVID-19 pandemic sent the nation into quarantine, people dived into hobbies and activities to help them cope with lockdown isolation. Richard Lindsay, technical director of university productions and lecturer in drama at the School of Music, Theater & Dance, found his outlet in Pokémon Go. As often as …

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Local Advocates, Researchers Fight Alzheimer’s Disease | Regional News

LARAMIE — November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time when advocates work to spread the word about a disease that for many is still shrouded in uncertainty. For members of the Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the work has multiple goals: to help provide research and resources for people …

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12 ways to make friends in midlife and beyond

Source: Image by Stockvault/Pixabay, CCO. Conventional wisdom holds that making friends gets harder as you get older. Is that true? It’s not a trivial question. Friendships are an important indicator of happiness and longevity in old age. A strong social network reduces the risk of early death by about 45 …

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Amid the education debate in the Kansas gubernatorial race, school choice is key

Education has dominated the governor’s race between Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and her Republican challenger, Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Both sides have grappled with a range of issues, from COVID-19-induced lockdowns in Kansas schools to whether transgender athletes should be able to compete in interscholastic girl sports. But both campaigns …

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Jimmy Wright receives the Governor’s Award for founding First Recovery High School in the Triangle

Seeing a child struggle with alcohol or other drug addictions can be heartbreaking for parents. Jimmy Wright, director of operations and planning at Campus Enterprises, knows this feeling very well. He and his wife Leah experienced it with one of their sons. “When we went through that, it was very …

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Medical Notes: October 24, 2022

NAMI online/phone support group AGAWAM – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-WM) of western Massachusetts wishes to inform the public that NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups have resumed in a virtual format. Mondays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Access online with Zoom: https://us02web.zom.us/j/88206475051; Access by phone, 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: …

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Democrat Hillary Scholten highlights crossover support with the Republicans for Scholten group

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Two years ago, former Republican state representative and Kent County sanitation commissioner Bill Byl cast his vote for Peter Meijer in the race for West Michigan’s 3rd congressional district. Byl, who considers himself a “small C conservative,” chose to endorse Meijer over Democrat Hillary Scholten in …

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Moonbox Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play TORCH SONG December 2-23

Winner of numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, Moonbox Productions presents Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning play Torch Song, directed by Allison Olivia Choat. Torch Song, starring Peter Mill as Arnold Beckoff and Bobbie Steinbach as Ma Beckoff, opens December 2nd and runs through December 23rd at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion …

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Go to fight Alzheimer’s

MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) — West Texans rallied at the Cimarex Pavilion to fight Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia, and over 55 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. When someone has Alzheimer’s, they …

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Oswego Town Rural Cemetery Hosts 7th Annual Ghost and History Storytelling Tour

October 14, 2022 Tales of local legends and spirits will return with a live performance when SUNY Oswego’s Storytelling Course presents Year 7 Oswego Town Rural Cemetery: Ghost and History Storytelling Tour at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Professor Jonel Langenfeld from the SUNY Oswego Theater Department directs the …

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FirstHealth breast cancer patient sees life through rose-colored glasses

Elsa Pioquintoricardez pictured with Kimberly McNeill, FirstHealth’s Oncology Nurse. Photo by FirstHealth It’s difficult not to be happy around Elsa Pioquintoricardez, who lives in Southern Pines. Her ever-present smile and infectious laugh exude joy and perfectly conceal her troubled past and recent battle with breast cancer. Elsa, a patient at …

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On the Pennsylvania campaign trail, the doctor will see you now

“This is the first time I’ve really seen the medical community getting this active,” said Lisa Goldstein, a child psychiatrist who has been performing mini-ops from her garage in the Philadelphia suburbs for the past few years. “Doctors are usually very cautious in their public lives, but that feeling doesn’t …

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Wave of Light Events Honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy Attendees at the International Wave of Light 2021 event at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland created bespoke luminaria to honor families who had lost a child. MIDLAND – Each year, more than one million families in the United States experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death …

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Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky: Recognizing the continuing importance of nurturing kinship

It is important to continue to raise the voices of relatives and fictional relatives to ensure that the children in their care have every opportunity to grow into successful and prosperous Kentucky citizens even as Kinship Care Month draws to a close. Kinship and fictional family caregivers continue to advocate …

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AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for organizations in the Wichita area

KANSAS, Sept. 28 — TOPEKA — (September 28, 2022) — Nine organizations in the Wichita area have received more than $404,000 in grants to provide services to crime victims, announced Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt , known today. The grants were awarded in support of the following programs: Sedgwick County …

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How dealing with unresolved family conflicts can lead to a brighter future

Radical or life-changing ones, such as migrating to a distant country, marrying someone from a different culture, or renouncing one’s culture or religion of origin, are not always based on a person’s current desires or considerations. Sometimes such personal decisions are unconsciously influenced by an unresolved family issue or trauma. …

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Alexander Joseph Anderson | News, Sports, Jobs

COLUMBUS – Alexander Joseph Anderson (aka our Superman hero), aged 34, died on September 1, 2022 of complications from muscular dystrophy and complications caused by contracting COVID 19. Born on May 25, 1988, Alex has lived most of his life in the East Liverpool and Wellsville …

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Sleep Deprivation or Narcolepsy? UAE doctors say rare diseases go undetected

Doctors in the United Arab Emirates say a rare sleep disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times is going undetected in the country as it marks World Narcolepsy Day – an annual day of awareness to bring overlooked life into to take the limelight. Change …

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One year in prison: We stand by #Xuebing

China must protect the rights of imprisoned human rights defenders Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing ISHR regrets that today marks a year of disappearance and imprisonment for two young Chinese defense lawyers. But we are inspired by their work and the spirit of solidarity among all those behind Xuebing. “This …

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Where there is loss there is hope

Loss is an inevitable part of life. To be alive means to face both ordinary and extraordinary losses. Sometimes losses are expected. In other cases, the loss comes as an unwelcome surprise. My own mother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer 17 years before she died. Over the years, …

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Positive newborn genetic screening in Pompe worries mothers Interview study shows insecurity for the future of parents of LOPD children

In an interview study, mothers of children who test positive for Pompe disease in newborn genetic screening programs—and who have been diagnosed with late-stage type, or LOPD—expressed uncertainty about the age of onset of symptoms in their sons and daughters and concerns about the future of their child. Researchers say …

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert Addresses Support for Brittney Griner, New Prioritization Rule, Expansion

Ahead of Game 1 of Sunday’s WNBA Finals between the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed the media during their annual Finals press conference. As usual, Engelbert addressed a wide range of topics, including the prioritization rule and the expansion of the league. She also reiterated …

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Chautauqua County Head Start faculty and staff receive family engagement training | News, Sports, Jobs

The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene (CCDMH) had the opportunity to work with Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. (COI), the Child Care Council for Chautauqua County, to host the Park United Methodist Head Start faculty and staff training this fall Church in Sinclairville to perform. Rachel Ludwig of CCDMH …

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4,000 Google cafeteria workers have quietly unionized during the pandemic

Comment on this story comment Google is famous for its cafeterias, which serve everything from vegan poke to gourmet tacos to its legions of programmers and product managers—for free. But the cooks and waiters behind these meals are generally contractors working for other companies and don’t receive the lavish perks …

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Increasing calls for the federal government to increase paid parental leave after the 2022 National Jobs and Skills Summit

There are mounting calls for the federal government to respond to a policy idea that garnered strong support at the Jobs and Skills Summit – to help narrow the gender pay gap. Treasury Secretary Katy Gallagher said the women “got it on point” at the two-day event. But some are …

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Red and Blue Knights Ride for Casey’s Cure – LaGrange Daily News

Red and Blue Knights ride for Casey’s Cure Published Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 9:00 am This coming Saturday, Elks Lodge in LaGrange will host the second annual drive for Casey’s Cure to help raise money to fund research into muscular dystrophy. Casey’s Cure’s namesake, Casey Duffield, suffers from a …

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Black babies are being breastfed less and racism in healthcare is on the rise again Calavia-Robertson

When Plainfield resident Kia Gentles gave birth to her son nearly nine years ago, the black mother-of-two decided to do something she hadn’t seen any of the other women in her family do: breastfeed. “My mother didn’t breastfeed. My sisters didn’t, my aunts didn’t, I don’t think anyone in my …

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Dolphins senior vice president Jason Jenkins has died

MIAMI GARDENS — Jason Jenkins, the longtime right-hand man of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and for many in the South Florida community the face of the organization’s public relations efforts, died Saturday following a medical emergency. The exact cause of death was not initially known. The Dolphins announced Jenkins’ death …

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Pagan festivals like Wiccans’ WitchsFest USA face Christian harassment

As widespread immunity and milder strains of coronavirus have spread across the United States, pagans and witches, like their neighbors, have begun to gather more freely at annual community events this summer after two years of relative isolation. So you have some uninvited guests. Street preachers and Christian protesters have …

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4 More Southern Utah Counties Now Part of Statewide Network Connecting Health and Human Services Providers – St George News

Unite Us Community Engagement Manager Janie Belliston explains the platform during a training session, Cedar City, Utah, August 23, 2022 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/Cedar City News CEDAR CITY — A shared online platform that allows community health and human services providers to refer clients and match …

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Realtor group shares senior housing, care tips in Palos

Local seniors received advice on estate planning, decluttering, preventing elder abuse, property taxes, housing resources for veterans, and navigating housing and care plans with loved ones on Saturday. The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors hosted its Mainstreet Senior Expo in-person for the first time since 2019, which included nine dedicated seminars …

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Voter groups are fighting to block a law that could criminalize voter registration in Arizona

Voter groups claim the law is subjective and gives officials the tools to suppress voters’ rights. PHOENIX (CN) — Voter unions are suing Arizona to block a new law that could criminalize volunteers or organizations that provide registration or voter assistance to people registered to vote out of state. According …

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A new model of refugee support built for Afghans is adapting to support Ukrainians

DURHAM, New Hampshire, August 15 (Reuters) – As of July, Dmitry Vorobiova, 39, his partner Olena, 36, and their dog have been living with 64-year-old Michael Glover, a software engineer who had extra space in his six- bedroom house after the death of his wife. Strangers before, Glover and the …

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The Koch Network uses the National Philanthropic Trust to obfuscate transactions

The National Philanthropic Trust helped Charles Koch’s tightly controlled network of nonprofits protect nearly $100 million in donations and grants from the public between 2019 and 2021. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) recently reported on the networks Finance 2019-20which reached $2.2 billion in sales in 2020, and the …

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Dept. of Military Affairs: Serving Those Who Serve: Service Member Support Division Part 1 – Family Program

The majority of the Wisconsin National Guard’s Service Member Support Division (SMSD) relocated to a new location earlier this year, ultimately facilitating collaboration to provide Department of Defense service members, veterans, civilians and their families with access to comprehensive Wisconsin services and Resources that meet their needs. The SMSD consists …

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Franz Josef community rallies in support of family of man involved in plane crash

More than $40,000 was raised for the whānau of a Franz Josef man involved in a plane crash while they await the delayed salvage operation. Franz Josef businessman Tim Gibb, whose light aircraft crashed near Mount Nicholson in the Southern Alps last week. Photo: Sharon Brettkelly The sole occupant of …

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Caregiver now participating in study

Early indications that Sue Peronto was suffering from dementia were subtle, but in hindsight they seem to be red flags that the family wasn’t sure how to interpret. She was only diagnosed in July 2013, three years after she stopped working with her husband John at his Lakeland tax business. …

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Families leave Beaver County as Shell’s ethane cracker opens

Cheryl and Luke Hardy moved to Beaver County in 2012. Luke was from Albany, New York, where he was a graduate student, and Cheryl was from Washington, DC The Beaver County location was equidistant from their jobs—Luke’s at a university in Ohio and Cheryl’s in the Pittsburgh suburbs. They ended …

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Republican Chris Jacobs has committed himself to gun control. This ended his political career.

July 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. EDT Rep. Chris Jacobs (RN.Y.) exits the Capitol after casting his ballot on Capitol Hill. (Demetrius Freeman/Washington Post) Comment on this story comment BUFFALO — Rep. Chris Jacobs (RN.Y.) stood at a lectern in late May and took a piece of paper from the …

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Caring for a loved one with long COVID

The Pierce family has taken every precaution to protect themselves from COVID-19. “We were very careful about where we went, who we saw and what we did – always using masks, social distancing and washing our hands,” says Sarah Pierce, who lives in Worthing in West Sussex, England. Then, in …

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Australia launches digital cancer center for children and families

The Australian Government has launched a digital cancer center to support young cancer patients and their families. The Cancer Hub was developed in partnership with three of Australia’s leading childhood cancer support groups, namely Canteen, Camp Quality and Redkite. According to a media release, the digital hub will offer online …

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Husband and wife disrespect his parents without remorse

DEAR ABBY: I have two sons who I am very proud of. My husband and I raised them to be respectful and make responsible decisions. However, I go to bed in tears every night feeling like we failed. Our older son is married and has a son, our grandson “Charlie”, …

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Activist groups urge McKee to sign executive order

PROVIDENCE — More than 20 advocacy groups — from the League of Women Voters to Black Lives Matter Rhode Island PAC to Amnesty International — are urging Gov. Dan McKee to take the next step to guarantee access to an abortion in Rhode Island. The groups are calling on McKee …

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Delta Community Foundation Grants $5,000 to Moving Forward Family Services – Peace Arch News

The Delta Community Foundation has granted $5,000 to Moving Forward Family Services to support counseling services for low-income residents. Moving Forward provides free short-term and affordable long-term counseling options to underserved communities across Canada through in-person, phone, and online platforms. The Surrey-based non-profit organization welcomes clients into a judgment-free environment …

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CircleMoms focuses on early motherhood and community and travels to Westport

WESTPORT — Ani Widham was just one of many Greenwich mums looking for like-minded people in the first three months after giving birth. With their second child, AnnaVi, aged just 3 months, Windham said, “I found it comforting to talk to other moms who were going through the same experiences …

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Group housing is needed for UWSC’s Rebuild United effort

Several religious organizations have assisted in recovery efforts since Hurricane Ida. A group of 16 people who come to St. Charles Parish and rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Ida for free have only one thing standing in their way – a place to stay for them. Kacy Kernan, Director …

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How Community Postvention Tool Kit is helping communities after suicide

SALT LAKE CITY – How our communities respond after a suicide death is important, and that’s why the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition created an online toolkit to help Utah communities respond after a suicide. Suicides can create a ripple effect that impacts loved ones and the wider community. “How we …

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Gesher Human Services offers a free Women to Work program – Macomb Daily

High prices for everything from petrol to groceries to children’s shoes are prompting many women to return to the labor market. Helping them find their way back is Gesher Human Services’ Women to Work, a free four-week program beginning July 19. “Any woman who has been out of work for …

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Our table trace conversations aimed at empowering women in challenging times | local news

A health setback followed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by trying to keep a job while helping an elementary school-age daughter adjust to distance learning, resulted in burnout for Laura Kane-Punyon when the 2020 holidays were approaching. She quit her job knowing she was fortunate to have …

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Nigerian refugees in Niger thrive in ‘opportunity villages’

Maradi Region, Niger — The West African country of Niger is home to more than 303,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, most of whom are fleeing violence in neighboring Nigeria. In the southern Maradi region, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the charity Save the Children have set up …

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Upstate SC Juneteenth Alliance Hosts First Greenville Mega Fest

On Saturday, individuals and their families gathered down the steps in Falls Park to celebrate June 16, also known as Freedom Day. June 16 commemorates the day slaves in Galveston, Texas learned slavery was outlawed, two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Since then, the holiday has been …

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IYG celebrates 35 years of service to LGBTQ+ youth

One of the nation’s longest-standing organizations for LGBTQ+ youth has a 35-year history of community impact and service. INDIANAPOLIS — When community organizer Chris Gonzalez wasn’t leading a handful of people down Massachusetts Avenue during the city’s first Pride march or campaigning against hate crimes at the Statehouse, he was …

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Caregivers also need to take care of their own health needs

Nurses are an important part of the care team for patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Typically a friend or relative of the patient, they provide an estimated $470 billion in cost savings to the national healthcare system in 2013 by organizing and administering medications, providing wound care, providing transportation, …

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PPD Sgt. Jason Vandiver Receives Officer of the Year Award – Shelby County Reporter

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff writer PELHAM – On Thursday evening, June 2, the Pelham Police Department honored Sgt. Jason Vandiver with the 2022 Officer of the Year Award. The awards ceremony was held at the Pelham Senior Center at the start of the American Legion Matthew Blount Post 555 …

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Obituary for Karen Marie Funk – The Intelligencer

June 24, 1953 to May 21, 2022 A truly beautiful soul who brightened the lives of everyone she touched. Karen was a loving wife to Kevin Winther for 33 years, whom she married in 1989. She grew up in Doylestown, PA in a family of 7 children and later moved …

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What it’s like to be a caregiver for a family member at 22

Image Credit: Felicia Robinson DeAirah Robinson was a student in college when her mother, Felicia, with whom DeAirah lived in Georgia, asked her to feel a lump on her breast. “Our first reaction was, ‘Oh, that’s probably because the bra is a little too tight,'” Felicia tells POPSUGAR. But when …

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This June, observe Pride Month with art, culture and fun on the Palm Beaches

FREE Breaking News from StreetInsider.com! StreetInsider.com top ticker, 6/1/2022 June 1, 2022 10:15 am EDT Get instant notifications when there’s news about your stocks. Claim your 1 week free trial StreetInsider Premium here. Activities and events celebrating the LGBTQ community in Florida’s Capital of Culture® LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla., June …

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Cuban dissidents face trial, face years in prison News from politics

Two dissidents are facing the first day of their trial in Cuba after being arrested almost a year ago in what human rights groups have called a “farce” and a “circus”. Police and security forces surrounded the Havana courthouse on Monday while a small group of family members were allowed …

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The need for enhanced aftercare for victims of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. Shamefully, Houston is a human trafficking center for Texas and the United States. On the other hand, Houston is also a center for the anti-trafficking movement. For example, Houston was the first city in the United States to establish a full-time office …

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Red River Valley Hospice Begins Construction of First Hospice Home in North Dakota – InForum

FARGO – After nearly 20 years of work, the Red River Valley Hospice will soon begin construction of North Dakota’s first hospice home. It’s been decades of work, but Tracee Capron, executive director of the Hospice of the Red River Valley, said Friday, May 20 that HRRV’s board, donors and …

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For UM-Flint students seeking mental health help, CAPS has you covered

If you’re a college student struggling with your mental health, you’re not alone. One in five young people has a diagnosable mental illness, and 44 percent of college students in America reported experiencing symptoms of depression, according to the University of Michigan. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s …

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Risk of death in single heart failure patients higher than in married couples

Würzburg, Germany — Single people with heart failure are more likely to die young than their married friends, new study finds. Researchers say the social interactions that are an inescapable part of marriage can help married people recover from their onslaught. Put simply, husbands and wives can help their loved …

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Harford County board nominee Billy Boniface – Baltimore Sun

Harford County Board Billy Boniface republican 58 Darlington, County Harford Chief Advisor to the County Executive/Farmer John Carroll School (1964) President of Harford County Council (2006-2014) What do you think is the most pressing issue facing the county and how would you address it? The most urgent concern is that …

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Bedford Football Stadium is getting upgrades

Bedford Public Schools is planning major upgrades to Bedford Community Stadium in two phases over the next 16 months. The first phase is scheduled to begin this summer, according to a news release from the school district. Currently, the district operates and maintains two stadiums: Bedford Community Stadium and Soccer/Lacrosse …

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Community calendar for 05/16/22 to 05/23/22

*Community Events* Antigo Area Community Food Pantry May 18thth 11am-1pm (Wed.) & 20 Mayth 1:00pm-3:00pm (Fri.), 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo (715) 623-1103. We ask all people wishing to use the Food Pantry to wait in cars or outside and a volunteer will provide instructions on the service. Our monthly fundraising …

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Chippewa Valley LGBTQ Community Center offers community support – Blugold Media

Dan Bennett-Hardy, the secretary and office manager for the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ Community Centersaid he was at a conference to speak about healthcare for the LGTBQ community and saw firsthand the importance of their work. Bennett-Hardy said he spoke in his speech about the importance of telling family you love …

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Teen Greenwich philanthropists make an impression by giving grants to the Domestic Violence Center and more

After considering several worthy potential recipients, the young members of Generation Impact voted last month to award a $10,000 grant to the Stamford Domestic Violence Crisis Center. They made the decision on April 12 at the Arch Street Teen Center in Greenwich as part of their Big Give event. This …

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Delaware’s 2,919 COVID victims honored at memorial service

More than two years after the pandemic began, Delaware leaders met with friends and family members of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long officiated at the ceremony and spoke about the loss felt by so many across the state and country. “We have 2,919 …

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The US pediatricians group is moving to abandon race-based guidance

The American Academy of Pediatrics says it is scrutinizing all of its guidelines to eliminate “race-based” medicine and the health disparities it creates Of LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer May 2, 2022 at 4:15 am • 3 minutes read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article For years, pediatricians have …

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Donna Oleari advocates for people with special needs – The Fort Morgan Times

Donna Oleari quickly became interested in advocacy and special needs education when she learned that her youngest son, Jack, had Down Syndrome. “While you are educating yourself on a subject, you should be teaching others. No one should later be in the same boat as you,” said Oleari, who now …

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Early Education in Santa Monica: Kindergarten Nuestra Casita

Apr 28, 2022 3:24 p.m by Ivy Chang The early years of life are the best time to ensure a strong future for all Santa Monica children. Early education promotes equal opportunities and is essential for thriving families and communities. Whether children begin care as infants, toddlers, or preschoolers, Santa …

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The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center is opening a location in Warrenville on May 2nd

On Monday, May 2nd, the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, part of Northwestern Medicine, will open a second location in Warrenville. Located in the Keystone Building at 4525 Weaver Parkway, LivingWell offers more than 100 free programs and services to support patients, families and caregivers affected by cancer. “We are very …

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The OPTIONS initiative helps addicts

FARMINGTON — Selected men were introduced Tuesday night, April 12, to Katlyn Johnson, a substance abuse counselor who works with the police department. “She’s an UMF graduate who moved here from somewhere,” said Police Commissioner Kenneth Charles. “She has worked in substance abuse issues for the past four years. She …

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Inconsistent communications and uncertainty are worrying families of soldiers at Fort Bragg stationed near Ukraine

FORT BRAGG, NC (WTVD) – Concern is mounting as the war in Ukraine continues to rage. For Fort Bragg families with their loved ones on the ground, there is great uncertainty as to how long they will remain there. “The type of event we’re dealing with right now is like …

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Governor Abbott is sending a second migrant bus to Washington DC to protest the end of Title 42

A second group of asylum seekers arrived in Washington, DC Thursday on a chartered bus after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Division of Emergency Management to transport migrants from Texas to DC This comes just a day after the first bus carrying undocumented migrants from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela …

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Restaurant St. Francis seeks accommodation for Ukrainian refugee family

In keeping with the “spirit of giving and involving,” Peter Burzynski and his family, owners of the Polonez restaurant in St. Francis, are trying to help a family of Ukrainian refugees find a home. Burzynski said his mother saw a Facebook post shared by a family friend and former St. …

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The LGBTQ Center is hosting an open house at its new Pottstown location

POTTSTOWN – The LGBTQ Center for Better Reading at Family by Choice has announced its first event. The center will be hosting an open house/drop-in on Wednesday, April 13 from 4-7 pm at 301 King St. in Pottstown, Pottstown’s First Baptist Church. The entrance is the door on Charlotte Street. …

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As the cost of living increases, support services expect rates of domestic violence to increase as well

Frontline services fear the rising cost of living will lead to an increase in domestic violence while struggling to meet current demand. Core items: Rising costs of living are making it difficult for people to leave violent situations, a service provider says The topic is particularly challenging in regional and …

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Meet Allison Carballo and support Ann’s Place on April 27th at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ann’s Place is pleased to bring back its spring fashion show, On the catwalk – celebrating the survivors at April 27 at the Ridgefield Playhouse. The event will be hosted by the hilarious Christine O’Leary. Now in its 6th year, the models will wear Spring Summer 2022 fashions expertly curated …

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Tucson Collaborative connects older adults with services, support | local news

Diana Ramos for the Arizona Daily Star By 2034, for the first time in US history, older adults will outnumber children under the age of 18, according to the Census Bureau. “If aging isn’t your problem, it will be,” says Elizabeth Cozzi, senior director of the Elder Alliance in Tucson, …

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Local organizations are doing their part to help Ukrainian refugees

Local organizations, including Christian Aid Ministries and the Mennonite Central Committee, are doing what they can to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees in war-torn Ukraine and surrounding countries. Other organizations, such as Catholic charities, are headquartered in Cuyahoga County, so local relief efforts are channeled through national offices. More:The war …

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VA is reversing course by eliminating caregivers for Arizona families from the program

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -The VA is changing course on plans to drop grants for family members to care for our injured veterans. “It proves that standing up and saying, ‘That’s not right,’ works,” said Lindsay Dove, who lives in Gilbert. She has fought to keep her husband Kevin by his …

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LGBT center expands service areas with satellite locations

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading announced the addition of two new satellite locations in Pottstown and Columbia, further expanding the center’s presence in Montgomery and Lancaster counties and its ability to serve even more voters. “The LGBTQIA+ population is underserved and underrepresented in both Montgomery and Lancaster Counties, as …

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Homes for Ukraine sponsorship program plagued by ‘unworkable’ bureaucracy | refugees

Britain’s Homes for Ukraine scheme will be “entirely unworkable” unless the government cuts excessive red tape and takes urgent steps to coordinate the matching process, the shadow communities secretary has warned. In conversation with the observer Lisa Nandy also said that charities and local governments should be properly consulted before …

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The KidGlov ad agency podcast is hosted by Outlook Enrichment’s Paulette Monthei

KidGlov, a boutique marketing and advertising agency based in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., recently welcomed Paulette Monthei, executive director of Outlook Enrichment, to her Agency for Change podcast. The episode explores how the organization empowers people with vision loss to live fulfilling lives. “It was inspiring to speak with Paulette …

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Mental Illness Support Group Launches at Grand Forks Air Force Base – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will provide support group services at Grand Forks Air Force Base. According to a press release, the free and confidential support group will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Prairie Rose Chapel on …

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Alzheimer’s New Jersey announces spring fundraisers – Essex News Daily

This slide show requires JavaScript. WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alzheimer’s New Jersey, the premier line of local support for New Jersey residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, is kicking off its 2022 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s with two Walk events this spring. The first will be held on …

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“The trauma is huge…it’s not like offering Airbnb

Martin Hawkes and his wife Róisín Connolly are experienced hosts of refugees. In September 2017, they offered Ahmad*, who had fled his hometown of Aleppo and traveled across Syria and Turkey to the Greek islands, a vacant room at their home in the Dublin suburb of Rathgar before accepting an …

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After two years of COVID-19, data guides university support for mental health

College advisory services rely on data to guide support as student needs and campus operations continue to drastically change amid the coronavirus pandemic. To find the best way to support students who are facing unprecedented challenges throughout their studies, colleges are drawing on robust data from electronic medical records and …

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INMED Child Abuse Prevention Program gets high marks

INMED USA’s Healthy Families Loudoun continues to be one of Healthy Families Virginia’s top providers of child abuse and neglect prevention programs, according to a recent quality assurance assessment. The assessment, conducted by a representative from HFV and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, examined family records, supervision documentation, training records and …

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Texas is investigating parents for mentoring transgender youth, Suit says

HOUSTON — Texas officials have begun screening parents of transgender youth for possible child abuse, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, after Gov. Greg Abbott last week ordered them to treat certain medical treatments as possible crimes. The investigation by the state Department of Family and Protection Services, which was …

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Crowds gather to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, shouting “No more war.”

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Dozens gathered at Ala Moana Beach Park on Sunday to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Many of the protesters, of Ukrainian and Eastern European descent, chanted “No more war” and “Putin must go” and wore the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag to urge people …

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Robert Kennedy Jr.’s crusade against the Covid vaccine is tormenting the family

Blake Fleetwood, a writer who calls Mr. Kennedy “an inspiration” and has been a friend and skiing mate since 1971, said he cannot understand why Mr. Kennedy would risk “his whole life” as an activist by “embracing this crusade “. ” “Why is he screwing up his whole life’s work?” …

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UW Deepens Community Connections with Significant Expansion of South Madison Partnership

Volunteer Alicia Vande Ven helps a client with his 2021 tax return at the Richard Dilley Tax Center in the UW-Madison South Madison Partnership building. Photo: Bryce Richter On a Monday morning, the UW South Madison Partnership compound on Park Street buzzed with activity. People flocked in and out seeking …

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Recognize the signs and find help

In the United States, elder abuse in all its forms is becoming more prevalent as the population ages. According to a, it is more common in nursing homes and nursing facilities Study 2018. But it can happen anywhere, including in your own home. To protect yourself and the older adults …

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Governor Hochul sent $10 million to support Asian American community groups in New York

(WIVB) – New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $10 million in state funding to help Asian American communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The state dollars come from the 2021-22 state budget and go to community groups that provide support services to the Empire State’s Asian American …

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