Time for government, industry to meet again in person

Happy days can’t quite be here yet. But people obviously feel more secure when it comes to getting out of their dining room offices. What a contrast. Just as cold weather sets in for much of the nation, a spring-like thaw sets in when people can meet in person. Wednesday …

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Wanted: Volunteers for the crisis hotline | Local news

LACONIA – In 10 years of the crisis hotline of New Beginnings, the local women’s shelter, its managing director Shauna Foster has received calls that are full of emotions, pent-up anger, grief and guilt – as well as requests for a place to retreat from the path of damage. It’s …

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Columbus ‘Reimagining Public Safety Initiative’ isn’t working, says FOP

Citing the shooting of a U.S. deputy marshal the day after the murder of two children and a young man, the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge 9 on Wednesday criticized the Columbus city leadership for their approach to public safety. Brian A. Steel, vice president of the local …

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Kansas Extends Contract for Patient Transfer System Used by 115 Hospitals During COVID-19 Surges

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment renewed an agreement with Motient to use a patient transfer system used by 115 hospitals across the state. The program known as Mission Control helps overwhelmed hospitals find available beds for acute patients. The software also provides a real-time view of …

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The Ahmaud Arbery case underscores the historical role of black pastors

The Ahmaud Arbery case underscores the historical role of black pastors News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Minutes after three men were found guilty of killing the jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, Rev. Al Sharpton led a large crowd to prayer outside the Glynn County Courthouse. People …

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Hundreds of millions to remove lead pipes flowing into Illinois as the city replaced only a fraction of the total this year

Illinois is expected to receive $ 288 million in the coming weeks for lead pipe replacements and other water-related programs under the recently passed federal infrastructure bill. Chicago has nearly 400,000 drinking water plumbing, the highest number for any US city. Critics say city officials should have addressed the multi-billion …

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DNR – Dreaded Didymo – or “Rock-Snot”

December 6, 2021 The Michigan Departments of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and Natural Resources confirmed a report of Didymo, a pesky freshwater algae, in a section of the Upper Manistee River in Kalkaska County. Didymo, despite its coarse, woolly texture, is also known as boulder and can grow into …

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Leigh Palmer appointed by GDIT to chair WashingtonExec Defense Council – WashingtonExec

Leigh Palmer, GDIT Leigh Palmer, Senior Vice President, Defense for the GDIT, has been named chairman of the WashingtonExec Defense Council. In her current role, Palmer oversees the delivery of business critical solutions to the Department of Defense. Prior to assuming leadership of the Defense Division, she served as Senior …

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