Community

Our point of view: every community must be involved in affordable housing

Rent is unaffordable for tens of thousands of Mainers in all corners of the state. For far too many Mainers, buying a home is simply not possible. It is an issue that directly affects people’s ability to have a safe and welcoming place to feel at home. And that’s not …

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Austin and Community Partners Seek to Address Extreme ‘Hot Spots’ Around City

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The University of Texas and the City of Austin are researching hot spots in the city. The two groups have launched a study to determine how best to combat excessive heat in urban areas. In places like the Mueller Development, the pedestrian space and refreshing treeline canopy …

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State budget review increases Oakland funding for community workers – NBC Bay Area

A state budget amendment would give Oakland’s new Community Response Program a $ 10 million boost, a non-police approach to community appeals for incidents that are neither violent nor criminal. The budget amendment comes from State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and was announced Saturday in a press release issued by …

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Syracuse mother delivers food and hope to community after her son is shot dead

As temperatures exceeded 90 degrees in Syracuse on Sunday afternoon, a grieving family walked through their West Side community, handing out hot food, cold drinks and a bit of positivity. Janette Rivera-DeLeon, 57, spent the day with family and friends collecting more than 300 bags of food to distribute to …

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Latinx Technology and Community Center commemorates 20th anniversary with music, dancing and food

FLINT, MI – The Latinx Technology and Community Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a festive day full of music, dancing and culturally authentic Latin cuisine on Saturday, June 26. “It is a blessing and an honor to hold this position and to celebrate 20 years,” said Zuccaro. “It’s one …

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Rep Ruiz, Local LGBTQ Community Leaders Commemorate Pulse National Pulse Memorial Designation

New President Joe Biden enacted a measure designating the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as a national memorial. 49 people dead and 53 people injured were killed in a shootout in the nightclub on June 12, 2016. It was the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in US history. Biden …

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Goodwill donors support Surfside Jewish community after building collapse

SURFSIDE, Florida – Donors arrived with trucks full of donations Thursday at the Shul Jewish Community Center after a nearby building partially collapsed in the town of Surfside, Miami-Dade County. A group gathered there to pray as the search and rescue operation continued, where part of the L-shaped Chaplain South …

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Loudoun County community member speaks out after being arrested at school board meeting

Schools in Loudoun County, Va., Have come under fire for new transgender policy proposals and a critical racial theory program, leading to a school board meeting on Tuesday that ended in an uproar and two arrests. Community member John Tigges was handcuffed by county police for refusing to leave the …

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Disabled community activist calls to fight Hawaii’s new law

HONOLULU (KHON2) – A new law designed to combat abuse is not right for some members of Hawaii’s disabled community. Those with a disability sign will no longer be allowed to park for free at metered stands from Thursday, July 1. [Hawaii’s Breaking News–Download the FREE KHON2 app for iOS …

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