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Bringing personal finance into the Generation Z classroom

“If it’s mandated, everyone gets access,” said Rebecca Maxcy, director of the Financial Education Initiative at the University of Chicago. updated Mar 18, 2022 9:32pm ET While progress among states is encouraging, there is still more work to be done, said Nan J. Morrison, president and executive director of the …

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Kinsley urges end to FDA policy on gay men donating blood

North Carolina’s top health official, joined by public health officials from eight other states and the District of Columbia, calls on the Food and Drug Administration to lift a three-month waiting period for gay men sexually active to donate blood. On Thursday, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody …

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Parks, trails and sports infrastructure among favorite community assets, but funding remains unstable

This broadcast season, KSMU’s “Making a Difference” program is shifting gears. Through a series of panel discussions aired once a month, we examine each chapter of the 2021 Community Direction Report for Springfield and Greene County. The CFR is a biennial report that assesses the community’s strengths, gaps, opportunities and …

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Community organization calls on Mayor Adams to rework his plan to end gun violence

March 09, 2022, 01:17Updated 1 hour ago By: News 12 Staff A community organization has submitted a signing letter demanding that Mayor Eric Adams rework his plan to end gun violence. The letter from “Communities United for Police Reform” includes signatures from other community organizations in each borough. He says …

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Parent Reaches Settlement With Rochester Community Schools Over Firing Scandal: What You Need To Know

ROCHESTER, Mich. – A settlement has been reached between Rochester Community Schools and a parent who accused the school board of having him fired from his job for social media posts that were critical of the district’s response to the pandemic. As many districts did when the pandemic hit, Rochester …

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WHO responds to growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

March 3, 2022 – The World Health Organization has called on senior officials involved in the Russian invasion of Ukraine to ensure access for the delivery of essential medical, surgical and trauma supplies to help the Ukrainian people and refugees in neighboring countries. A shortage of oxygen, insulin, cancer therapies …

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Philly AIDS Thrift awards over $300,000 in grants for HIV prevention and support

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Philly AIDS Thrift (PAT) and Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room recently awarded $300,035 in grants to 27 organizations and initiatives in the Delaware Valley that provide HIV prevention, care and support services. To date, PAT management has donated $3.6 million to community organizations. …

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New grocery store opens in Englewood thanks to organizers pushing to bring fresh food to the South Side

ENGLEWOOD — Jahari Fultz knows how difficult it is for some Englewood residents to find a nearby grocery store with healthy, fresh options. If families don’t have cars, it’s next to impossible, making grocery shopping a burden, he said. That may soon change with the Go Green Community Fresh Market, …

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The community weighs in on the governance of the ATP, Cap Metro

Photo by ATXN. Cap Metro CEO/Executive Director ATP Randy Clarke Thursday February 10th, 2022 by Jo Clifton At least 165 community members participated Tuesday night in the first of two virtual meetings designed to gather feedback on the future of Austin’s Connect project, which is currently in the design phase. …

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NKY’s McGuinn, Saddler among FHK’s latest class of Kentucky sound politics champions

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announced a new class of Healthy Kentucky Policy Champions. The awards are given in recognition of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of people in their communities and/or the Commonwealth through policy change. The Kentucky Healthy Politics Champions are: American Red Cross …

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Property taxes keep rising: what retirees should – and shouldn’t – do when they can’t pay them

Whether or not the hot housing market cools – as some real estate analysts have speculated – millions of homeowners have already been burned by the spikes in property taxes that came with their skyrocketing home values. What to do if you can no longer afford your property tax According …

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More equipment coming to help boaters contain invasive star algae on Minnesota lakes

Starry Stonewort is Minnesota’s newest invasive aquatic horror story – a grass-like spider algae that loves high-quality water, destroys fish spawning habitat, and forms dense mats that smother vegetation native and tangled the propellers of boats. He’s out there now, growing under the ice. According to the state’s official count, …

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Community Loan Fund Selects Successor to Long-Time Training Director

ALBANY – My Community Loan Fund has selected Destiny Watkins to succeed Paul Stewart, its longtime training and technical support manager, following his recent retirement. Watkins worked with the organization for seven years and was promoted internally from her previous role as Loan Manager for Community Development Loan Fund. She …

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Pfizer Covid pills for symptoms of Covid may be risky with other medications.

As the omicron wave hits a nation weary of the pandemic, the first antiviral pills for Covid-19 promise desperately needed protection for those at risk of serious illness. However, many people who have prescribed the new drugs from Pfizer or Merck will require careful monitoring by doctors and pharmacists, and …

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“A Sense of Community”: Can the Shattuck Cabins be an answer to the crisis in Mass. and Cass?

Seventeen sleeping cabins, ranging from 64 to 100 square feet, are lined up in two rows. At one end is a courtyard. And at the front of the village is a 500 square foot structure that will serve as a common room, where those who live there can meet for …

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Sunday story: Christmas for the community

For nearly a decade, Lee Ann and John Sawyer have celebrated Christmas surrounded by friends and family – and nearly 2,000 of their neighbors. Lee Ann is the Executive Director of Bypass RVA, a non-profit organization that John founded in 2012. The organization plans two major volunteer opportunities each year: …

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Few inmates use flawed needle exchange program to protect against HIV: report

“The problem we have now is that there are so few participants. This suggests to me that there are probably still a lot of dirty needles out there and people are making bad choices because they are not convinced that the program the service has implemented is the right one …

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LCRA awards over $ 730,000 in grants to community projects in the region

AUSTIN (KXAN) – More than 30 community projects across the region have just received a big boost in funding, thanks to the Lower Colorado River Authority. The agency announced Friday that it has awarded more than $ 730,000 in grants to projects in its power, water and transmission areas. The …

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Resident-led Montbello organizing committee responds to community needs with FreshLo Hub

We all have the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food. However, decades of underinvestment in infrastructure and community resources have left residents of many low-income neighborhoods across the country with no grocery stores nearby. Without these grocery stores, residents are often forced to depend on small markets and convenience …

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Kenya McKnight-Ahad: “She’s smart; she is engaged. … She is a fighter.

Editor’s Note: Finance & Commerce publishes the first in a series of five articles that will introduce readers to Blacks, Indigenous people and people of color [BIPOC] developers and their projects in and around the Twin Cities. Each story highlights some of the opportunities and challenges faced by developers of …

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Microsoft rolls back controversial .NET switch after open source community outcry

Microsoft is reversing its decision to remove a key feature from its next .NET 6 release, after a public outcry from the open source community. Microsoft angered the open source .NET community earlier this week by removing a key part of Hot Reload in the next release of .NET 6, …

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Opening of a new community garden in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Florida – A new community garden in Boca Raton will open this weekend. WPTV previously announced that the old garden near the public library would close to make way for the future Brightline station. The new location is at Meadows Park. In Boca Raton’s new community garden, Nikie …

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Resident, the commitment of the staff activates the community culture and creates “wow moments” – News

David Lynch of the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center delivers the opening speech for the 15th Annual NCAL Day. (Credit: AHCA / NCAL) After a difficult year during the pandemic, it’s time to remember the passion that led people to live in a retirement home and to create moments and memories that …

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National Depression Screening Day: Get a Mental Health Checkup Thursday | BU today

Free in-person and virtual quizzes can help students, staff and faculty connect with mental health experts Almost a third of adults showed symptoms of depression last spring, a year after COVID-19 was first detected, according to a new study by researchers at BU published earlier this week in The Lancet. …

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Spring UI Courses Will Offer New Community Partnership Designation

Starting in the spring, some classes will have a new designation indicating which ones will interact with the outside community. Students at the University of Iowa can look forward to new courses related to community engagement and partnerships starting in spring 2022. The UI Community Course designation, available to students …

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Kennett Square Celebrates Community With Good Outdoor Dining Season on State Street – Daily Local

KENNETT SQUARE – The community has come together in these final months of spring, summer and early fall through an ongoing initiative to open up the downtown core to more diners and clients. Starting in the spring, the borough removed parking spaces to create a pedestrian walkway, allowing downtown restaurants …

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How has COVID-19 derailed the fight against diseases of poverty?

By Imraan Valodia, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Management and Director of the Southern Center for Inequality Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened global inequalities. The world’s poor have borne the brunt of national lockdowns and will struggle to recover, and …

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Half of Kenya’s unemployed give up looking for work

Economy Half of Kenya’s unemployed give up looking for work Thursday, September 30, 2021 Graduates line up for job interviews. PHOTO FILE | NMG By CHARLES MWANIKIMore from this author Summary The majority of those who left employment are aged 20 to 24 with 363,018, followed by 25-29 with 232,146. …

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Biden Appoints Global HIV / AIDS Coordinator, Adds Members To Team

WASHINGTON – With the goal of defeating HIV by 2025 nationally and pledging to redouble efforts to fight the disease globally, President Joe Biden has put in place officials to make that happen. The White House kicked off the week with the announcement that John Nkengasong, who was a senior …

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Columbus Crew and football organizations team up to make an impact in the Latino community

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – An international partnership that will have a lasting impact in the community is the goal that players and organizations from one of the world’s greatest sports have in mind for a local group. The Campeones Cup, a special match between the Columbus Crew and Cruz Azul, kicks …

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Kenya: Young Kenyan Scientists Get 9 Million Shillings Boost With Blaze By Safaricom

Nairobi – Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) received a 9 million shillings boost from BLAZE by Safaricom ahead of its 4th annual national science and technology exhibition for high school students. This year’s exhibition will run virtually October 5-8, 2021 and follows a successful online adaptation of YSK’s outreach and mentorship …

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Essential workers honored by NYS Justice Center for outstanding service during pandemic – Saratogian

ALBANY, NY – The Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs has announced the recipients of its Code of Conduct and Champion Award for 2021. These awards honor individuals and organizations who have worked tirelessly not only to improve the lives of people under the jurisdiction of …

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Black AIDS Institute appoints Toni Newman interim CEO

LOS ANGELES – In a sad announcement, the leadership of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement announced the death of its founder, Archbishop Carl Bean on Tuesday. Since its founding in South Los Angeles in 1982, the denomination has had open arms and embraced Black LGBTQ Angelenos and many members of …

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As mountain springs dry up, Uttarkashi women bring traditional chal-khals to life

Water gushes out in small amounts in these mountain villages and runs out quickly as the villagers use it for daily chores and to provide for their livestock. These natural sources were not enough for the 300 families of the village of Patara who have around 275 animals. Pooja Rana, …

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Creating Safe Spaces for Youth in Eagle County

My Future Pathways is just a community organization that works to build safe spaces for the county’s youth.My Future Pathways / Courtesy photo Children and teens are currently facing a mental health crisis in Eagle County. For students struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation, stress, social pressures, and more, the value …

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Launch of the free “Virtual YMCA” to help the community improve their outfit and immunity from a distance

Posted: Sep 23, 2021 / 8:45 p.m. EDT / Update: Sep 23, 2021 / 8:45 p.m. EDT FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne has launched a new YMCA virtual platform to support the health and well-being of children, adults and families in the area. The …

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Newsom signs bill protecting LGBTQ patient health care privacy

In a bill signing ceremony Wednesday focused on legislation to strengthen reproductive health services in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom also signed a law that protects the privacy of health care for LGBTQ and other patients. Assembly Bill 1184 ensures that the privacy rights of people receiving sensitive health services, such …

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Community Profile: Ashley Sine | New

Ashley Sine has worked for the McKinney Education Foundation since 2007 and is currently its Executive Director. How did you become a member of the McKinney Education Foundation? After college, I worked for a company specializing in fundraising for educational foundations in Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. The Texas office was …

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South Omaha community, schools pay tribute to football player who died after collapsing in training

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Two weeks ago, 16-year-old Drake Geiger collapsed during the opening minutes of the year’s first football practice. Geiger was rushed to hospital, where he later died of heatstroke, his family said. As the high school football season kicks off, several teams are doing what they can …

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LAUSD community members show support for state vax-or-test health ordinance – Daily News

From elected officials to labor groups, many members of the Unified Los Angeles community have expressed support for Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest health ordinance requiring school workers in California to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo blood tests. coronavirus at least once a week. Since LAUSD officials previously announced that …

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The cost of HIV prevention drugs PrEP remains high for many despite efforts to address the problem

While many celebrated the recent move to make HIV prevention drugs free on most insurance plans, those who are uninsured have felt the gap between them and their life-saving treatment has widened further. “The story we continue to meet is that it’s not just the cost of the pill. Now …

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HIV organizations say more work needs to be done to reach black women

Pamela Goodwin started Women In Motion, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, after recognizing she was at high risk for contracting HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. She wants to help other women – especially women of color – in the same situation. But Goodwin said it was difficult for many black …

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Vermont’s paid family leave plan is still ongoing

MONTPELIER, Vermont (WCAX) – The pandemic and the toll it has taken on families in Vermont has renewed calls for paid family and medical leave. It comes a year and a half after Gov. Phil Scott vetoed an effort by Vermont lawmakers to pursue a voluntary plan. Randy George, co-owner …

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In the wake of the pandemic, the HIV epidemic encompasses Duluth

Rapid HIV testing and clean needles – key to containing the epidemic – are just starting to emerge in needed capacities in the city, and sources fear that apathy may prevent the response from being taken as seriously as it is. it should be. “I’m so angry I can’t take …

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Ieuter Insurance and Hastings Mutual Insurance donate $ 4,000 to Camp Fish Tales

Midland Daily News July 17, 2021Update: July 17, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. Shannon Forshee, Executive Director of Camp Fish Tales, receives a check for $ 4000 from Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group. (Photo provided) Camp Fish Tales received a grant of $ 4000 from the Ieuter Insurance Group …

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Beyond drugs – Center for American Progress

Join the conversation on Twitter using #HumanizingHIVRresponse. On July 13, 2010, the Obama administration released the National HIV / AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the country’s first comprehensive roadmap to tackle the HIV epidemic. The strategy provided concrete targets on reducing new transmissions and increasing access to prevention, treatment and care. A …

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Aspire Academy targets Worcester middle school students for summer programs

Luisa Martínez worried about her son, a growing 8th grade student, who had lost ground academically during the pandemic school year and also missed out on social interactions. She was motivated to enroll him in summer programs that could help her catch up and looked for the one that would …

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Menninger Veterans Community, plans for Independence Hall underway

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A Topeka veteran is moving forward with his plan to create a living village for veterans in need at Menninger Tower, providing shelter, food and medical facilities. Topeka veteran to offer to turn Menninger clock tower into a veteran’s house Sammie Williams first came up with the …

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Prevent HIV infections during a new pandemic – World

Report shows major disruptions in HIV prevention program service linked to COVID-19, but highlights that innovations and adaptations of HIV services are possible JULY 01, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic threatens decades of hard-won development and advances in public health. UNAIDS is committed to playing a central role in ensuring that …

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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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