NYDFS Proposed Changes to Part 500 Cybersecurity Rule

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 On November 9, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released its second proposed amendments to the Part 500 cybersecurity rule. The proposed amendments revise several aspects of the proposed cybersecurity rule amendment released on November 29 July 2022. These changes reflect several comments …

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Penquis Partners with Versant Power to Provide Billing Credits

Penquis has partnered with Versant Power for Power Match, a charitable matching program that will provide power bill credits to customers in need. Versant Power agreed to match all donations up to $200,000 and provided an additional $60,000 start-up fund to begin helping customers immediately. Power Match will be facilitated …

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Beneath most scientific discoveries there may be a hidden “universe of uncertainty”

A hidden “universe of uncertainty” may underlie most scientific discovery, especially in the social sciences, a new study has found. When scientists used the same data set to answer a question hypothesis — that immigration reduces support for social policy — dozens of researchers have produced completely different results, according …

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How fiscal restraint can help fight inflation

Government support was essential to help individuals and businesses survive pandemic-related lockdowns and support economic recovery. When inflation is high and persistent, broad-based fiscal support is not warranted. Most governments have already reduced their support for the pandemic, as reported in our October Financial Review. While many people are still …

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State to Suspend Accepting New Applications for Oregon Homeowners Relief Fund Program

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Oregon Housing and Community Services announced that it will suspend accepting new applications for Oregon’s Homeowners Relief Fund program at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30. Officials said the pause will allow OHCS to process current requests in its pipeline, allow for minor system maintenance and …

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A caring budget for our public services and our people

Darlington MP Peter Gibson said the autumn declaration addresses many of the challenges facing the country On Thursday, the Chancellor delivered his autumn statement. Increased spending on education, health and social assistance. The biggest ever rise in the living wage to £10.42, putting us pennies away from our ambition of …

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Ratikant kanungo A “Messiah” in the era of Covid

Ratikant KanungoCovid Mr Ratikant, a social worker and politician from Odisha, has given new life to almost 10,000 people when their families have nothing to eat. BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA, INDIA, November 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Covid impacted Odisha with significant loss in various sectors; many people lost their lives and members …

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Indigenous peoples flocked to DC for ICWA hearing

The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Haaland v. Brackeen, a case that will decide whether the ICWA is constitutional. Kimberly Jump-CrazyBear, Osage and Oglala of Virginia hold a sign in support of ICWA. (Photo by Jourdan Bennett-Begaye/Indian Country Today) Kimberly Jump-CrazyBear held …

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Markey joins team of Merkley, Bonamici and Jayapal to introduce legislation to protect consumers from predatory payday lending practices

Washington (November 16, 2022) – Today Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA- 07) presenting the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic Lending (SAFE) Act. The SAFE Loans Act will protect consumers from deceptive and predatory practices that …

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The fourth major bank launches a program of small loans

Wells Fargo launched a widely available small-dollar loan Nov. 16, making it the fourth major bank to offer an affordable alternative to expensive payday loans. With the move, financial institutions that operate nearly 13,000 branches, or about 18% of all bank branches in the United States, now offer automated, near-instant …

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Virgil Clarkson, former mayor of Lacey and longtime council member, has died

Virgil Clarkson, former mayor of the town of Lacey and member of the town council, died early on Sunday November 13. Clarkson, one of the longest-serving council members in the town’s history, has provided nearly two decades of service and dedication to the Lacey community, including three terms as mayor …

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ALAN CHARTOCK: There aren’t many like Carmi Rapport in the world

Carmi Report. Photo via Lawyers.com. Carmi Rapport has passed. Everyone needs a hero, and he was mine. I loved the guy. He was a valued board member of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, the public radio network that I run. If there was a problem, Carmi was the guy you wanted in …

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Winter Farmers Marke; New FCI Afterschool Educator; MCLA Board of Directors; grant from Lenox Library; Silver Therapeutics; Book donations needed; Housatonic water meeting; collecting toys; scholarship from the Mac-Haydn Theatre; New Vice President of Greylock

Berkshire Grown is eligible to process the Health Incentive Program (HIP), adding extra cash to its EBT portfolio for fruits and vegetables on top of regular SNAP benefits. Image courtesy of Berkshire Grown. The Berkshire Grown Winter Farmer’s Market season begins! Great Barrington– The first of the season of six …

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Racial resentment hurts white people too, doctor tells colleagues

In many parts of America, white people undermine their own health to death because they believe public policies that would help them are actually designed to benefit people of color at their expense, researcher Jonathan Metzl , MD, PhD, told an audience at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual …

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Oneida Businesswomen Win Extra Mile Day Award – Oneida Dispatch

ONEIDA, NY – Mayor Helen Acker presented Oneida businesswomen Stacy Herb-Jones and Lori Petroffski Seef with the Extra Mile Day award during a recent Common Council meeting. Once a year, the city celebrates “Go the Extra Mile Day”. Extra Mile America is a nonprofit organization that inspires people, organizations, and …

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“No veterinarian is left behind.” How Subway Military Veterans Mentor

At a restaurant in Maple Grove on Friday, a group of military veterans spoke about their mission in the civilian world. Service for those who served. “We’re here to support each other, and no veterinarian is left behind,” says Joe Durocher, Hennepin County Veterans Court Volunteer Coordinator. “Going from the …

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Kingston organizations come together to support drug addicts

The Lionhearts Warming Center on Concession Street will use new funds to provide art therapy and a laundry service training program for people with substance use disorders. Photo by Geena Mortfield/Kingstonist. A new grassroots initiative uses a $1.34 million grant from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program to meet …

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Younger borrowers are likely to use payday loans and are unaware of “more affordable” credit unions

According to a study by the government-backed Money and Pensions Service, young people are twice as likely to turn to high-interest payday lenders than not-for-profit community lenders. Friends and family were the main source of loans for the 25-34 age group, with 26% saying they would turn to ‘close contacts’. …

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Hillsborough County – Hillsborough County will close all offices and facilities Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole; Some facilities will remain closed for Veterans Day

All Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 10 for staff and public safety, and to allow staff to focus on the emergency response to Tropical Storm Nicole. The closure includes all libraries, parks, reserves and recreation centers in the county. All county public meetings have …

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USDA Grant to Expand Alaska Tribes Outreach Program

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:37 p.m. Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service a $730,585 grant for its Alaska Tribes Extension Program as part of the $71 million investment to help underserved communities. UAF associate professor Heidi Rader …

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2022 Fourth Child Welfare Minister appointed

Claire Coutinho (Photo: Her Majesty’s Government) The government has named its fourth child welfare minister of the year ahead of a critical period for the sector. Claire Coutinho, appointed minister delegate to the Ministry of Education last month, was in charge of social protection, as well as special educational needs …

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Britain is on a highway to hell – and the Tories are about to make life even harder | Andrew Rawnsley

Jory MPs publicly despise Matt Hancock, but they may soon be envious in private. There is a worse fate for a politician than to be stuffed with kangaroo testicles and ostrich anus in exchange for a very large check. As the disgraced former health secretary is seen consuming exotic genitals, …

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How to stay warm safely this winter? A Cedar Rapids firefighter gives advice

Captain Lucas Kennedy, with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department The weather has started to cool down and the furnaces, fireplaces and heaters will soon be put to use. While it’s important to stay warm, the effort to do so can sometimes become dangerous. Capt. Lucas Kennedy of the Cedar Rapids …

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NYC task force proposes budget changes

A work group responsible for rethinking How New York City Distributes School Funding released recommendations on Friday that could help change the way hundreds of millions of dollars are distributed to more than 1,500 public schools. A large number of proposals if passed, it would have implications for a wide …

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Are payday loans safe? Here’s how to protect yourself

Can online payday loans be safe? Even though it may seem easy and convenient to apply for a payday loan online, you should not trust any lender. The loans are designed to keep people in an endless cycle of high interest debt, and the interest rates are ridiculously high. There …

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Trans health care supported “at the highest level”: Rachel Levine

BOSTON — With the health and safety of trans and queer youth under threat across the country, there were a few minutes of hope Wednesday in Boston when Adm. Rachel Levinethe assistant secretary for health of the Department of Health and Human Services and first transgender federal official confirmed by …

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Is America ready to trade democracy for cheap gas? It’s fascism in a nutshell

This recent New York Times headline offers the perfect prospective epitaph for America’s struggling democracy and its potential impending demise: “Voters See Democracy in Peril, But Saving It Is Not a Priority.” The details are grim. Voters “overwhelmingly believe that American democracy is under threat, but seem remarkably apathetic about …

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NH Congressional Delegation Announces $33.9 Million in LIHEAP Funds as Winter Months Approach

November 02, 2022 **Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee which funds LIHEAP and consistently secures strong resources to support the program** (Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), …

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Oxford Hills School District Holds Public Comment Period on Proposed Gender Identity Policy

NORWAY, Maine (WMTW) — The Oxford Hills School District held a public forum on Monday to give community members an opportunity to comment on a proposed gender identity policy for K-12 schools. MSAD 17 held a first reading of the policy at its last school board meeting in October. It …

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Josh Primo’s accuser has a stellar reputation, colleagues say

A psychologist who worked with Spurs and is set to speak this week about the allegations she is making against former Spurs goalkeeper Josh Primo has always maintained the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior, several colleagues said Tuesday. Spurs waived Primo, 19, on Friday due to what a …

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Lake County News, CA – Supervisors consider giving themselves a big raise, accepting park ownership and donating money

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Supervisors this week will discuss giving themselves a hefty 38% raise, the latest in a series of multimillion-dollar pay increases the county used a 2019 study to justify, and will consider also to formally accept hundreds of acres of land and money for a new park …

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Children with disabilities ‘always lose’ appeals from Virginia schools, lawsuit says

Comment this story Comment Northern Virginia school systems grant less than 1% of requests from parents of children with disabilities seeking to enroll in schools that better meet their needs, according to data submitted as part of a lawsuit in civil rights. The plaintiffs allege the state Department of Education …

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UNICEF Dominican Republic Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1 (cholera outbreak) 28 October 2022 – Dominican Republic

Attachments Situation in numbers 1 confirmed case of cholera in the DR 1,874,792 children and adolescents in the Dominican Republic receive water contaminated with E. Coli (54.8%) 506,331 children and adolescents in the poorest quintile do not have soap and water to wash their hands (74%) 27,822 people per month …

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Medicare’s Mental Health Proposals Expand Addiction Help

The opioid crisis in the United States and the Covid pandemic have renewed calls from lawmakers and advocates to modernize and expand Medicare behavioral health coverage. And the Biden administration is listening. The proposed rule for Medicare’s 2023 Physician Fee Schedule suggests changes will be made to Medicare’s coverage for …

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Two Dads Recall The Incredible Moment They First Met Their Daughter

Brian Ritter said he didn’t think becoming a father was a possibility for him until he met partner Michael Stribling. Even after being together, the couple didn’t feel like parenthood was their reality, until they met their daughter for the very first time. Michael Stribling and Brian Ritter are discharged …

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Mental health implications of abortion restrictions for historically marginalized populations

1. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. The safety and quality of abortion care in the United States. 2018 (https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/24950/the-safety-and-quality-of-abortion-care-in-the-united-states). 2. Major B, Appelbaum M, Beckman L., Dutton MA, Russia NF, West C. Report of the Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. American Psychological Association, 2008 (https://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/abortion/mental-health.pdf). 3. …

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Payday loans have skyrocketed as the cost of living crisis rages – and they’re better disguised than ever

Although it may seem like payday loans are waning in popularity, in fact, they are still in high demand – just cleverly disguised. Instead, short-term, high-interest loans have taken their place, with more and more people turning to such programs to pay their bills as the cost of living continues …

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New Rep. Katie Porter Bill holds government accountable for providing better services to Americans

WASHINGTON-Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), vice chair of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations, today introduced legislation that would strengthen how the federal government interacts with the American public. The Confidence in Government Actwhich is co-led by Rep. Gerry Connolly, chair of the government operations subcommittee, details specific requirements for …

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“The Sweetest Land” Screening at ReadingFilmFEST to Address Violence Prevention

Radarra McLendon recently completed a mentorship program with the O’Pake Institute of Alvernia at its Reading CollegeTowne campus. Together with Alvernia, McLendon founded and received funding to create The Village of Reading, a new non-profit organization working directly with the city’s youth, aiming to provide full-time support for his initiative. …

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Senator Warren will promote student debt forgiveness during his visit to Western Mass.

Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be in western Massachusetts on Tuesday with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley to talk about canceling student debt. The two are touring the state with additional stops in Boston, Brockton, Worcester and Springfield to encourage those eligible for President Joe Biden’s pardon program to sign up. …

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Condemn Sri Lankan Police Brutal Attack on Student Protest!

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) calls on the working class to condemn the ongoing police crackdown on student protests in Sri Lanka. The latest police assault was directed on Tuesday against a student protest march organized by the Inter-University Federation of Students (IUSF) in Kelaniya, on …

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Steering committee appointed for Denison’s Vision 2022 program

On Tuesday, Denison City Manager Brad Hanson announced the names of eight people who have been appointed to the Denison 2022 Community Vision Program Steering Committee. Jenna Beam, Enablement Manager, Mosaic Sara Woerdehoff, WESCO Industries and City Resident Alma Puga, League of United Latin American Citizens Jon Schuttinga, Rotary member …

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Connect with Career Center

An employer discusses internship and networking opportunities with a student at a trade show in September. The Career Center hosts many events that act as an aid to help students feel connected and better develop their professional skills. Photo courtesy of Pepperdine University Pepperdine’s career center continues to act as …

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Legal notice of October 19, 2022

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 8, 2022 The deadline to receive new voter registrations and updates online and by mail is Monday, October 31. The deadline for in-person registration and voter updates is Tuesday, November 8 at 8 p.m. at the Adams County Elections Office at 106 W Main …

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Waterville will begin public listening tours to get feedback on improving the Outer Town Center

WATERVILLE — The planning process for improving the downtown periphery is set to begin in earnest next week as representatives from Beyer Blinder Belle, a New York City-based architecture and planning firm, begin holding planning sessions. listening for audience feedback. Council Chair Rebecca Green, D-Ward 4, outlined the timeline for …

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Online instant payday loans for bad credit

payday loans for bad credit Get 100% cash advance online even with bad credit. The best service for fast loans! payday loans for bad credit Payday loans, however, are a different breed of loan. These loans are short-term and high-interest, usually repayable within a few weeks. Additionally, payday loans for …

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Growing Through Pain | god tv news

A year ago today, my life changed. I went through so many different emotions. I was sad, upset, frustrated, hurt, upset and many other emotions. I cried, laughed, cried, worked, cried, and then I cried again. Did I mention I cried? I will come back to that in a moment. …

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The SHRM Foundation Honors Former Congresswoman Walorski and Others at Its Annual Tharseō Awards

​ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — The SHRM Foundation today announced the winners of its second annual Tharseō Awards. Tharseō (thar-seh’-ō) – derived from the Greek word meaning “brave, confident, and daring” – spotlights leaders at the forefront of innovation and shaping the work experience. Recipients will be honored at a black tie …

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How to Get a $20,000 Personal Loan – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Whether you’re looking to renovate your home, consolidate debt, or pay for another big expense, you may be looking for a personal loan. Many lenders offer $20,000 …

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Child tax credit application deadline is November 15

The deadline for Floridians to apply for the Advanced Child Tax Credit is Tuesday, November 15. Part of the US bailout, the benefit is intended to help people raising children. As the deadline approaches, Miami-Dade County is working across departments to spread the word to all eligible community members and …

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Neighbors are scared, looking for change after shooting at Hedingham community

RALEIGH, North Carolina — A community is coping after learning that the shooter who took five lives there is a teenager. “My first thought when I found out he went to my son’s school was that it could have happened at school,” neighbor Rahnisha Finnell said, which was very traumatic. …

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Bring back license fees – and make them progressive

Ontario license plate stickers are back in the news. Last week, CTV News reported that the Ford government’s decision to stop charging sticker fees has put public money in many already-lined pockets. In February, Premier Doug Ford estimated annual savings for most drivers would be $120 and $240 for those …

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Housing First: Homelessness and the Need for a Resource Center

BY KRIS LEONHARDT CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Although homelessness is not always visible on the streets of central Wisconsin, the struggle for some remains. The North Central Wisconsin Continuum of Care Region reported that 571 homeless clients were served in 2019 (the latest year for which numbers are available). Agencies in …

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Future Leaders: Kelly Salb, Director of Client Services, Family and Nursing

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize promising members of the industry who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and palliative care. To see this year’s Future Leaders, visit https://futureleaders.agingmedia.com/. Kelly Salb, …

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A new population policy for Jersey, 100 new homes for key workers and a survey of public sector staff: the Chief Minister’s 9 priorities

A NEW population policy, providing more accommodation for key workers and ensuring Jersey takes a “proactive and visible leadership role” in the response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine are among the ministerial priorities set for this term. Each minister outlined their priorities following the release last week of the …

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Elect Kalantari-Johnson for District 3 Supervisor – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Both candidates running for District 3 supervision have impressive credentials and compelling personal stories. Our choice, however, to replace Ryan Coonerty for the seat remains Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson. Which isn’t to say his runoff opponent, Justin Cummings, isn’t a credible choice for voters in the Santa Cruz/North Coast district. He is …

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Public sector job losses could top 100,000 if government refuses pay rises, says IFS | Institute for Tax Studies

More than 100,000 public sector workers would lose their jobs this year if the government refuses to fund higher-than-expected pay for nurses, doctors, teachers and caregivers, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The IFS said Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng had to choose between increasing public sector budgets or accepting the …

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Over 100 cats removed from Whitefish ownership

In early September, authorities and a handful of volunteers rescued a large number of malnourished and neglected cats that were suffering from flea infestations and disease from a property in Whitefish. The Whitefish Police Department, Flathead Sheriff’s Office and County Animal Control executed a search warrant at a home on …

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Pyramid Analytics Formalizes US Federal Business Practices

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid), a pioneering business intelligence platform provider, today announced a new business practice dedicated to the specific needs of US federal agencies. Led by a team of experts with deep experience in the federal market segment, Pyramid’s federal business practice builds on the company’s success with …

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Slick Cash Loan offers fast online financial assistance across the United States

The Slick Cash Loan online financial service offers fast financial assistance to meet the urgent financial needs of people across the United States. Slick Cash Loan, the online financial service renowned for its quick and readily available financial solutions, helps people across the United States overcome their need for urgent …

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Council approves funds for heating, electric assistance | News, Sports, Jobs

Dan and Ellie Snyder were honored at the Governor and Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. They are pictured with Governor Chris Sununu and Executive Advisors Cinde Warmington, Joe Kenney, David Wheeler, Ted Gatsas and Janet Stevens. (Photo by PAULA TRACY) NEW LONDON – To help heat …

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Kelly and Hobbs face different prospects in crucial races in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, Arizona Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was all over the cable news, building a national profile as a democracy advocate and raising money for his campaign for governor. Democratic senator. Mark Kellynewly elected to complete the last term of the late John McCain …

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FBI Cincinnati Citizens Academy Alumni Host Anti-Human Trafficking Fundraiser

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The third annual FBI Cincinnati Citizens Academy Alumni Association fundraiser will benefit three nonprofit organizations that support victims of human trafficking. The group’s latest fundraiser was on Sunday with around 100 golfers and more than 20 raffle gift baskets at TopGolf in West Chester Township. The funds …

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John Lee promises better public services as HK celebrates National Day

John Lee delivers a speech at the National Day reception on October 1, 2022. Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu pledged that his cabinet would keep in mind its mission to serve citizens better and stressed that the preparation of his first political speech had entered the final stage …

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ICYMI: Pennsylvania leaders visit White House, meet with President Biden, administration officials to discuss strong economic recovery

Across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, local newspapers and television stations are reporting on the White House’s “Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania” event, which was attended by nearly 50 elected officials and community leaders from across Pennsylvania. Keystone State. During the half-day forum, President Biden and senior administration officials …

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“We strive to be better – not just for ourselves, but for our children”

Social work with children and families in Manchester is on the rise. In May, Ofsted rated the City Council’s children’s services as ‘good’ after seeing significant improvements since the last inspection in 2017 in many areas of practice. Two months later, the authority won council of the year at the …

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BankPlus and FHLB Dallas Award $38,000 to Five Nonprofits | New

JACKSON, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 29, 2022– BankPlus and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have awarded $38,315 through the Partnership Grant Program (PGP) to five Mississippi nonprofit organizations. They celebrated the awards at a check presentation ceremony in Jackson this week. This press release is multimedia. See the …

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Air Quality Ambassadors: How Women Are Fighting Pollution in Delhi’s Slums

Many women from Delhi’s poorer neighborhoods work in construction, a massive and largely unregulated industry where they are frequently exposed to dust, sand, cement and other harmful air pollutants. That’s why local non-profit Mahila Housing Trust has trained 75 women in three communities to become air quality ‘ambassadors’, who can …

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North Olmsted City schools create support group for single parents

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — A recent study revealed that nearly 24 million children – about one in three children across America – live in single-parent families. This figure has been rising for about half a century. Born out of a need to better support families during the pandemic, North Olmsted …

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Rethinking how to solve the housing shortage in the country

Manufactured homes, property tax exemptions, sale of municipal land – the potential solutions to solving the country’s housing crisis are as varied as the challenges behind it. But to ensure that American households can access stable housing, local, state and federal authorities must rethink outdated approaches, experts said at a …

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PSA ready to sign Imbert’s salary offer

New Yvonne Webb 3 hours ago PSA Chairman Leroy Baptiste Photo by Sureash Cholai Insisting that the figures given by Finance Minister Colm Imbert for public sector wage negotiations are “grossly inflated”, the president of the Public Services Association (PSA) Leroy Baptiste nevertheless declared that he was ready to sign …

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Offshore Wind Summit, Django by the Sea: Community events this week

State of the City Forum in Rochester ROCHESTER – The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will present a State of the City Forum Breakfast on Tuesday, September 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Eversource, this program will feature an update and an opportunity to Learn more about …

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Officials tally up damage as Puerto Ricans pick up the pieces after hurricane

TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (AP) — City worker Carmen Medina deliberately walked through the working-class community of Tranquility Village in the harsh sun, with a clipboard, survey forms and a pen in her hand — making part of a small army of officials trying to assess the extent of the …

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Predatory payday loan companies and fraudsters thrive amid uneven laws and stolen data, new BBB research finds

As consumers lost their jobs and struggled to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have turned to payday loans and other short-term solutions, with an increase in solutions in line. This has not only allowed predatory lenders to thrive – many borrowers still face exorbitant interest rates and …

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Mississippi welfare plan: Former state official pleads guilty in scheme where money was funneled to prominent Mississippians including Brett Favre

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office announced that former Mississippi Department of Human Services chief John Davis pleaded guilty to two federal counts and 18 counts of ‘State. The DOJ said Davis and “his co-conspirators” used federal funds “for their personal use …

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“Helping transform the community”

“It’s about helping transform the community,” said Reverend Jerome Anderson, pastor of Unity Fellowship community church in Orangeburg. Anderson refers not only to the monthly meetings he and other Orangeburg leaders hold, but to the actions resulting from those meetings. One of the purposes of the meetings is for community …

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Tiruchi expat worker rises to fame as gulf social media star

Thanks to social media, former motorist Rasool Kareem discovered a whole new vocation in Qatar Thanks to social media, former motorist Rasool Kareem discovered a whole new vocation in Qatar When Rasool Kareem, 35, decided to support his family by taking a job as a driver in Doha, Qatar, in …

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