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NC educators meet to address school violence, other issues

Aug. 01, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

Educators from across North Carolina are gathering for four days of training on how to support young children and adolescents facing an outbreak of violence and other problems. The RISE Conference in Greensboro is sponsored by the Center for Safer Schools, part of the N.C. Department...

Floods strike new blow in place that has known hardship

Jul. 31, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Evelyn Smith lost everything in the deadly floods that devastated eastern Kentucky, saving only her grandson's muddy tricycle. But she's not planning to leave the mountains that have been her home for 50 years. Like many families in this dense, forested region...

Aging With Pride supports retired LGBTQ community

Jul. 30, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — There aren’t any formal age restrictions for who is and isn’t allowed to join The Frederick Center’s Aging With Pride support group. Instead, Steve Gibson said, participants tend to be “self-selecting.” “If you’re willing to admit...

Indiana Republicans pairing abortion ban with services boost

Jul. 22, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican lawmakers are pairing a proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state with promises to boost spending toward helping pregnant women, young children and adoptions. Republicans say the proposals show dedication to mothers and babies....

Suit: Cleaning service fired woman because she was pregnant

Jul. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman hired to work for a house cleaning service was fired just days later after management found out that she was pregnant, the woman said in a discrimination lawsuit filed Monday. The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of...

Famed Ukrainian medic describes 'hell' of Russian captivity

Jul. 11, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The captive Ukrainian medic’s eyeglasses had long since been taken away, and the face of the Russian man walking past her was a blur. Yuliia Paievska knew only that her life was being traded for his, and that she was leaving behind 21 women in a tiny three-...

Spectacle in Michigan race threatens GOP's bid for governor

Jul. 07, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading contender for the Republican nomination for governor in Michigan was sued in the 1990s, accused of using racial slurs about Black people in the workplace and sexually harassing his employees. One of his rivals pleaded not guilty in federal court on...

Millennial Money: Getting therapy when cost is a barrier

Jun. 28, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

The race to find mental health treatment can feel like a marathon when you may not have the energy or ability to even make it to the starting line. You may be faced with limited affordable options and a lack of available therapists. “Prior to the pandemic, we had an inadequate...

Vermont pilot links farmers to peers during stressful times

Jun. 16, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A state-sponsored nonprofit is starting a farmer peer support network to help Vermont farmers deal with stress and address their mental health needs. The program being created by Farm First aims to connect farmers to listen to one another, and to share what...

A summer job: Good for the teenage soul and wallet

Jun. 09, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

It’s been a rough couple of years, especially for teenagers. Between the shutdowns and the shift to contactless everything — including education — adolescents got a pretty raw deal. They could use a break this summer. Actually, they could use a job. There’s good news for...