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Refugee group welcoming Afghans to southern Vermont

Jan. 13, 2022 16:29 PM EST

Up to 100 Afghan refugees are in the process of being welcomed to southern Vermont by a refugee resettlement organization and a number of community groups, organizers said Thursday. About two dozen of those refugees have already arrived in Vermont through The Ethiopian Community...

Jackson mayor seeks to break cycle of crime among youths

Jan. 11, 2022 08:00 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wants to focus on intervention efforts to reduce crime among young people in the city after a record year for homicides in Mississippi's capital. Lumumba said during a Monday news conference that the city has opportunities to join...

Nonprofit serving Charleston area’s Hispanic community

Jan. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patricia Jimenez dreamed of working in media. Growing up in Mexico, she was inspired by her godfather, a radio broadcaster, who used his platform to discuss important community issues. Family obligations prevented Jimenez from reaching...

Groups file complaint against water utility over lead pipes

Jan. 06, 2022 16:02 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five environmental and community groups have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging the Providence Water Supply Board's infrastructure and lead pipe replacement work disproportionately increases the risk of lead exposure for...

Activists seek special prosecutor in teen's custody death

Jan. 03, 2022 17:52 PM EST

A coalition of community groups demanded Monday that a special prosecutor be appointed in the case of a Black youth who died following a physical struggle with staff at a Kansas juvenile center. In a Wichita rally and letter to local officials, community activists also called for the...

King County buys 300,000 home COVID tests amid surge

Dec. 29, 2021 10:39 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — King County plans to distribute 300,000 COVID-19 at-home test kits to community groups, health centers, libraries and other congregate locations amid an omicron-driven surge in cases. King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Tuesday that the first 100,000...

Online exhibition features works from Detroit-area artists

Dec. 19, 2021 09:47 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is presenting the 13th Annual Community Group Exhibition that features more than 150 pieces of artwork from about 80 artists. The show can be viewed online through Jan. 2, according to the DIA. Seven community groups in...

'We want to give people hope': Americans aid tornado victims

Dec. 16, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Some remove broken tree limbs from the ground. Others prepare hot meals and shelters for those who have nowhere to turn. And many are collecting cash, toothpaste, soap, and other items for the countless who need them. Americans across the country are pitching in to help after last...

Maricopa County to use US money for new beds for homeless

Dec. 11, 2021 01:00 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County is allocating $21 million of federal funding to partner with four local nonprofit groups to provide hundreds of additional beds for homeless people in metro Phoenix. The projects to provide 352 new shelter beds is part of a $28 million spending plan...

Homeowners group in hot water after drugged geese drown

Dec. 10, 2021 15:49 PM EST

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Ten geese drowned in a South Florida lake after a homeowners association's attempt to trap, sedate and euthanize them went horribly awry, resulting in it facing a likely fine. The SilverLakes homeowners association in Miramar hired a company, Pest Wildlife Pro,...