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Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more



National Press Club Presents \"NEWSMAKER\"
National Press Club administers the next round of FCC Consolidation entitled "NEWSMAKER" in response to large corporations owning more media outlets that impact communal voice and informed public...more

Obamacare Should Help More People with Mental Health Care Issues
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 32 million people will receive mental health or substance use disorder benefits, or both, under the Affordable Care...more

A New Law that Awards Incentives to Employ the Homeless
A new law passed during the 2014 General Session of the Utah Legislature enables businesses to receive tax incentives for hiring homeless people. These tax credits to businesses will amount up to...more

Peace Corps Rep Talks about Volunteering Overseas to Students
Peace Corps representatives recently paid Grand Valley State University a visit to talk to its students about volunteer work abroad. Not sugar-coating their experience, Peace Corps volunteers deal...more

Playing Online Video Games May Help Students Learn Civic Education
In a study published in The Journal of Social Studies Research, researchers have found out that playing online video games is effective in teaching civics education among students. The study shows...more

Workshop on Community Development Block Grants for Flood-Affected Businesses
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is going to conduct a workshop on community development block grants and loans targeted to businesses hurt by flooding last September. The...more

How to Become a Homeowner during COACH Day, March 22
Get the gist on becoming a homeowner during COACH (Community Outreach for Attainable Cambridge Housing) Day, Saturday, March 22, at the Octavene Saunders Empowerment Center. The event will assist...more

Michelle Obama Leads ReachHigher Initiative
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at the University of Texas at San Antonio during the city's fourth-annual College Signing Day. During her stay in Texas, the First Lady will...more




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