Saturday, September 24, 2022

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The health-care subsidy extension a relief for small businesses; Consumer groups press for a bill to reform credit reporting; and an international group aims to transform how people view peace and conflict.

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Condemnation of Russian war on Ukraine continues at the U.N, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there's need for worker training to rebuild Puerto Rico, the House takes on record corporate profits while consumers struggle with inflation.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts two winters across the U.S., the Inflation Reduction Act could level the playing field for rural electric co-ops, and pharmacies are dwindling in rural America.

Peace

For schools, Arkansas Peace Week includes lesson plans with such topics as

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Community Groups Promote Peace in the Natural State

We're in the middle of Arkansas Peace Week, which is packed full of activities and events to promote the goals of peace and justice in the state…

The five prize-winners at Saturday's Midland Day of Peace festival will each release a dove to signify the value of peacemaking. (Okea/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

City of Midland, Groups Plan Celebration of International Day of Peace

In a world filled with conflict, one city in Michigan is celebrating its status as an International City of Peace. A group of nonprofit …


A new student-led effort in Minneapolis, supported by the CDC's Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives grants, is one of eight projects around the country to receive funding. (Adpbe Stock)
Student Peace Advisory Group Takes Flight in MN

Students may be settled into their summer break - but in Minnesota, some remain focused on setting a peaceful tone ahead of their return to school …

On Memorial Day, advocates caution that the pursuit of fossil fuels such as natural gas and oil has led to many wars. (Valerii/Adobestock)
On Memorial Day, Veterans Say Battling Climate Change is Key

This Memorial Day, state and local leaders are speaking out - calling climate change the battle of our time - crucial to national security. …


Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. (Volodymyr/Adobe Stock)
Death Anxiety Could Play Role in Putin's Ukraine Invasion

What is the link between anxiety about death and Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine? A Seattle-based organization is hostin…

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IL Governor Signs Ban on 'Ghost Guns'

Illinois has a new law banning the sale and possession of "ghost guns," essentially untraceable firearms that are sold in kit-form online or at gun sh…


Pollsters at Colorado College saw a 22-point increase in the number of respondents who say climate change is a serious problem compared to a 2011 poll. (Adobe Stock)
Climate Youth Take Aim at Largest Corporate Polluters

Colorado students are expected to gather at the State Capitol today, joining a global climate youth strike. Students will also march to a Chase bank …

New data shows more than $800 million in U.S. pension funds, including Colorado PERA, are invested in Russian oil and gas companies. (Adobe Stock)
PERA Urged to Divest from Russian Oil and Gas Companies

After Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine, the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) withdrew $7.2 million from a …


New York immigrant groups say the United States needs to protect undocumented Ukrainians from deportation. (golicin/Adobe Stock)
NY Immigration Coalition Urges U.S. to Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

The New York Immigration Coalition is among the groups urging the U.S. to take in as many Ukrainian refugees as possible, as Ukraine faces an ongoing …

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Wilton, N.D. (Flickr/Andrew Filer)
Invasion of Ukraine Felt by Descendents in ND

Ukrainians, along with many Germans and Norwegians, accounted for most of the European settlers who landed in North Dakota. Now, their descendants …


Russian attacks and strikes have been reported across Ukraine. (Christian Knospe/Adobe Stock)
Ukraine Crisis Expected to Have Impacts in Idaho, nation

The crisis in Ukraine has boiled over as Russian forces invade the country, and experts believe Idaho and the rest of the United States will feel its …

Los Angeles and Sacramento are home to sizable Ukrainian-American communities. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ukrainian Americans Rally in Sacramento as Russia Invades Homeland

The Ukrainian American community rallied on the state Capitol steps Thursday, expressing outrage over Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. …


 

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