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Jessica Stensrud appeared on GoLocal LIVE at the Rhode Island State House where she spoke to the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2018" -- which she said is a necessary measure to address employee stress and well-being. House Bill No. 7024, which is sponsored by Representatives O'Brien, Marshall, ...
HOUSTON — Now that Richard Carranza is pretty much out as HISD's superintendent, the board of trustees has a job to do— and it's a biggie! They have to find his replacement. According to State Representative Carol Alvarado, "We're facing school closures. We're facing job losses and constant scrutiny ...

“We were ambushed in a random shooting, pulling into a taco shop,” Longdon recalled this week. She was shot in the back; her fiance was shot in the head. “I was shot in the back and paralyzed,” she told a small news conference at the state Capitol as Gov. Doug Ducey released a plan to address gun ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- More than 100 people gathered to discuss violence Tuesday night at Cole's Place, which was the scene of a club shooting just four days earlier. Residents of Louisville's Parkland neighborhood, LMPD and west Louisville community activists met at the night club on West ...
Community activists demand answers in Gvl Co deputy-involved shooting ... GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - On Wednesday, community activists gathered to request answers in the investigation of the first officer-involved shooting of ... "Profiled him, harassed him," said community activist Dr. U.A. Thompson.
KINGSTON – Lawyers have an additional week to work out a resolution of the trespass charge against community activist and organizer Callie Jayne. Bryan Rounds, the Kingston lawyer representing Jayne, made the request Tuesday morning to Kingston City Judge Philip Kirschner, who granted it. Rounds ...

The City of West Hollywood lowered flags to half-mast today at City Hall and throughout the city to honor the memory of Carmen Gloria Duran, who died yesterday. Duran was the mother of West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran. In an email message to City Hall staff announcing the flag lowering, ...
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Carol Jackson, an Ashland Independent Schools board member and community activist, has passed away, the city of Ashland says. City officials say she died Saturday after battling an illness. Ashland Mayor Steve Gilmore released the following statement: "Carol Jackson ...
Eugene Arthur TeSelle Jr., a retired Vanderbilt Divinity School professor who was a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1. TeSelle, 86, was the Oberlin Professor of Church History and Theology, emeritus. He was in ...
As the city moves toward replacing the Arlington Bridge, some are pitching the idea of getting rid of the rail yard altogether. The project is expected to cost billions, but the exact number is uncertain because the city has never done a feasibility study. Chair of the Point Douglas Residents Committee Sel ...
Brainerd School District officials have stated the Lincoln building would require $8.8 million for much-needed maintenance -- to say nothing of updating the facilities or bringing it up to code. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch1 / 2. The Lincoln building, first constructed in 1938, served as an elementary ...
Luis Magana is on a mission to give undocumented immigrants a "heads-up" before ICE comes knocking on their door. Author: Kurt Rivera. Published: 6:27 PM PST March 2, 2018. Updated: 6:27 PM PST March 2, 2018. Luis Magana is on a mission. His mission is to give undocumented immigrants a "heads-up" before ICE ...
Now community activist Anthony Sionni created the Facebook page "Invite friends to like STOP Elorza's CASH CAMS. The stated purpose of the page is "This page is for all the people against these cameras. We have to rise up and fight!" Five cameras generated 12,193 tickets worth $1.15 million between ...
Teachers, parents and community activists joined the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association last week before the Orange County School Board meeting to rally for better working conditions. by: Danielle Hendrix Black Tie Editor. ORANGE COUNTY “To put students first, teachers cannot be last.
A group of local community activists, labor and legal advocacy leaders sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging him to reject a proposal from the Department of Justice that would change the U.S. Census. The change? Adding a question about citizenship status to the upcoming 2020 ...
And if we can harness all of that, we can do something different for our children," explained Toby Smith, a community activist. Young adults targeted by another violent crime and messages by community leaders who want lawmakers to stop it. "Do your job. Make South Carolina and America safe again," proclaimed Pastor ...
Community activist Luis Magana has become somewhat of a rumor investigator. He says he personally investigates at least 10 rumors a day. With the immigrant community much more on a heightened sense of alert regarding ICE, he says, rumors of ICE raids are circulating more and more on social media.

Thursday, March 1, 5:15 p.m.—CHESTER—Due to a January snowstorm, Rotary First Thursday speaker Gary King has been rescheduled to March 1, at 5:15 p.m. at the Fullerton Inn. King will talk about a wide variety of topics including the continuing development of the disc golf course at the Pinnacle and ...
Pictured: Rep. Yingling visits with Moms Demand Action in his Round Lake Beach office Saturday. (Posted by State Rep. Sam Yingling, Community Contributor). Community Contributor State Rep. Sam Yingling. Privacy Policy. Contact: Emily Miller, 773-203-9654, SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - After ...
North Side community leader and Chicago Police Lt. John Garrido has endorsed colleague Jeffrey Laporte in his Democratiic primary bid against state Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) in the 19th District. “Please remember when our community asked state Rep. Martwick to stand with us against ...
Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County is one of the most contaminated areas in the country stemming from the federal Manhattan Project nuclear waste. The area is now being cleaned up through the St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers' Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
NEW: Community Activist Keys to Run Against Williams for State Rep in Providence ... Community activist and President of the South Providence Neighborhood Association Dwayne Keys has announced his official campaign kick-off to run for State Representative for District 9 -- currently held by Rep.
And if we can harness all of that, we can do something different for our children," explained Toby Smith, a community activist. Young adults targeted by another violent crime and messages by community leaders who want lawmakers to stop it. "Do your job. Make South Carolina and America safe again," proclaimed Pastor ...
I am an elected Scotch Plains Democratic Committeewoman and a community activist who is in the practice of speaking up for myself, so I am very disappointed by the actions of acting Union County Democratic Chair Colleen Mahr. I have endorsed Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chair.
Iconic Scarrabelotti's Lookout on Coolamon Scenic Drive has been 'reclaimed' by community activists after Byron Shire Council placed a number of boulders at the site recently. The boulders placed at the Scarrabelotti's Lookout site by Byron Shire Council. Photo supplied. According to the council, the rocks ...
A longtime community activist and former candidate for governor died after experiencing some health issues, friends told KCCI. Jonathan Narcisse died this weekend at age 54. He ran for governor in 2014 and 2010. Before that, he was a member of the Des Moines School Board and publisher of the Iowa ...
Rev. Bertrand Bailey Sr. speaks at a ceremony renaming a section of street in his honor in August 2017. Tulsa World file. Jessie Wardarski. Bertrand Bailey. Rev. Bertrand Bailey Sr. Tulsa World file. Matt Barnard. prev. next. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The Rev. Bertrand Bailey Sr., longtime pastor ...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- John LaFemina, longtime community activist, known as a "founding father" of the Staten Island Republican Party, has died. Mr. LaFemina, of Oakwood, died on Feb. 16 surrounded by his family, at age 83. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. LaFemina moved to Staten Island with his wife, Betty ...
University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) is well-known for training the next generation of government workers, but a new master's course offered by the school is teaching students about how to create change from the outside. Co-taught by Gabriel Eidelman, an assistant ...
MILWAUKEE -- Community activists rallied at City Hall in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 14 -- where they demanded that city leaders "get the lead out." Nearly 20 people spoke out during the rally attended by more than 75 people, demanding answers amid lead concerns in Milwaukee and chaos within ...
Edgar 'Sonny' Perkins Jr., an activist known for his community involvement in Southeast Texas, died Thursday at the age of 88. Perkins was an active member of the local NAACP chapter and Charlton Pollard Alumni Association, according to information from his obituary. In 2006, the Beaumont City Council ...
Elpidia Casillas Gomez Valles—mother of Center on Halsted CEO Modesto Tico Valle—died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 16. She was 78. A pillar in the community, Valles was a machine operator/punch press operator for many years but spent most of her free time feeding and clothing people ...
A Surrey community activist says he's not sold on plans for light rail transit (LRT) in the city, and wants to see the project put to a vote. LRT for Surrey is one of three major capital projects planned for phase two of the Metro Vancouver Mayors' “10-year vision” for transportation, along with a replacement ...
Perkins was an active member of the Beaumont NAACP chapter and Charlton Pollard Alumni Association. He was retired from Gulf States Utilities Company, which ultimately became part of Entergy Texas. Those close to Perkins say his passion was education. He is survived by his wife, Rose Bell Perkins; children, Wayne ...
Longtime Jacksonville community activist and advocate Marvin R. Edwards, 96, died Saturday of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Helene, and his children Jeffrey (Mary), Doug (Kristen) and Carolyn (Dan) Edwards and seven grandchildren: Lauren, David, Adam (Aaron), ...
A jury considered the verbiage for less than 20 minutes Thursday after a daylong trial before Indian River County Judge Joe Wild. It took several hours to pick the jury earlier in the week. And there were at least hundreds of man hours spent investigating her Aug. 21 complaint about a sheriff's deputy, then ...
I remember vividly the news bulletins in 1972. Ugandan leader Idi Amin expelled around 50,000 Asians from his country. It was appalling. We lived to the very west of London. Many of those who were expelled settled in Southall, which was just a couple of miles from where we lived. Within a few months we ...
WESTWOOD, Mass. — Janet (Tevekelian) Jeghelian of Walpole, formerly of Westwood, died on February 3, 2018. She was the wife of the late Haig Jeghelian; mother of Armen and Tina Jeghelian and the late Robin Theriault; grandmother of Emily; sister of Claire Kushigian and her husband Harry and aunt ...
Community activist Casey Melvin urged city officials to delay the sale of dozens of city-owned properties until a plan is devised to allow local residents to get “first right of refusal.” His lobbying efforts come as the city is attempting to raise $2 million in revenue by selling government properties. Next month, the ...
Community activists and civic leaders sometimes are described as trailblazers. That wasn't just a figure of speech for Don Cannard. Hiking trails around Southwest Washington are the legacy of the retired educator and outdoors activist, who died Friday in Vancouver. Cannard was 88; the cause of death ...
Community activists and civic leaders sometimes are described as trailblazers. That wasn't just a figure of speech for Don Cannard. Hiking trails around Southwest Washington are the legacy of the retired educator and outdoors activist, who died Friday in Vancouver. Cannard was 88; the cause of death ...
Mountmellick has been hit by several deaths in recent days, and yesterday February 5, the town was in sadness yet again, with news of the passing of community activist, Donal Keenan. Mr Keenan was a well known and much liked figure in the town, who was passionate about fighting for the rights of ...
Community activists came out to protest the sweep. They carried banners targeting Google, and the tech industry's impact on the cost of homes in the Bay Area. KRON4 spoke with one protester who was angry that housing prices continue to rise, despite technological advances. “We're getting a lot of new ...
Kerri Harris, a Dover community activist and political newcomer, plans to challenge three-term U.S. Sen. Tom Carper in the Democratic primary this fall. If she succeeds, she would make history as the state's first biracial lesbian woman to serve in Congress. But Harris, an Air Force veteran who has struggled ...
Civil rights movement inspired Orlando activist. 1 / 3. Beverlye Neal, a community activist, thinks the changes celebrated during Black History Month should be celebrated all year long. She finds inspiration from her mother, who was a civil rights activist, to fight for her community. (Stephanie Bechara, staff).
On Friday, January 26, representatives from the human rights organization Witness came together with Rio community activists to hold a live-stream training for favela residents and community journalists. Led by Witness' Rio project leader, Clara Medeiros, the night's event featured a workshop on ...
Three Providence community activists were inducted into the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at City Hall Wednesday evening. The event honored the late Philip Addison Jr., Pilar McCloud and Mary Jones for upholding King's legacy. The ceremony stressed unity ...
... Marsh talked with citizen negotiators during that protest in 1972 and compared the experience with the protests of today. Joining the discussion were Regina Dennis-Nana and Bobby Williams, who were both citizen negotiators during the sit-in protests 46 years ago. Community activist and protester Tory ...
Community activists fed up with Pontiac's recent spike in homicides and other crime will meet with residents Feb. ... who works in Pontiac or lives in Pontiac or cares about Pontiac – anyone ready to work around the needs of Pontiac,” said Tameka Ramsey, a community activist who's organizing the meeting.
Longtime community activist, Lisa Boggs, has advocated for the Hilltop neighborhood for more than 20 years. She said ... Klein said police, community activists and the city prosecutor's office will keep at it, and continue to aggressively investigate citizen complaints and shut down drug houses that threaten ...


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