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New Unemployment Compensation (UC) system launching in June 2021

May 28, 2021

The new UC system is easy-to-use and designed to simplify and speed up the claims process. Claimants will now have access to more information and new self-serve options that will reduce the need to contact the UC customer service center.  The new system will make sure people will get the benefits they need while also…

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Kid reporter who interviewed Obama at White House dies at 23

May 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Damon Weaver, 10, walks in a park near his home in Pahokee, Fla. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Weaver is a reporter for KEC-TV, the in-house station at his school Kathryn E. Cunningham Canal Point Elementary. He is traveling to the inauguration with hopes of interviewing President-elect Barack Obama. (AP Photo/ Lynne Sladky) ASSOCIATED…

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

May 20, 2021

STATEPOINT From heat waves to fireworks, summer can take a toll on pets’ emotional and physical wellness. According to some pet experts, the heart of relief for a number of common seasonal pet woes is CBD. Here are some insights into how to use it, plus additional measures you can take for a safe, healthy…

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COVID-19 relief bill offers long-denied aid to Black farmers

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Soul City Farm owner LaTonya Andrews  (Photo courtesy of LaTonya Andrews) By Martha Quillin, The News & Observer ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. — In 2017, LaTonya Andrews bought a 60-acre tract of Warren County land to become the fourth generation of her family to farm it. A former Air Force medic who now…

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UK palace ends silence on Harry, Meghan racism allegations

March 9, 2021

By DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace issued a statement Tuesday, saying the family was saddened to learn of the challenges Harry and Meghan had faced in the past few years — and that they would address the issues privately. The palace said the “issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” and are…

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Explosive Harry, Meghan interview reverberates across globe

March 9, 2021

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, rocking an institution that is struggling to modernize with claims of racism and callousness toward a woman struggling with suicidal thoughts. During the two-hour appearance with Oprah Winfrey, Harry also revealed the…

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Why Do We Celebrate Women’s History Month?

March 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTOS: Ida B. Wells (Photo/ Wiki Commons), Stacey Abrams (Photo/Shutterstock)  and Amanda Gorman (Photo/ Shutterstock) Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back…

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Spotlight on incredible women: Whitney Williams-Smith

March 5, 2021

Savannah Fire Department hires first ever Black woman Chief Fire Marshall The Savannah Fire Department in Savannah, Georgia has welcomed Whitney Williams-Smith as its newest chief fire marshal. She is the first African American and the first woman to hold the position. As a certified firefighter, she began her career with the Albany Fire…

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Spotlight on incredible women: Naomi Osaka

March 5, 2021

Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka was born to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father who moved to New York when she was three. She is now based in Florida. She began her professional career at 16. Osaka has been ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association and is the first Asian player to…

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High court formally rejects Trump election challenge cases

February 25, 2021

By Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday formally rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had divided the justices just before the election. The cases the justices rejected involved election challenges filed by former President Donald Trump and his allies in five…

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