Quakers formally apologize to Alaska Native communities for residential schools

Jan Bronson of Anchorage and Cathy Walling of Fairbanks, representing the Alaska Friends Conference, apologize to Alaska Native communities for the boarding schools it ran in Alaska and the United States. The apology took place at Sayéik Gastineau elementary school in Juneau, the former site of a Quaker mission school, during Orange Shirt Day on…

Coronavirus (booster) FAQ: Can it cause a positive test? When should you get it?

(Stephanie Carter/Getty Images/Imagezoo) We regularly answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you’d like us to consider for a future post, email us at goatsandsoda@npr.org with the subject line: “Weekly Coronavirus Questions.” See an archive of our FAQs here. A few weeks ago, my friend Ashley was…

2 propositions still too close to call following preliminary results in Juneau election

A voter fills out a ballot inside Assembly chambers at City Hall on Oct. 4, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Tasha Elizarde/KTOO) The results of two ballot measures in Juneau’s Oct. 4 municipal election are too close to call as of Tuesday night.   Five candidates were unopposed on the ballot, with vote tallies still…

Nebraska State Fair is again looking for a new director

The State Fair announced Wednesday that Bill Ogg intends to resign his position and assist with the transition to new leadership. Go to Source Author: Jeff Bahr Grand Island Independent Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities announces campaign to hire bus operators

StarTran announced a bus operator hiring event Oct. 12 that will allow potential candidates to meet team members, tour a StarTran bus, fill out an application and interview. Go to Source Author: Lincoln Journal Star Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State patrol investigating after body found in Clay County

The body was located by a person working in the area just east of Harvard along Road 26 in Clay County. Foul play is suspected, the state patrol said. Go to Source Author: Lincoln Journal Star Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

North Korea launches more missiles as US redeploys carrier

North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters Thursday after the United States redeployed an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s previous launch of a nuclear-capable missile over Japan. The latest missile launches suggest North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is determined to continue with weapons tests aimed…

Report: Mom of Walker’s child says he paid for her abortion

A woman who said Herschel Walker paid for her 2009 abortion is the mother of one of his children, according to a new report Wednesday, undercutting the Georgia Republican Senate candidate’s claims that he didn’t know who she was. The Daily Beast, which first reported Monday on the abortion, said it had agreed not to…

Liz Cheney says Arizona GOP candidates threaten democracy

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday said the Republican candidates for Arizona governor and secretary of state pose a huge risk for democracy because both say they will refuse to certify election results if they don’t like the results. Cheney, a prominent critic of former President Donald Trump and one of just 10 U.S. House…

Cushman & Wakefield hires managing director to lead South Central valuation, advisory team

Cushman & Wakefield has brought on a new managing director to lead its valuation and advisory division for the South Central market. Top Featured Tags: – Texas News, – BusinessPress Release Distribution Service

Micron opts for New York over Texas for $100 billion factory

Lockhart, Texas had been a finalist for this massive semiconductor factory. Micron said Oct. 4 it will invest up to $100 billion to build the fabrication facility elsewhere – with the help of $5.5 billion in incentives. Top Featured Tags: – Texas News, – BusinessPress Release Distribution Service

Caterpillar to unveil 4 electric machine prototypes

Irving-based Caterpillar Inc. plans to display four new electric machine prototypes as it looks to tap into the energy transition. Top Featured Tags: – Texas News, – BusinessPress Release Distribution Service

Prisoners, officers detail retaliation after outing staff for smuggling drugs

Prison drug overdoses almost quadrupled between 2019 and 2021, despite an absence of visitors during the coronavirus pandemic and a crackdown on mail.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Realities from the classroom

My fellow Representatives, I am calling out to you to correct errors of judgments and of identification that have come to my attention these last few years — indeed, these last few decades. I would like to go on record… Top Featured Tags: – Idaho NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Tips from a Trashionista

On Oct. 22, models will hit the catwalk at Moose Creek Ranch in handmade haute couture fashioned from used coffee bags, newspaper, paper towel rolls, soda tabs, magazine inserts, and other items rescued from the trash can and elevated into… Top Featured Tags: – Idaho NewsPress Release Distribution Service

TCSO dispatch reaches staffing “emergency”

The Teton County Sheriff’s office is in dire need of dispatchers after another staff member announced his departure in late September. Top Featured Tags: – Idaho NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fuel Fitness owner blames Butte and Helena closings on unnamed employee

Michael Burks, owner of Fuel Fitness, released a statement that alleged a Fuel Fitness employee had mishandled insurance billing, leading him to close fitness centers in Butte and Helena. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Two historical society galleries to temporarily close as Heritage Center work continues

The Montana Historical Society is temporarily closing two galleries due to construction of the Montana Heritage Center, but the Charles M. Russell Gallery and the Lobby Gallery will remain open. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Forest, Holland Lake ski corp admit mistakes in public grilling

At a tense two-hour public meeting in Condon, officials defended the overall public process. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Senators call for stronger rules on off-the-books suspension

Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are urging the Education Department to strengthen regulations against informal removals, a practice where children with disabilities are removed from the classroom for behaviors related to their disability without the removals ever being recorded as suspensions. Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Burrow’s antihunger efforts evolve into foundation

Joe Burrow’s impassioned Heisman Trophy speech about poverty in his rural Ohio hometown has evolved into a charitable foundation. Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 10/5/2022

Stocks ended slightly lower on Wall Street as a gangbuster two-day rally ran out of gas. Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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