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  • With US aid money, schools put bigger focus on mental health

    CHICAGO (AP) — In Kansas City, Kansas, educators are opening an after-school mental health clinic staffed with school counselors and social workers. Schools in Paterson, New Jersey, have set up social emotional learning teams to identify students dealing with crises. Chicago is staffing up “care teams” with the mission of helping struggling students on its 500-plus campuses.
  • Opal Lee’s Juneteenth dream came true, but she isn’t done

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Opal Lee's dream of seeing Juneteenth become a federal holiday was finally realized over the summer, but the energetic woman who spent years rallying people to join her push for the day commemorating the end of slavery is hardly letting up on a lifetime of work teaching and helping others.
  • Rural Montana banded together in swift train wreck response

    CHESTER, Mont. (AP) — Trevor Fossen was running late for a wedding Saturday afternoon when he turned onto a dusty, gravel road in rural Montana as a westbound train approached the crossing in front of him.
  • Millennial Money: 5 ways to rein in impulse spending

    Since the COVID-19 vaccine started becoming available in the U.S., there have been more opportunities to impulse spend on items and experiences that you didn’t get to enjoy early in the pandemic.
  • Miami teen's football game honors dad who died from COVID

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The night before Alan Arellano died of COVID-19, his wife recorded a short audio message with their two youngest sons. Miami doctors had placed the 49-year-old man in a coma after he suffered a heart attack while being treated for the virus.
  • Report: White child put strap on Black child's neck at camp

    A white child at a summer camp on Martha's Vineyard placed a tent strap around the neck of a Black camper last month, in an act that a civil rights group representing the boy called “reminiscent of lynching” on Monday as it urged reform.
  • Mental health clinics angle for a spot in Biden budget bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An innovative program to help people with mental health and substance abuse problems is being primed for a major expansion as the COVID-19 pandemic deepens struggles with drug use, depression and anxiety for many Americans.
  • Digital gathering spaces for marginalized groups help spur connections during COVID

    TORONTO - When much of society was under lockdown earlier this year and prolonged periods of solitude began to take a toll, Ghassan Miqdadi would log onto the website Yalla! Let's Talk to connect with fellow Arabs in Canada and abroad.
  • Kimberly Palmer: Detox subscriptions to plug budget leaks

    When Sarah Pekkanen let her son sign up for a free trial of an online educational subscription, she figured she would cancel the subscription before charges began and in the meantime, her son, now 12, would learn math. But she forgot to cancel, and soon the charges started piling up.
  • California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When homeless outreach workers first visited her encampment under a Los Angeles highway overpass last fall, Veronica Perez was skeptical of their offer of not just a bed, but a furnished apartment complete with meals, counseling and the promise of some stability in her life.

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