Florida Senator Pushes Mental Health Hotline For Veterans

Email Priscilla Du Preez On Unsplash The Florida Military and Veterans Affairs committee is backing a bill to make sure mental health services for veterans are just a phone call away. For veterans, mental health struggles aren’t unusual. But Sen. Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart) says for many, COVID-19 has made addressing those mental health concerns more […]

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https://www.timesleader.com/news/817604/rep-toohil-to-lead-house-government-oversight-committee

Toohil Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Click here to subscribe today or Login. BUTLER TWP. — Rep. Tarah Toohil Tuesday was appointed as majority chair of the House Government Oversight Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session by House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff. Toohil, R-Butler Township, served as a committee member during the last […]

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Rep. Sandra Scott pre-files 23 bills for House District 76

  Sandra Scott Special Photo ATLANTA – State Rep. Sandra Scott, D-Rex, has pre-filed 23 House bills ahead of the 2021 legislative session, which convened on Jan. 11. “Of the legislation I introduce each year, 85% of it comes from citizens within District 76 and across the state, as well as talk radio and conferences that […]

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Councilwomen in District 3 and District 4 Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’ 2021 Human Development Committee

CONTACT: District 4: Rosana Galaviz, (210) 602-4069 [email protected] District 3: Kristy Hernandez, (210) 207-0969 [email protected]   SAN ANTONIO (January 13, 2021) – Councilwomen Rebecca Viagran (District 3) and Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia (District 4) have been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee. Both Councilwomen were elected to a one-year term and […]

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A night of firsts: Spotswood council swears in first female mayor, first Black councilwoman, youngest councilman

Marylin Israel, left to right, Edward Lesko and Mayor Jackie Palmer PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYLIN ISRAEL SPOTSWOOD–Starting off the year by making local history, newly elected Mayor Jackie Palmer was sworn into office, making her the Borough of Spotswood’s first female mayor. Borough Clerk Patricia DeStefano administered the oath of office to Palmer, with her […]

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Beaverton’s new mayor, Lacey Beaty, will have a very different role

Earlier this year, Beaverton approved a charter adopting a council-manager form of government Beaverton is getting a new mayor next year — and she will have a very different job than her predecessor. Beaverton City Councilor Lacey Beaty defeated incumbent Denny Doyle in the election. He’d been mayor of the city since 2009. But earlier this year, […]

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Councilwoman-Elect Makes History as First Latina to Serve on City Council

Odette Ramos BALTIMORE (WBFF) – She’s the Councilwoman-Elect in Baltimore’s 14th District. “She’s also making history, meet Odette Ramos. “I definitely take it seriously,” she said. She’s the first Latina, ever, set to serve as a Baltimore city council person. Her parents are natives of Puerto Rico, Ramos was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico , […]

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Women to hold majority of House seats in New Mexico

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE Women to hold majority of House seats in New Mexico   Tuesday’s election marked a milestone for women in the New Mexico House of Representatives, as they took more than half the seats for the first time. House Speaker Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, called the 37-33 majority of women in the chamber […]

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Utah becomes 8th state to clear rape kit backlog

Utah reached a major milestone. It is now the eighth state in the country to clear its rape kit backlog. (Photo: KUTV) (KUTV) — Utah has reached a major milestone. It’s now the eighth state in the country to clear its rape kit backlog. In the past several years, the state has processed over 11,000 kits, which […]

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