Ruud encourages scholarship applications

Sen. Carrie Ruud of Breezy Point is encouraging young women of Minnesota to apply for a scholarship and an opportunity to meet elected women from across the country. The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association are co-sponsoring the 20th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound female high […]

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Mother’s Day 2017- Representative Kim Dudik

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, NFWL asked members to share their stories of their mothers and motherhood. Here is Montana State Representative Kim Dudik’s story: When I was growing up, my parents always told me I could be anything I wanted to be.  And I believed them.  My mother was a strong role model for me.  She […]

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Mother’s Day 2017- Senator Carrie Ruud

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, NFWL asked members to share their stories of their mothers and motherhood. Here is Minnesota State Senator Carrie Ruud’ story: My Mother was an amazing woman. She came from a small town and grew up during the Great Depression with a large family and little resources.  Often the stories she told were of […]

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Mother’s Day 2017- Governor Mary Fallin

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, NFWL asked members to share their stories of their mothers and motherhood. Here is Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s story: Mother’s Day is a very special time for me, as my mother was one of the most wonderful influences on my life. She taught me to always work hard, to do my […]

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Mother’s Day 2017- Representative Tarah Toohil

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, NFWL asked members to share their stories of their mothers and motherhood. Here is Pennsylvania State Representative Tarah Toohil’s story: I became a mother through adopting through foster care.  A little known fact is that roughly 60% of the children who enter the Child Welfare system are later adopted. So, the odds are […]

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Mother’s Day 2017- Representative Colleen Garry

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, NFWL asked members to share their stories of their mothers and motherhood. Here is Massachusetts State Representative Colleen Garry’s story: We, as a people, are not born strong. It is the people around us that sculpt us into the version we are as adults. For me, it was the brave, […]

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Rebels help with flood relief efforts in Pocahontas

During times of natural disaster or tragedy, it is not uncommon for the people of Sharp County to reach out to one another and band together to help their neighbors. The students and faculty of the Highland School District took that to another level May 5 as they traveled in caravan style to their “rival” […]

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Downstate Pre-K programs targeted in new federal grant

Pre-school programs in Kent and Sussex Counties are getting a boost from a new federal grant. Gov. John Carney (D) announced the $7.6 million award Thursday while visiting classrooms at Wilmington’s Latin American Community Center. That cash will be spent over the next five years to increase slots for kids from low-income families south of […]

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State contract to grow ‘life-changing’ Women in Recovery program

As Candida Ulibarri stepped away from a podium Tuesday afternoon in the Oklahoma State Capitol, Gov. Mary Fallin offered a lighthearted analysis of the 33-year-old mother. “I think she’s got a future in politics,” Fallin said with a smile. Ulibarri had just quickly and confidently told her story of abuse, drug addiction and recovery at a […]

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How Truckers, Hotel Workers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

For most of his 20-year trucking career, Antoine Sadler figured if he saw something untoward at the truck stops, travel plazas and motels along his cross-country routes, the police would handle it. But three years ago, Sadler, who drives for Wal-Mart, took a special training course for truckers, which taught him how to identify potential victims […]

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