State Rep. Toohil Holds Expo for Seniors

HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Lines formed inside the Laurel Mall near Hazleton but for many shopping wasn’t their top priority. Senior citizens and their families came for an expo to check out all the different free health and benefits services. “There’s all kinds of wonderful information. Everything from places in the valley if you’re a senior […]

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Rep. Alexander Participates in NFWL’s Backpack Program

ATLANTA— State Representative Kimberly Alexander (D-Hiram) recently participated in the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ (NFWL) 2017 Office Depot Foundation Backpack Program. This annual program brings NFWL women together with children from their communities and helps them to distribute backpacks and supplies to children and schools in need. “This is an excellent program by the […]

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Rep. Morgan passes out backpacks at Horgan

WEST WARWICK — Incoming kindergarten students at John F. Horgan Elementary School were treated to new backpacks, notebooks and other school supplies last week courtesy of Rhode Island House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan and the National Foundation for Women Legislators in partnership with the Office Depot Foundation Backpack Program. Morgan (R-Dist. 25 Coventry, Warwick, West […]

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Marblehead Extends a Helping Hand to Lynn

LYNN — Nearly three dozen girls at Girls Inc. of Lynn took home backpacks, pens, and pencils to get them ready for a new school year. State Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead) handed out the bags and school supplies to the girls who needed them most Monday afternoon. Ehrlich, who pushed a shopping cart full of […]

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Backpack giveaway gets kids ready for school

The National Foundation of Women Legislators (NFWL) and the Office Depot Foundation teamed up on Saturday to distribute backpacks to children of the community by way of a new backpack giveaway initiative. With the help of high school volunteers and The Boys & Girls Club, the Old Town Newhall Library hosted the giveaway for children […]

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Student backpack program supports local children

DERRY — Hundreds of children in town are packed and ready to head back to the classroom. Children participating in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry received new school packs last week, as part of a program to help students get much-needed school supplies. State Rep. Phyllis Katsakiores, R-Derry, along with […]

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Meridian mayor to hand out school supplies during farmers market

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd will hand out 150 free “sackpacks” with school supplies to students on Saturday at the Meridian Youth Farmers Market. Families and children, especially those in grades K-3, who need the supplies are encouraged to pick one up. Only one per person will be distributed. The event is from 10 a.m. […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calling for state hate crime law

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is renouncing the racial hatred and violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and renewing its push for hate crime legislation in the state. IBLC Chair Cherrish Pryor, D-Indianapolis, released a statement Tuesday labeling the violence as domestic terrorism that caused the death of one woman, two police […]

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New law improves access to dental care at daycares and nursing homes

MARATHON, Wis. (WSAW) — Wisconsin lawmakers are hoping a slight change in legislation regarding dental care will help improve the overall health of residents in the state. A new bill signed into law in June, has expanded the list of locations dental hygienists can provide basic care to patients without a dentists supervision. The list […]

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