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Looking for teachers | News, Sports, Work

-Messenger photo by John McBride Glenda Harms, instructional coach for the Fort Dodge Community School District, leads a mentor and mentee teacher session at the district office. The district is using several different techniques to help support new teachers amid a statewide teacher shortage. It’s a statewide problem that the Fort Dodge Community School District …

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Santa Barbara County Achieves Success with Joint Mental Health Response Teams | Mental health care in crisis

Lenny Marcus came home from work one night about six years ago to find his grown son unconscious, sitting on the floor of his Goleta home, surrounded by his own vomit. Marcus recalled how his son, then 24, could barely speak; he knew they would have to go to the hospital to pump out his …

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Likely: The band’s all-original music continues to evolve | News, Sports, Work

The probables — from left are Adam McKillip, mandolin; Ryan Eklund, bass; Steve Johnson, acoustic guitar, lead vocals; Nick Campbell, drums; and Matt Gronquist, guitar. Photo sent I knew the band was good. But I had forgotten how good he is. Music continues to evolve. And that’s a good thing for The Probals. The band …

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Bellefonte’s newest small business, Fez Records, opens this weekend | News, Sports, Work

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS Michael Fester is the owner and operator of Fez Records, which opens this weekend in Bellefonte. BELLEFONTE — The old is new again. Vinyl records are making a comeback. There aren’t many options in Bellefonte when it comes to buying records. Now all that is about to change. Today, Fez Records, located …

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Salem’s health commissioner wants a per capita increase | News, Sports, Work

SALEM — Salem Health Commissioner Alana Stainbrook has officially requested an increase in the department’s per capita amount from $5 to $7 for each city resident. “I know you’re on a tight budget and with the services the department provides, it’s not an unreasonable request,” said Mayor Cindy Baronzi Dickey. Stainbrook said such an increase …

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GHEC focuses on mental health | News, Sports, Work

ABOVE: From left: Lindsay Keithan, Granada Huntley Eastern Circuit (GHEC) Social Worker Carrie McGregor and GHEC Middle and High School Principal Taylor Topinka. Keithahn recently began providing personal therapy sessions for GHEC students. GRANADA – The Granada Huntley East Chain (GHEC) School District has contracted with Lindsey Keithahn, an outpatient therapist, to provide school-related mental …

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Detroit councilman criticizes colleagues for delaying vote on ShotSpotter technology | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo ShotSpotter Incident Review Center. The Detroit City Council postponed a vote Tuesday on expanding controversial surveillance technology for the police department. A majority of council members said they did not support using more than $7 million in federal pandemic relief funds on ShotSpotter, a technology that relies on a network …

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