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Lakota business celebrates expansion after success in Old Town | tidings

Megan Schnitker lights up when she talks about what owning her own business, which proudly displays her Lakota heritage, means to her children. “They can come here and their mom owns this store,” Schnitker said. “My 9-year-old definitely feels more confident telling people she’s local. “When she was in kindergarten, she came home very upset …

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Needs and responses in local mental health care subject to new report | mental health

Almost 100 individual interviews. Two community-wide hearings. Flights all over the country. About 1000 hours, if not more, are spent listening, speaking, researching and writing. Bimonthly meetings with county and health officials for nearly a year. Taken together, those pieces gave Bevin Croft and her team from the Institute of Human Services Research a much …

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EV technology, and other things we can do | Ron Colon | Columnist

I generally don’t like to “show my hand”, politically speaking, and instead try to gain and express a broader perspective that includes seemingly opposing positions and opinions, which is perhaps why, on occasion, I receive letters in response to some specific ones. column — by people with drastically different points of view, each certain that …

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EV technology, and other things we can do | Ron Colon | Local News

I generally don’t like to “show my hand”, politically speaking, and instead try to gain and express a broader perspective that includes seemingly opposing positions and opinions, which is perhaps why, on occasion, I receive letters in response to some specific ones. column — by people with drastically different points of view, each certain that …

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EV technology, and other things we can do | Ron Colon | Columnists

I generally don’t like to “show my hand”, politically speaking, and instead try to gain and express a broader perspective that includes seemingly opposing positions and opinions, which is perhaps why, on occasion, I receive letters in response to some specific ones. column — by people with drastically different points of view, each certain that …

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The Senate drug price bill is limited to Medicare. Here’s what it means for those with private insurance

In the end, however, they were forced to limit provisions — capping drug price increases to inflation and placing a $35 cap on insulin prices — in Medicare just to get their health care and package approved. climate through reconciliation. which only needs a simple majority of votes. The member of the chamber decided that …

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Legislature expands mental health services | Boston

BOSTON – Health insurers will be required to cover same-day psychiatric services under a pending action proposal from Gov. Charlie Baker aimed at easing barriers to care and improving behavioral health services. The bill sent to Baker’s desk by the state Legislature on Monday would mandate insurers cover annual mental health exams, similar to wellness …

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The state will expand taxpayer-subsidized health coverage tidings

BOSTON – The state’s subsidized health insurance system is slated for its biggest expansion in nearly a decade after lawmakers overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s objections to approve the plan. Passed by the Legislature in the final days of its two-year session, the plan calls for a two-year pilot program that expands eligibility for ConnectorCare, the …

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How politicians use TikTok to connect with General Z

Historically, younger eligible voters are less likely to vote. During the 2020 election cycle, only 51.4 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds made it to the polls, an 11-point increase from the 2016 election. So how do politicians encourage an increase in the youth vote and connect with a vastly underrepresented group of voters? TikTok, of …

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