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By Light to provide 44 additional Recruiting Experiences to the Army National Guard

MCLEAN, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Army National Guard awarded a $2M follow-on contract to By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) and its teaming partner Warhorse Training Solutions. Under this contract, By Light will provide 44 additional Recruiting Experiences to attract and educate young men and women about critical Military Occupational Specialties (MOS).

City of St. Cloud, Florida engages RMA for CRA Professional Consulting Services

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com) is proud to announce they have been hired by the City of St. Cloud, Florida for professional consulting services to help execute the CRA 5-Year Strategic Implementation and Financing Plan. Drafted by RMA and approved in February 2022, this plan provides a structured and proactive approach to guide redevelopment in the 706-acre CRA district, with the goal of attracting private investment.

WaveLink, Inc. awarded $46 Billion Air Force engineering and analytics support contract

VALPARAISO, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- WaveLink, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $46 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force. Specializing in Aviation and Missile Defense programs, WaveLink, Inc. will perform work related to digital and model-based systems engineering, agile processes, open systems architecture, weapons, and enterprise analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB.

Encore Green Environmental and Wyoming’s Carbon Asset Network announce Climate Wellness through Soil Health effort

CHEYENNE, Wyo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Mayor Patrick Collins, members of the Cheyenne City Council, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Encore Green Environmental and Wyoming's Carbon Asset Network (CAN) have jointly announced a celebration of commitment to work on "Climate Wellness through Soil Health" Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens, 3 p.m.

McNab House and Botanical Gardens: Pompano Beach CRA Seeks Restaurant Operator for New Florida Destination

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Pompano Beach CRA has announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Master Operator to renovate the historic McNab House and garage, construct a new kitchen, improve the surrounding area for outdoor dining, and design the dining program. The nationwide search invites commercial real estate professionals, with their restaurateur partners, and professional restaurant operators to submit proposals.

New York Young Elite Association hosted a fundraiser for New York State Governor candidate Tom Suozzi

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The New York Young Elite Association (NYYEA) hosted a fundraiser for New York State Governor candidate and Congressman Tom Suozzi at the Penn Club on March 30th. Over 50 attendees spanning political, business, and academic sectors gathered together and discussed with Suozzi his views and insights on political and social issues.

Concordia Lexington Summit 2022 in KY to hear from Gov. Beshear, Mayor Gorton, Secretary Raimondo, and The Temptations

LEXINGTON, Ky. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Concordia, a leading global convener that hosts the largest and most bi-partisan summit in New York during the United Nations General Assembly, is hosting its first-ever U.S.-focused summit on April 7-8 in Lexington, Kentucky, focusing on the future of technology, trade and environmental sustainability.

Campaign Kick-Offs March 26 to Re-Elect L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva in 2022

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The campaign to re-elect Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold its kick off rally this Saturday, March 26 in Santa Fe Springs. The rally is the first of several planned over the next several months. The Santa Fe Springs office will be the first of several campaign offices throughout L.A. County.

Sponsor-driven Community eGift Card sales generate $12.2M in revenue for small businesses, thanks to YIFTEE

MENLO PARK, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- In pandemic years 2020 and 2021, more than 100 of Yiftee's almost 400 communities who use its Community eGift Card platform ran dedicated gift card grant or bonus programs to benefit their small businesses, helping them stay afloat. Who were the "hometown heroes" that sponsored these programs during tough times, and continue to do so?

Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva Announces First Endorsements and Diverse Veteran Campaign Staff for Re-election Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The campaign to re-elect Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced via social media its first set of major endorsers today, including Gloria Romero, former State Senator and Majority Leader of the California State Senate. Sheriff Villanueva was elected in 2018 on a campaign of "reform, rebuild and restore."

Positive Social Impact: Concordia Americas Summit 2022 comes to Miami in July

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Concordia has announced that it will hold its 2022 Americas Summit in Miami, Florida in July, 2022. The Concordia Americas Summit was originally scheduled to take place alongside the Ninth Summit of the Americas in June in Los Angeles, California.

Thinkzilla announces Arizona Minority Business Accelerator program aims to empower more than 50,000 entrepreneurs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- With a welcome from Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega and President of the Black Chamber of Commerce Arizona Robin Reed, the Minority Business Accelerator Program, in collaboration with the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, kicked off on March 8, welcoming more than 40 women-owned small businesses, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Georgia Voters Triumph as Board of Elections Scraps Plans to Close 7 Lincoln County Polling Locations

LINCOLNTON, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- After several attempts by the Lincoln County Board of Elections to reduce the number of polling places in Lincoln County Georgia, the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda and other voting rights groups were elated that the voice of the voters was heard and their efforts to stop the board from closing seven locations to create one was successful.

Common Sense for Uniting America: Nevada Ballot Initiative Aimed at Closing the Great American Voting Divide

CARSON CITY, Nev. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- What if we could resolve America's bitter division with one simple fix, without anybody having to change their mind on the issues, or switch parties? Ready for pigs to sprout wings? The folks at Common Sense for Uniting America (CSUA) believe that the division in America is a direct result of our voting method, and they just filed a ballot initiative in Carson City to prove it.

RMA Hired for WiltonNext Project to Focus on City of Wilton Manors Commercial Corridors

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com) is proud to announce they have been hired by the City of Wilton Manors for the WiltonNext project, a real estate / market analysis and branding strategy for the commercial corridors in the city.

Tim Pool Highlights Craig Roberts (Craig X) a Trump Supporting Anti-Establishment Republican Running for Congress in WV

WHEELING, W.Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Tuesday the 18th in a YouTube post about the Candidate visiting Pool's Castle. Tim Pool runs a popular podcast, more popular than CNN. He has the power to help promote an unknown Congressional candidate like the one running in his District, Craig Roberts.

Georgia Voting Rights Activists Will Deliver Petition to Stop Lincoln County GA from Eliminating All But One Polling Place

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- As the U.S. Senate continues to discuss voting rights amid national efforts to disenfranchise voters, the new Lincoln County Board of Elections will vote Wed. Jan. 19, 2022 on whether to close all polling places except one. A coalition of voting rights activists will present a petition to the board at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19, and a press conference will follow. The petition drive was coordinated by the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda (The Peoples Agenda) among others.

Healthcare Leader and Long-Time Political Advocate Janet D. Foster to Run as Solutions Democrat for California Assembly

LONG BEACH, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Janet D. Foster, elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee representing Assembly District 70, political advocate and healthcare leader, today announced her intention to run for California Assembly representing the newly drawn district in the greater Long Beach area that likely includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, Catalina Island and parts of Carson.

Hitachi Energy reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite for 2022

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Hitachi Energy in Bland, Virginia has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the program's highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on March 12, 2011.

Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva Raises over $1.2M for Reelection Campaign – $1M on hand

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced today that his campaign for his reelection has raised over $1.25 million. Sheriff Villanueva has just under $1M on hand and raised over $900k in 2021. Sheriff Villanueva's strong fundraising lead has come from thousands of donors across LA County.

Team CESI Chosen to Lead Execution of the DoD’s Persistent Cyber Training Environment with IDIQ Contract

ORLANDO, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (Cyber TRIDENT) $957M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Cyber TRIDENT contract is utilized by Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and other non-DoD agencies that have related cyber training needs.

Comedian and Former Marine Steve Hill, candidate for 27th congressional district, to rid the region of political corruption

PALMDALE, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Steve Hill, a former Marine, retired peace officer and self-described, part-time "activist comic" known as "Satan" is running for 27th congressional district to rid the region of political corruption. He explains he chose the "Satan" moniker as a symbol of rebellion against entrenched, overly-comfortable authority.

Southwest Airlines Adds Service to Denver – Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport

AMARILLO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Amarillo travelers will soon have more options that feature the Mile-High City, Denver, Colorado as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new non-stop service to Denver International Airport (DEN).

TV Journalist Carmen Maria Montiel to Run as Republican for US Congress, District 18 in Texas for 2022

HOUSTON, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- On Monday December 13, 2021, Conservative Activist, Award-Winning Television Journalist, and Realtor Carmen Maria Montiel filed to run for US Congress, Texas District 18, in the March 2022 Republican Primary.

Toray Plastics Receives its Fourth Virginia STAR Worksite Designation

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Toray Plastics (America), Inc. in Front Royal, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the program's highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on January 28, 2005.

Full Spectrum Operations awarded $31.2M task order under the USAF EWOCS Single Award IDIQ

FAIRFAX, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Full Spectrum Operations, LLC (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a $31.2M task order under the USAF - Eastern Western Operational Communication Services (EWOCS) Single Award IDIQ.

1st Edge Wins $9.7M Space and Missile Defense Command Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence Solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 1st Edge, a leader in designing solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, was awarded a $9.7M Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract to Artificial Intelligence solutions for the U.S. Army. This contract, issued by the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), is a continuation of 1st Edge's proprietary Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT) program, currently impacting multiple army programs.

Republican Candidate for Congress, Craig ‘X’ Roberts runs for West Virginia’s 1st District in 2022

WHEELING, W.Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Pro-Cannabis Republican Candidate for Congress, Craig "X" Roberts, The General Pharmer, was sitting on his hotel balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea when an FBI agent from Wheeling West Virginia called his cell phone. The agent wanted to know about January 6 insurrection and the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol.

New York Mayoral Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald Statement: ‘No One Is Above The Law’

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- NYC Mayoral Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald says: "No One Is Above The Law." Lady Cleopatra asks: Courts, Judges, Attorneys or others in higher office to please put attention to the issues that need justifiable laws or alterations as history and the present shows there are tyrannical laws bringing about disruption and decline whereas prosperous laws deliver harmony and order.

As City Runoffs Loom, Non-Profit Better Ballot Georgia, Inc Proclaims November ‘No More Runoffs Month’

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Georgia voters head to the polls, and some cities may need runoff elections this month. To educate citizens about alternatives to this system, Better Ballot Georgia, Inc (BBGa), an all-volunteer, Georgia non-profit proclaims November to be "No More Runoffs Month."

Raspberry Fund Scholarship formulation announced by Minnesota Candidate Sam Stiele

HOPKINS, Minn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- According to Citizens 4 Stiele, Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship. Mentoring is one of the most important actions we can take to support a strong city for years to come. Throughout my campaign, I have shared that a focus during my mayoral term will be mentoring others to lead in the future.

NY Mayoral Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald comments on the Topic of National and International Security

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- According to New York City's Mayoral candidate, Cleopatra Fitzgerald, "National and international security are indispensable for the safety of citizens, tourists, immigrants and residents," and she's bringing some injustices to light. She knows that creating agencies, departments, sectors, industries and infrastructures are global governments' approach to developing coordination, but they don't always work.

George Washington University to Receive Nate Morris Presidential Fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) is proud to announce The Nate Morris Fellowship at George Washington University, the third endowed Presidential Fellowship launched in collaboration with Morris, an alumnus of the Presidential Fellows program.

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs to Receive Nate Morris Presidential Fellowship

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is pleased to announce the creation of the Nate Morris Fellowship at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, through a gift of the Morris Foundation. This gift is the second Presidential Fellowship endowed by Mr. Morris, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

Lt Col Steven Fowler Announces Republican Candidacy in Texas, TX-28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- I am excited to announce my candidacy as a Republican in the 28th U.S. Congressional District of Texas. I'm running for Congress because I'm sick of illegal immigrants pouring into our country. I'm tired of the caravans swarming our border. I don't like illegal alien criminals putting my family or yours, at risk.

1st Edge LLC Three-year contract will fund development of prototype software to streamline missile defense programs using AI

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

Mr. Sam Stiele announces ‘We Lean Local’ Platform as Part of Hopkins MN Mayoral Campaign

HOPKINS, Minn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Sam Stiele announces "We Lean Local" Platform. A lot of people talk about politics and reflect on what is happening nationally. Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning future city needs.

Valley State Prison California on Track to Becoming U.S. First Fully Trauma-Informed Prison with Compassion Prison Project

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series "Trauma Talks," an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP's mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.

2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods hosted by AAPI Toastmaster Judy Thang

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be "Leading Change Together," Toastmasters District 52 announced today.

ACNM is dismayed by the failure of the U.S. Supreme Court to block the implementation of Texas Senate Bill 8

SILVER SPRING, Md. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is committed to people having unfettered access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion care, that are readily available, affordable, and guided by objective evidence-based information. Given this position, ACNM is dismayed by the failure of the United States Supreme Court to block the implementation of Texas Senate Bill 8.

Nick Hess, local business owner, announced his candidacy for Republican nomination as Oregon Governor

TIGARD, Ore. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Nick Hess, local business owner and entrepreneur, announced today his candidacy for the Republican nomination as Oregon Governor for the 2022 election. Mr. Hess is running as a moderate, fiscal conservative in hopes of bringing Oregonians together.

Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines

AMARILLO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin. The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Pompano Beach Arts announces that TV icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining fourth annual Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as celebrity judge

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual "Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival" as a celebrity judge. The famed star of "The Cosby Show" and current hit "The Resident" will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts about his career during an Artist Talk.

2021 VOSH Voluntary Protection Programs from Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Emerson Machine Automation Solution in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

RMA Announces Space Coast Marinas Purchases the Prime Waterfront Real Estate for $1.7 Million

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- RMA Real Estate Services, a division of the economic development firm RMA, is proud to announce the successful sale of a prime commercial property on behalf of the City of Palm Bay.

Sam Stiele announces 2021 candidacy for the mayor of Hopkins, Minnesota

HOPKINS, Minn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Citizens 4 Stiele announced today candidacy of Sam Stiele for mayor of Hopkins. "I didn't see a mayoral candidate that represented me," Stiele said in a statement. "We need someone who knows this town inside and out. Hopkins needs a leader who believes that progress is a balancing act, one who offers open communication."

Teamsters Local 396 Builds Momentum in Campaign to Raise Wages and Working Conditions for 2,700 Calif. Sanitation Workers

SANTA ANA, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the City of Santa Ana stood up for working people by rejecting the city staff recommendation to replace its unionized waste hauler with a non-union hauler with a track record of union busting, air pollution and paying near poverty wages, Teamsters Local 396 said today.
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Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress applaud testimony of John Anton at Education and Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing

HAVERHILL, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday's Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, "Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities."

Burbank Widening Citizens Group organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. ("BWC Group") announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.

Florida’s 18th Congressional District: Melissa Martz’s Campaign Finishes Q1-21 with Strong Grassroots Support

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz hit the streets three months ago to garner community support for Florida's 18th Congressional District. Her first quarter FEC filings show she did just that by raising $202,000.

Team CESI Chosen as Software Enabler for the Synthetic Training Environment for US Army

ORLANDO, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded a $179M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement to serve as the core software enabler for the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Training Simulation Software / Training Management Tool (TSS/TMT).

Cole Engineering Services (CESI) a By Light Company, awarded a $31.3M contract by the National Spectrum Consortium

MCLEAN, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) a By Light Company, has been awarded a $31.3M contract by the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) for the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 5G Network Enhancements Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).

Yiftee and Whatcom County, WA team up to measure the revenue impact of their program for small businesses in Whatcom County

MENLO PARK, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- As communities strive to help their local businesses weather the pandemic storm, Yiftee has grown to more than 270 Community eGift Cards across the United States and executed 74 "Buy-One-Get-One" programs. These programs enlist entire communities in purchasing eGift Cards that can only be spent at local businesses, where the card buyers also receive free bonus gifts for their own

John Lewis Voting Rights Day: GA Peoples’ Agenda joins local and national partners to host Votercades

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- In an effort to bring attention to the onslaught of voter suppression laws and ignite public support for bills to restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda (Peoples' Agenda) will join local and national partners to host Votercades, teach-ins and other events throughout the state on John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action, 2 PM Saturday May 8, 2021.

The City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department has enhanced the Sergeant Kip Jacoby Park with a new all-inclusive playground

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department has enhanced the Sergeant Kip Jacoby Park with a new all-inclusive playground that features equipment that will encourage side-by-side play for all children.

Iowa Manufacturing Jobs Surplus for 2021 Means Big Opportunities

OSCEOLA, Iowa /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- It's been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa's unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid off, or simply let go when businesses had to close their doors, says Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).

Staring May 1, 2021, the minimum wage for Virginia workers will increase to $9.50 per hour

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Beginning May 1, 2021, the minimum wage for workers in Virginia will increase to $9.50 per hour. Additionally, some jobs previously exempt from the minimum wage are no longer exempt (e.g., domestic workers), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry announced today.

Marin Academy’s 17th Annual Conference on Democracy will explore local, national, and global issues with student activists, leaders, and luminaries

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Marin Academy's Conference on Democracy, founded in 2004, earned nationwide recognition for Marin Academy as a leading independent school focused on equity and justice. The conference features sessions that are designed and facilitated jointly by MA students and faculty in partnership with local and national experts, activists, and stakeholders.

The Sheriff App announces agreement with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia to build a new custom mobile app for...

FORSYTH, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- TheSheriffApp.com, a leading Alabama-based mobile app development company, today announced a new agreement to design and deploy a custom-built mobile app for service by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The new mobile app will be free for citizens of Monroe County and surrounding areas to download.

The City of Fresno, together with XG Communities created a transparent process for 5G Rollout

FRESNO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The City of Fresno has been a leader in ushering wireless connectivity in the central valley and has opened its doors to the deployment of 5G. The City of Fresno, together with XG Communities created a transparent process in order to push forward the deployment of small cells for all carriers.

Melissa Martz begins her congressional campaign to unseat Florida U.S. Congressman Brian Mast in 2022

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child sex trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz begins her congressional campaign to unseat U.S. Congressman Brian Mast in 2022. A main tenet of her platform is to protect the inalienable rights and innate value of each individual in District 18, which covers parts of Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Jupiter and Palm Beach.

GA Black Women’s Roundtable Takes Break from Battling Voter Suppression to Honor Valiant Women of the Vote

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Despite the ongoing efforts of many leaders to suppress the voices of Georgia residents, Black and Brown voters turned out in record numbers, electing the most diverse leadership in the state's history. The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda's women's network, Georgia Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) recognized the historic leadership of local Black women.

BIPOC Climate Justice event: U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry, Rep. Alma Adams, and Sen. Ed Markey address national climate goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration's approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event, HBCU Green Fund announced.

American College of Nurse-Midwives Welcomes Virginia Passage of Two Bills Increasing Access to Midwifery Care

SILVER SPRING, Md. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- It's been a busy and productive legislative season for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The organization is anticipating several wins across the country, but right now is thrilled that two bills in the Commonwealth of Virginia were signed by Gov

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind praises AMI vaccination clinic in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- AMI Expeditionary Healthcare along with three partnering organizations - the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, the Department of Health Services and the La Crosse County Health Department - welcomed Rep. Ron Kind, on March 23, as he toured a COVID-19 vaccination site that has distributed more than 2,000 doses since its opening on March 9.

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