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MILWAUKEE – Every Sunday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph Jackson Jr. praises the Lord before his congregation. But since last fall he’s been praising something else his Black community needs: the COVID-19 vaccine. “We want to continue to encourage our people to get out, get your shots. I got both of mine,” …

Growing up in rural Calhoun County, I learned many things. I learned how to work with my hands, catch a fish, ride around the town square on Saturday nights, and how to get into just a little bit of trouble. What I didn’t learn, or know at the time, was how much technology would impact …

TORONTO — The biggest lottery draw in Canadian history will happen this week, with eye-watering $117 million up for grabs. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) Lotto Max jackpot on Tuesday will be $70 million. There will also be a whopping 47 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million. The massive prize is up for grabs …

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The heavy rains this spring made many nervous about flooding especially as the region heads into hurricane season. One local area with a history of drainage issues is working hard to improve and hopes technology will help. Rain flooding has always been an issue in St. Charles Parish. Walter Pilie lives …

Delta Health Center, in rural northwest Mississippi, was founded in the 1960s and is one of the country’s first community health centers. Delta’s leaders say community health centers all over the U.S. are trusted institutions which can help distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Shalina Chatlani/Gulf States Newsroom hide caption toggle caption Shalina Chatlani/Gulf States Newsroom Delta Health …

New technology adopted by Owensboro-Daviess County 911 dispatch allows people to send video and photos from smartphones directly to dispatchers. City-county 911 Director Paul Nave said the technology could help emergency crews prepare their responses to incidents, and the system can also be used to solve crimes. Last year, $10,000 was allocated in the dispatch …

Health officials, community members go door-to-door promoting COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona Community members are working with AZDHS officials to go door to door in outreach efforts that also aim to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. PHOENIX – A shift is taking place in how Arizona is working to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to its …

Community members took to the streets of downtown New Iberia Saturday morning to participate in the Bayou Side 5K, a run/walk to raise awareness for mental health. The Bayou Side Run/Walk is a partnership of the Iberia Mental Health Initiative and Heart for Iberia, two local nonprofit organizations in Iberia Parish dedicated to improving the …

More than three-quarters of Republican-led states plan to end an extra $300-a-week in federal jobless benefits early, as unemployment claims reached a new pandemic low, likely triggering a decrease in the number of benefits recipients this summer. The development came as initial unemployment claims through regular state programs dropped to 444,000 last week, the lowest …