BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The Associated Press has declared Peter Welch the winner of his U.S. House race in Vermont. Welch beats Republican candidate Anya Tynio along with two other candidates. The 71-year-old has been in Vermont politics for most of four decades -- first serving in the Vermont Senate before losing his first bid for Congress in 1988 and losing the governor's race in 1990. But Welch came back, returning to the state senate in the early 2000s and then winning Vermont's lone congressional seat in 2006. This will be Welch’s seventh term as a U.S. representative. … [Read more...] about Welch wins 7th term as US House Representative for Vt
The Harvard Alumni Associaton annouced the nineteen seniors tasked with leading the Class of 2019 as officers and house representatives in an email to the senior class Friday afternoon.According to their website, the class committee will work over the coming year to foster “communication, participation, volunteerism, and philanthropy” among their peers as the class prepares to join the wider alumni community.The group was interviewed and ultimately selected by the First and Second Class Marshals, Catherine L. Zhang ’19 and Anant T. Pai ’19, and the six program marshals and six gift marshals. Zhang, Pai, and the twelve marshals were elected last month by the senior class.“These individuals have demonstrated commitment to the Harvard community, represent the varied interests and experiences of our class, and above all, are excited to give back to our community for years to come,” Pai and Zhang wrote in an emailed statement. “We believe that those … [Read more...] about HAA Announces 2019 Class Committee Officers and House Representatives
TX State Representative Jarvis Johnson candidly speaks saying, “Mental and emotional wellbeing is an important aspect of everyday living. We need to remove the stigma associated with mental health so intervention can occur at the onset.” The fast and frantic pace of society, sickness, death, unemployment, disability, divorce, breakups, all has an impact on mental health. Yet, many African Americans find that mental health and mental illness are tough topics to discuss. The Gulf Coast of Texas African American Family Support Conference will get the conversation started with the theme “Unveiling Masks: Real Conversations to Shatter Stigma, and Myths” on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the United Way of Greater of Houston, 50 Waugh Drive Houston, Texas 77007. The conference is coordinated by dedicated community stakeholders, one community leader stated, “Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and … [Read more...] about TX House Representative Dist.139 Jarvis Johnson to Confer Community Awards & Speak on Mental Health Saturday, October 8th
“Woman Opening Refrigerator/Milk in the Middle” is a 1978 piece by Laurie Simmons, one of the artists featured at a new museum exhibition in Washington. (Credit: Laurie Simmons/Salon 94) When curators were organizing a show called “Women House” more than two years ago, they didn’t know it would land in the midst of a national movement to drive away sexual harassment and a political moment rooted in women’s righteous anger. Then #MeToo went viral, and the show, which opened Friday at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, took on additional heft. The exhibition is about women being recognized, listened to, respected — or not. But it’s in a different domain: While #MeToo arose from an outcry over the way women are treated in the workplace, “Women House” focuses on the home. And a woman’s home life and work life are inextricably intertwined. Take Sheryl Sandberg’s famous advice from “Lean In”: … [Read more...] about ‘Women House’ asks: Is the home a sanctuary or a prison?
Yes, there really are real people who win real money jumping through all those Publishers Clearinghouse hoops, such as a Sioux Falls woman who was presented with one of those giant checks Saturday representing her nearly $5 million windfall. Publishers Clearing House representatives Danielle Lam and Howie Guja ran up to her on the street outside her residence and shocked the 59-year-old insurance company employee and hospital chaplain, sending her into grateful gasps as tears rolled down her cheeks. “Every day, every day I have entered for years,” Steffes said as the Publishers Clearing House camera rolled. “Don’t ever give up, don’t ever give up,” she said, addressing others who enter but have yet to win. “It actually happens.” The oversized check was emblazoned with the exact total: $4,978,632.00. Her presenters also had a bouquet of red roses and a balloons for Steffes, a cancer survivor who declared that “bills will be … [Read more...] about Yes, people do win Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes: Sioux Falls woman has $5M to prove it