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The conversation about reparations for slavery entered a new stage in 2021, with the U.S. […]
The anti-abortion movement “was always about raw political power for the right. It was never about the preservation of human life,” Susan J. Demas writes in this column.
“This year, teachers, we are on our own. We will be thanked, but we will not be kept safe. We will be called heroes, but we will not be advocated for,” Aaron Schwartz writes in this column.
“Elected officials owe their constituents more than representation. They owe them the truth,” Clay Wirestone writes in this column.
“The Lawrence City Commission needs to refocus on creating and implementing the Climate Action Plan before expanding Lawrence,” Birdie Alt writes in this column.
“The first 1,000 days — from a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday — is a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability for a child. Babies’ brains develop fastest during this period,” Treva Smith and Brenda Bandy, co-executive directors of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, write in this column for the Kansas Reflector.
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“Over the past three years, through the power of collective generosity, #BeMoreLikeClaire has awarded more than $180,000 in grants to area nonprofits, with the vast majority located in Douglas County.”
Matt Cravens, data analyst for Douglas County, will present his summary of his most recent research, “What are Voting Habits and How are They Strengthened?” at the next League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County Hot Topic series.
“This year, perhaps more than any other, many of us are seeking a connection to the natural world and the beauty and serenity it provides,” Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners write. The group hopes to provide beauty and inspiration with its New Beginnings Garden Tour.
FROM THE STACKS
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