‘Our whole mission is Indigenous education and Indigenous food access’: A Q&A with owners of Owamni by The Sioux Chef

According to Peter DeCarlo’s excellent and essential book “Fort Snelling at Bdote: A Brief History,” “Two great rivers come together in the center of North America, at what are now the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers drain huge portions of the state, and for millennia they were … Read more

DNR Offering Money To Landowners Who Allow Hunting Access

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Hunting Access Program is enrolling private property in portions of the southern and northeastern Lower Peninsula, as well as the eastern Upper Peninsula. To enroll, landowners should have at least 40 acres of land with some wildlife habitat (forest, brush, grassland and/or wetland). Priority for enrollment will be given to lands near urban and suburban areas with … Read more

Study: Poor care access, higher costs more likely with private than public insurance

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As lawmakers examine ways to change the health insurance landscape, including renewing the push for Medicare for All, a new study shows that publicly sponsored insurance programs may have a leg up on private insurance. The study, published online Tuesday in JAMA Network Open, shows that people with private insurance were more likely to report … Read more

How teletherapy enables access to special education services

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, some parents of children enrolled in public schools have made, or are considering making, moves to alternative modes of education. Private schools, parochial schools, and homeschooling have all reported higher interest over the past year, and while enrollment data is not yet solid enough to officially call it a … Read more

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, CMS Head, Vows To Improve Access To Health Care : Shots

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, CMS Head, Vows To Improve Access To Health Care : Shots

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, sworn in last week as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, says she will focus on improving Americans access to health care. Any discussions of shoring up Medicare funding, she says, should also entail strengthening the program’s benefits. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag hide caption toggle caption … Read more

New education endowment fund aims to ensure students have access to art programs | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A new fundraising initiative aims to ensure students at Jefferson County Public Schools have access to arts education programs for years to come. The Fund for the Arts (FFTA) announced the Barbara Sexton Smith Education Enhancement Fund (BSSEEF) on Wednesday. The permanently restricted endowment fund was created to “support opportunities for … Read more

An outdoor hot spot: Summit County community tries to promote education, increase access as trail use soars

An outdoor hot spot: Summit County community tries to promote education, increase access as trail use soars

Hikers look at surrounding mountain peaks while hiking in the Mineral Hill area near Breckenridge.Photo by Liam Doran / Breckenridge Tourism Office There are multiple metrics that show Summit County has become an increasingly sought-after place during the pandemic. There’s the skyrocketing demand for local homes. There’s the tourism numbers reflected in cellphone and sales … Read more

Marin grants promote park access for mental health

Marin grants promote park access for mental health

A visitor heads to the fishing pier at McNears Beach Park in San Rafael on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) Geese share the park with picnickers at McNears Beach in San Rafael on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) A park visitor uses a path at McNears Beach in San … Read more