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As property taxes rise, one neighborhood campaigns to ensure its elders can afford to stay

By Erin Stryka and Kimberly Hunter

Over the last several years, Kansas City, Kansas has seen new life and revitalization come into its neighborhoods. But while these neighborhoods are cleaner, safer, and more beautiful, a new problem has moved in: rising property taxes. 710 more words

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From the Health Care Foundation blog: Trauma-informed courts work to keep people in treatment, out of justice system

By Mark Wiebe

Courtrooms are no strangers to trauma. This includes the trauma many defendants experience throughout their lives, and the trauma they experience in court as they stand before a judge. 116 more words

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Top 13 Ways to Embrace Spring Fever in Bloomington

Ahh, March! Flu Season might be winding down but beware – Spring Fever is on the rise and very contagious! If you find yourself wearing shorts in 40-degree weather, breaking out the jean jacket, switching from hot to iced coffee, or asking for outside seating everywhere you go then there’s a good chance you’ve caught the fever. 450 more words

Notice Yourself - A Teacher's Reflection

When I was a teacher, I often assisted children in pausing from their playtime activities.  Flickering the lights for attention was helpful.  Then, I would sing a little tune and say, “think about yourself.” 264 more words

Healing

The Super Fruit of Love

“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

Colossians 3:14

By G.P. Avants

Love is the culmination these short devotionals. 644 more words

IF MEMORY SERVES ME WELL

What is your first memory?

The earliest thing you remember? Is it a sight? A smell? Texture? Sound? Taste? Or a sensation?

Is it a memory of a loved one? 757 more words

Childhood

Bill 191 is needed now!

Bill 191 amends the Education Act to provide for school board activities to promote awareness and understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), including best practices to support pupils who may have FASD. 597 more words

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