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Homeless veteran Alicia Watkins now a student at Harvard

In 2010, Alicia Watkins appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to tell her story.

The 10-year veteran was homeless, living out of a car that she rented for $10 a day. 318 more words

News

Police: 2 Kansas officers shoot, kill woman at home

GARDNER, Kansas (AP) — Two police officers in the Kansas City suburb of Gardner, Kansas, are on administrative leave after shooting and killing a woman during a reported disturbance at a house. 77 more words

Kansas

What is the Veteran's HERO Scholarship Program?

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The Veteran’s HERO Scholarship Program is one where 2KonnectKares is gathering funds together to implement a working program that helps a Veteran  who is unable to get a job because of health or disabilities issues, or is someone who has tried to find work and does not have the skills needed to secure a job other than menial labor or someone who isn’t making the income needed to provide even the basic necessities for him/herself or their family, make enough money monthly to support themselves financially. 352 more words

Military

Smoking Effects Weight Stability?

Nicotine is a very addictive substance and is highly contained in cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is usually higher in substance and alcohol addicts. Smoking generally harms and reduces blood circulation to your vital organs. 192 more words

Healthy Living

Schenectady Hometown Hero applications due Friday

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Friday is the last day to apply to help a hometown hero be honored in the city.

Anyone who wants to sponsor a hometown hero banner must apply by Friday. 94 more words

News

Why I Struggle In School

First off I’m in a major at my school where many kids drop out, change majors, cry, or become alcoholics. Engineering is a very hard program. 366 more words

3 Men, 3 Trains, 3 Deaths: The QPR Method for Suicide Response

Its Monday, and I have just found a seat on Caltrain for the morning commute. It is common for trains to be delayed. But my heart sinks every time passengers are informed to expect a delay of more than 15 minutes. 1,023 more words

Memoirs & Journeys