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Iwi vaccinator says direct Government funding coming soon

Craig Ashworth/LDR Ritihia Waller and her partner Tawera Reihana got vaccinated at Rangatapu Marae. A South Taranaki iwi health provider says the Government will soon be funding its vaccination effort, after weeks running pop-up clinics at its own expense. Ngāruahine Iwi Health Services was at Rangatapu Marae on Thursday, the fifth in a series of …

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Chicopee proposes to use some federal COVID relief funds to replace aging sewer equipment

CHICOPEE — City officials have decided to spend the first nearly $2 million of Chicopee’s federal COVID-19 relief funds on water infrastructure repairs, admitting the decision is not exciting but will save residents from seeing ever-climbing sewer rates increase even more. A committee of city officials and volunteer business representatives, formed to recommend how to …

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City, Austin ISD awarded federal grants totaling nearly $450K for community policing efforts

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin and Austin Independent School District are being awarded federal grants aimed at improving community policing efforts, totaling nearly $450,000. The City of Austin is receiving $200,000 De-Escalation Law Enforcement Agency grants. Austin ISD is receiving a $248,245 grant for Crisis Intervention Teams – Implementation of CIT project. KXAN …

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Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against N.Y.’s Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A federal judge has temporarily allowed health care workers in New York to skip mandatory COVID-19 vaccines if they apply for religious exemptions. He granted a preliminary injunction on Tuesday morning, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported. READ MORE: The Jobs Are Out There: Big Businesses Heading Into Busy Holiday Season Looking For …

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France’s $35B innovation plan includes nuclear reactor funds

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled a 5-year, 30 billion-euro ($35 billion) investment plan for developing innovative technology and industrial activity, including building small nuclear reactors, electric cars and greener airplanes. The goal of the state-funded France 2030 plan is to boost France’s economic growth over the next decade amid growing …

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Agricultural shows tipped to return, federal government grants $25m

A $25-million support package has been announced for COVID-hit agricultural shows and field days to help them return in 2022. Key points: The federal Agriculture Minister has announced $25m in support for ag shows and field days Minister David Littleproud says the pandemic forced the cancellation of more than 700 events Peak bodies say it will be …

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HBCUs and Supporters In Rage After Biden Reduces Funding For HBCUs In $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill – The Hilltop

By: Tiasia Saunders, Staff Reporter  Photo Courtesy of JoeBiden.com  President Biden introduced his Build Back Better plan in March of this year, proposing up to $45 billion in funding specifically for the nation’s HBCUs and minority serving institutions (MSIs). However, those counting on the payout were left in dismay after seeing the dramatic decrease of …

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State, federal broadband projects moving forward | News, Sports, Jobs

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is ready to go on broadband expansion projects as soon as the federal government releases American Rescue Plan funds, while the Federal Communications Commission announced that Bridgeport-based Citynet will receive support for its rural broadband plans. West Virginia lawmakers received an update on broadband projects Sunday during the first …

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UK government to grant visas to Afghan women footballers

Watch: UK approves visas for young female footballers from Afghanistan Dozens of young female Afghan footballers will be able to resettle in the UK after the government approved their visas.  Girls from the Afghan Women’s Development Team had fled Afghanistan after the country fell to the Taliban in August and have been in Pakistan since …

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