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Native and Strong suicide prevention campaign in Washington uses Indigenous voices

The Washington State Department of Health granted over $1.1 million for the campaign, divided across two years. Native-specific messaging, information and resources are a priority, according to the health department, because of the high suicide rates among Indigenous populations and because of the importance of employing culturally appropriate and relevant information.
News >  Nation/World

State attorneys general unite against robocalls

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 16, 2022

Nothing has been able to kill scam robocalls — not federal regulation, not individual state lawsuits, not private software. Each effort has made a dent, but the unwanted calls keep on coming, much to the consternation of Americans on the receiving end. Now, all 50 state attorneys general, Republicans and Democrats, have come together through a newly formed task force to go after U.S. telecommunications companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers.

News >  Nation/World

US Congress forces Joe Biden toward risky faceoff with China over Taiwan

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 16, 2022

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the first by a sitting speaker in a quarter century, was the most senior in a wave of congressional delegations to travel to Taipei. At least 149 U.S. senators and representatives have made trips to the democratically governed island over the past decade, according to Taiwanese government statements and congressional travel records, including 33 so far under Biden.
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To escape the war, Ukraine’s factories are moving west

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

It is an unusual arrangement for unusual times: Above a factory floor in Lviv, Ukraine, where Volodomyr Mysysk has relocated his furniture-making business, he and his 15 employees have become roommates. They have brought their children and their dogs, and they share a kitchen above the machinery where they spend their days reviving a company that could have been destroyed by the war.

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