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HUD and VA award $14 million to help homeless veterans find permanent housing

WASHINGTON – In an effort to help homeless veterans and their families find permanent housing, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $14 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers to 66 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across the country for over 1,400 vouchers. Please

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U.S. Forest Service reports Mark Twain Forest fires were contained Thursday morning

ROLLA – As of Thursday morning, the Beason Hollow Fire and the Barn Log fires have been contained and are now being monitored by firefighters on the ground. Some smoke from the interior of the fires’ footprint may be visible today, but conditions are favorable to maintain containment and reinforce the lines around the fires.

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Gov. Pritzker awards $10 Million in Illinois Soundstage Capital Grants

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has announced $10 million in grant funding for local film studio infrastructure projects through the Illinois Soundstage Program. This grant funding will support the state’s continued efforts to position Illinois as a leading production center in North America and help diversify

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Teamsters reach major new agreement with Anheuser-Busch, boosting wages, protecting jobs

WASHINGTON – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a five-year tentative agreement significantly raising pay, improving health care and retirement benefits, and providing critical job security for all 5,000 Teamsters at Anheuser-Busch breweries nationwide.   The tentative agreement was unanimously recommended by the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee after reconvening at the bargaining table with

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SIU community members can apply now for Green Fund grants

by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Ill. — Although Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s official school color is maroon, the university has been “green” for decades, and that commitment remains strong as it accepts applications for the 21st round of Green Fund grants. Workshops to assist applicants will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Rooms 150/160 at

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Discover nature with MDC Cape Nature Center’s free March programs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Discover nature in March with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s free programs! Amphibians and Reptiles: Frog Calls (Virtual) | 1 to 2 p.m. on March 13 | Register online at https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/197280 With the warmer weather on the way, join us to learn about sounds you may hear

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SIU alumna, global public health expert to speak about equality at Ryan Bioethicist Lecture

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — Dr. Senait Fisseha, a renowned figure in global public health, health equity and gender equality, will deliver the 2024 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence lecture at the SIU School of Law on Monday, March 4.   Fisseha, vice president of global programs at the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation, will

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