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New York Times

5 Killed in Shooting at Molson Coors in Milwaukee

In a city renowned for its brewing tradition, the sprawling Molson Coors campus was an icon in itself, a place known for decades to Milwaukee locals as the
old Miller Brewery. But on Wednesday afternoon, officials said, a worker still in his uniform stormed the facility and began shooting. He killed five people, all fellow employees. “It’s frightening,” said Representative Gwen Moore, a Democrat whose district includes Milwaukee, and whose congressional office includes a Miller High Life sign.

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Milwaukee Magazine

Around the Clock

A few hours later, there were 2,500 more “shares,” and by July 10, another 11,151 people had shared the post, which attracted more than 5,000 comments. The hot topic?
Nurses and their long hours.
“I can make myself get up at 5 a.m. to make sure your mother had the
medicine she needs,” reads the message posted on the
Facebook page.

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Christian Science Monitor

The new classroom is a factory

Former lab technician Annette Helmich is thrilled to have a new, in-demand skill and a full-time job to go with it – welding machinery.
While Ms. Helmich started learning her new craft by spending four weeks
at a local community college, she says she polished her welding skills on the factory floor of her new employer, AGCO Corp.

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CQ Researcher

Domestic Poverty, Can stricter work mandates reduce the poverty rate?

A decade after the 2007-09 financial crisis and the weak recovery that followed, the U.S. poverty rate has reverted to prerecession levels, but extreme poverty is worsening.
Economists attribute this situation to widening
income disparity, wage stagnation, a scarcity of affordable housing and the growing prevalence of part-time or temporary employment.

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CQ Researcher

Foster Care, Can the System Handle Soaring Demand?

Increasing demand for foster care and adoption services is overwhelming state and private child-placement agencies across the country, a trend stemming largely from parental opioid abuse that has shattered families and orphaned thousands of children.
Overworked caseworkers are boarding children in hotels, state offices and even cars while they scramble to find homes for them, even as many states cut spending on programs that benefit children and families.

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Diversity IS

The Independent School Mindset on Physical Disabilities Is Still Behind the Times, Experts Say

Independent K-12 schools have been required by law to open their doors to people with physical disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, for nearly 30 years. Though they provide physical accommodations for students with disabilities, some schools struggle to overcome a “mindset” that prevents them from even considering enrolling such students, says Tom Glassberg.

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Insight Into Diversity

Inconsistent Mental Healthcare at Community Colleges Harms a Vulnerable Student Population

In August 2017, just as the Houston Community College System’s 20 campuses were poised to start the fall semester, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 60 inches of rain in four days over southeastern Texas. More than 200,000 Houston-area homes and apartment buildings were destroyed along with up to a million cars. Many students as well as faculty and staff suddenly were displaced from their homes, had lost their possessions, and had no way to get to classes.

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Long line checkout scenarios
Christian Science Monitor

At the retail store, a long line of questions at checkout

Retail stores are increasingly barraging their customers with questions. It’s marketing for them. Is it good for you? In a down economy, merchants not only want to impress customers with attentive service, they are also using sophisticated software to cross-sell and up-sell items to boost their bottom lines. At Albrecht’s Sentry Foods, a family-owned grocery store in Delafield, Wis., cashier Jackie Ryerson says hardy customers are sometimes surprised when she asks, “Would you like help out to your car?”

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