Alaska is scrambling to clear a months-long food stamp backlog as major Medicaid changes loom

Lutheran Social Services food pantry in Spenard as photographed on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Food pantries are seeing increased pressure due to a food stamp processing backlog. (Bill Roth/DNA) A month after a major backlog in Alaska’s food stamp application processing surfaced publicly, state officials are scrambling to hire emergency workers to address delays reaching …

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Seventeen-year-old builds community with new virtual reality arcade in Carson City

System’s Edge owner Jake Bainton with a custom-built computer system powering a virtual reality station at System’s Edge on Jan. 24.Photo by Scott Neuffer. Jake Bainton was 17 when he took his passion project before the Carson City Planning Commission. That was in August of last year. When he received project approval, people in the …

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Baltimore researchers say AI could help reduce disparities, improve access in health care – Baltimore Sun

Cervical cancer, like many illnesses, is treatable if it’s caught early, but every year millions of women miss out on getting routine Pap smear screening for the disease, which kills a disproportionate number of Black women. During the pandemic, cervical cancer screening rates got even worse, especially for lower-income women and women of racial and …

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A&T Capital Launches “Web3 Trends 2023” Report

A&T Capital launches the ‘Web3 Trends 2023’ report, and delves into the six trends that will shape the future of the Web3.0 era. Revolutionary shift in internet infrastructure ZK layer2 Parallel Computing, Modular Design and Application-Specific Blockchain AA wallet vs EOA wallet Trends in Exchanges. Transparency and Decentralization Growing Importance of the MEV Market 1. …

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‘Occupants must be white: no Negroes, Mexicans, Hindus, Filipinos’

Reversing home discrimination At last, after decades of silence, the California Association of Realtors is apologizing for its role in promoting our state’s racist housing policies. Leaders of several California real estate organizations gathered at a press conference Oct. 21, 2022, to focus on next steps to correct years of discriminatory acts that segregated our …

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Body cam video shows police beating of Tire Nichols: latest updates

The Memphis Police Department said it permanently deactivated a specialized unit and protests were planned in major cities across the country a day after the city released over an hour of video footage of the brutal beating by police officers of 29-year-old Tire Nichols. Four videos taken from body cameras and a security camera showed …

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Zelenskyy warns International Olympic Committee against allowing Russia ‘terrorist state’ into games

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has once again implored the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to allow Russia to compete at the Olympics. “It is obvious that any neutral flag of Russian athletes is stained with blood. I invite Mr. Bach to Bakhmut,” Zelenskyy said in a video address on Twitter, referring to the city in …

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