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When homelessness and work collide

When homelessness and work collide

EDITOR’S NOTE — The Turlock Journal publishes a series of articles on urban homelessness. In the coming weeks, we will look at this complex issue from different perspectives: law enforcement, city government, nonprofit and faith-based groups, neighboring communities, and the homeless themselves. Today, we continue our series by speaking directly to business owners whose businesses …

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How Technology Solves School Bus Routing Challenges

How Technology Solves School Bus Routing Challenges

A recent School Transport News webinar highlighted the technology as it can help make the school bus route easier for transport staff and safer for students. Buttons Cheeley, customer success expert at webinar sponsor TransACT, noted Wednesday that regions are struggling with driver shortages exacerbated by COVID-19. A smooth steering system helps operations run smoothly …

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Allina mental health hospital workers strike over safety, benefits

Allina mental health hospital workers strike over safety, benefits

More than 130 hospital mental health workers went on strike against Allina Health on Monday, a year to a month after unionization to improve benefits and workplace safety. Stephanie Stark, a senior mental health coordinator, said the strike was necessary because of workers’ inaction in demands for college-level education, union-protected benefits and security-matched wages that …

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‘Secret’ art exhibition highlights the voices and experiences of immigrants |  Fun

‘Secret’ art exhibition highlights the voices and experiences of immigrants | Fun

Roberto Torres Mata’s family secretly immigrated to the USA in search of better opportunities. It was this experience, as well as the influence of her mother’s colorful textiles and prints, that inspired Torres Mata’s latest art exhibition “Clandestine” at The Stream at Edgewood College gallery. “Clandestine”, an exhibition of 30 original pieces by Torres Mata, …

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Hawaii’s New Tourism Age Is a Model for Other Regions

Hawaii’s New Tourism Age Is a Model for Other Regions

At the height of the pandemic, I spoke with John DeFries, chairman of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, about how tourism in the state (and the island of Oahu, the largest tourist destination) could change permanently when travel finally reopens. DeFries was just starting out, and his responses shed light on how various groups of Hawaiian …

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Rashan Gary’s DPOY case;  Lions weird start: NFC North takeaways

Rashan Gary’s DPOY case; Lions weird start: NFC North takeaways

With Carmen VitaliFOX Sports NFC North Writer The Lions are averaging a league-leading 35 points per game. They lead the NFL at total yards (436.8) and yards per game (6.49). His average fast yards of 5.86 per game is also top of the league. They protect quarterback Jared Goff with a 3.29% second-place sack rate, …

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