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Election results, youth homelessness, and Sober Bar launch
VNN Weekly Digest September 11-17
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Hill and Beaver re-elected, according to unofficial MCN election results
(MUSCOGEE NATION) (MUSCOGEE NATION) The Muscogee Creek Nation Election Office has released the unofficial election results from Saturday’s primary election. Incumbents Principal Chief David Hill and Second Chief Del Beaver were both re-elected after receiving the majority of the votes in their respective contests.
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Addressing homelessness among young adults remains complicated, multi-layered issue
(MICHIGAN) According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), it’s estimated that one in ten young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 will experience homelessness at some point in their lives. The unique situations and challenges that contribute to and impact youth homelessness are something Artemis Tally, the Street Outreach Coordinator at Arbor Circle, an organization that helps homeless youth in Grand Rapids is no stranger to.
Sober bar concept pours into Tulsa on Sept 22
(OKLAHOMA) As alcoholism increases within the white, Native American, female, and older demographics, thought leaders like Jeff Thompson are focused on solutions in Tulsa. Data shows the Covid-19 pandemic and self-isolation exacerbated alcohol consumption. A study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism shows consumption increased 39 percent from February to November 2020, with a 30 percent rise in binge drinking.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Shower and storm chances along the East Coast confine to New England, unsettled weather and severe storm chances return to parts of the Southern Plains, and much above average high temperatures spread from the Northern Rockies to the Northern Plains.
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