“We don’t feel safe here.” A transgender teen and their family flee Texas.

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. For LGBTQ mental health support, call the Trevor Project’s 24/7 toll-free support line at 866-488-7386. You can also reach a trained crisis counselor through the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988. One … Read more

‘Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope’ campaign offers $25 pet adoptions in Sand Springs

Any way you slice it, money is a major factor in pet ownership. And pets are expensive, no doubt. On average, per surgical veterinary visit, dog owners spend $458 and cat owners spend $201, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Per routine care visit, dog owners spend an average of $242, while cat owners spend … Read more

Commentary: Time to give dogs – aka, family members

Should dogs be allowed to vote? In a society that is getting more and more complicated, this is an issue that state and national legislators may soon have to explore. You think I am kidding. I am not. The status of dogs has changed dramatically during the past several decades, and now dogs are much … Read more

UN report details abuse and torture in Russian prisons

Editor’s note: The following article contains graphic material detailing reports of torture and sexual violence. The window in the door frames the corridor at the District Police Department used by Russian occupiers for torture, Balakliia, Kharkiv Region, northeastern Ukraine. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy | Ukrinform | Future Publishing | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A report commissioned by … Read more

Forum Editorial: Leadership of Rice essential to mental health board | Opinion

Last week, the Northwest Missouri Cooperative Mental Health Board met for the first time. There is a long way to go until the board starts making an impact on the future of our region, but getting to its historic first get-together is already an achievement in and of itself. Rural Missouri’s first such co-op, the … Read more

Hayfield Grange news | Community

Hayfield Barn At the recent Hayfield Grange meeting, Lecturer Chester Tau introduced Heather Strauch, certified nutrition and health coach, who explained the services she offers as a personal health coach. During the first appointment a plan is built to meet the individual’s health and wellness goals. The plan is nutrition based as most health problems … Read more

As I See It: Turkey in the raw | Opinion

Thanksgiving nears, an iconic time for family and all such traditions supposedly held dear. It was the occasion of another Big Lie many years ago that manifested three-quarters of a century later as a demon of our generation – the demon of tobacco, which any thinking person at that time knew to be a killer. … Read more

Cleveland Food Bank celebrates grand opening of new distribution hub | Local News

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank held a ribbon-cutting event Nov. 2 for its new 200,000-square-foot partner distribution hub on Coit Road on the border of Cleveland’s Glenville and Collinwood neighborhoods. According to a news release, the facility will be a hub for food collection and distribution within the food bank’s network of partner agencies that … Read more

Cleveland Food Bank celebrates grand opening of new distribution hub | Local News

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank held a ribbon-cutting event Nov. 2 for its new 200,000-square-foot partner distribution hub on Coit Road on the border of Cleveland’s Glenville and Collinwood neighborhoods. According to a news release, the facility will be a hub for food collection and distribution within the food bank’s network of partner agencies that … Read more

October 31, 2022 The latest on Paul Pelosi’s attack

Police tape blocks a street outside the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi in San Francisco, on October 28. Eric Risberg/AP The man accused of using a hammer to attack Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at their San Francisco home on Friday faces federal and state … Read more