802 Stories

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802 Stories

  • She Served

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    Some women veterans discount their service because it wasn’t in combat. Until three years ago, regulations barred women from serving in combat positions. “It’s not easy to transition as a woman veteran,” Perham says.

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  • Second Chances Start Here

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    A former crime victim advocates for ex-cons.

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  • A Legion Man

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    What Karparis does say is that statewide, the American Legion is losing hundreds of members to death each year. Not only are World War II and Korean Conflict vets at an age where death is no surprise, but Vietnam-era vets like him are getting up there in age too.

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  • Enviro Sisters Celebrate Pope’s Letter

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    “This is a dream come true. That the Church that I love with all my heart, also understands where I’m coming from.”

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  • On a Mission: Helping homeless teens

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    About 120 teenagers find shelter with WCYS each year, Hanlon says. Statewide, the number of teens seeking shelter has remained steady at 850 to 1,000 for the last five years, says Calvin Smith.... Of course, no one knows the number of homeless teenagers who never come into the system.

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  • Climbing out of the credentials gap

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    Some call it “degree inflation,” and others “up-credentialing.” The Boston-based job market analytics firm Burning Glass calls this change in employer expectations for higher levels of education the “credentials gap.”

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