During Covid lockdowns, teens aren't acting up. They're trying to grow up while we ignore them.
Teens tend to respond to significant unwanted restrictions in one of two ways: with devastation or defiance. Eyes brighten with wetness; tear-stained faces swell; anger reigns — until, that is, desire to see anyone or do anything fades away as depression sets in. This has been the reliable trajectory over...Read Full StoryCovidLockdownsAcluSocial SkillsPrivate TutorsTeenagersAdult StudentsVulnerable AdultsAdolescentsSchool CounselorsMasklessTikTokNortheastern UniversityPenn StateJohns Hopkins University
Oklahoma woman to join MAGA protests in Washington D.C.
BIXBY, Okla. — Some Oklahomans are headed to Washington D.C. to participate in a planned march Wednesday, protesting the results of the presidential election. Bixby mom Stacie Cannon said she knows of at least 76 Oklahomans who plan to join the protest. She plans to hold signs that say, “Stop the Steal,” and “Do not certify.” Cannon said this is about speaking out against election fraud she believed happened in the 2020 elections and about answering President Trump’s call.“When he said come, I said okay, I’m coming, but really it’s not about President Trump,” Cannon said. “It is about a free and fair election, and it’s really about supporting Senator Lankford there.”On Wednesday, Congress is expected to approve the electoral college count and formally confirm President-elect Joe Biden as the 46th President of the Untied States. Cannon said she happy to do her civic duty and participate. “I feel like it’s really made a difference,” Cannon said. “All the people have reached out to their senators and to our politicians have made a difference. We can see Senator Lankford has now stepped up and joined Ted Cruz and said my state says we need to investigate this, and I’m going to support my constituents.”MagaD.cElection FraudPoliticsPresidential ElectionCollegeCongressMAGAOklahomansWashington D.C.ProtestsStacie CannonPresident TrumpSenator LankfordOkla.Joe BidenTed Cruz
RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN FALLS SHORT, BUT OVERALL GOAL WITHIN REACH
It was a “very different bell ringing season” according to Sheboygan Salvation Army Development Director Carrye Jo Cony, but the goal of $685,000 between that Red Kettle, and the Corporate campaign, is only about 9% away from being fulfilled. Cony said that the 2020 red kettle goal of $150,000 was...Read Full StoryRed ArmyConyRed KettleSheboygan CountyCAMPAIGNVolunteersGapShelterFoodCommunityShoppersTimeSupplyPovertyUtility Bills
Mama June’s daughter Pumpkin, 20, reveals she STILL has custody of sister Alana, 15, as matriarch marks 11-months sober
MAMA June's daughter, Pumpkin, has revealed she still has custody of her sister, Alana. Pumpkin, 20, became 15-year-old Alana's temporary guardian in 2019 after June's crack cocaine arrest. Mama June's daughter Pumpkin still has custody of her sister, Alana Credit: InstagramFans have been wondering if June has reunited with Alana and the rest of her kids now that she's been to rehab and is 11 months sober.However, Pumpkin - who is also looking after her daughter, Ella, three - explained that she's still caring for "Honey Boo Boo"."Is Alana back with her mom or with her dad? Haven't seen her with Pumpkin lately," a follower asked her on Instagram. Pumpkin - real name Lauryn Efird - replied: "She's still with me."June remains estranged from her daughtersPumpkin revealed she's still caring for AlanaPumpkin and her husband, Josh, are also looking after their daughter, Ella, three Credit: InstagramShe stepped up to care for Alana after June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance - crack cocaine - and possession of drug paraphernalia - a crack pipe - in March 2019.Alana is the youngest of four siblings, who June had with three different men.Her father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson and his wife Jennifer Lamb were pushing for Alana to be in their care for a while, although he was more reluctant.Alana revealed that she, Pumpkin, Pumpkin’s husband Josh, and their daughter, Ella, had been living in a hotel room as a result of the “bad people” that could be looking for them due to June’s debts.Pumpkin became Alana's custodian after June's 2019 drugs arrest Credit: Splash NewsShe and boyfriend, Geno Doak, were arrested for possession of crack cocaine Credit: WeTVGeno confessed that they spent $150,000 in six months on crack cocaine.June sold her Georgia home at a huge loss for fast cash in October 2019.The Sun was the first to exclusively report that June and Geno reached out for help, as the aftermath of the arrest was documented on the show Mama June: From Not To Hot: Family Crisis.June remains estranged from Alana Credit: Getty Images - GettyThe two then checked into a rehab facility in Florida.June - who has battled drug addiction for years - celebrated almost a year of sobriety last month, telling fans: "Time really flies by. "I’m so proud of myself, especially when a lot of people that we know during this pandemic have relapsed, and we have NO RELAPSES.”June is not Alana's custodian - despite recently celebrating 11 months sober Credit: InstagramMost read in Entertainment'DIDN'T EXPECT THIS!'Teen Mom Chelsea shocks costars by announcing she's quitting the showFLEX APPEALJLo, 51, shows off curves in teeny red bikini as she does yoga on the beachShe went on: “THAT’S NOT AN OPTION. It feels good to give back to so many people and helps them in their addiction, their struggles, and helping families dealing with their family member in their addiction.”The reality star had a plastic surgery makeover after rehab, spending $55,000 undergoing numerous procedures, including dental work.Previously, she spent $75,000 on gastric sleeve surgery, breast augmentation and skin removal surgery.PumpkinMatriarchCelebritiesProud FamilySix Months Of RehabInstagramOut Of RehabEllaSunTimeDaughter15-year-old AlanaMAMA JuneTeen Mom ChelseaJennifer Lamb
Volunteer Pilots Fly Into Action From Santa Barbara To Deliver COVID Relief To Yurok Reservation
The challenge of how to get essential medical supplies and PPE to remote parts of California is being risen to by volunteer pilots from Santa Barbara. The volunteer pilots are transporting more than a ton of supplies to the Yurok Reservation, near Crescent City. Volunteers have loaded and flown privately-owned...Read Full StoryCovidAirplanesPublic HealthVolunteersDisaster ReliefPPEThe Yurok ReservationDirect ReliefHQCalDARTDemocraticKCLUSanta Barbara AirportVentura CountyAirlineJulia Brownley
“We’re here to change lives” 2 local nonprofits in danger of shutdown without community’s help
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for many financially.Countless people have lost their jobs and they’re hoping the new year will bring more employment opportunities.Action News Jax Courtney Cole introduces us to two nonprofits who need your help keeping their doors open, so they can continue to help those in need –successfully enter the workforce.“Now I have hundreds of people calling, because the need is there,” Shara Mondy said.Mondy said people have been calling because they need help getting a job.Mondy is the founder of Suited for Success, a non-profit organization that offers free business attire for men and women trying to transition back into the workforce.That includes veterans, people with disabilities, and those who were incarcerated and trying to re-enter society.Mondy shares a storage unit space with Alfreda Boney of Perfectly Suited Career Consulting. Boney offers career and professional development training.“We not only provide the suit, we help them with their resumes, we do a coaching session. Alfreda provides the one on one mock interviews,” Mondy told Action News Jax Courtney Cole.Hardship from the pandemic leaves them without any funds for their professional clothing closet and place to operate.Now they’re working out of a storage unit in Riverside.“I actually had to shut the program down, because I didn’t have a place I could set up,” Mondy said.Mondy told Cole she has helped hundreds in Duval County, achieve career success, going on 18 years.“I’ve actually met people here, took their clothing in the bathroom, got them in a suit, and they left from here and went straight to the interview,” Mondy said.Now she’s hoping someone will step-in, so they don’t have to stop providing their services.“We’re not here just to suit people and provide them with a piece of clothing, we’re here to change lives. We’re here to give people that motivation to keep going,” Mondy told Action News Jax.Both of these local non-profits fear if they don’t get any help soon, they will be forced to close their doors, and they don’t want to have to do that. They are hopeful that anyone that is able to help, will contact them.NonprofitsCommunityBusiness PeopleJobsWorkforce DevelopmentSuited For SuccessVeteransSocietyHardshipCountless PeopleTransitionShara MondyWomenDuval CountyFree Business Attire
Tubit Logging donates to local youth organizations
Doug Lindgren, owner of Tubit Logging, of Burney, recently donated $375 to Lake 4-H and $375 to the Lassen High School FFA. Lindgren wanted to help local youth organizations in the Honey Lake Valley. Lindgren is a contractor for the Lassen Fire Safe Council’s Diamond Mountain Initiative. His logging equipment...Read Full StoryYouth OrganizationsHoney LakeValley FireMountain FireTubit LoggingBurneyThe Sheep FireLassen High School FFALassen Fire Safe CouncilLake 4-HDoug Lindgren
'Bean Dad' Apologizes After Viral Story About Letting Daughter Struggle With Can Opener (UPDATE)
UPDATED 1/5, 2:30 p.m. ET: In a note on his website titled “An Apology,” John Roderick explained himself and the #BeanDad debacle in detail. “My parenting story’s insensitivity and the legacy of hurtful language in my past are both profound failures. I want to confront them directly,” he wrote in his introduction.Read Full StoryLong StoryLaughingTwitter Inc.YoutubeSatireAnti-SemiticYouTubeBean DadDaughterOriginal StoryKidsHurtful LanguageMessageResurfaced TweetsBigotry
Houghton marijuana dispensary donates monthly to charity
HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Northern Specialty Health made a positive difference by making monthly donations to nearby businesses, groups and those in need. Penny Milkey, a general partner of the dispensary, said that donating all their tips to charity is a morale boost. “The tips are put into a donation...Read Full StoryMarijuana DispensaryToys For TotsMarijuana BusinessesFamily BusinessesWLUCThe Omega HouseCharity DonationsMonthly DonationsCurbsideNearby BusinessesPenny MilkeyCustomersShelby MerickLake Linden
Don’t Blame Your Kids for Not Wanting Your ‘Treasures'
Stuff. No matter how valuable, how beautiful, how family-historic or how meaningful some of our “stuff” is, most millennials don’t want it. To them, a set of china, crystal, sterling flatware, our grandmother’s tea service, or that cherished dining set with the matching hutch are things they not only will pass on, but will have to deal with getting rid of when we’re gone.Read Full StoryCraigslistMillennialsThrift StoreCocktail PartiesGifts For KidsFun ThingsBeautiful ThingsBest GiftsImportant ThingsCrate & BarrelFacebook MarketplacesChicago TribuneEBayWedding GiftsLovely FurnitureDenise Crosby