“She was so sweet. She had a little painting of goldfinches on a wild rose in her house when I went with her to talk with her about the exhibit. I mentioned how much I loved it, seeing as how goldfinches are the Iowa state bird and wild roses the state flower.

Please email me your thoughts. I understand these conversations are not for everyone, but for those of us wanting to understand each other and ourselves better, this invitation is to us.Racial inequities are at the forefront of the biggest civic discussions in Madison, and one frequently mentioned as a problem under that heading is the scarcity of leaders of color within major organizations. What can we do in Madison to foster more racially diverse leadership? The Cap Times, working with coworking space 100state, created an event to examine that question.

We investigated the relationship between group identification (with the family, school, and friendship groups) and adolescent health behaviour (smoking, binge drinking, and cannabis use). 1,111 students from 4 Scottish secondary (high) schools completed a questionnaire which included measures of group identification, group contact, health behaviours, and demographic variables. We found that identification with the family and school groups predicted reduced odds of substance use, whereas identification with the friend group predicted increased odds of substance use.

Metro will present the result of rider surveys and other data. They have announced on their website that the bus stops on the 1200 block of Williamson will be altered for the duration of the detour beginning Wed Sept 28. The inbound stop will be relocated across from the Fire Station and the outbound location, depending on the route, will be relocated to 400 blk S Baldwin St or the 1300 blk of Willy in front of St Vinny’s..

The collection tracks progress on the core health issues of maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and access to health. The region has witnessed rapid urbanisation with a concurrent rise in non communicable diseases, smoking, mental illnesses, and injuries. Conflicts, natural disasters, and infectious disease outbreaks periodically stall progress on health indicators, leaving the populations in this region vulnerable to their impact.

I won be a mindless flag waver when I can see the bricks and mortar crumbling. I deeply want us to be better than we are, and on some things, like racism, we are succeeding. We are a vibrant accepting multicultural society that largely promotes peace, but I believe a lot of that is in spite of our representatives work..