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Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Tribune News Service

May 5, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement message to the 3 million high school seniors graduating this month in a televised prime-time special. Announced last week, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will also feature appearances from LeBron James, Ma...

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

MCT Campus

April 28, 2020

For many U.S. colleges, the worst may still be ahead. The upheaval in higher education has been unprecedented already, with campuses closed for months, graduation ceremonies scrapped and entrance exams canceled. Administrators across the nation increasingly fear their schools may not reopen for the...

As humanity hides from coronavirus, wildlife reclaims lost territory

As humanity hides from coronavirus, wildlife reclaims lost territory

MCT Campus

April 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES — Naturalist Gerry Hans stood in the middle of a lonely road in Griffith Park on Saturday, inhaled deeply though his face mask and admired the natural sights and sounds of an oddly serene landscape that typically draws thousands of visitors each weekend. “It’s sheer heaven not hearing the deafening cl...

Online shopping won’t get you hard-to-find items during coronavirus. ‘They’re not going to have any more success getting toilet paper than you are.’

Online shopping won’t get you hard-to-find items during coronavirus. ‘They’re not going to have any more success getting toilet paper than you are.’

MCT Campus

April 23, 2020

Think you’re going to find online the frozen vegetables and toilet paper you can’t find in stores? Think delivery is going to be quick? Think again. Grocery stores aren’t just battling to stock shelves in stores. They also are swamped with online shoppers who are placing more orders and buying more...

The Mississippi River has many nicknames. Now it has a new one: America’s ‘most endangered river.’

The Mississippi River has many nicknames. Now it has a new one: America’s ‘most endangered river.’

MCT Campus

April 14, 2020

CHICAGO — The upper Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota to the southern tip of Illinois, has been named the most endangered river in the United States, according to an annual list released by American Rivers, a national advocacy group. Citing record-breaking flooding in 2019, which l...

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

MCT Campus

April 9, 2020

As students at the University of Tennessee were participating in a virtual “Milkshake Monday,” an anonymous person jumped into the Zoom gathering and began berating everyone with racist rants. “Zoom bombing has unfortunately become an issue at institutions across the country, and this is at least ...

The latest updates on Covid-19 in Nebraska

The latest updates on Covid-19 in Nebraska

Learfield Wire Services

March 26, 2020

--  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is temporarily stopping evictions for residents whose job status has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  The governor signed an executive order yesterday that covers any rent nonpayment that took place on or after March 13th.  The order will cover tenants...

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

MCT Campus

March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package — the largest ever — designed to pump money directly into Americans’ pockets while also shoring up hospitals, businesses and state and local governments struggling against the corona...

Michelle Obama has sage advice on how to cope with coronavirus anxiety

Michelle Obama has sage advice on how to cope with coronavirus anxiety

MCT Campus

March 24, 2020

Exhale: Michelle Obama is lending her voice of reason to the ongoing conversation surrounding the coronavirus crisis. On Sunday, the former first lady joined the growing chorus of public figures weighing in on the pandemic via social media by sharing some healthy tips as to how to navigate this unsettlin...

Northeast Community College court interpreter training program earns national recognition

Northeast Community College court interpreter training program earns national recognition

Special to the Viewpoint

March 5, 2020

NORFOLK– A Northeast Community College program to train interpreters to work in Nebraska courtrooms is getting noticed, not just across the state, but throughout the nation. The Court Interpreter Preparation and Certification program began last September to train individuals to use their language ski...

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

MCT Campus

February 20, 2020

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president Loretta Mester said the coronavirus poses a risk to the global economy, but that hasn’t changed her forecast for continued growth of about 2% in the U.S. this year. “I’m thinking about it as a risk,” Mester said at a Forum of Executive Women event ...

NYS, NYC To Aid Puerto Rico After Earthquakes

NYS, NYC To Aid Puerto Rico After Earthquakes

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

NEW YORK-- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will spend two days in Puerto Rico with a team of engineers and state workers to see how New York can best help out the island after a series of devastating earthquakes.  Cuomo says the earthquakes have added to the misery for many in the U.S. territory,...

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