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US & Canada · Washington

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

78% Center coverage: 50 sources
Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

A ‘sucker punch’: Some women fear setback to hard-won rights

58% Center coverage: 34 sources
At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation’s most visible feminist and advocate for women’s rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it.See the Story

GE CEO Culp expands role to head aviation unit

50% Center coverage: 10 sources
General Electric's stock rose 0.5% in premarket trading. It has dropped 29.1% year to date through Friday, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.05% has lost 17.9%. The remaining company will be focused on aviation.See the Story
Roe v. Wade

Samuel L. Jackson slams ‘Uncle Clarence’ Thomas after Roe v. Wade overturn

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Jackson tweeted: "How's Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!?" Thomas indicated in an opinion concurring with the controversial decision to overturn women's constitutional abortion right. Legal experts have warned that contraception and same-sex marriage rights could also be overturned, under the same logic.See the Story
Lowell, Massachusetts · Lowell

Dear Annie: Couple is concerned and confused while coping

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Annie Lane: My husband and I are trying to deal with the aftermath of a tragic accident. He expends all of his social energy on other people and makes no effort to leave any for me. I feel utterly abandoned and unsupported. Is there a way for both of us to get what we need emotionally?See the Story
Entertainment · Lowell

As Chapek weathers Disney drama, board gathers in Florida

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Bob Chapek has suffered a series of public relations setbacks, including a feud with movie star Scarlett Johansson. The problems are compounded by a flagging stock price and doubts about his ability to hit his lofty goal of at least 230 million customers for streaming service Disney+ by 2024. The corporate drama comes as Disney's board of directors gathers in Orlando.See the Story

The Five Minute Read

The Tewksbury Police Department is sending six officers to participate in an officer wellness pilot program at Strongwater Farm. The Hidden Battles Foundation provided $3,000 in grant funding for the program. The Fan Fiction Writing Workshop is set to meet at the Pollard Memorial Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.See the Story
Mental Health

Arciero champions mental health support for veterans in recently passed House bill

State Rep. James Arciero, D-Westford, has called for better mental health support for veterans on college campuses in Massachusetts. The bill was passed unanimously by the House on July 16. There are close to 300,000 veterans in the state, according to recent census data.See the Story

African Community Center of Lowell holds housewarming celebration

The African Community Center of Lowell has a new space to operate, though the organization's search for a permanent home continues. The new location on Church Street offers a space to gather and exchange ideas. The ACCL assists African immigrants and refugees in their transition into the Greater Lowell community by providing a network of support.See the Story
Arlington, Massachusetts · Arlington

Chelmsford Boys 12+ Travel Soccer team wins State Championship

Lachlan Forgan netted the game-winning goal on a penalty kick, as the Chelmsford Boys Grade 12+ Travel Soccer Team topped Arlington 2-1 to capture the State Championship, June 26. The sudden death overtime victory capped an amazing three-day Massachusetts Tournament of Champions series, June 24-26, which brought together travel soccer league champs from across the Bay State. The team was coached by Chris Mieszczanski and Rob Perron. Many on the team have played together since they were nine.See the Story

Bicyclist struck by car in Downtown Lowell

LOWELL — Police are on the lookout for the driver of a car who sped away after striking a bicyclist on Market Street on Sunday night.See the Story
Lowell, Massachusetts · Lowell

Ralls explores need for female leaders

Kathleen Ralls is a former standout athlete at Chelmsford High who went on to serves as a Lowell Sun sports intern. Ralls hopes her first book, Take Her Word for It: Sports Cultivates World-Class Leaders, helps women become better leaders in the competitive sports world.See the Story

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