Ella Jones, left, and Diane Stevenson hug goodbye after a meeting of the Breakfast Club, a group that offers support and friendship to women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Carolina Hidalgo/St. Louis Public Radio
November 16, 2017

Cancer-Coaching Grandmothers Hold Hands, Lift Spirits

One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her life. But the burden is particularly heavy for African-American women. Like Hispanic women, they are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer and at a later stage than their white counterparts.


Students Kate Shulenberger (left) and Sarah Goodman on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate Student Council plan a "call your congressman" event on campus.
Chris Arnold/NPR
November 15, 2017

Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan

There are a lot of anxious graduate students at universities around the country right now. That's because to help pay for more than $1 trillion in tax cuts for U.S. corporations, the House Republican tax plan would raise taxes on grad students in a very big way. These students make very little money to begin with. And many would have to pay about half of their modest student stipends in taxes.


Participants who finish the treatment court program, which involves treatment or therapy, are recognized with a "graduation" in the courtroom. In Oct., four veterans graduated from treatment court in Peoria County.
Cass Herrington/Peoria Public Radio
November 15, 2017

Treatment Court Offers Second Chance for Veterans

Illinois Circuit Courts will be required to have a special treatment court for veterans, starting next year. The initiative aims to reduce recidivism among soldiers who are struggling with mental health and addiction. The tenth circuit court in Peoria already offers a veteran’s treatment court and is awaiting certification to meet the Jan. 1st deadline.


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