Connected? Cameron County Wants to Explore Residents’ Internet Needs

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral)—Who’s in touch? Cameron County wants to know and is trying to improve internet access. The survey is now online. Officials want residents to participate in a survey of internet improvement projects. The county launched the project to provide a reliable and affordable internet connection to all residents, within city and county … Read more

Board says ‘yes’ to mental health rewrite | Local news

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County is the fifth of six counties to enter into an agreement to rewrite a document defining the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority. GTC commissioners voted 5 to 0 in the regular meeting Wednesday to approve a memorandum of understanding to amend the enabling agreement, with chairman Rob Hentschel … Read more

Shuvinai Ashoona Explores New Forms in Vancouver at the Granville Gallery Residence

Kids Watch in Classroom by artist Shuvinai Ashoona. Ashona is in Vancouver for a month, working at the New Leaf Editions print studio on Granville Island.Handout When visitors stopped by a print shop in Vancouver this week to see Kinngait artist Shuvinai Ashoona, she was too busy drawing to chat. Instead, her recent efforts, dangling … Read more

What is your full Social Security retirement age?

What is your full retirement age (FRA) for social security purposes? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to this question, but in this video, Matt Frankel, CFP®, explains what full retirement age is and what it means for you. The $18,984 Social Security Bonus Most Retirees Completely Overlook If you’re like most Americans, you’re a few … Read more

What is your full Social Security retirement age? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

What is your full retirement age (FRA) for social security purposes? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to this question, but in this video, Matt Frankel, CFP®, explains what full retirement age is and what it means for you. The $18,984 Social Security Bonus Most Retirees Completely Overlook If you’re like most Americans, you’re a few … Read more

Spokane Police Department Hires Six Men for Mental Health Team with $879,780 Scholarship | Washington

(The Center Square) – The Spokane Police Department (SPD) is using $879,780 in grant funds to pay wages and benefits for six full-time employees who will be part of an existing regional mental health response team. On Monday, the city council accepted the grant from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) administered … Read more

Oneida County Receives Fire Extinguisher | Top Stories

RHINELANDER, Wisconsin (WAOW) — The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department is the latest to receive new firefighting technology. The Rhinelander Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons donated a fire extinguisher to the department, which the police can use if they arrive before the fire department. It works by pulling a pin, throwing it into an enclosed … Read more

1 thing to check before claiming Social Security | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Adam Levy) As your retirement date approaches, it’s time to start planning more accurately. A big part of any retirement plan is Social Security. While there may be debate about the optimal time to file and different claim strategies to optimize your finances, there is one thing you should check regardless of when or how … Read more

Will Social Security Changes Force You to Retire? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Catherine Brock) The Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees forecast that Social Security has a funding shortfall. If forecasts are correct, the federal program should cut benefits by about 20% in the mid-1930s. A proposed solution to avoid austerity is an increase to full retirement age. FRA is the age at which you are … Read more

Kiss your 10.1% Social Security goodbye in 2023 | Personal Finance

(Sean Williams) In July, more than 48 million Americans received Social Security retirement benefits. The vast majority of these recipients — 89%, according to a poll by national pollster Gallup in April — depend on the program to make ends meet during retirement. It’s a similar story for America’s huge workforce. When Gallup surveyed non-retirees … Read more