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New Mahoning Cty. Bar committee seeks to increase volunteerism

Members of The Mahoning County Bar Association often serve on nonprofit boards and service clubs or find other ways to give back to the community.
Now they’ll be able to increase awareness of the different volunteer opportunities available in the area with the assistance of fellow bar association members through a formal ... (full story)

As US-EU trade tensions rise, conflicting carbon tariffs could undermine climate efforts

(THE CONVERSATION) Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and the European Union, two of the most important global leaders when it comes to climate policy, could undermine key climate initiatives of both governments and make it harder for the world to put the brakes on climate change.
The two have clashed over the 2022 Inflation ... (full story)

New passport rankings show that the world is opening up – but not for everyone

(THE CONVERSATION) Salman Rushdie, the celebrated Anglo-Indian writer, once declared that the "most precious book" he possessed was his passport.
Rushdie had already published dozens of works, including novels, short stories, essays and travelogues, to wide acclaim and considerable controversy. But he acknowledged that ... (full story)

Some enslaved Black people stayed in slaveholding states, found freedom

(THE CONVERSATION) For generations, the Underground Railroad has been the quintessential story of resistance against oppression.
Yet, the story is incomplete.
What is far less known is that the majority of enslaved people who fled Southern slavery before the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation never crossed the Mason-Dixon line t ... (full story)

Grassroots AIDS activists fought for and won affordable HIV treatments around the world – but PEPFAR didn't change governments and pharma

(THE CONVERSATION) The President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, has revolutionized the fight against global AIDS over the last 20 years. In that time, the U.S. program has brought antiretroviral treatment to nearly 19 million people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS; prevented mother-to-child transmission ... (full story)