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Burrito-Ville is following a nationwide trend to ditch the plastic straw. The restaurant announced they’re switching to a compostable straw in an attempt to reduce their footprint on the environment.

 

500 million straws are tossed away every day in the U.S., and those plastics are breaking down into microplastics which contaminate the ocean, the air, and closer to home, the Mississippi River.

 

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Southeast Missouri sophomore Jonno Engelking claimed Second-Team All-America honors with a 10th place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Engelking, the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Male Co-Field Athlete of the Year and outdoor javelin gold medalist, was among 24 competitors in the event. He recorded a throw of 223-4 (68.07m) in the first flight. 

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Yesterday, the city of Jackson began their annual Fire Hydrant Flow Testing Program.

Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, fire department crews will be flushing hydrants and water mains to conduct flow tests, and clear buildup that may have settled in pipes.

Although residents should refrain from using the water until their own supply clears up, Kent Peetz, public works director for the city of Jackson, says the process does not affect the safety of the water supply.

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On this edition of Going Public, we talk with Stacy Dohogne Lane, Community Director with Codefi and the Marquette Tech District Foundation. She tells us what Codefi is and about some of the business start-ups that have gotten off to a successful start because of Codefi.

Imagine this: a sixty-year-old woman who just recently moved here from Saudi Arabia is diagnosed with breast cancer, and her medical team is made up of all males. She goes against everything she has been taught since birth when she has to undress in front of these men. Imagine the internal conflict she would feel having to choose between her health and her values.

Although this particular example is hypothetical, it is not a far cry from the experiences that many people have throughout the United States’ healthcare system due to a lack of cultural competence.

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