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August 30, 2021

By Michelle Voegtle, M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Clinical Program Manager

Jessica, a young adult struggling with her mental health, found herself having suicidal thoughts one evening.

She remembered the mobile application, TryCycle, that her recovery support specialist had encouraged her to use for exactly this reason. She opened the app and logged her thoughts, and shortly after, received a wellness phone call from the on-call recovery support specialist. A plan was quickly put into place and Jessica was able to connect with a psychiatrist and remain stable and safe.

Jessica’s story —

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A mobile unit to enforce speed limits is among $627,500 in capital expenditures that Bexley City Council approved by a 7-0 vote Aug. 24. 

The mobile speed-enforcement unit is a device mounted on a vehicle that the Bexley Police Department can park at various locations and control remotely to issue speeding tickets, especially on streets where speed limits are difficult for police officers to enforce, Mayor Ben Kessler said. 

“It’s a true challenge to police around speed in our lightly traveled neighborhoods,” he said. “Even though those that do experience higher than normal speed issues, they still happen kind of

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Apple said Thursday that it had reached a legal settlement with app developers who accused it of abusing its control of the mobile-app market.

The settlement of the lawsuit was complex, and various people in the tech industry had widely different reactions to it. Apple and the people who sued it framed the deal as a major concession from Apple and a victory for developers. Some of Apple’s critics, including companies that pay it millions of dollars in app fees, called it a “sham” that did little to change Apple’s control over apps.

Here is an explanation of the settlement

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Imagine if you could cast your City Council ballot on your cellphone.

Leaders in the southeast Phoenix suburb of Chandler want to test that possibility.

But the pilot project comes as some Americans already are questioning election integrity. And as Arizona GOP senators still haven’t concluded their unconventional review of Maricopa County’s 2020 general election.

The Chandler City Council unanimously voted Aug. 26 to spend up to $50,000 on a pilot project this fall that would involve a mock election, not a real one. 

While Councilmember Terry Roe told The Arizona Republic he questions whether now is the right time

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  • Digital solutions:
     W&M Government Associate Professor Philip Roessler, third from left, and Assistant Professor of Government and Data Science Fiona Shen-Bayh, third from right, were part of a W&M delegation that met with the executive team at Cassava Smartech, one of the leading digital solutions company’s in Africa, at its offices in Harare, Zimbabwe in December 2019.
     Submitted photo

  • Smartphones in Malawi:

    Smartphones in Malawi:
     A couple in the DIG Lab’s Malawi study test out their new smartphone. The DIG Lab teamed up with a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Blantyre, Malawi — the Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) — and Malawi research organization,

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The company logo is displayed at the Samsung news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

Aug 25 (Reuters) – Google will tap Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) to supply the 5G modem for its next flagship Pixel smart phone, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, signaling the first win for the Korean firm in a U.S. market dominated by Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O).

Earlier this month, Google disclosed that it has designed its own processor chip to power its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro high-end phones, ending its

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