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Jonah Chester

Born and raised in Indiana, he has been covering issues in Wisconsin for the past several years. Jonah previously worked at WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, Wisconsin. Now he covers a host of issues for the Public News Service as part of the New York News Connection. Click here to support their mission! Send them an email at [email protected].

How unhealthy is sitting at a desk? U.S. loses $213 billion in wages, treatment for posture-related health issues

Sitting at work? U.S. loses $213 billion in wages, treatment for posture-related health issues
Health experts are urging folks to ensure they're ergonomically up to snuff while working from home. A 2016 report by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative found the United States loses an estimated $213 billion ... more
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New York to allocate $2.6 million to Holocaust survivors

New York to allocate $2.6 million to Holocaust survivors
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state will allocate about $2.6 million to increase financial and medical support for survivors of the Holocaust, the genocide of European Jews during World War II. According to the Governor's ... more
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Game species disappearing across New York as human footprint expands

Game species disappearing across New York as human footprint expands
New York's game species are literally losing ground, as human development and climate change is restricting their native habitats. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation found game species across the country lost, on average, 6.5 ... more
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Parents: 70% of kids spending more time in front of a screen than before coronavirus pandemic

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed students to live more of their social lives online, advocates for internet safety are urging parents to set clear guidelines with their kids for using technology. Carrie Neill, connected ... more
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