Chino City Council, Districts 2 and 3 | News

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Chino City Council, District 2 Curtis Burton   WILLIAM KARL VALENTINE 2022 Curtis Burton Occupation: Chino Planning Commissioner and Chino volunteer. Retired Chino Police Officer, served for over 30 years. Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Studies from Cal State Long Beach Community involvement: Chino Valley YMCA counselor, director, board […]

Get to know the District 3 candidates

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LAS CRUCES – Incumbent District 3 Doña Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds is facing a challenge from Susie Kimble in this November’s local elections. Reynolds, a Democrat, is currently serving his first term in a seat he was elected to in 2018. Reynolds worked a desk job in the U.S. […]

Ruth O. Myers | News, Sports, Jobs

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Ruth Olean Myers, beloved mother of two, adored wife, travel agent, environmental activist and cherished friend to many, passed away on Aug. 12, 2022. Ruth, born May 2, 1944 in Clarksburg WV, was the daughter of Dr. Ralph and Betty Olean. A graduate of Martinsburg High […]

Ken Feinberg reflects on ‘Worth’ movie, 9-11 Fund work

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BROCKTON — A West Side kid grows up to mediate settlements for the nation’s worst tragedies: Loved ones killed in the 9/11 attacks, soldiers getting cancer from Agent Orange, parents of children gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary.  Fiction, right? Nope. It’s Kenneth Feinberg’s life. Feinberg lives in Washington, D.C., where […]

Living Woman Flagged as “Deceased” by the Government

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It’s a time-worn sitcom subplot: Someone who is actually quite alive is somehow declared dead, and complicated hilarity ensues. This implausible scenario has actually happened to the real, live Jessica Moon of Toronto, Canada, but she’s far from amused. That’s because Moon is a substitute teacher, and being considered dead […]

Hopes fade for post-Labor Day return to the office

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Michelle Feuillerat works remotely most days but makes a special effort to come into the office on Mondays or Fridays, which her firm, Zurich North America, dubs bring-your-dog-to-work days. The executive assistant loads Sunshine, her yellow Labrador retriever, into the car and drives from her home in northwest suburban Crystal […]

Chatty AI is going to eat into call centers jobs

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Image: Getty Images/WIN-Initiative/Neleman Tech analyst Gartner predicts that within three years, one in 10 interactions with call center agents will be with bots thanks to advances is conversational artificial intelligence (AI), as well as labor shortages and high people costs.  That’s potentially bad news for call center workers but could […]