Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ dead at 89 : NPR

Nichelle Nichols made historical past for her position as communications officer Lt. Uhura on Star Trek.

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Actor Nichelle Nichols, who performed Lt. Uhura within the authentic Star Trek collection and in later Star Trek films, has died on the age of 89. Her dying was introduced by her son, Kyle Johnson, on her Fb web page:

“I remorse to tell you that an important mild within the firmament not shines for us because it has for therefore a few years.

“Final night time, my mom, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to pure causes and handed away. Her mild nevertheless, like the traditional galaxies now being seen for the primary time, will stay for us and future generations to take pleasure in, study from, and draw inspiration,” the put up learn.

Nichols broke floor and paved the best way for Black actors in Hollywood together with her character.

Castmate George Takei was amongst these to react publicly to the information of her dying.

“My coronary heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the celebrities you now relaxation amongst, my dearest good friend,” he wrote. “We lived lengthy and prospered collectively.”

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Kansas: The state where abortion is on the ballot

Nonetheless, it may be onerous to foretell how individuals will mark their ballots. Anne Jones, 57, a physician who was raised Catholic, helps the best to decide on an abortion and plans to vote in opposition to the modification. However she says: “Once I’m in there voting, I am questioning what the Catholic lady in me will say.” Like many Kansans, she struggles with values, and along with her vote, too.

How Mixlo, a Utah startup, is trying to make streaming music more local

After they have been attempting to be musicians on Utah’s live performance circuit, Hunter Derrick and Brandon “Bowie” Roy stated that they had bother discovering out who else was enjoying round them.

“Nearly all of individuals displaying up at these [local] exhibits — and who’re conscious of what the native music scene is — are simply the family and friends of musicians themselves,” Roy stated.

It was “loopy,” Roy stated, that there wasn’t a approach for individuals to find music by location.

That concept, and Derrick and Roy’s firsthand expertise as musicians, is what impressed them to create Mixlo, a startup cell app that gives a location-based strategy to streaming music.

Roy, the Salt Lake Metropolis firm’s chief product officer, stated Mixlo melds location-based software program — like what he stated the courting app Tinder makes use of to search out potential companions in your space — to a music platform, connecting individuals with music produced by bands and performers the place they dwell.

The app’s foremost promoting level is its hyperlocal focus.

“We’re the primary platform to do location-based music charts,” stated Derrick, Mixlo’s CEO. “Moderately than attempting to gather artist information after which saying ‘That is Salt Lake Metropolis’s charts,’ we begin on the supply.”

The app, which continues to be in beta testing, shall be pushed by the person’s expertise — connecting individuals not solely to “like-minded music followers” the place they dwell, Derrick stated, however with music supporters and lovers worldwide.

One other goal of the app is to provide artists assist of their profession, equivalent to connecting them with related individuals of their communities, Derrick stated. He stated the app may assist present a stepping-stone in a musician’s profession — one thing Derrick and Roy didn’t have once they have been working musicians in Salt Lake Metropolis.

The networking concept can also be how Mixlo, which Derrick and Roy began engaged on in 2018, has developed.

“A whole lot of Mixlo is about networking and connection,” Derrick stated. “We have been in a position to faucet into a few of our networks and pull some actually good individuals from across the nation who have been serious about serving to.”

A part of that networking is getting musicians and app builders on the identical web page, Roy stated.

“After we considered these concepts within the first place, it form of clicked with us that individuals who know concerning the want for it — the musicians — don’t have the means to make this type of app,” Roy stated. “And the individuals who have the means don’t actually know what the musicians are going by.”

One admitted blind spot on Mixlo’s “group,” as proven on the corporate web site, is that each one of its workers are males. Derrick stated the corporate is encouraging extra ladies to use for jobs there.

(Mixlo) Hunter Derrick, CEO of Salt Lake Metropolis-based startup Mixlo, demonstrates the Mixlo cell app on his telephone.

Plans and funds

Up to now, with the app scheduled to launch in late fall, round 100 artists have uploaded their work to the beta model. Now the query arises: How a lot will they receives a commission?

Within the period of streaming digital music, that’s a contentious concern between artists and platforms — with the quantity an artist will get paid usually decided by the platform’s income mannequin.

In keeping with the web site Headphonesty, Apple Music performs a penny, $0.01, per stream, and Spotify pays a 3rd of that — $0.0033 — per stream. Additionally, for a stream to rely, the track has to play for at the very least 30 seconds.

Extra usually, streaming providers use a royalty-based system — and that may fluctuate based mostly on what an artist’s document label units up, in response to a narrative printed in February within the music commerce paper Billboard. The way in which labels calculate these royalties, Billboard wrote, “is hidden behind an opaque course of and non-disclosure agreements, irritating artists and a few labels who really feel deprived by an uneven enjoying area.”

The result’s that many artists make subsequent to nothing on streaming platforms — regardless of how devoted their followers are.

“I don’t assume it’s essentially the fault of the businesses who’re streaming,” Derrick stated. “It’s how the mannequin works, the way it realistically performs out.”

Within the days of CDs, he stated, “for those who take 10,000 albums and promote them, you have been making hundreds and hundreds of {dollars},” Derrick stated. “However now, when you’ve got 10,000 album streams with ten songs, you’re going to be between $400 and $500.”

These issues are worse, Roy stated, for artists whose recognition stays on the native degree.

“If you happen to’re a small artist who has possibly 1,000 followers, in the event that they’re tremendous devoted, why ought to your financial worth out of your streams be capped at an excellent low worth?” Roy stated.

It’s vital to Mixlo, Roy stated, for artists to have the ability to succeed at any degree of recognition. That’s why Mixlo plans to pay artists per stream — someplace between 20 and 138 instances greater than different streaming platforms, Derrick stated, based mostly on their projected numbers to date.

And the corporate is planning to supply an incentive to “increase” artists, Roy stated. “Mainly, you give them a lift, they get extra publicity and extra money as properly,” he stated.

For this all to work, although, Mixlo itself should succeed — and that’s not a certain factor on the earth of cell apps. Relying on which professional one believes, the success price for start-up apps ranges from 1 in 10 to 1 in 10,000.

Indie and past

Mixlo payments itself as a hub for indie music, particularly, which ties again to its Utah roots. “Indie is essentially the most dominant in sure areas of Utah,” Derrick stated.

“After I consider indie, I consider impartial, these individuals who do it themselves and often don’t have an enormous backing behind them, like a label,” Roy stated.

The corporate is pondering larger, although — providing an array of genres when it’s launched, and finally increasing to such music hubs as Nashville and Austin.

One instance of an artist Mixlo helps, Roy stated, is Younger Yankee, a Salt Lake Metropolis hip-hop group that not solely uploaded its music to Mixlo however has been a visitor on the corporate’s podcast. The objective of the podcast, Roy stated, is to get to know musicians higher, and study what’s vital to them.

Mixlo is “not simply one other undertaking,” Roy stated. “It’s one thing that all of us notice might be huge and might actually make a distinction for musicians in all places.”

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Utah First Congressional District Primary Election Results 2022

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June 28, 2022

Jason Bollinger, a former State Division worker, and Madison Horn, a cybersecurity government, will advance to a runoff in Oklahoma’s Democratic Senate major, in response to The Related Press. The winner of the runoff will problem Senator James Lankford in November.

Rising food prices leave more Utahns asking for food bank help

Staffers and volunteers with The Learning Center for Families and the Utah Food Bank gather food to be distributed to area families in need at the TLC offices in St. George on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

Rising meals costs in 2022 have pushed extra individuals to ask for assist from the Utah Meals Financial institution, however managers of this system say fewer persons are donating meals to the trigger.

Donations make up a good portion of the emergency meals shops administered by the Utah Meals Financial institution, and with larger prices impacting donors, it means much less meals available, whilst the necessity will increase and extra individuals need assistance, mentioned Ginette Bott, Utah Meals Financial institution President.  

Mixed with larger gasoline costs that make it dearer for UFB vehicles to ship their items, the mix has made for a tougher 12 months throughout the state, Bott mentioned.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts to the state job market and economic system left extra individuals needing assist to maintain from going hungry, and demand has elevated sharply since 2020, Bott mentioned.

“We’re seeing our numbers go up and we’re seeing them go up throughout the nation. It is not simply right here in Utah,” Bott mentioned.

Volunteers line up during a donation drive at the RAM Company in St. George in this submitted file photo. Managers with the UFB have reported fewer donations coming in this year, despite increasing demand for help from needy people across the state. Rising food costs are likely the main cause, they say.

Households hit hardest by COVID-19 are sometimes nonetheless struggling in 2022, and now they need to cope with inflation and better prices as effectively, Bott mentioned.

“It is nearly a double-whammy, and so they did not actually have an opportunity to get again on their ft,” Bott mentioned. “After which, the entire sudden, you are paying $5 for gasoline, you are paying 30 to 40 % extra for an merchandise so simple as eggs, and the finances would not go up however all the pieces else does.”

Some 13% of Utahns are in want of some kind of meals help, based on state managers. And lots of of those that make the most of the UFB providers are additionally donors, with some swapping one meals merchandise for an additional after they are available. However rising prices make that tougher to do as effectively, Bott mentioned.

Volunteers unload donations from area grocery stores from a Utah Food Bank truck. Managers with the UFB have reported fewer donations coming in this year, despite increasing demand for help from needy people across the state. Rising food costs are likely the main cause, they say.

“Discretionary spending on anybody’s finances appears to have been altering a bit, so individuals haven’t got as a lot cash to donate,” Bott mentioned. “So we’re seeing a rise in time persons are volunteering, giving us their time, as a result of for them that is most likely the simplest factor. Some of us are going to the pantry and sharing, however when the price of meals is so excessive for households, as is our meals distribution, our meals drive donations are down.”

Gov. Cox releases third chapter of state water plan

SALT LAKE CITY (July 27, 2022) – Gov. Spencer Cox and state businesses launched the third chapter of Utah’s Coordinated Motion Plan for Water at present. The Productive Agriculture chapter outlines conservation commitments to optimize finite water assets and protect the state’s agricultural financial system and maintain future development alternatives. 

“These in Utah’s agricultural group are cautious stewards of the environment and water assets, however there’s extra we are able to do to enhance effectivity,” mentioned Gov. Cox. “All Utahns must proceed growing water conservation options that may assist our water assets stretch additional, supporting each agriculture and development.”

“Agriculture performs an important half in our state by offering needed assets and strengthening our communities. It’s important that Utah agriculture play a job in preserving the way forward for our nice state,” mentioned Commissioner Craig Buttars, Division of Agriculture and Meals.

The discharge schedule for the remaining chapter might be discovered at gopb.utah.gov/waterplan.

Utah’s Coordinated Motion Plan for Water is a collaboration between the Governor’s Workplace of Planning and Finances (GOPB), the Division of Pure Sources (DNR), the Division of Environmental High quality (DEQ), and the Division of Agriculture and Meals (UDAF). The trouble is directed by Gov. Cox to satisfy his precedence on establishing a statewide water cooperative motion plan that prioritizes conservation, storage, agriculture preservation, and use optimization.

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Where have Utah millennials moved? Chances are it’s close to home

Single-family houses beneath building within the Wildflower group in Saratoga Springs are pictured on Tuesday, July 19. A latest research discovered most millennials within the U.S. have not moved removed from the place they grew up. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret Information)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Millennials are transferring round quite a bit, nevertheless it seems they’re settling down near dwelling, in line with new findings launched this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The company, in coordination with researchers at Harvard College, discovered that about eight out of 10 younger adults dwell inside 100 miles of the place they grew up, together with nearly six out of 10 who dwell inside 10 miles.

The info relies on folks born between 1984 and 1992, or between the ages of 30 and 38 this 12 months — a bunch generally known as millennials. Researchers used U.S. Census Bureau information to collect the place an individual on this age vary was at 16 after which once more at 26 to piece collectively migration patterns.

They discovered that the typical particular person solely moved about 181 miles from dwelling, which is why so many are near the place they grew up. However what about millennials who grew up in cities and cities throughout Utah?

Migration amongst Utah millennials

The Census Bureau and Harvard College launched an interactive information web site in correlation with their research, which provides a fancy breakdown of the place folks moved on a extra micro degree. It is damaged down by commuting zones, which mash communities collectively. There are a dozen of those that embrace Utah cities and cities.

It seems that Utah suits the nationwide pattern for essentially the most half, stated Mallory Bateman, the director of demographic analysis on the College of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Coverage Institute, after an preliminary evaluate of the information,

“It simply relies upon the place you’re, however (with) a minimum of this age group in Utah, there have been a number of younger adults who type of stayed close by or possibly moved to a special a part of the state,” she stated.

About three out of 4 folks inside the qualifying age vary born within the Salt Lake Metropolis commuting zone — a zone that features Salt Lake, Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Wasatch, and Weber counties — stay within the space, in line with the information. One other 8% nonetheless dwell in Utah, whereas solely about 17% have moved out of state. The typical Salt Laker solely moved about 165 miles from the place they grew up, 17 miles under the nationwide common.

Solely a few quarter of individuals on this age vary who moved to Salt Lake Metropolis got here from different states.

Just a few different Utah commuting zones comply with this pattern, too.

  • Logan (Utah and Idaho): The typical particular person rising up on this space moved 177 miles. About 58% stay on this zone, and one other 27% nonetheless dwell in Utah or simply north of the Utah-Idaho border.
  • Provo: The typical particular person rising up on this space moved 175 miles. About 67% stay on this zone, and one other 16% nonetheless dwell in Utah.
  • St. George: The typical particular person rising up on this space moved 216 miles. About 53% stay on this zone, and one other 23% nonetheless dwell in Utah.
  • Vernal: The typical particular person rising up on this space moved 152 miles. About 61% stay on this zone, and one other 23% nonetheless dwell in Utah.

There are additionally just a few cities that buck the pattern. For instance, Loa in Wayne County has the bottom retention fee of any commuting zone in Utah. Solely a few quarter of individuals born within the south-central a part of Utah nonetheless dwell inside the area, although one other 63% nonetheless dwell in Utah.

Neighboring Richfield had an identical pattern, with 38% sticking across the space, whereas one other 47% stay within the state.

Then there’s Moab, the place the typical particular person rising up within the space moved 248 miles. Solely about 42% stay on this commuting zone, although 26% nonetheless dwell in Utah. It is related in Cortez, Colorado, which incorporates one other portion of southeast Utah. About 43% born in that space nonetheless dwell within the space, although one other third nonetheless dwell in both Colorado or Utah.

Just a few cities mix the developments. An individual rising up within the Flagstaff, Arizona, space, which incorporates components of southern Utah, has moved about 292 miles, which is effectively above the nationwide common. Nonetheless, almost half of the individuals who grew up within the space nonetheless dwell there and over three-fourths nonetheless dwell in both Arizona or Utah.

Rock Springs, Wyoming, which additionally contains components of Utah, has an identical sample. The typical particular person has moved 249 miles, although near half nonetheless reside within the space, and one other quarter dwell in both Utah or Wyoming.

In Value, the typical particular person has solely traveled 180 miles, slightly below the typical, however solely 42% stay within the Value space. The typical distance is decrease as a result of one other 42% have stayed in Utah.

Different fascinating migration patterns

It is not clear why millennials moved round the way in which they did, although Gardner Coverage Institute has beforehand studied Utah migration patterns. They’ve discovered folks transfer round quite a bit due to totally different instructional alternatives or jobs, Bateman stated.

She provides that revenue and race/ethnicity can issue into migration, too.

“In Salt Lake, in case your dad and mom have been within the prime 20% (revenue bracket), you have been extra more likely to keep on the town or keep within the area,” Bateman stated.

When millennials do transfer, it appears they have been drawn to greater cities. New York Metropolis, with about 3.2% of movers, was the most typical vacation spot folks moved to exterior of their very own particular person group zone, adopted by Los Angeles (2.6%), Washington, D.C. (2.2%), Atlanta (1.9%) and Seattle (1.8%).

In Utah’s case, those that moved out tended to go to greater cities within the West, together with Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The Grand Junction, Colorado, commuting zone was additionally a preferred draw, particularly for many who grew up in central and japanese Utah.

Contributing: Allie Litzinger

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What does age-appropriate, comprehensive sex ed actually look like? : NPR

With abortion entry altering in lots of states, advocates for intercourse schooling say it is extra necessary than ever.

Lee Gaines is from member station WFYI, and Elizabeth Miller is from member station OPB.



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Advocates for complete intercourse schooling say it is extra necessary than ever now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. However like so many issues associated to schooling, intercourse ed is very politicized. Solely three states require faculties to show age-appropriate, complete intercourse schooling. In different states, it is as much as the colleges to resolve. Final spring, we despatched reporters into an elementary college and a highschool to get a way of how these classes are taught. Lee Gaines from member station WFYI begins us off in Indianapolis.

HAILEIGH HUGGINS: As I speak about these physique programs, I will use, like, the scientific phrases for these physique elements. And I’m going to be speaking in regards to the non-public elements, OK?

LEE GAINES, BYLINE: Haileigh Huggins is main a intercourse ed class for fifth graders at Louis B. Russell Jr. Elementary Faculty. Some college students fidget. Some giggle. And loads of them have questions – like, can boys have infants?

HUGGINS: No, they can not get pregnant. Sure?

UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT #1: However even when they’re, like – in the event that they like boys?

HUGGINS: So if it is, like, two folks of the identical gender in a relationship…

UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT #2: Yeah.

HUGGINS: …Then they nonetheless wouldn’t be capable to have a being pregnant as a result of they each would have sperm cells, proper? There would not be an egg cell.

GAINES: Once you consider intercourse ed, you usually take into consideration classes on puberty and replica. However complete intercourse ed goes past that. It teaches college students about wholesome relationships, methods to talk consent, methods to respect your self and different folks and methods to establish harmful conditions.

NORA GELPERIN: Although it could appear to be intercourse schooling is controversial, it completely just isn’t. And it is all the time in one of the best curiosity of younger folks.

GAINES: Nora Gelperin has designed intercourse ed curricula with the group Advocates for Youth. She says these complete intercourse ed classes ought to begin as early as kindergarten. And there are many methods to make them enjoyable and age-appropriate. She loves utilizing hula hoops to show bodily autonomy.

GELPERIN: So if you happen to give every pupil a hula hoop and you then use the hula hoop as an analogy for boundaries and speak about if somebody is attempting to come back inside your hula hoop, that they need to ask in your permission to tickle you, to hug you, to present you a kiss, all of these sorts of issues. If somebody is touching you inside your boundary in a manner that makes you uncomfortable, it is OK to say no and speak to a trusted grownup.

GAINES: One other good lesson for youthful children is methods to establish these trusted adults and what wholesome relationships with family and friends appear to be. When college students attain fifth and sixth grade, Gelperin says the dialog ought to shift to puberty as a result of that is one thing these college students are beginning to see and expertise. It is also an excellent time to start out speaking about gender expression and stereotypes.

GELPERIN: And because it pertains to gender – that could be that they are performing much like different children their gender, or they might be all for issues – hobbies, actions, sports activities – that are not usually one thing related to their gender, and all of it’s wonderful and regular.

GAINES: Gelperin says normalizing the experiences of younger folks is a vital part of complete intercourse ed. And easy classes, just like the hula-hoop exercise, set the inspiration for extra superior conversations in center and highschool.

Eva Goldfarb researches intercourse ed at Montclair State College. She co-authored a examine that discovered, if performed nicely and launched in early grades, complete intercourse ed has loads of advantages.

EVA GOLDFARB: Improve prevention of kid intercourse abuse, improve prevention of courting and interpersonal violence, lower homophobic bullying and harassment, promote wholesome relationships, construct life abilities, resembling empathy, respect for others.

GAINES: However few states require faculties to show complete intercourse ed. That is based on SIECUS, a bunch that advocates for progressive intercourse schooling insurance policies. Indiana is among the many majority of states that do not require complete intercourse ed. Faculty leaders right here can select to ask educators, like Haileigh Huggins, into lecture rooms.

UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT #3: A boy will get pregnant.

HUGGINS: Properly, they would not…

GAINES: Nonetheless, Huggins does not get loads of time with college students – only one hour with every class. Within the classroom I visited, children had been nonetheless asking her questions as she made her manner out the door.

HUGGINS: I am unable to take the remainder of your questions solely as a result of I’ve to, like, guide it down the corridor the sixth grade. So in case you have different questions, I do encourage you – bear in mind, speak to these trusted adults.

GAINES: For NPR Information, I am Lee Gaines at Louis B. Russell Jr. Elementary Faculty in Indianapolis.

ELIZABETH MILLER, BYLINE: And I am Elizabeth Miller at Mountainside Excessive Faculty in Beaverton, Ore., outdoors Portland.

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MILLER: Not like Indiana, Oregon requires complete sexual schooling from kindergarten via twelfth grade. By the point college students get to Jenn Hicks’ highschool well being class, they’ve had years of dialog round consent and sexuality.

JENN HICKS: In order that once they come to me as excessive schoolers, it is like, oh, yeah; we all know this.

UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT #4: Yeah. I imply, I do not know…

UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT #5: It was, like, mould…

MILLER: This classroom feels fairly completely different from the one in Indiana. These highschool college students are on their cell telephones and taking notes on their laptops. And the conversations they’re having are additionally completely different.

HICKS: Actually, sexual violence can occur to anybody, nevertheless it does not occur equally to everybody.

MILLER: Again in elementary college, classes on wholesome relationships targeted on household and mates. By highschool, Nora Gelperin says the main target ought to shift to romantic companions.

GELPERIN: What makes a relationship wholesome? How are you aware if a relationship just isn’t wholesome? – beginning to discover intimate companion violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment specifically, to essentially assist college students know that they need to be in a wholesome relationship and that there are loads of assets and techniques if that is not what they’re experiencing.

MILLER: Gelperin says intercourse ed in highschool also needs to embody classes on contraception and methods to use a condom – methods to scale back the danger of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. She says, with out that information, college students do not have all of the instruments they want.

GELPERIN: I all the time take into consideration a pupil that I as soon as labored with who mentioned, you already know, how are you going to adults anticipate us youngsters to make wholesome choices if you happen to’re too scared to show us what we have to know?

MILLER: Lower than half of states require instruction on contraception. After which there are the teachings that do not have something to do with intercourse, like methods to discover credible sources of knowledge. Take into consideration all of the rumors about intercourse that may flow into in a highschool. These rumors are additionally everywhere in the web. As a child searching for info, it may be arduous to know what to consider.

LISA LIEBERMAN: We’re permitting youngsters to study from what’s on the market, and they’re.

MILLER: Lisa Lieberman co-authored that intercourse ed examine for Montclair State. She research adolescent and preteen well being.

LIEBERMAN: They’re accessing pornography. They’re accessing the web. They’re studying in methods that aren’t the messages that the majority dad and mom and faculties need youngsters to have.

MILLER: Lieberman says it is necessary to show college students methods to discover correct info so they do not consider all of the misinformation. Speaking about wholesome relationships and having open conversations round contraception and consent – it is all meant to present college students a basis – as a result of, prefer it or not, dad and mom, your child goes to come across intercourse. And as we heard earlier, instructing them about intercourse and relationships may help preserve them secure from abuse.

HICKS: We’re going to speak about gender and sexuality.

MILLER: Mountainside Excessive Faculty trainer Jenn Hicks says all of it comes right down to constructing a safer, extra inclusive college neighborhood.

HICKS: It is recognizing everyone that is within the room and giving them the information and abilities to make the very best choices for themselves and to guide a contented, fulfilled life.

MILLER: She hopes that is one thing dad and mom and policymakers can get behind.

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