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    Charlene Warren of Sioux City and formerly of Correctionville, Iowa, will celebrate her 98th birthday in May with a greeting and photo shower.

      John and Patricia d'Auguste celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage on Friday, May 5.

        Joe Vondrak of Hinton, Iowa, will celebrate his 98th birthday on Sunday, May 14, with a family dinner.

          Mary Lee Conlon of Sergeant Bluff, formerly of Sioux City, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, May 14, with a card shower.

            John H. Stark and Dolores H. Stark of Sioux City will celebrate 72 years of marriage on Friday.

              Ellody Lana Nguyen was born on April 8 at home, delivered by Dad, in Sioux City, to Paulina (Do) Nguyen and Duncan TD Nguyen of Sioux City.

                Gail Berger will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday, May 7, with an open house luncheon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1122 Jackson St. Rumor is she demands a recount.

                For iced coffee diehards, it doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside, it just tastes too good! But when it comes to making iced coffee yourself, how can you reproduce it the way your barista would? Buzz60 has more.

                Since the pandemic, package theft has become a constant consumer concern. CNBC reports in 2022 an estimated 260 million delivered packages were stolen, according to a report from SafeWise. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

                New York's fledgling marijuana market doesn't have enough licensed retailers to sell the 300,000 pounds (136,000 kilograms) of cannabis grown by farmers in the state. Farmers can only legally sell their product in a dozen licensed dispensaries statewide, and they're feeling a financial pinch as another growing season gets underway. Pot businesses in the West have struggled with black market competition and high taxes, but in New York, the farmers’ plight is part of the bumpy launch of New York’s recreational pot market. State leaders had always planned to gear up the market in stages, but dispensaries have debuted at a slower pace than expected.

                A new Florida law banning gender-affirming care for minors is getting a lot of attention nationally as Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis runs for president, but it's also impacting transgender adults. Children were the main focus of debate and coverage of the new law that DeSantis signed last month. However, it also includes restrictions on adult care. That's creating chaos for patients and providers in the state with what's estimated to be the nation's second-highest transgender population. Patients now have to be treated face-to-face by a medical doctor. Those restrictions have proved particularly onerous because many trans adults were seeing nurse practitioners and using telehealth.

                Texas has become the most populous state to ban gender-affirming care for minors. Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation on Friday instituting the prohibition. Texas joins at least 18 other states that have enacted similar bans. Every major medical organization, including the American Medical Association, opposes the bans and supports the medical care for youth when administered appropriately. Lawsuits have been filed in several states where bans have been enacted this year. Last year, Abbott became the first governor to order the investigation of families who were receiving care. The investigations were later halted by a Texas judge.


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