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  • Those battered by opioid epidemic applaud Trump effort, but ask 'where's the money?'

    10/27/2017 12:57:32 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 76 replies
    USA Today | Oct. 27, 2017
    <p>Those battered by opioid epidemic applaud Trump effort, but ask 'where's the money?'</p> <p>Parents of children who overdosed on opioids have waited patiently for President Trump to declare the epidemic a "national emergency," as he twice promised he would.</p> <p>On Thursday, some were disappointed. To some survivors, the declaration instead of a public health emergency is too little, too late.</p>
  • Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet

    05/20/2017 5:05:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 177 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/2017 | Joseph J. Kolb
    town into homeless magnet By Joseph J. Kolb Published May 17, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING New poll shows shift on marijuana legalization From his sidewalk vantage point in front of an outdoor equipment store in downtown Durango, Colo., Matthew Marinseck has seen a transformation in this mountain resort town. The picturesque town near the New Mexico border, once a vibrant, upscale community dotted with luxury hotels, is being overrun by panhandlers – thanks, in part, to the legalization of marijuana. The town suddenly became a haven for recreational pot users, drawing in transients, panhandlers and a large number of...
  • California Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    06/28/2016 6:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/28 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot. A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast. The initiative is promoted by a well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president Sean Parker. It asks voters to allow people 21 and older to buy an ounce of marijuana and marijuana-infused products at licensed retail outlets and...
  • CA: Recreational boaters face environmental fees

    11/19/2007 8:20:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 145+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/2/07 | Dana Wilkie - Copley News Service
    WASHINGTON – Before Sandy Purdon could steer his 55-foot Fleming powerboat out of a Maryland yacht club last month for a voyage through the Panama Canal to San Diego, he had to pay documentation fees, Coast Guard fees, customs fees, FCC licensing fees, sales tax and personal property tax. Were Purdon to embark on the same adventure a year from now, he also might find himself paying as much as $1,500 for a federal environmental permit every time he crosses into a state's waters. That can add up to a chunk of change. Although Purdon can probably afford it, he,...
  • Report: White Co. gay support club suit settled

    12/26/2006 8:30:25 PM PST · by huac · 22 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | December 26, 2006 | Ken Stanford
    "...The White County school board and the ACLU reportedly have reach a tentative agreement to settle a suit growing out of attempts to for a gay support club at White County High School...The paper, quoting sources close to the matter, says the school board, through its insurance company, has agreed to pay the ACLU $168,000 to cover court costs and another $10,000 to the student plaintiffs...White County must also set up an anti-bullying program at both the high school and the ninth grade academy, according to the report..."
  • Hunter's widow files appeal

    03/06/2006 4:07:08 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 06, 2006 | The Associated Press
    Suit says state at fault in grizzly mauling... The widow of a hunter mauled by a grizzly bear while he was gutting an elk has filed an appeal with the Montana Supreme Court after a district judge here dismissed her lawsuit against the state. Mary Ann Hilston contends negligent management practices led to the death of her the fall of 2001. She filed a lawsuit in federal court in September 2004, claiming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks knew there was an aggressive grizzly bear with two cubs prowling the...

    10/05/2005 7:38:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,014+ views
    BLUERIBBON COALITION ^ | September 26 | Brian Hawthorne
    "GMUG" stands for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Combined, they encompass some 2.9 million acres of National Forest lands in Central and Western Colorado. These three forests are home to some of the most outstanding recreational opportunity in the West. Right now, the forest's are revising their Forest Plans. These management plans provide broad guidance on what activities may or may not occur on these lands. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national recreation advocacy group that champions recreational access and responsible use of public and private lands, is growing increasingly concerned about the influence several anti-access groups...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers bring goodwill to Horajeb

    08/25/2005 1:38:46 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 334+ views
    425th Civil Affairs Battalion ^ | 08.25.2005 at 12:00am | Spc. Christopher Mallard
    BAGHDAD -- As part of a U.S. and Iraqi stability and support operation, several truck loads of humanitarian assistance rolled out from a forward operating base in southern Baghdad to provide Horajeb residents with basic food items, medical supplies, and recreational items Aug. 17. Two transport trucks left before dawn, as a 29-vehicle convoy passed through the southernmost limit of the Al Rashid district, and made its way along streets with names like Toyota, Chicken, and Bulls that the U.S. Army has named to help guide American soldiers through the often sign-less streets they have become so familiar with over...