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House Democrats: Ignore DHS Chaos, hold hearings on legalized suicide

The problems at Minnesota’s largest state agency and one of the largest share of the state budget, the Department of Human Services (DHS), has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. From the Childcare Fraud during session, to a mass exodus of leadership over the summer, the problems at DHS have only grown. I...

 

How extreme weather threatens disabled people

It took Kathlean Wolf a few extra minutes to get ready. She had to put the braces on her feet that allow her to walk. But once ready to go, she was winding through tall grasses of the marshy stormwater swale across from her apartment on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. As she walked, Wolf, a certified master...

 

DFL embraces legalization of recreational marijuana at our peril

The Democratic Party is at its best when it stands up for children's well-being. It's at its worst when its libertarian impulses trump that vital value. (That's true of the Republican Party, too.) Former Gov. Mark Dayton admirably stood up for children's well-being by...

 

Whac-A-Mole policies toward homelessness are cruel and ineffective

There's a new game in town called Homeless Whac-A-Mole. In the traditional model of the game, the term is used colloquially to denote a repetitious and futile task. The object of the game is to force the moles back into their holes by hitting them directly on the head....

 

A culture of fear in Indian Country

I didn't need her to tell me she was afraid, although she did. Her fear radiated through the phone, lacing her warm voice with nervous laughter. We were there to talk about her grandson and his experience being a Native American public school student in central Oregon...

 

Trump's immigration policy is caging indigenous children. This is the America Native people know.

Donald Trump and his nasty administration are anything but unique. In fact, whether they know it or not, they are repeating U.S. history in more ways than one. Here, in McAllen, Texas, indigenous people fleeing violence and seeking asylum are, right now, locked in chain-link cages and lying on concrete floors, where...

 

National security begins at home - with health security

I'm talking to people across Iowa - but also around the country. Part of that is engaging with lots of great people who defend causes close to my hearts. One of those - which was a passion that led me to organize the first ever robotics olympics for young people from...

 

Native American Churches on Proposed Changes to Rules for the Religious Use of Bird Feathers

I am Natalie Landreth, a senior attorney for the Native American Rights Fund. I’m speaking today on behalf of the National Council of Native American Churches (National Council or NCNAC), which consists of the Native American Church of North America, the Native American Church of Oklahoma, the Native American Church...

 

New Mexico Delegation Announces $600,000 to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Rural Communities

Commentary: U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $600,000 to rural communities across New Mexico and Indian Country in...

 

Will Artificial Intelligence Soon Replace Doctors?

With approximately 160,000 deaths in 2018 due to lung cancer, it is the most common cause of cancer death in the United States. The U.S Preventive Services Task Force has set out new guidelines for the use of low dose computed tomography (LDCP) that have recently been updated for individuals at high risk of having...

 

Kanye joins other Celebs to bring Health Conditions into Public Consciousness

A special episode of the Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman airing May 31 features Kanye West describing how he manages his mental health, particularly his manic episodes. Kanye West does a public service proclaiming to the world that he lives with bipolar disorder, a condition in...

 

Half the fun is catching the fish; half the fun is complaining about it

I love to fish. But I hate it. I hate it because the ecstasy of catching a walleye, netting a trout or admiring a crimson sunset is so often soiled by the agony of lines in props, lines at boat launches or lines of blood drooling down a finger because a wiggly northern...

 

Mueller Report "Cliff Notes" by Pat Welle

The Special Counsel Office (Mueller) Report is downloadable as a pdf at multiple sites online such as news outlets. etc. Here is the link posted by the Department of Justice. https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf In testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1st, 2019, Attorney General William Barr...

 

Federal Judge Rules That The Public Has No Right To Know About Dakota Pipeline Spills

In Brief The Facts: A federal judge has now given Energy Transfer Partners legal permission to hide information about which areas of the pipeline are at risk for spills. Reflect On: Why are we still using oil when humanity have several other means to generate energy? Why is the corporate dominance of geopolitics never...

 

FINDING HUMOR IN DARK PLACES

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?” The question struck me as hilariously funny, and lapsing into my best Jeff Foxworthy impressi...

 

35th Anniversary of HIV Discovery on April 23

It has been 35 years since the historic discovery of HIV, the retrovirus believed to cause AIDS. Following three long and scary years since first learning about a then-nameless but virtually always fatal illness, the world held its collective breath as HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler stood at the podium for a press...

 

The Mueller Report's Missing Color

Washington DC insiders and members of the national news media remain consumed with Barr's redaction colors. Which color will cloak classified information? What hue will hide third-party privacy? While we don't yet have a scorecard on every tint, we do know of one color...

 

Trump inauguration ritual generated greater division within each political group

A group of Oxford researchers have seized on the divisive nature of Donald Trump and his inauguration ceremony to examine how different emotional responses to public rituals can affect group bonds. What they found was that rather than drawing groups together, the event generated greater division within each political...

 

As God is My Witness, I'll Never Have Carpet Again!

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?” The question struck me as hilariously funny, and lapsing into my best Jeff Foxworthy impressi...

 

Personal medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States

Only one book, END MEDICAL DEBT, written by three industry insiders, clearly explains the actual causes and proposed cures for our nation's medical debt crisis. The authors founded RIP Medical Debt, the national charity that since 2014 has forgiven $500 million in medical debt for 250,000 Americans -- so far. END...

 

30 Times More People Receive Care in Their Own Homes than in Nursing Homes!

While there are 1.4 million people being cared for in nursing homes today, according to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, there are 43.5 MILLION people being cared for by caregivers in their own homes. That’s a multiple of 30 times more people receiving care at home than in nursing homes. How can that be?...

 

RESEARCHERS BELIEVE HUMANS CAN GROW BACK MISSING ARMS, LEGS AND MORE!

For years researchers and scientists have been working on discovering the ability to regenerate organs and body limbs. The search has spanned everywhere from biological sciences to 3D printing companies. While several animals can achieve this such as geckos, planarian worms, jellyfish, and salamanders, what is...

 

CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OUT OF THE CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRE?

As the horrific events in New Zealand stun the world, Christchurch suffers the wounds of a tragically growing list of cities. While so many predictably rush to politicize and blame, the frequency of these events may have created an additionally unhelpful effect. Where most once put our hands over our mouth in horror,...

 

Skowhegan-area school board right to retire nickname

It could not have been an easy decision, but the Skowhegan-area school board did the right thing Thursday night. Facing a community that is bitterly split over the issue, the School Administrative District 54 board voted 14-9 to “respectfully retire” Skowhegan Area High School’s Indian nickname, reversing an...

 

The Significance of the New Handicapped Parking Symbol

Tennessee seeks to mirror New York and Connecticut in adopting a new symbol for handicapped accessible parking spots. Rather than the globally recognized symbol of a stick figure sitting straight in the wheelchair, the new image shows a stick figure in a wheelchair leaning in forward-motion. While a nice sentiment, it...

 

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