Losing the War on Opioid Addiction: “Tough on Crime” Policies Often Ineffective and State Rules for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Raise Privacy Concerns

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TweetYumIn recent efforts to combat the deadly opioid epidemic many states have turned to “tough on crime” policies; however, these policies have not proven to be an effective. German Lopez of Vox.com reported on “tough on crime” policies that have been passed since 2011, the year opioid crisis was declared an epidemic. Lopez found that […]

Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama’

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TweetYumShareThis Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama‘ 23 Mar 2013 Senators rammed through a whopping 101 amendments and took 70 roll call votes in a late night “vote-a-rama” session that lasted until 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The budget plan, proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, only narrowly passed by a 50-49 vote. The blueprint […]

Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden

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TweetYumShareThis Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden 21 Jun 2012 Sweden’s three nuclear-power plants raised their security-alert level Thursday, a day after explosives were found on a forklift truck at the Ringhals nuclear-power plant. Suspicious material about the size of a fist was found by personnel carrying out normal security checks with a sniffer dog, […]

Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden

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TweetYumShareThis Nuclear Plants Raise Alerts in Sweden 21 Jun 2012 Sweden’s three nuclear-power plants raised their security-alert level Thursday, a day after explosives were found on a forklift truck at the Ringhals nuclear-power plant. Suspicious material about the size of a fist was found by personnel carrying out normal security checks with a sniffer dog, […]

Md. Senate panel votes to raise income tax

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TweetYum From: CBSNews.com Maryland income taxes would rise and a split of teacher pension costs with local governments would be phased in over four years instead of one, under changes to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget plan that were approved by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on Thursday. The panel also voted to close loopholes […]