Tackling the Nations Homelessness Epidemic

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), American Institutes for Research (AIR), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and more are some of the agencies tasked

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Newsflash Coal needed for Future Competitiveness

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The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has & is spending millions on investing in coal which the agency says is part of the U.S. Strategic vision towards being energy independent and competitive in the near and distant future. NETL which operates under the Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine projects

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Corporations Ok’d to Contaminate, Taxpayers Billed

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The Department of Health Services (DHS) Wisconsin through its Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (July 2017) warned the public and officials of the growing water contamination epidemic plaguing the state. In Wisconsin two of every five households have private wells to meet their water needs. In the state, well water

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Rep. Babin Delays ELD to Save Small Business

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In 2015 the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made a rule requiring commercial drivers use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) to replace manual log sheets. Manual logs have been used since 1938 for drivers to log on duty and off duty hours. The use of ELD

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Minnesota Launches Broke Dead Beat Dad Video

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According to the Census Bureau over 14 million custodial parents house over 23 million children without the other parent, who lives elsewhere. Custodial parent is the parent of record during survey interviews. Over 55% of custodial parents have one child, while over 31% of custodial mothers have incomes below the

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DOE sides with Predatory For Profit Schools

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June 2016 the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) proposed the “Borrower Defense Regulation”. The proposed regulation was added to the Federal Register for public comments; overwhelmingly the public approved of the proposal, which removes mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action waivers from enrollment agreements. The proposal makes it easier

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News Flash link b/t Poverty & Food Insecurity

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According to the ¬†United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Economic Research Report (ERR-235) July 2017, there’s a “strong correlation between food security status and chronic health conditions among working age adults living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line”, you don’t say, who would of thought.

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Big Business & Your Slowing Internet

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In 2015 the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) follow Title II regulations (Common Carrier Regulation) of the Communications Act of 1934. Moving ISP control under Title II regulations put a stop to ISPs slowing down internet speeds for some customers while speeding it up for other

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Little Marco wants to improve Terror Intelligence

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) wants to improve terror intelligence for the nation’s law enforcement community & specifically for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Senator Rubio submitted S.151 a Bill requiring federal departments and/or agencies to disclose all and any information about a person or people who have been under

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Governor Scott Sticks it to Taxpayers Again

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House Bill 155, better known as the “docs vs glocks” bill from 2011 prohibited doctors from talking to their patients about guns or gun safety. Medical privacy was one of the primary drivers for enacting HB 155 according to Floridian law makers. Under the terms of HB 155 a licensed

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More Abortion Laws Needed to Stop Citizens

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Lawmakers in South Carolina (Jr. Senators) just realized the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence exists. In General Bill S.217 Senator Rex Rice, Cromer, Verdin, Davis, Peeler, Gambrell and others make startling revelations.  Article 5 of S.217 not only acknowledges the Declaration of Independence but it goes on to reveal

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Cotton Quality to Improve, Public Pays, Corps Profit

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For over a decade U.S. farmers have been looking for ways to level the field when it comes to cotton exporting and importing. From 2006 thru 2015 U.S. cotton exports decreased while imports increased coming from nations such as China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. U.S. farmers and the farming industry place

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Government Sanctioned Worker Servitude

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The use of non-compete, post-employment restrictions, non-compete clauses, non-compete contracts, non-competition agreements, trade secret protection agreements, restrictive covenants and more have the same objective, to limit an employee’s future job opportunities. The stated employer goal is to limit exposure to the possible loss of trade secrets and to prevent employees

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More Government is Boon for Republican Senators

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In an era when neither major political party can be seen as traditional, two Republican Senators move to lower the alcohol limit regarding driving under the influence laws. Junior Utah State Senators Norman Thurston and Stuart Adams cosponsored H.B. 155 “Driving Under the Influence and Public Safety Revisions” Bill. The

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Gullible U.S. Pays $535m for Virtual Training

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Traditionally U.S. armed forces focused on insurgency, counterinsurgency (COIN) and stabilizing operations. Only since the turn of the century has the U.S. military began to focus heavily on COIN as a major strategy for combating 21st century enemies. In dealing with its enemies and potential enemies the U.S. has the

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