thejournal.io | browse concepts or read more news
$250K grant will fund drug treatment beds in West Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A peer-focused, long-term recovery program has received a $250,000 federal grant to expand its services in Beckley, Bluefield and Huntington. U.S. Rep Evan Jenkins said in a news release Wednesday that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is giving the grant to Recovery Point ...
1 points by The Washington Times | West Virginia United States Ohio River Mental health Executive director Scarcity Federal government Huntington West Virginia
Homestead cabins have become a cottage industry in the desert
Anne Krieghoff thought her husband, Darryl, was out of his mind in 1991 when he suggested they buy a tiny, ramshackle homestead cabin in the Yucca Valley. Like hundreds of other tiny desert shacks, the 660-square-foot house was the product of a 1930s-era government program to sell excess federal...
1091 points by Los Angeles Times | San Bernardino County California Mojave Desert Joshua Tree National Park Federal government Property Federalism Yucca brevifolia Federal government of the United States
Costs not all that ails Obamacare exchanges
Proving identity can be harder than paying for insurance for some.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Insurance Immigration Health care Health insurance Health Medicine Federal government Self-funded health care
Costs not all that ails Obamacare exchanges: Try proving legal status
Proving identity can be harder than paying for insurance for some.       
159 points by USA Today | Insurance Immigration Health care Health insurance Health Medicine Federal government Self-funded health care
Tennessee editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Sept. 7 The Tennessean on special legislative sessions: Tennessee is already way behind in keeping up with the state's highway funding needs. So, it was a foregone conclusion that Gov. Bill Haslam would call lawmakers into special session in September to prevent the loss ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States United States Congress High school Law of the United States Federal government Special session Highway U.S. state
Snyder warns Michigan lawmakers about Obamacare overhaul
Gov. Rick Snyder raises concerns about Medicaid loss, older Michiganders in advance of Obamacare replacement vote        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Medicaid Federal government of the United States Health care United States U.S. state State United States Congress Federal government
Immigrant-rich Miami-Dade split over sanctuary city order
MIAMI (AP) — The mayor is an immigrant, and more than half its residents are foreign born.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Federal government of the United States Immigration Police Cuban American Local government United States President of the United States Federal government
Las Vegas jury views video of April 2014 rally led by Cliven Bundy
The day before cowboy protesters faced off against federal agents trying to impound cattle, rancher Cliven Bundy strode onto an outdoor stage in the middle of the Nevada desert and addressed scores of supporters at a morning rally.
61 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Federal government of the United States English-language films Cowboy United States Federal government Bureau of Land Management Federalism United States Congress
Canadian govt responsible for harming aboriginal children in ‘Sixites Scoop’ – court
A Canadian court has ruled that the government harmed thousands of indigenous children who were robbed of their cultural heritage when it took them from their families. Launched eight years ago, the lawsuit could cost the government US$1bn. Read Full Article at RT.com
137 points by Russia Today | Class action Plaintiff Adoption Pierre Trudeau Federal government of the United States Canada Justin Trudeau Federal government
Emanuel, Mexican mayors stress leadership on local level
Despite what's happening in national politics, all four mayors said they are committed to helping citizens and immigrants on both sides of the border.
25 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Mexico City United States Immigration to the United States Chicago Local government Democratic Party U.S. state Federal government
State lawmakers offer competing immigration proposals
As Annapolis City Council prepares to vote on a bill intended to protect foreign-born residents from discrimination, state legislators are weighing in with their own immigration-related proposals. Lawmakers have filed more than a dozen bills this session dealing with immigrants and citizenship,...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Local government in the United States Local government County Immigration Maryland Federal government Anne Arundel County Maryland Federal government of the United States
Today: Travel Ban in Court — Get Your Ringside Seat. DeVos Faces Her Biggest Test.
I’m Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don’t want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Travel Ban in Court: Get Your Ringside Seat Before President Trump even took the oath, legal observers figured the federal courts would check his executive power, but...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Vladimir Putin Smothers Brothers Super Bowl Federal government Federalism New England Patriots President of the United States
Iranian baby will be allowed into United States for life-saving heart surgery
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that an Iranian infant banned from entering the United States for life-saving heart surgery under President Donald Trump's executive order will now be allowed to travel for the emergency procedure. The family had an appointment in Dubai to get a tourist visa,...
1823 points by Chicago Tribune | United States President of the United States Federal government of the United States Iran U.S. state Federal government Pakistan Associated Press
Trump's Justice Department may crack down on thriving pot industry, but is it too big to jail?
Marijuana mogul Seibo Shen is accustomed to fighting – but it is usually on the Jiu Jitsu mat, where the undefeated 40-year old prefers to engage completely baked. “You know that movie ‘Drunken Master’?” he said, nodding to the cult film about a martial arts master whose secret weapon is inebriation....
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Cannabis Tetrahydrocannabinol President of the United States Cannabis sativa Recreational drug use Legality of cannabis by country Federal government of the United States Federal government
Homelessness down nationwide - but lack of affordability drives spikes in homelessness in New York, West Coast
(AP) - Homelessness is declining overall in the U.S., but there are cities and states where homelessness is on the rise, according to new data from the federal government.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Federal government of the United States U.S. state President of the United States Federal government United States United States Constitution Washington D.C. Puerto Rico
Patterson draws fire over controversial speaker
Bank withdraws support from Oakland business round table over controversial conservative speaker        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | L. Brooks Patterson Local government Barack Obama Federal government of the United States Oakland County Michigan Federal government Official County
Patterson draws fire for speaker's anti-refugee views
Bank withdraws support from Oakland business round table over controversial conservative speaker        
277 points by Detroit Free Press | L. Brooks Patterson Local government Barack Obama Federal government of the United States Oakland County Michigan Federal government Official County
At UC regents meeting, unease and uncertainty over Donald Trump's presidency
Members of the University of California community expressed unease and concern Wednesday about Donald Trump’s presidency and its potential effects on Muslims, people who are in the country without legal permission and other vulnerable campus groups. UC President Janet Napolitano told regents in...
275 points by Los Angeles Times | University of California Board of directors Janet Napolitano United States Secretary of Homeland Security Regent Federal government Federal government of the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
After City Council vote, Port Covington targets millions in state and federal money
Kevin Plank's plan to remake Port Covington took a big step forward when the City Council approved $660 million in public financing for the project, but the Under Armour CEO still needs millions in state and federal funding to make his dream a reality.Plank's Sagamore Development Co. is now attempting...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore The Wire U.S. state United States United States Department of Transportation Maryland Red Line Federal government
Want to apply for a job with the government? USAJOBS overhaul seeks to make it easier.
New iteration of government’s central job-search site aims to better explain the federal hiring process and better match applicants to vacancies.
1207 points by The Washington Post | Federal government of the United States Federal government Employment Government
Weld County collects $7.3 million from fracking on federal land
Weld County officials announced Thursday they’ve sent about $2 million to 17 school districts from fracking on federal land.
132 points by The Denver Post | Federal government of the United States Government of the United States Connecticut Louisiana President of the United States Federal government Local government