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first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article The Kansas side of the Missouri River is seen in Atchison, Kansas, U.S., March 22, 2019. (Shawn Rizza/via REUTERS Share US News center_img Flooding Impairs Drinking Water Treatment for Kansas City, Missouri By Reuters March 26, 2019 Updated: March 26, 2019 Show Discussion KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Record flooding along the Missouri River has impaired treatment of drinking supplies in Kansas City, raising health risks for infants, the elderly and others with compromised immune systems, the municipal water service warned on March 23.The public health advisory came as utility crews struggled to replace broken pumps at a wastewater treatment plant submerged by floodwater about 30 miles upstream in Leavenworth, Kansas, a historic town of 35,000 on the river’s west bank.The crest of the flood-swollen Missouri, America’s longest river, rolled through Leavenworth on March 23. Miles of farmland and wooded areas along both banks were inundated in murky brown water. It was expected to reach Kansas City, Missouri, the state’s largest municipality, early on March 24.By March 23, high water was creeping to the edge of the scenic commercial district in Parkville, Missouri, a riverfront suburb of 6,700 residents just upstream from Kansas City known for its antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants.Nevertheless, flooding in the immediate days ahead was not expected to reach the catastrophic scale seen in Nebraska and Iowa to the north, as excess flow continued to dissipate along the length of the river.Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, situated on a river bend behind a tall levee in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, expected no flood-related disruptions, an airport official said. Drinking water in the city became an issue even before the flood crest arrived. The KC Water utility, which serves 170,000 mostly residential customers with water drawn from the river, said it had failed to meet “enhanced treatment technique standards.”Tainted Drinking Water?Testing showed excessive levels of turbidity, fine particles in the water that can carry bacteria, viruses, and parasites including Cryptosporidium, which can cause diarrhea.KC Water spokeswoman Brooke Givens said Cryptosporidium itself has not been detected, but “the state requires us to notify customers” whenever testing shows the treatment system’s filters are failing to control turbidity.The high volume of rain and snowmelt runoff flowing through the Missouri has carried excessive silt and other material, changing the taste of the water in recent weeks, Givens said.“With all that runoff, we’re seeing river conditions like we haven’t seen in more than a decade,” she told Reuters.KC Water said the diminished water quality was not considered an emergency but advised customers with compromised immune systems, the elderly and those with infants to seek medical advice before drinking tap water.Floods were unleashed when mid-March’s “bomb cyclone” storm dumped torrential rains atop hundreds of square miles of the snow-covered Plains.Record flows cascaded into the Missouri River watershed, and flooding killed at least four people, drowned livestock and closed dozens of roads across a wide swath of Nebraska and Iowa. Property losses were estimated at more than $3 billion in those two states.President Donald Trump declared a major disaster on March 23 for 56 Iowa counties, making federal recovery assistance immediately available. He issued a similar declaration on March 21 for Nebraska.The engorged river crested higher at a record level of over 32 feet on March 22 at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing some 7,500 people to flee from low-lying areas.By Karen DillonFrom Reuters last_img read more

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first_img Share this article Share NEW YORK—New York City declared a public health emergency on April 9 over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what he said was a measles crisis in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people have gotten measles since September. Officials blamed the outbreak on “anti-vaxxers” spreading false information.The order applies to anyone living, working, or going to school in four ZIP codes in the neighborhood and requires all unvaccinated people at risk of exposure to the virus to get the vaccine, including children over 6 months old.The city can’t legally physically force someone to get a vaccination, but officials said people who ignore the order could be fined $1,000. The city said it would help everyone covered by the order get the vaccine if they can’t get it quickly through their regular medical provider.“If people will simply cooperate quickly, nobody will have to pay a fine,” de Blasio said.Officials say 285 measles cases have been confirmed in New York City since the beginning of the outbreak, the largest in the city since 1991. New York City accounted for about two-thirds of all U.S. measles cases reported last week.The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, said that the majority of religious leaders in Brooklyn’s large Orthodox communities support vaccination efforts, but that rates have remained low in some areas because of resistance from some groups that believe the inoculations are dangerous.The commissioner is empowered by law to issue such orders in cases when they might be necessary to protect against a serious public health threat.Earlier this week, the city ordered religious schools and day care programs serving that community to exclude unvaccinated students or risk being closed down.Another Jewish religious community, north of the city but with close ties to Brooklyn, has also seen a surge, with at least 166 cases since October. Last week, a state judge blocked an attempt by Rockland County officials to halt the spread of measles by banning unvaccinated children from public places.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children get two doses of measles vaccine. It says the vaccine is 97 percent effective. NYC Orders Mandatory Vaccines Amid Measles Outbreak By The Associated Press April 10, 2019 Updated: April 10, 2019 Show Discussioncenter_img A woman passes a group of boys in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York on April 9, 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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Nancy Pelosi Claims Barr Lied to Congress DOJ Sla

first_img Nancy Pelosi Claims Barr Lied to Congress, DOJ Slams Her Comments as ‘Reckless’ By Allen Zhong May 2, 2019 Updated: May 3, 2019 Right before Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller had written a letter to Barr raising concerns about his 4-page summary on the Russia investigation report, saying it did not “fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the probe.However, the Washington Post report did include that Mueller said in a subsequent phone call with Barr that his concern is not about the accuracy of Barr’s letter to Congress. It’s unclear which part of the exchange from the April 9 hearing Pelosi was referring to, but likely it’s the one between Barr and Crist about Barr’s letter to Congress.“Reports have emerged recently, General, that members of the special counsel’s team are frustrated at some level with the limited information included in your March 24 letter, that does not adequately or accurately necessarily portrayed the report’s finding,” Crist asked. “Do you know what they’re referencing with that?”Barr said he didn’t.“No, I don’t. I suspected that they probably want it more put out. But in my view, I was not interested in putting out summaries or trying to summarize because I think any summary, regardless of who prepares it, not only runs the risk of being underinclusive of overinclusive but also would trigger a lot of discussion and analysis. That really should wait everything coming out,” he answered. Tune in as I speak with reporters following Attorney General Barr’s testimony in the Senate and as we look ahead to the House’s vote today on H.R. 9, the ClimateActionNow Act. https://t.co/2VBFEvrboJ— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 2, 2019  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share “On Thursday morning I received a letter from Bob, the letter that’s just put into the record, and I called Bob and said, ‘What’s the issue here?’ and I asked him if he was suggesting the March 24 letter was inaccurate? And he said ‘no,’ but that the press reporting had been inaccurate, and that the press was reading too much into it,” he testified.Epoch Times reporter Janita Kan contributed to this report. Minutes later, the Department of Justice (DOJ) slammed Pelosi’s comments as “baseless.”“Speaker Pelosi’s baseless attack on the Attorney General is reckless, irresponsible and false,” DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Fox News. Politics BREAKING: Here is the full Barr-Crist exchange from April 9th in full context. Barr answers the question and goes on to summarize the Mueller letter. Pelosi is accusing Barr of lying by editing his comments pic.twitter.com/UlLvdA6ZnM— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 2, 2019 BREAKING: Letter from Special Counsel Robert Mueller to Attorney General Barr. pic.twitter.com/oDJm6coP8G— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) May 1, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) alleged that Attorney General William Barr had lied to the Congress and committed a “crime” on Thursday, May 2.Pelosi made the comments first during a closed-door meeting and repeated them during a press conference afterward.According to Politico, she told Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) during the private caucus meeting: “We saw [Barr] commit a crime when he answered your question.”“He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress,” Pelosi told reporters during the press conference. “If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime.”“Nobody is above the law. Not the president of the United States, and not the attorney general,” she added. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during her weekly news conference on the Capitol on May 2, 2019. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Share this article Barr confirmed the existence of the letter and phone call and clarified that Mueller didn’t think his letter to Congress is inaccurate. AG Barr on his phone call with special counsel Robert Mueller after he released four-page summary: “I asked him if he was suggesting that the March 24 letter was inaccurate, and he said, no, but that the press reporting had been inaccurate.” https://t.co/EwrguiboDK pic.twitter.com/YPwrOrcpfU— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 1, 2019 Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_img Share this article US News The mother of a 10-week-old baby who was killed by a lethal cocktail of drugs in her breast milk will not be jailed, after she struck a plea-deal with Pennsylvania prosecutors.Samantha Jones, 31 had been charged with homicide after an autopsy found her baby died of a combination of methadone, methamphetamine, and amphetamine back in 2018.On May 8, she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, reported the Bucks County Courier Times, in exchange for a sentence of three years of probation and 100 hours of community service, plus time already served.According to the Courier, the judge said incarcerating Jones, who has taken steps to combat her drug addiction, would do little good. Grief and regret would provide the true penalty, he said.Her attorney said that she was “strangled with grief and tortured by loss,” after the death of her son on April 2, 2018.Jones, of New Britain, had been prescribed methadone to treat her addiction to painkillers, according to the district attorney in Bucks County. Samantha Jones. (Bucks County District Attorney’s Office)According to the Courier, she had relapsed and begun to use illegal drugs.After feeding her baby in the night, Jones told police she woke on April 2 at around 6:30 a.m. to find him pale, with bloody mucous coming from his nose, according to the Bucks County district attorney.She called her mother, who called 911 and began CPR, guided by the dispatcher.Police arrived to find the baby in cardiac arrest. He was taken to the emergency room, where he was pronounced dead at around 9:30 a.m.Jones told police that she had been primarily breast-feeding the baby, but had switched to formula three days earlier. New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. (Screenshot/Google Maps)That night when the baby woke her for a feed at around 3 a.m., she told police she was too tired to prepare formula, so breast-fed him instead.According to the Courier, the boy’s grandmother, Michele McGovern, told the court that she continues to be mystified by Jones’s actions that day.“I keep replaying it in my head,” she said.According to The Intelligencer, almost exactly one year before her son died, Jones was arrested after New Britain police alleged she was found passed out at the wheel of her vehicle with a baby inside.The same drugs that were later found in her son’s system were identified by a blood test, along with the anxiety medication clonazepam.She was sentenced to house arrest with the condition of continuing drug treatment, and the more serious charges were dropped.More Deadly Than Car CrashesAccording to a report earlier this year, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than a car crash.It is the first time that opioid overdoses have surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional deaths, according to a new report by the National Safety Council (NSC).Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, while the probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 103. The council’s analysis is based on 2017 mortality data by the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).“The nation’s opioid crisis is fueling the Council’s grim probabilities, and that crisis is worsening with an influx of illicit fentanyl,” the NSC said in a statement on Jan. 14.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 130 people in the United States die of an opioid overdose each day, while the cost of prescription opioid misuse in the country is $78.5 billion a year. This includes the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.Back in October 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. The Senate subsequently passed a bill that received bipartisan support to combat the crisis. Follow Simon on Twitter: @SPVeazey Share Pennsylvania Mother Whose Drugs-Laced Breast Milk Killed Her Baby Will Not Be Jailed By Simon Veazey May 9, 2019 Updated: May 9, 2019center_img Samantha Jones. (Bucks County District Attorney’s Office)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Shirley McLean APTN News One of the worlds larges

first_imgShirley McLeanAPTN NewsOne of the world’s largest social media sites is touring the north to find out how people are connecting online.Facebook is also teaching people how to grow their small businesses online.smclean@aptn.ca@shirlmcleanlast_img

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accepts the final in

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau accepts the final inquiry report following a special ceremony.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThey’re talking about a revolution.The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is trying to make genocide a noun the way the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada turned reconciliation into a verb.“It is time to call it as it is,” the inquiry’s final report released Monday said.“Canada’s past and current colonial policies, actions and inactions towards Indigenous Peoples is genocide.”Read the national inquiry’s calls for justiceThe allegation is a strong one.It threatens to tarnish Canada’s stellar reputation for quality of life, its standard for peace, and its position of respect within the global community.But Chief Commissioner Marion Buller said she and her three fellow commissioners “pulled out a mirror to Canada” over 33 months of gathering evidence and “reflected the truth back.”When asked why they used the term genocide, she said “because that’s the inescapable conclusion.”The term, she said, “explains the high rates of violence” against Indigenous women and girls – fulfilling the inquiry’s mandate to expose the root cause of gender-based discrimination and violence.The tough talk shouldn’t come as a surprise.The commissioners warned in November 2017 in their interim report – ‘Our Women and Girls are Sacred’ – they’d be “exposing hard truths about the devastating impacts of colonization, racism and sexism—aspects of Canada that many Canadians are reluctant to accept.”The final report with 231 recommendations was swaddled in sealskin and wrapped with a traditional Métis sash before being handed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.He took his seat cradling the bundle like a baby before his turn to address the crowd at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.Trudeau promised to develop a national action plan to end violence against Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people.But didn’t say colonial violence was genocide.“Canada has failed you,” he said. “This is an uncomfortable day for Canada but it is an essential day.”By coincidence, Canada’s Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg recently adopted the term genocide to describe the effects of colonization.Read the executive summary here: Reclaiming Power and PlaceIndigenous women and girls are 12 times more likely to be victims of crime – a staggering statistic by any metric.But what’s worse, said the report entitled Reclaiming Power and Place, is that victims are made to feel at fault while governments and public services look the other way.“This desire to maintain the status quo directly contributes to the targeting of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people,” said Buller to a standing ovation.“We need you to change,” added Commissioner Michèle Audette during her remarks.“This is a historic day.”Despite cries from the crowd demanding he say it, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not utter the word “genocide” in his speech after being handed a copy of the #MMIWG National Inquiry final report. @APTNNews #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/ZWawUEvYyF— Justin Brake (@JustinBrakeNews) June 3, 2019Representatives from all provinces and territories were present to accept copies of the report. As were some chiefs of police including Danny Smyth of Winnipeg.But not the head of the RCMP, a police service heavily criticized in the report for the way it handles missing and murdered cases.Commissioner Brenda Lucki “was unable to attend today’s event,” a spokeswoman said, releasing a written statement instead thanking the inquiry for its important work.“We are committed to achieving reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through a renewed relationship built on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership,” the statement said.“We have already made many changes to our policies, procedures and training over the course of the inquiry.”When APTN News asked what Lucki was doing, the RCMP did not reply.While the 1,200-page report records the trauma and stress of grieving families, it also reflects the resilience of Indigenous communities.And, it concludes women are tired of being victims. Preferring to move forward through action towards justice.With a focus on the perpetrators – whether they be human or systemic. kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

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United Way Campaign Surpasses 1 Million

first_img By CBN Twitter Pinterest United Way Campaign Surpasses $1 Million Share. Facebook United Way of Deschutes County has surpassed the $1 Million mark in the county wide fundraising effort to raise $1.25 million to help address urgent social service needs in Deschutes County.  United Way volunteers and staff thank contributors and continue their work to reach the goal prior to the fiscal year end of June 30.The collective effort of campaign volunteers, area workplaces and the generosity of local donors have been tremendous thus far.  Area residents who have not yet donated are encouraged to pause a moment and consider directing a gift from their heart. In 2011 an individual’s donation, when combined with that of others, resulted in necessary basic human services reaching over 74,000 Deschutes county residents.  These numbers included some of the over 1300 children who are homeless in Central Oregon (number of homeless children obtained from the Partnership to End Poverty website).To promote the 2012/13 United Way fundraising campaign, volunteer campaign chair John Salzer has vowed to wear a LIVE UNITED t-shirt every day until the goal of $1.25 Million is reached.  Salzer then went one step further to bring visibility to his cause; his t-shirt is covered with big black numbers that announce weekly updated campaign pledge amounts.  Salzer is most grateful to all who have thus far donated to this year’s campaign.  He thanks future donors in advance and looks forward to the day he can finally mark his shirt with a big $1,250,000!Area residents are invited to invest in the people of their community and assist United Way of Deschutes County in reaching the $1.25 Million goal.   This money is utilized to help support over thirty local social service programs that rely in part on funding from United Way.  This funding is necessary to help ensure that United Way partner agencies continue to provide the invaluable gift of assistance, sometimes life-saving assistance, to the large number of Deschutes County residents in need.To learn more about LIVE UNITED, how to schedule a workplace campaign, or to make a pledge, contact the United Way office at (541) 389-6507, or view the Web site: www.deschutesunitedway.org.  You can also mail donations to:  PO Box 5969, Bend, OR  97708-5969.### Google+ Tumblr LinkedIn E-Headlines 0 Email on January 3, 2013 About United Way of Deschutes CountySince 1953, United Way of Deschutes County has been helping people in our community to improve their lives and build a better community by tapping into the caring power of people and organizations. United Way systematically identifies unmet needs and critical issues, and brings together people and resources to address them. With the help of corporate, employee and individual donations, United Way touches one-in-three people in our community each year through programs that focus on our most urgent human service needs: helping kids get a great start in life, keeping youth on track for success, meeting basic needs of individuals and families, and keeping children and families safe from violence and abuse.  For more information call 541-389-6507 or visit www.deschutesunitedway.org.last_img read more

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Can a Room With a View Promote Healing

first_imgCan a Room With a View Promote Healing? Tumblr Pinterest LinkedIn By Briana Manfrass at Pinnacle Architecture Email 0 (Photo above: Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center in Canyonville, Oregon uses views to the gardens outside and greenery on the inside to promote health and wellness | courtesy of Pinnacle Architecture, Inc.)Designing healing environments is a mix between art and science. These three research-based design choices can make a big impact on worker happiness, patient healing, and lowering costs.A room with a “green” view – are they healthier than bricks?The idea that views of the natural environment can aid healing has been studied for years. A much cited study published in 1984 in the journal Science by environmental psychologist Roger Ulrich was the first to use strict medical research to demonstrate that viewing nature can speed healing. Twenty-three surgical patients assigned to rooms with windows looking out on a natural scene had shorter postoperative hospital stays, gave fewer negative evaluative comments, and took fewer analgesics (painkillers) than 23 matched patients in similar rooms with windows facing a brick wall. Thirty years later multiple studies have continued to show the healing power of viewing greenery to reduce stress and emotional fatigue. Integrating natural window views into healthcare environments is a positive way to promote healing and reduce costs.Centralized vs. decentralized – which promotes a better work environment?Centralized nursing stations promote collaboration but they take the nurses away from their patients. In decentralized nursing stations – nurses stationed within rooms – care and attention to the patient increases but collaboration among staff is decreased. According to a study of registered nurses by Peter D. Hart, one of the top analysts of public opinion in the U.S., 700 registered nurses revealed the primary reason nurses leave healthcare, other than retirement, is to find a job that is less stressful and physically demanding. By using a mix of both centralized and decentralized stations the physical layout can provide better care to the patients while allowing staff to collaborate and create a less stressful, collegial environment.Patient and worker safety – can carpet reduce falls?Between 700,000 and 1,000,000 patients suffer a fall in U.S. hospitals each year according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Multiple studies have found the risk of a fracture resulting from a fall on carpet was significantly lower compared to other floor types. While carpeting might not be the best fit for all environments, the development of carpet tiles (easy to replace sections if damaged), anti-microbial properties, and cushioned backings provide a more viable option in healthcare environments to reduce patient falls and injury.Healthcare and senior living facilities can benefit from evidence-based design (EBD) options. Whether its research on new and improved interior materials or the configuration of space and green views, organizations like The Center for Health Design and trained EBD experts can uncover simple ways to improve patient outcomes, increase staff satisfaction, and reduce costs.541-388-9897www.PinnacleArchitecture.comcenter_img Facebook Google+ E-Headlines on July 21, 2015 Share. Twitterlast_img read more

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Why is the State Land Board Selling the Elliott State Forest without

first_img Tumblr Twitter (Photo courtesy of oregon.gov)In August 2015 the Oregon Land Board (Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins, and Treasurer Ted Wheeler) voted to sell roughly 82,450 acres of “Common School Trust Lands” within the Elliott State Forest because the state was losing money on those lands. Under Oregon law, School Trust Lands are supposed to make money for schools.Given the ongoing losses, the Board reached the correct decision. Unfortunately, the sale protocol adopted by the Board is bizarre. The Board will establish a price for the land based on appraisals, and that will be the only price accepted. If you dare to offer $1 more, your offer will be declared “non-responsive.”How can this make sense when Trust Lands serve an as an endowment for public schools? Trustees of any endowment have a fiduciary obligation to make decisions in the best interest of beneficiaries. The 82,450 acres of timberland being sold in the Elliott may be worth anywhere from $300 million to more than $400 million, but no one knows the exact value. Setting a non-negotiable price through appraisals means that potentially vast amounts of money could be left on the table.Anyone who has been to a charity fundraising auction knows that the estimated value of something frequently turns out to be wrong—by a lot. That’s why we have competitive bidding.The same is true in business transactions. Just last month, for example, Alaska Airlines bought Virgin Airlines for $2.6 billion, or $57/share—a price that was 80% higher than what the shares had been trading for prior to the sale.Instead of bidding on price, the Land Board plans to pick a winning offer based on which prospective purchaser has the best package of “public benefits.” The minimum level of benefits has been defined by the Board as the following: (1) at least 50 percent of the purchased timberland must remain open for public recreational use; (2) no-cut buffers of 120 feet on each side of fish-bearing streams must be left permanently untouched; (3) at least 25% of the older stands of trees must be left intact; and (4) at least 40 full-time jobs annually must be provided over the first 10 years of new ownership.These benefits may have merit, but using them as the way to choose the best offer will turn the sale protocol into a beauty contest. There is no objective way to compare an offer including 130-foot buffers with another offer that has only 120-foot buffers but proposes to employ 50 people each year rather than 40.This protocol is going to create a nightmarish decision process for the three Land Board members, while violating their fiduciary obligations to schools.There is an easy solution to this problem: Simply make the four public benefits a minimum requirement, and then pick the highest-price offer meeting those requirements. Maybe we’ll find out that the Elliott is worth a lot more than it’s been appraised for.Anyone who works at a public school, serves on a school board, or has a child enrolled at a public school should be outraged at this giveaway.John A. Charles, Jr. is President and CEO of Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization.Contact us at kathryn@cascadepolicy.org to schedule an interview with the author or to get more information on this topic.www.cascadepolicy.org info@cascadepolicy.org 503-242-0900 on May 10, 2016 E-Headlines Share. Email Why is the State Land Board Selling the Elliott State Forest without Competitive Bidding? center_img Facebook 0 Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest By John A Charles Jrlast_img read more

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High Desert Museum Proudly Participates in Blue Star Museums

first_img Twitter 0 (Photo courtesy of High Desert Museum)Military personnel and their families can enjoy the Museum for free during summerThe High Desert Museum will participate this summer in the Blue Star Museums program. A collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums nationwide, this program offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The launch date for the High Desert Museum will be Saturday, May 27, continuing through September 5.“The Blue Star Museums program is a great opportunity for the High Desert Museum to team up with other museums in every state to support our service members and their families,” said High Desert Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. “It’s our pleasure to offer military families high-quality, budget-friendly opportunities to spend time together.”Blue Star Museums is the latest NEA program to bring quality arts programs to the military community.The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program.For more information and to learn about other free opportunities to visit the Museum, visit the Museum’s website www.highdesertmuseum.org or call 541-382-4754 ext. 271.THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM opened in 1982 and brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural resources together to promote an understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of North America’s high desert country. The Museum uses indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife in natural habitats, and living history demonstrations to help people discover and appreciate the high desert environment. The Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate.Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA. on May 23, 2017 E-Headlines LinkedIn Tumblr By CBNcenter_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest High Desert Museum Proudly Participates in Blue Star Museums Share. Emaillast_img read more

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