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Civic Education Has Fallen By The Wayside

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In his 2019 year-end report on the federal judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said that “civic education has fallen by the wayside,” and added, “In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our government, and the protections… Read More »

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The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail

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ProPublica (February 24, 2020): One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes… Read More »

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Big Pharmacies Put Patients at Risk

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Many pharmacists at companies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens have described understaffed and chaotic workplaces where they said it had become difficult to perform their jobs safely, putting the public at risk of medication errors. They struggle to fill prescriptions, give flu shots, tend the drive-through, answer phones, work the register, counsel patients… Read More »

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Choosing Christmas gifts for kids

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1. Choose age appropriate toys by reading the age label on the toy. For children younger than 3, avoid toys with small parts, which can cause choking. In particular avoid deflated or broken balloons, small parts or small balls. 2. Scooters and other riding toys – Riding toys, skateboards and in-line skates go fast,… Read More »

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Havana Coal Power Plant – Permanently Closed

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The Havana Coal Power Plant permanently closed its doors last week and 25 News shared how that impact is hitting the small community and workers. Despite long-standing economic issues, the workers and community were given less than four months notice when Vistra announced plans to close four of their cleanest burning plants in the… Read More »

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Baby Sleep Cribs Recalls

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Electronic Records – Rx Errors

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The rate of doctors selecting the incorrect dosage for prescription medications has been increasing as the rate of electronic health records (EHRs) grows. So be alert when you receive your meds from the pharmacy. 

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Cost of Drugs Could be Reduced

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From the Governing journal:  “A year after calling proposals allowing Americans to import cheaper drugs from Canada a “gimmick,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the federal government is “open for business” on such a strategy. Secretary Azar announced a preliminary plan Wednesday, July 31st, to allow Americans to import certain lower-cost drugs… Read More »

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Beware of Cyberattacks

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 The New York Times  reports, “Big banks like Capital One, the victim of a recent attack that captured the personal information of over 100 million people, are a target for digital troublemakers. … A single weak spot is all savvy hackers need. And they often find them. Already this year, there have been 3,494 successful… Read More »

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The Illinois Better Government Association reports

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When Illinois’ income tax rate jumped a record 67% earlier this decade, critics warned it would drive away the wealthy who invest in businesses and jobs. Instead, IRS data show, the better off flourished. Similar arguments are now being raised by opponents of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s push for a new and steeper tax hike… Read More »

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