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|After Delay, Louisiana OKs Planting of Medical Marijuana
Louisiana’s first legal crop of medical marijuana can be planted this week. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay. The Monroe News-Star reports that Strain’s team met with …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:59 PM
|AIR Worldwide Updates Wildfire Model with Event-Based Risk Management Approach
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) has released an updated Wildfire Model for the United States designed to provide a comprehensive view of the risk of wildfire to property within the 13 westernmost conterminous states. The event-based modeling approach …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:57 PM
|School System in North Carolina County Lawsuit Accused of Neglect, Discrimination in Suit
A lawsuit filed against a North Carolina school system and its board of education says an elementary school in need of repairs was discriminated against because of race. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Monday against the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:46 PM
|SECURA Insurance Adds Switzer as Market Manager in Kentucky
Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance has added Lisa Switzer as market manager for Kentucky. Switzer brings 28 years of experience in the insurance industry to her new role with a diverse mix of commercial, personal, and specialty lines roles. She was …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:38 PM
|ICT to Begin Annual Texas ‘Hurricane Tour’
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) is set to launch its annual “hurricane tour” aimed at reminding coastal residents to be ready in case a hurricane or tropical storm should make landfall this year. Beginning on Aug. 20, ICT’s Mark …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:36 PM
|York Named Chief Underwriting Officer at CM Vantage
Michael York II has been named chief underwriting officer for Madison, Wisconsin-based CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Co., reporting to President Alan Ogilvie. York will oversee CM Vantage’s underwriting operations and work closely with CM Vantage’s distribution partners. Prior to joining …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:12 PM
|Hy-Vee Sued by Minnesota Family Sickened by Tainted Pasta Salad
A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Hy-Vee Inc. The suit alleges a woman, her daughter and her grandson …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:07 PM
|Missouri Corrections Officers Awarded $113.7M in Overtime Lawsuit
A jury has awarded Missouri prison guards compensation for work they performed before and after their shifts. A Cole County jury on Aug. 14 awarded $113.7 million to 13,000 current corrections officers or those who worked at the Department of …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:06 PM
|Federal Safety Board Links Plugged Drill Pipe to Deadly Oklahoma Well Fire
There were signs that a natural gas well was not fully sealed before it exploded in January, killing five workers, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said in an updated report on the accident on Thursday. The incident, which took place …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:04 PM
|Washington Lawsuit Says College Dean Raped Assistant
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue College claiming the school, and by extension Washington state, fostered a hostile work environment by failing to protect her from a former dean. SeattlePI.com reported the woman’s attorney Julie Kays filed the …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:45 PM
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|Brennan fires back at Trump: Claims of 'no collusion' are 'hogwash'
A day after President Trump revoked John Brennan’s security clearance, the New York Times published a blistering op-ed by the former CIA director, who disputes Trump’s assertion that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 9:13 AM
|Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sues Colorado After Refusing To Bake Trans Woman's Cake
Months after winning a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 3:10 PM
|Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: report
The bodies of two missing Colorado girls who disappeared along with their
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 10:10 AM
|Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent
Michigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott is facing calls from 19 groups to
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 5:29 PM
|'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster
A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace. More than 100 tons of dead sea creatures have been shoveled up from smelly, deserted beaches in tourist areas along Florida's southwest coast as a result of the harmful algal bloom this month alone. In just the past week, 12 dolphins washed ashore dead in Sarasota County, typically the toll seen in an entire year.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:51 PM
|Ford Mustang price climbs while Chevy Camaro gets a price cut
Despite arriving in dealer showrooms just a month ago, the 2019 Ford Mustang has received a price increase. The refreshed 2019 Camaro, meanwhile, arrives with a price cut. According to Cars Direct, the destination charge increases by $95 for all trim levels, rising from $900 to $995.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 3:00 PM
|China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal. The company was accused in July of falsifying data for a rabies vaccine and manufacturing an ineffective vaccine for babies, sparking widespread consumer anger. While there were no known reports of people being harmed by the vaccines, regulators ordered Changsheng to halt their production and recall the rabies vaccine.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 10:51 PM
|12 Ways Teachers Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping
Let's be honest, who knows better than them?
From Woman's Day
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:31 PM
|National Guard deploys thousands of soldiers to California
National Guard soldiers are supporting response efforts, providing unique military capabilities to contain the fires.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:33 PM
|Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director who has criticized the White House
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders began her briefing on Wednesday by reading a statement from President Trump announcing his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent critic of the current administration. The statement went on to list other current and former officials whose clearances would be under review.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:38 PM