Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal

A federal judge has rejected claims from an embattled former state prosecutor that she is protected from liability in the fallout over a Massachusetts drug lab scandal. The civil lawsuit was one of the last tied to prosecutors’ disputed handling of the case against disgraced ex-chemist Sonja Farak, who was convicted in 2014 of ingesting drugContinue reading “Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal”

Travel Thursdays: RV Tire Safety Tips to Know.

by Kris and Andy Murphy Your tires are what get you from point A to point B. Even just one low-pressure tire can interrupt your trip plans. Most RVers make two mistakes with their tires: not filling them at the proper air pressure and not checking them often enough for issues. These two things canContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: RV Tire Safety Tips to Know.”

Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border

by Anita Snow PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has refused the federal government’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it won’t do so until the U.S. moves to construct a permanent barrier instead. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs dugContinue reading “Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border”

Book Review Tuesdays: Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women by Jane Finette.

Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women by Jane Finette My rating: 3 of 5 stars This one was a book that I read for work. We have a few book clubs at the office. I felt like this book does a lot of repeating of the other books that are in the same genre/category. ThereContinue reading “Book Review Tuesdays: Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women by Jane Finette.”

Mental Health Mondays:

Here Are the Cheat Codes to a Better Life Crowdsourced from the internet Life is a bizarre video game. There are cheat codes that can help you level up to a better life. Here are some I crowdsourced from the internet. Pursue your goals in private Instagram created this stupid bragging culture. It taught normal people to take photosContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays:”

Mental Health Mondays: Just Dial 988: New Mental Health Hotline starts Saturday.

Washington State by: Vincent Saglimbeni LACEY, Wash. — Callers in crisis will soon be able to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by just dialing “988.” The new Federal Communications Commission Crisis Line will go into effect Saturday, July 16. 988 will connect people to the national network associated with each caller’s local crisis center,Continue reading “Mental Health Mondays: Just Dial 988: New Mental Health Hotline starts Saturday.”

True Crime Sundays:

New Top Ten Fugitive: Brenda Delgado Help Us Find a Murderer Update: Brenda Delgado in Custody (04/08/16) Brenda Delgado, wanted for her role in a murder-for-hire plot that led to the death of a prominent pediatric dentist in Texas, has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. A reward of up toContinue reading “True Crime Sundays:”

You can now see the application for Biden’s student-loan forgiveness — and the 5 pieces of information you will need to apply

Student-loan borrowers just got a first look at what the application for debt cancellation will look like. On Tuesday, the Education Department released details on all of the information federal borrowers will need to access President Joe Biden’s up to $20,000 in debt relief for those making under $125,000 a year. While administration officials toldContinue reading “You can now see the application for Biden’s student-loan forgiveness — and the 5 pieces of information you will need to apply”

Supervisors Fletcher, and Anderson Reveal Proposed Opioid Settlement Framework

By City News Service San Diego County supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Joel Anderson Wednesday revealed an Opioid Settlement Framework they are asking the Board of Supervisors to approve next week. Some of the strategies they introduced in the framework include expanding access to medically assisted treatment, putting “wellness advocates” in hospitals, providing wrap-around services and housing,Continue reading “Supervisors Fletcher, and Anderson Reveal Proposed Opioid Settlement Framework”

Travel Thursdays: Ask an RV Expert: ‘How Can I Keep My Rig Secure at the Campground?’ Your RV Security Questions Answered.

by RVillage Experts Dear RVillage Expert: Does anyone use a security device for their camper? —Billy G. While RVing for the most part is a fun, safe way to escape to the great outdoors, it doesn’t mean you’re completely exempt from things like theft and vandalism. Whether you’re parked at a campground, overnighting in aContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: Ask an RV Expert: ‘How Can I Keep My Rig Secure at the Campground?’ Your RV Security Questions Answered.”