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V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013

News Feature

Prescription for Termination

Medical marijuana laws conflict with employers’ drug testing policies

Barron Jones reports on what happens when employer’s drug testing policies, federal law and state medical marijuana laws clash, and a court case that may set precedent.

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The Daily Word in Betty Page, valley fever, Bangladesh and Glorp!

Do you have Valley Fever?

This little boy lost his ear on Easter.

The public meeting about the proposed Rio Grande and Candelaria roundabout was very long and inconclusive.

Don't forget about the treasure buried in the Sangre de Cristos.

Increasingly, it appears North Korea is serious.

Paul Rose, infamous member of the Quebec separatist group the F.L.Q, died last month.

35 Atlanta area teachers and administrators are turning themselves in to police this morning.

Upcoming auction of Betty Page photos gives us an excuse to look at Betty Page photos.

The topless fight against PTSD.

This article about the current war crimes tribunals in Bangladesh has a great timeline of the country's tragic history.

Your life isn't complete until you have watched the world's worst Pink Floyd cover.

A tragedy of amazing proportions befell this flea circus.

Glorp Gum!

On this day in 1947, Author Camille Paglia was born.

opinion

18 veterans commit suicide each day

That’s the startling opener to Alex Limkin’s column “Flashes of Light,” which is all about staying alive after war.

Limkin, an Iraq War veteran, took a trip with Outward Bound. The wilderness organization leads vets through the backcountry for free. It’s part of an effort to help people cope with post-traumatic stress.

Folks can apply here.

V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012

From the Foxhole

Flashes of Light

Staying alive after war

An average of 18 veterans commit suicide each day. The source for this statistic is not some obscure group with an anti-war agenda but an organization that probably knows something about the rate at which veterans are killing themselves—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011

Making Sausage

Playing Chicken With Millions

Senators battled as the final moments of the 2011 legislative session ticked away

If an eye for an eye makes everyone blind, a bill for a bill leaves our roads messed up and our senior centers unfunded.

During the legislative session, most measures are passed in the final days, hours and even minutes. As the clock wound down on Saturday, March 19, lawmakers threw a wrench in the works to force one of the governor’s priorities through. But it didn’t work, and in the end, Gov. Susana Martinez’ “social promotion” education bill got left behind—and so did millions for improvements around the state.

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