Lawmakers are concerned about skyrocketing costs in Missouri for mental health

JEFFERSON CITY — A panel of state lawmakers raised questions Monday about increasing costs at the state’s mental health agency. Republican members of the House Subcommittee on State Funding for Social Service Programs have expressed concern about the proposed nearly $300 million increase in the Department of Mental Health. In the agency’s proposed budget for … Read more

Qualified Homeowners in Texas May Be Eligible for Assistance | state

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Jeff Bezos really broke the internet. This new movie shows the early days of the Amazon founder

Madeline Marr, Miami Herald MIAMI – Think back a long time ago, to a time when you literally couldn’t order anything popping into your head at 4am from your phone. The year was 1994, and Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, was a nine-to-five year old, hard worker with a forward-thinker’s dream—an insanely lofty dream that had … Read more

NASCAR Chicago Street Race announces July 4th concerts, general ticket sales

Robert Chanick, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — The soundtrack to the inaugural NASCAR Chicago Street Race, which is set to turn Grant Park into a pop-up racetrack over the Fourth of July weekend, will have more than screeching tires and roaring engines. In addition to 200-mile-per-hour racing cars, the two-day event will feature full-fledged concerts ranging … Read more

FPS Stopped the Use of Racial Justice, Book titled LGBT in 2022 | Tn Exchange

Fremont Public Schools has suspended distribution of the racial diversity and LGBTQ+ confirmation book in fall 2022 after complaints from several local parents, officials confirmed Monday, Jan. 23. The book, titled “We’re All Welcome,” was purchased under a federal program by Washington Elementary School Superintendent Erica Kobza and, according to elementary school superintendent Mark Shepard, … Read more

Rancher details wolf challenges in the Parks and Wildlife Painting | News

This screenshot shows rancher Don Gittleson speaking to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. After more than a year of dealing with the threat of wolves killing his livestock, Walden-area farmer Don Gittleson has gained some hard-won perspective on where to turn for insights into wolf behavior and how to protect his livestock from them. … Read more

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Healthcare Deals Abroad

Emma Patch Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Brenna Williams, 28, of Fresno, Calif., has universal healthcare coverage, but when she started looking into fertility treatments to start a family, she was flattered by the out-of-pocket cost. So while some friends in her shoes began looking for a job at an American company that would offer to offset … Read more

The Fed and the markets agree on wages and inflation, that’s a problem.

Federal Reserve officials continue to warn that more interest rate increases are coming because they don’t see the labor market softening enough for inflation to reach 2%. Above, US Postal Service employees work at the Los Angeles processing and distribution center. Mario Tama/Getty Images font size The economic data released last week seems to tell … Read more

Logging down trees to improve forest health and wildlife habitats is a nonsensical fantasy

Steve Kelly One of Montana’s most cherished wildlife management areas is located on the chopping block. The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is now a full partner in the brutal war the logging industry is waging against nature. The FWP proposes to liquidate (machine record) approximately 1,500 acres of prime wildlife habitat in … Read more

Governor holds hearing on mental health ahead of state budget negotiations

RACINE – Gov. Tony Evers was in town Wednesday for a hearing with community leaders about programs in place to help those with mental health issues. The message from the community has been that the programs are there, but the needs are great and growing, and they could use additional funding to expand. Evers said … Read more