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EDITORIAL: Florida lawmakers school Marjory Stoneman Douglas students – what a mistake

That was swift. As swift as Nikolas Cruz was when he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It took Florida legislators little time to teach some activist students a lesson by refusing to consider a gun law on Tuesday, even as students from Stoneman Douglas sat in the audience....


Government

'The Green Duck Lounge' aims to be more than a play

Playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson and director Claire Syler hope “The Green Duck Lounge,” an emotionally charged drama centered on civil rights activism through different decades, will spark an intense dialogue and a lasting conversation. Opening Wednesday night at the Rhynsburger Theatre for its...


Government

The censor's paradox: Trying to suppress information often backfires

“Life is like a box of chocolates,” character Forrest Gump says in the movie bearing his name. “You never know what you’re gonna get.” Some folks might say elections are kind of like that, too. When President Trump blasted Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury,” with a Twitter flurry and Trump’s...


Government

Pharmacists' role in reducing opioid misuse highlighted at 'STLCOP Talks'

There’s no magic bullet to solve the opioid crisis, but there are steps pharmacists can take to address it, St. Louis College of Pharmacy professor Amy Tiemeier said Wednesday evening. Tiemeier was one of three St. Louis College of Pharmacy professors who presented their medication-related research...


Government

Lawmakers discuss ban on tanning beds for minors

Missouri legislators listened to almost an hour of testimony in favor of a bill that would ban minors from using UV tanning beds, regardless of parental permission. House Bill 1260 would place Missouri in line with 16 other states that have similar bans for minors. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Nick...


Business

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Trump Special Interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for...


Government

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain firearms and tighter background checks, saying “there’s nothing more important than protecting our children,” amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting. Trump said he spoke...


Business

Fewer Americans are working. Don't blame immigrants or food stamps.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Where did all the jobs go? Well, we’re finally starting to find some satisfactory answers to the granddaddy of all economic questions. The share of Americans with jobs dropped 4.5 percentage points from 1999 to 2016 - amounting to about 6.8 million fewer workers in...


Business

Fewer Americans are working. Don't blame immigrants or food stamps.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Where did all the jobs go? Well, we’re finally starting to find some satisfactory answers to the granddaddy of all economic questions. The share of Americans with jobs dropped 4.5 percentage points from 1999 to 2016 - amounting to about 6.8 million fewer workers in...


State

Lawmakers advance bill requiring annual jail death reports

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are working to find out more about deaths in Utah’s jails after a series of inmate deaths last year. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler’s proposal requires jails and prisons to submit annual reports on jail deaths, how they treat inmates who are addicted to opioids and...


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