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Maine to Address Opioid Crisis

Maine to Address Opioid Crisis

The state of Maine’s Task Force to Address the Opioid Crisis met last week and is expected to present their recommendations to state legislatures by Dec. 6, 2017. Recommendations will include prevention, law enforcement, harm reduction, drug treatment, and recovery. According to officials in law enforcement, 185 Maine residents died from a drug overdose between […]

Republicans Have the 50 Votes to Pass Historical Tax Reform

Republicans Have the 50 Votes to Pass Historical Tax Reform

On December 1, 2017, GOP leaders announce they have the votes to pass the landmark tax reform legislation. The vote is expected to take place late Friday afternoon as one by one the few remaining Senators on the fence move to support the bill. The measure would lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent and […]

Bomb Threat on Turkish Airlines Flight

Bomb Threat on Turkish Airlines Flight

On Nov. 30, 2017, a Turkish Airlines flight carrying 107 passengers was forced to land in Khartoum due to a bomb threat. The Boeing 737 was in flight from Nairobi heading to Cairo when a British passenger received a bomb threat in an email as the aircraft flew into Sudanese airspace, according to the Civil […]

Florida Middle School Students Charged for Bomb Threat

Florida Middle School Students Charged for Bomb Threat

In DeLand, Florida, two middle school students called in a bomb threat to their own school. The male students were arrested and charged with making a fake bomb report. They called 911 and said they had a bomb and were going to shoot up the school, according to authorities. The school was put on lockdown […]

The GOP Tax Plot Will Increase Deficit

The GOP Tax Plot Will Increase Deficit

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new Senate GOP tax plan would increase the federal deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years. The projected deficit includes the Jobs Act, and the removal of the individual mandate inside the Affordable Care Act. However, insurance markets for non-group plans will remain stable throughout […]