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46 min ago | Slate Magazine

The GOP's Phantom Menace

Specifically, the Wisconsin governor wants to drug-test people applying for food stamps and unemployment insurance. So far, there are no details to share; insofar that there's a plan, it's a single line from a campaign document , detailing Walker's agenda for a second term.


Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government

5 hrs ago |

Second Atlanta Police Officer Resigns Due to Alleged Drug Use

Officer Kurt Dralle, who was assigned to the precinct which covers Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, submitted his resignation on Thursday after allegedly failing a drug test . A police spokesman told the AJC that the test was not random, but Dralle had drawn suspicion from officials.


Related Topix: Drugs, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

9 hrs ago |

The Record: Northern Valley's policy

AFTER MONTHS of spirited and sometimes acrimonious debate, the Northern Valley Regional High School District abandoned the idea of randomly testing virtually all students for drugs. Instead the district decided to revamp its curriculum to emphasize the dangers of illegal drug use.


Related Topix: Drugs, Education Etc., Bergen County, NJ, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Old Tappan, NJ, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Advocate

Crime Blotter: Two Central High students hospitalized after alleged drug use

Two seniors at Central High School were taken from school Monday and sent to the hospital after apparently ingesting synthetic marijuana, said Superintendent Michael Faulk. Faulk said the boys, ages 17 and 18, apparently used the drug while in the bathroom and they went into class where "they had issues," Faulk said, not elaborating.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana


Walker Releases Job Plan: Wants Drug Testing for Those Getting Government Assistance

Governor Scott Walker released his job plan on Sunday and has one point causing some controversy as he wants those receiving government aid for unemployment and food stamps to pass drug tests. Walker is calling his plan "Continuing Wisconsin's Comeback: Scott Walker's Plan for Greater Prosperity for All."


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Wausau, WI

JD Supra

Sixth Circuit Says Manufacturer's Testing for Legally Prescribed...

Americans' use of prescription painkillers, anti-anxiety medications and other drugs with psychotropic effects has exploded over the past decade. Many of these medications include warnings for persons who take them with regard to driving or operating heavy machinery.


Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

The Great Republican Hope: Scott Walker's Re-Election Push Includes Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker , in a tight race for re-election , released a 62 page plan for "Greater Prosperity for All." Among the proposals, as the Milwaukee Journal-Sentimental reported, is the tired old canard of drug testing recipients of food stamps and unemployment.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Marijuana

Business Journal

Medical marijuana: 3 things employers need to know

Florida voters won't have their chance to fully legalize medical marijuana until Nov. 4, but business owners are already sweating. "The employers that are my clients are starting to ask questions about this law that is probably going to be on the books by the end of the year," said Angelo Filippi , director of the employment and labor law practice group of South Florida law firm Kelley Kronenberg.


Related Topix: Marijuana, West Palm Beach, FL

Today's TMJ4

Governor Walker stands by plan to require drug testing for aid programs

Governor Walker laid out a plan of action for re-election Monday morning, which includes touting a controversial plan to require drug tests for people seeking unemployment and food stamp benefits. "For those who are able-bodied, for those who are capable to get in the workforce, we should be showing that our programs and incentive is to get people into a job," Walker said.


Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Arizona Gop VP Resigns After Advocating Sterilization and Drug Testing for Medicaid Recipients

Former Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce resigned as Arizona Republican Party's first vice chair late Sunday after receiving criticism over recent comments he made about women on Medicaid. "You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I'd do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations," Pearce said, according to the Phoenix New Times.


Greeley Tribune

Greeley woman offers fast, mobile drug testing

For more information or to schedule drug testing, call 978-6867, email or go online to While working in an oil field office, Greeley native Sue Eatmon saw a need for quick, accessible drug testing and decided she should be the one to fill the need.


Related Topix: Greeley, CO, Weld County, CO

The Inter-Mountain

W.Va. pain clinics screening patients for pill use

The Charleston Gazette reports Hope pain clinics in Beckley, Fairmont and Kanawha City are charging patients $150 for an initial screening and $75 for subsequent visits.


Related Topix: Beckley, WV, Kanawha City, WV, Raleigh County, WV

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KAAL-TV Austin

New Twist in the Olmsted County Sheriff's Race

For the first time in 42 years, Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff's Association members made the decision to endorse a candidate for sheriff. Around 112 members make up the association.


Related Topix: Olmsted County, MN, The Association, Pop/Rock

Manawatu Evening Standard

Fulton Hogan botches sacking for dope

A Fulton Hogan worker was unjustifiably sacked after claiming he inadvertently ate two hash cupcakes, which led to him having 20 times the acceptable limit of cannabis in his blood. Jesse Kenmare had worked for the company's Nelson branch for six years before he was sacked in February 2014 when a random drug test discovered more than 300 nanograms per millilitre of THC acid in his urine.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs

In El Dorado County

Prop 46: A Harmful Direction for Patients says Barton Health CMO, Clint Purvance

"If passed as written, Proposition 46 would discourage doctors from working in California, jeopardize patient privacy, and increase patient and government healthcare costs." Clint Purvance, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Barton Health.


Related Topix: California, Privacy, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Cycling News

Ulissi to return to racing in Trittico Lombardo

Italian Diego Ulissi is set to return to competition following almost three months away due to a doping test during the Giro d'Italia that came back with elevated levels of salbutamol. Lampre-Merida announced today that, after having carefully reviewed documents from Ulissi's attorney, and considering the rules of the Movement for a Credible Cycling , they will allow him to resume competing, "while waiting for further evidence, currently still late, from the UCI and WADA".


Related Topix: Cycling

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Northern Valley Regional High upgrades anti-drug classes

The Northern Valley Regional High School District is rolling out an intensive anti-drug curriculum this school year as the best strategy for steering children away from being victimized by the area's chronic heroin problem. It's doing so in the aftermath of an impassioned debate last school year that drew in the whole school community after officials proposed random drug testing that would have involved any student participating in school activities or using campus parking.


Related Topix: Drugs, Education Etc., Family, Teenagers, Bergen County, NJ, Kids

Verde Independent

Court Docket: Sept. 13, 2014

Dale Leroy Smith, 53, Cottonwood, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence , Possess/Use Marijuana, Possess/Use Drug Paraphernalia, Theft, Bond $750. William Joseph Merrell, 39, Mayer, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence , Unlawful Use of Means of Transportation, Criminal Damage, Aggravated Assault, Bond $1,000.


Related Topix: Clarkdale, AZ, Sedona, AZ

The Inter-Mountain

Reader questions point of mandat...

It's bewildering. The prevailing ignorance. It's as if our government, law enforcement officials, our judiciary and civic leaders are in some kind of intelligence vacuum.


Related Topix: Drugs


SA woman on meth crashes stolen hire car

An Adelaide woman allegedly high on meth crashed a stolen hire car while two children without seatbelts sat in the back. The suspended driver rear-ended another car in North Adelaide on Friday night, and police drug tests showed she was on methamphetamine, police say.


Related Topix: Drugs