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Obama got serious on solitary. But is NJ still torturing people? | EditorialConsumer Affairs releases 2015 Top 10 Consumer ComplaintsThe 23-Year-Old CEO Trying to Disrupt the Slumlord RacketCoffee diet woos Americans with 'Bulletproof' pledge37 units condemned at Whispering WoodsRyan Ferguson: Wrongfully ConvictedEVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT: New education law promises change, but details still unclearHoward County delegation debates bill aimed at school information accessTurnaround ahead for troubled low-income homes?Teachers sue Detroit Public Schools after a month of 'sick-outs' and stomach-turning images of decayChobani Can't Run Ads Claiming Other Greek Yogurt Products Contain Bug Spray, ChlorineHow Rick Snyder doomed Flint from the start: Tax cuts for the ultra-rich, poison for the poorCity hires construction manager for Citizen TowerHis Staff Allegedly Assaulted 20 Women, But Baltimore's Housing Chief Still Has A JobDetroit kids denied 'minimally adequate education,' union lawsuit claims

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Racked NYJanuary 27, 2016

At first, Scott had to choose from the stone shapes on offer: she couldn't afford to make her own molds, which can cost thousands of dollars. "But I knew that we were going to have to cut our own shapes," she says. "I thought that if I could customize ...more »

Ted Cruz Likes Being Hated
Wall Street JournalJanuary 22, 2016

Mr. Cruz's project for 2016 is predicated on a severe claim about the condition of American democracy. Captured by the Washington cartel, the Republican Party is not merely feckless, but, worse, corrupt, .... “What's abundantly clear is that if we ...more »

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Obama got serious on solitary. But is NJ still torturing people? | Editorial
NJ.comJanuary 31, 2016

The lawsuit claims inmates are isolated five days a week for 23 hours a day, and two days a week for 24 hours. During the single hour in which they leave their cells, they can only shower alone or pace in a chain-link cage, where they cannot walk more ...more »

Consumer Affairs releases 2015 Top 10 Consumer Complaints
Claiborne ProgressJanuary 31, 2016

Debtor/Creditor (This category includes matters related to debt collection companies, payday loans, credit repair companies, and check-cashing services. Consumers complained most that collection agencies often make harassing phone calls or continuously ...more »

The 23-Year-Old CEO Trying to Disrupt the Slumlord Racket
NewsweekJanuary 31, 2016

There are over 6,000 buildings in this year's database, primarily occupied by senior citizens and low-income families, with violations ranging from bathtubs overgrown with mold, shattered living room windows and rusted locks held together with nothing ...more »

Coffee diet woos Americans with 'Bulletproof' pledge
Medical XpressJanuary 31, 2016

The cornerstone of Asprey's diet is a drink called Bulletproof Coffee, a modified version of the caffeinated beverage which uses beans stripped of mycotoxins—essentially mold that forms during the fermentation process. Add to that butter from grass ...more »

37 units condemned at Whispering Woods
Vicksburg PostJanuary 31, 2016

“We've had mold in this apartment ever since we've lived here,” resident Carolyn Dillard said as she pointed out mold on the bottom of a kitchen cabinet under the sink. “Our air conditioner doesn't ... Apartment manager Miranda Stewart Thursday accused ...more »

Ryan Ferguson: Wrongfully Convicted
CBS NewsJanuary 31, 2016

Trump claimed his memory had been jogged by arrest photos he saw in the newspaper. "I recognized the ..... and they've got the perfect person to manipulate, bully, mold his testimony," Zellner continued, "because he's a kid with a drug and alcohol problem.more »

EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT: New education law promises change, but details still unclear
Wicked Local KingstonJanuary 30, 2016

Adaptive tests, it claims, provide more precise information about student achievement in less time than a fixed-form test in which all students see the same set of questions. Kim Savery Hunt, a former president of the Massachusetts PTA and former ...more »

Howard County delegation debates bill aimed at school information access
Baltimore SunJanuary 30, 2016

Howard County parents are complaining that the school system has kept them in the dark on a number of issues, including mold discovered in several public schools. Some parents cited county schools' failure to respond to questions and requests for ...more »

Turnaround ahead for troubled low-income homes?
WCPOJanuary 29, 2016

CINCINNATI -- A court-appointed receiver will manage a cluster of taxpayer-funded apartments so poorly operated and neglected they were deemed public nuisances late last year. Just who that new manager will be is in question, as Hamilton County ...more »

Teachers sue Detroit Public Schools after a month of 'sick-outs' and stomach-turning images of decay
Business InsiderJanuary 29, 2016

The Detroit Federation of Teachers has struck out at Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and DPS emergency manager Darnell Earley with a lawsuit claiming the district allowed schools to deteriorate "to the point of crisis" and have put the health and safety ...more »

Chobani Can't Run Ads Claiming Other Greek Yogurt Products Contain Bug Spray, Chlorine
The ConsumeristJanuary 29, 2016

General Mills sued [PDF] Chobani for false advertising earlier this month related to its new marketing strategy. The ad campaign, which debuted Jan. 6, includes TV commercials, print advertisements in major newspapers, coupons, and a presence at ...more »

How Rick Snyder doomed Flint from the start: Tax cuts for the ultra-rich, poison for the poor
SalonJanuary 29, 2016

Snyder claims the two dark money funds — and a predecessor called “the NERD fund” that he shut down under pressure before he faced reelection in 2014 — allow him to “transform Michigan” without drawing on the limited resources of the state. But some ...more »

City hires construction manager for Citizen Tower
LubbockOnline.comJanuary 29, 2016

After purchasing Citizens Tower for $1.2 million at the end of 2014, the city of Lubbock has so far spent $252,000 on abatement consultation, about $974,000 on asbestos and mold removal, and almost $5 million with an architecture firm for plans and ...more »

His Staff Allegedly Assaulted 20 Women, But Baltimore's Housing Chief Still Has A Job
Huffington PostJanuary 28, 2016

UltraViolet claims that Graziano, who has overseen the city's public housing for 15 years, knew since 2013 that maintenance workers were asking tenants for sex in exchange for repairs and did nothing about it. Mobile billboards commissioned by the ...more »

Detroit kids denied 'minimally adequate education,' union lawsuit claims
MLive.comJanuary 28, 2016

Teachers and students have been in an uproar in recent weeks over rodent and mold infestations, broken heating systems, leaky roofs, a lack of supplies and other poor conditions at Detroit schools, which are run by state-appointed Emergency Manager ...more »

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