Native Americans Move to Jettison Indian Health Service and Provide Own Care

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">IHS [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOctober 15, 2019; New York TimesThe stories are heart-wrenching. Writing in the New York Times, Mark Walker writes of a six-month-old who nearly died from asphyxiation because an Indian Health Service hospital misdiagnosed a respiratory infection as a common cold.Nationwide, the Indian…

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Community Land Trust Movement Imagines Its Future

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“Often to look forward, you have to look back.”So began remarks made by Dr. Shirley Sherrod, a cofounder of the nation’s first community land trust, New Communities Inc., to hundreds of people who gathered under a giant air-conditioned tent at the Resora farm near Albany, Georgia, during…

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To Sleep…More! California Mandates a Later Start for Middle and High Schools

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">October 14, 2019; Washington Post and Los Angeles TimesCalifornia just became the first state to require most middle and high schools to start later in the morning. The legislation, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D), would, over three years, phase in a new law stating that middle…

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