County officials support a bill that would establish annual grants for county offices of emergency management, based on that county’s risk of exposure to natural disasters, and devote that money to better storm response planning.
A first-of-its-kind, nationwide study from the Centers for Disease Control shows elevated rates of bullying, physical violence, rape, depression, suicide, drug use, STDs and unintended pregnancy among America’s sexual minority students.
Paramus Catholic High School says it fired Kate Drumgoole as girls head basketball coach and guidance dean because she was in a same-sex marriage, a decision protected by the First Amendment. But a Bergen County judge ruled Drumgoole's lawsuit against the school can move forward.
The Department of Justice will begin the process of curtailing, with an eye toward ending, its use of private prisons to house federal inmates. Inmates' rights advocates have been saying for years that prisons for profit are bad business.
The Drug Enforcement Administration rejected a petition to loosen restrictions on cannabis. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, keeping it at the same level as PCP, LSD and heroin and a level above cocaine and Oxycontin.
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