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April 8, 2011

Federal money is drying up for meth lab cleanups, making it more difficult for local law enforcement agencies to dispose of toxic leftovers from meth labs. ABC News reports that at the same time that methamphetamine labs are on the rise, federal budget cuts mean local law enforcement agencies are losing millions of dollars they once had to get rid of hazardous chemicals...

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April 8, 2011

Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Bud Selig says he believes smokeless tobacco should be banned at the Major League level. He described his desire to rid baseball of smokeless tobacco in a letter to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

The Associated Press reported that the issue comes as owners and the players' union start negotiating on a new collective bargaining agreement. The ban would have to be added to the next agreement. Selig said MLB will propose smokeless tobacco...

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March 31, 2011

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published its strategic initiatives paper - an overview of SAMHSA's goals, priorities and action steps for accomplishing its mission of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. The strategic initiatives paper lays out how SAMHSA will focus its resources in meeting the new opportunities and challenges it faces in the near future.

The eight strategic initiatives set forth...

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March 29, 2011

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission announces the annual grant process is open and we are now accepting request for proposals for projects to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

The application period is open from March 22 to May 13, 2011. All proposals must be received by 5 PM pm May 13, 2011. If your proposal receives an award, the funding period will be from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.

Target Zero seeks to reduce traffic deaths and serious...

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March 25, 2011

The Department of Early Learning announced Monday that seven Washington communities have been invited to participate in a more in-depth assessment of community need and capacity to implement evidence-based home visiting as part of the planning for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

The seven communities are:

  • Franklin County
  • Grant County
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County - Council districts 2, 4 and...
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