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  • Ex-Gov. Quinn pushes consumer rights, blasts Rauner's budget

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn offered a preview Friday of his life after public office, delivering a speech on consumer rights to lawyers and students and also taking a shot at his successor. The Democratic governor, who lost to Republican Bruce Rauner in November, used his...


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  • Angels’ Josh Hamilton suffered a relapse

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    Josh Hamilton, who survived an addiction to cocaine and alcohol to become a five-time All-Star, has suffered some type of relapse, a person with knowledge of the situation has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. The Angels outfielder met with Major League Baseball officials in New York on...


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  • Things to know as New Mexico weighs new tribal casino deal

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are facing a hard deadline as agreements that allow a handful of American Indian tribes to operate casinos approach their expiration date. Gov. Susana Martinez's office has spent the past three years working with tribes to craft a new gambling...

  • Council approves substance abuse facility on Gentry Parkway

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    Council approves substance abuse facility on Gentry Parkway Faith Harper Tyler Morning Telegraph, Texas An alcohol and drug addiction inpatient treatment facility plans to open a Tyler branch in July after receiving a final zone change from the Tyler City Council Wednesday morning. Cenikor...

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs drug counseling business owner upset as pot dispensary moves in next door

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    Some next-door neighbors just don't belong together: burger joints and diet clinics; PETA offices and butcher shops; churches and strip clubs. Licensed professional counselor Joanie Lewis wants to add to the list of misfit neighbors: medical marijuana dispensaries and substance abuse counseling...

  • Losing weight, gaining perspective in the memoir "It Was Me All Along"

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    Head here instead in headline field When “Titanic” came out in 1997, Andie Mitchell and her mom saw the now-classic film more than 20 times. Aside from her burgeoning teenage crush on Leonardo DiCaprio, Mitchell couldn’t understand what compelled them to pay for tickets twice in one day when...

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram Gil LeBreton column

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    The photo on the magazine cover still resonates. Sports Illustrated, June 2, 2008. The picture didn’t even show the best player in baseball’s face. Only the sweeping follow-through of his powerful swing. The headline, however, identified him perfectly: The Unbelievable Josh Hamilton. He had...

  • Spokane teen drug treatment center accepting only girls

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane treatment center for teen drug addicts is now accepting only girls at its inpatient facility. It had been coed. The executive director of Daybreak Youth Services, Annette Klinefelter, told The Spokesman-Review ( the gender-specific program...

  • Meridian goes upscale with addiction treatment center

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    MINNEAPOLIS — Competition across the country is heating up among addiction treatment centers, with financial analysts predicting growth due to the large pool of patients currently going without treatment. Last month, Meridian Behavioral Health Services launched a new residential facility...

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  • Program to connect role models with young men in Detroit

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    DETROIT (AP) — A group of Detroit men will lend their ears, experience and knowledge Saturday to teens and young men in a mentoring program designed by former gang members. Sixty or more youth between 13 and 22 are expected to attend the Neighborhood Service Organization's Youth Initiatives...

  • Breaking the silence: Faith leaders address stigma encountered with mental illness, addiction

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    Faith leaders should discuss mental health and addiction openly in their places of worship, addressing the stigma that long has been present in religious communities, leaders said at an event this week. “Historically, the evangelical community has approached mental health with a good bit of...

  • Status of Angels’ Hamilton is unclear

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    TEMPE, Ariz. — Josh Hamilton’s status with the Angels remained in question Thursday as the team awaited word from Major League Baseball regarding an unspecified disciplinary issue. Hamilton met with baseball officials in New York on Wednesday. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed the...

  • Bob Hope: How He Captured America


    From The New York Review of Books c.2015 The New York Review of Books Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate “Hope:Entertainer of the Century,” by Richard Zoglin. Simon and Schuster, 565 pages, $30 When Bob Hope died in 2003 at the age of 100, attention was not widely paid. The...

  • No word on possible MLB discipline for Angels star Hamilton


    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an unspecified disciplinary issue. The 33-year-old Hamilton has a history of drug addiction and alcohol...

  • Fallin, Lawmakers Push Compromise Prescription Bill


    Gov. Mary Fallin and key lawmakers, including Rep. Doug Cox are pushing new legislation this year that would require Oklahoma doctors to check an online database before writing prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other frequently abused drugs. The compromise bill currently being...

  • Indian Country looks to marijuana as new moneymaker


    WASHINGTON — After making hundreds of billions of dollars running casinos, American Indian tribes are getting a good whiff of another potential moneymaker: marijuana. The first Tribal Marijuana Conference is set for Friday on the Tulalip Indian Reservation in Washington state as Indian Country...

  • State to make decision about mental health care funding by Friday


    CARLSBAD >> Carlsbad should find out Friday morning whether funding for Southeastern New Mexico's only residential substance abuse facility will stay in town. Wayne Lindstrom, head of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative, is expected to meet with the Mayor's Mental Health Task Force...

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