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12 Jun 19
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12 Jun 19
PEOPLE.com

Bill Nye hosted the popular PBS show Bill Nye the Science Guy for five years in the 1990s

11 Jun 19
#FrugalCongressLife

[DISCLOSURE: As of the time of this writing, I have no direct affiliation with Future Zouk Chicago Congress other than being an attendee and have not been hired to promote Future Zouk Chicago Congress in any way. As of the time of this writing, I am not affiliated with nor have been hired by any […]

11 Jun 19
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Baby Layer sure is a blessed little girl!  She’s had a couple more parties to attend before her big debut.

07 Jun 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1680527-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1680527-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1680527-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1680527-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The city of Winnemucca, Nev., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Winnemucca has a population of about 7,000 and is the county seat for Humboldt County. Suicide rates in rural areas such as Winnemucca, which is two hours east of Reno, are significantly higher than urban areas. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae Jordan Wintermote talks to 4th grade kids about uncomfortable and unsafe situations as part of Social Emotional Learning at Pershing County Elementary School in Lovelock, Nev., Monday, April 8, 2019. The AWARE project, a grant that was awarded to Pershing county in 2014, gave money to the school to fund counselors, teacher and student suicide prevention training, and depression screenings for all kids K-12. Jordan’s position, teaching lessons in social emotional learning, is funded by the grant. She visits different classrooms and discusses trauma preventative measures with kids, and teaches them the tools to handle emotions. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae Daniel Shaw holds Bentley Brown, 4, at a park in Winnemucca, Nev., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Shaw is a part of the Recovery Out Loud program at the Family Support Center in Winnemucca. Health professionals are hoping that wrap around services and speciality court rulings focusing on recovery will not just heal people but help bring down the suicide rate. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae A "calming room" at Pershing County Elementary School in Lovelock, Nev., Monday, April 8, 2019. The AWARE project, a grant that was awarded to Pershing county in 2014, gave money to the school to fund counselors, teacher and student suicide prevention training, and depression screenings for all kids K-12. Counselors in that program created this room for children to use if they need to collect themselves or relax. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae Jennifer Hood in Lovelock, Nev., Monday, April 8, 2019. Hood is a fierce advocate for mental health services in rural areas of Nevada. She is the clinical director of the Family Support Center in Winnemucca and is on the board of the local hospital. She counsels members of the community while working closely with city officials to curb suicide rates and also pushes for more mental health services. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae Winnemucca, Nev., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Suicide rates in rural areas such as Winnemucca, which is two hours east of Reno with a population of about 7,000, are significantly higher than urban areas. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae Humboldt County north east of Winnemucca, Nev., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae Paisley McKay, 18, at Pershing County High School in Lovelock, Nev., Monday, April 8, 2019. McKay has dealt with mental health issues and self-harming behavior. The AWARE project, a grant that was awarded to Pershing county in 2014, gave money to the school to fund counselors, teacher and student suicide prevention training, and depression screenings. She says the therapy she received pulled her out of self-destructive behavior and now she leads a peer group in the program. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae Jennifer Hood speaks to April Carlson and her grandson Bentley Brown, 4, as they walk to a park in Winnemucca, Nev., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Brown’s parents, though not Carlson, are in the Recovery Out Loud program at the Family Support Center in Winnemucca. Health professionals are hoping that wrap around services and speciality court rulings focusing on recovery will not just heal people but help bring down the suicide rate. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae WINNEMUCCA A pile of suicide notes written by a young man in 2016 forced District Judge Michael Montero to the realization that rural Humboldt County had a problem it wasn’t addressing. He remembers reading the notes a sheriff’s deputy handed to him and wondering whether family and friends of the young man could have intervened. Now it was too late. “The notes were really a young person who was screaming out for help,” Montero said, “and the community missed the signs.” The death was not an anomaly in this Northern Nevada county, where Winnemucca, with a population of roughly 7,800, is by far the largest town. Learn what to do if you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide. Click to read about resources Humboldt, Pershing and Lander counties, which are grouped together by the state in reporting suicides, saw an annual average of seven people take their lives from 2000 to 2015 before that number mysteriously spiked to 18 in 2016, including six in Humboldt County, state and county data show. That wasn’t the end of it: Seven people took their lives in the county in a one-month span last fall, with a total of nine dying during the year. While that was an unusually high number in a short period, it wasn’t a complete outlier. Data from the state Office of Suicide Prevention show that residents of rural Nevada take their lives at a rate 43 percent higher than in mostly urban Clark County and 56 percent higher than in Washoe County. That, in turn, is reflected across much of rural America, where suicide rates are higher than in urban areas and are growing faster, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No ‘red flags’ If the death of the man who wrote the suicide notes was not unusual, it drove home for Montero how few resources the city and county could bring to bear for the mentally anguished. “The contacts that (those who have died by suicide) had in our community that really should’ve been red flags where we should’ve intervened … it becomes apparent on Monday morning. But why aren’t we identifying that on Sunday evening?” Montero and other community leaders in Humboldt and adjoining Pershing and Lander counties — among the most sparsely populated counties in the state — have taken different approaches to address the problem. .wp-caption{} Winnemucca has a population of about 7,800 and is the county seat for Humboldt County. Suicide rates in rural areas such as Winnemucca, which is two hours east of Reno, are significantly higher than urban areas. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae) In Humboldt, community leaders launched a public awareness campaign, formed a prevention coalition and brought in experts to train residents on the signs of suicide after the 2016 spike. Pershing County took to the schools to provide mental health resources to students and convince parents of the importance of mental wellness along the way. In Lander County, efforts came later: A local mining company hosted a 5K run to increase awareness of the problem in September 2018 and provided community prevention training this year. Initially the early efforts seemed to help. In 2017, the three counties saw only one or two suicides; state and county data disagree on the figure. Leaders “started riding the high,” feeling that they were making a difference, before crashing back to reality, Montero said. Last year the counties reported 13 suicides, including the nine in Humboldt County. That number included the spate of seven in a 30-day period in August and September. No one has explained the surge, if such an explanation is even possible. Unexplained and unexamined Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen, who is also the coroner, said an investigation by his office showed the deaths were all unrelated. But a state fatality review, which would involve a more in-depth analysis in search of potential connections or commonalities among the victims, has yet to be done nearly nine months after the surge. Urban-rural divide As population density decreases, suicide rates increase. Between 2000 and 2018, average suicide rates ranged from 17.7 per 100,000 in Clark County to 34.3 per 100,000 in a grouping of Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda counties. Population density by county per square mile Average suicides per 100,000 population in region Legally, such a request would have to come from the state’s Committee to Review Suicide Fatalities, a team of nine including a psychiatrist, a hospital representative, law enforcement and the Clark County coroner. It would be a first for the team, which was established in 2013 and typically aggregates randomized suicide data from around the state to identify trends but has never explored an apparent cluster of suicides in one community. But Misty Vaughan Allen, suicide prevention coordinator for the state Office of Suicide Prevention,who learned of the suicide surge at a meeting with Humboldt County leaders last fall, said she treads lightly in dealing with rural counties to try to get buy-in before trying the formal approach. “You want to maintain a relationship working toward prevention,” she said, explaining why her office wouldn’t push to review the rash of suicides unless the sheriff’s office was on board. “We want everyone to understand the purpose of the review,” she said: to pinpoint trends or a possible cluster of suicides and provide targeted resources based on those findings. “Fatality reviews are not about placing blame.” Allen, the county sheriff, said he would be happy to take part in a review if it helped his community. Vaughan Allen said she was continuing discussions with the sheriff’s office to try to reach an agreement. Identifying gaps Montero didn’t know what to do in 2016 when he read the man’s suicide notes, but he knew he had to do something. He called the mayor, the county commissioner, Winnemucca’s ex-chief of police, Jennifer Hood, a local marriage and family therapist, and other community leaders together to talk about prevention. “It was probably one of the easiest things I’ve done in 10 years of being a judge,” Montero said. “Immediately, everyone said, ‘Yes. How can I help? I want to help. Sign me up.’” .wp-caption{} Jennifer Hood speaks to April Carlson and her grandson Bentley Brown, 4, as they walk to a park in Winnemucca on April 9, 2019. Brown’s parents, though not Carlson, are in the Recovery Out Loud program at the Family Support Center in Winnemucca. Health professionals are hoping that wrap around services and specialty court rulings focusing on recovery will not just heal people but help bring down the suicide rate. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae) That was unusual for a rural community, experts say. “Out here in the West, we have the mentality of, ‘I can handle this myself. I don’t need anyone to help me,’” said Lynette Vega, who represents the rural north on the Nevada Suicide Prevention Coalition board and is the cofounder of Zero Suicides Elko County. The grassroots effort quickly built momentum, beginning with a roundtable discussion on suicide prevention in February 2017. In the months that followed, organizers held a one-day summit open to all, created a Zero Suicides initiative to raise awareness in the community and trained law enforcement officers in crisis intervention. They talked about establishing a local 24-hour crisis line, but it hasn’t happened yet. The effort also called for better education of community members, children and teens included, on signs of suicide and bolstering behavioral health services in Humboldt County. A small group of residents formed the Humboldt Connection Suicide Prevention group, which secured more than $56,000 in state grant funding to create the nonprofit Frontier Community Action Agency and hire a case manager. They also placed a suicide awareness billboard on Interstate 80. heading east into Winnemucca The group’s chairwoman, Alaine Nye, said more could always be done, but she’s happy with the progress that has been made. The group is working on a website for Humboldt Connection that lists local crisis resources, using $15,000 in donations from city, county and local agencies. Healthier and happier It’s about 170 miles on I-80 from Winnemucca to Reno, the nearest urban center to the mining town. “This is Northern Nevada at its finest,” said Hood as she merged onto the four-lane interstate on her way to work. The former Las Vegas resident who has lived in Winnemucca on and off since 2003 is a therapist and the clinical director for the Family Support Center, one of Winnemucca’s few mental health facilities. It has a six-week wait list for therapy, but if someone is actively suicidal, providers will get that person help that day, the center’s administrative director said. But there aren’t enough available services — a common refrain in rural America. There were about 990 Humboldt County residents to every mental health provider in 2018, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings. The top U.S. performers had a mental health provider for every 310 residents that year. Hood and her colleagues would love to see more mental health resources in town, especially providers who can prescribe drugs. For now, patients must visit their primary care doctors to get prescriptions that could help with their mental challenges. There are no psychiatric beds at the local hospital, which is itself an increasing rarity for a rural community. If someone is in crisis and in need of residential treatment, he or she is held in a hospital room designated for the mentally ill until a bed opens at a hospital such as Renown Medical Center in Reno. Students see their friends getting better. … The proof is in the pudding because their friends are healthier; their friends are happier. Shauna Bake, Project AWARE coordinator, Pershing County School District Some experts argue that providing more therapists would accomplish little unless you first break down the stigma surrounding therapy and mental health, which tends to be stronger in rural communities. “It’s no secret that our rurals in Nevada and our Western states are typically more conservative in ideology and lifestyle,” said Steve Nicholas, a Reno marriage and family therapist who travels the state providing suicide prevention training. “If (mental illness) is perceived as weakness, then people do not have an appropriate outlet to treat their mental health condition.” But transformations in outlook can occur, said Sarah Hannonen, a therapist with the Pershing County School District’s Project AWARE program. In Lovelock, a town of about 1,700 between Reno and Winnemucca, “Our kids are grabbing their parents by the hand and they’re dragging them along” into the realization that mental health is an important piece of overall health, she said. The project, which stands for Advancing Wellness And Resilience in Education, is funded in Pershing, Humboldt and Douglas counties by a $1.9 million federal grant designed to help rural school districts add mental health resources and increase suicide prevention awareness in whatever ways the community chooses. In Lovelock, the program enabled the school district to place suicide intervention-trained counselors in schools and create an emotional literacy course for younger students. The children took to it so well that they’ve started peer-led support groups at all grade levels to talk about topics like social anxiety, divorce and teen romance, Hannonen said. “Students see their friends getting better,” said Shauna Bake, the district’s Project AWARE coordinator. “The proof is in the pudding because their friends are healthier; their friends are happier.” The Clark County School District provides a similar signs-of-suicide training in eighth grade and high school health classes and has school psychologists on staff, a spokeswoman said. When funding runs out But the promising programs the northern counties initiated to address the suicide problem are running out of money as their grants expire. Project AWARE funding expires in September. And the money for the Frontier Community Action Agency will run dry in September 2020. While the Pershing County School District’s superintendent has pledged to find money to keep the program running, no source has been identified. The Humboldt County School District will use district funds to pay for five social workers and one therapist to stay in their positions, said Mike Dennis, the Project AWARE coordinator there. It’s not clear what will come of the project in Douglas County, which took over the program after Lander County surrendered its funding. In Pershing, school leaders are concerned. .wp-caption{} A poster with the signs of suicide posted in the Family Support Center in Winnemucca. While promising prevention programs the counties initiated to address the suicide problem have made progress, they are running out of money as their grants expire. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae) Shea Murphy, the principal at Pershing County Middle School, said she thought the schools were “doing a pretty good job of handling kids that need to see a counselor here or there” before Project AWARE. But as awareness increased, children flowed into counselors’ office — Murphy’s son included. Murphy is trained in suicide intervention because of her work. But on a November morning she and her husband found themselves on the phone with Hannonen, the Project AWARE therapist, asking what they could do to help their teenage son, who was withdrawn and apathetic. “She’s like, ‘You know what to do. Do it,’” said Murphy, who remembers taking a week off work to spend time with her son, Logan. “I don’t know what we would’ve done if we did not have support here.” She tries not to think about the alternative, she said. “I appreciate that we’ve really talked about that mental health is just like any other kind of health,” Murphy said. “You can’t shut that again because that would be unethical. We have students who have needs.”
05 Jun 19
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01 Jun 19
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24 May 19
Pahrump Valley Times
#gallery-70684-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-70684-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-70684-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-70684-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Special to the Pahrump Valley Times Jared Bedgood, 29, of Pahrump was arrested on May 11, and charged with possession of visual pornography of a person under 16. Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigating an alleged domestic dispute, ended up arresting a local man who authorities said confessed to possessing child pornography images on a computer. As stated in a sheriff’s office video news release, on May 11, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a domestic dispute occurring along North Murphy Street just after 6 p.m. “Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with Jared Bedgood, 29, of Pahrump,” the release stated. “The domestic dispute was unfounded, however, Bedgood’s spouse made claims that he had child pornography on his computer.” The release went on to state that Bedgood told deputies that he did, in fact, have child pornography on an old laptop computer. “Bedgood also told deputies that he had not downloaded any child pornography in several years since relocating to Pahrump from Texas,” the release stated. “Bedgood had possession of approximately 200 pornographic photos of juveniles between 4 and 15 years of age. Sheriff’s deputies seized the laptop, where it was booked into evidence.” As a result of the discovery, Bedgood was arrested and charged with possession of visual pornography of a person under 16. Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes
19 May 19
Russia News Now

AlabamaBobby R. Agee, Chilton County Commissioner, ClantonJ.W. Andrews, City Council, JacksonRichard Arrington, Jr., Mayor, BirminghamRobert Avery, City Council, Gadsen; Chmn., Alabama Black Caucus of Local Elected OfficialsJohn Bailey, City Council, WedoweeJoe Bell, Mayor, MossesRoosevelt Bell, Sr., City Council, Birmingham*Kathryn Black, Mayor, GaylesvilleJohn Blackwell, Mayor, RussellvilleEddie Blankenship, Pres., City Council, BirminghamIsaac Bonner, Sumter Co. Supervisors, LivingstonWilliam […]

15 May 19
Michael A. Ventrella

Between May 24 – 27, you can find me at the 53rd annual Balticon convention! This year’s guest of honor is Elizabeth Bear! I’m moderating a bunch pf panels this year, so I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there. Here’s my schedule: Keeping Your Anti-heroes Likable (Friday 4 pm): They’re gruff, uncouth, and […]

09 May 19
KLAS
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A former prostitute is suing the state of Nevada and lawmakers for what she calls their role in sex trafficking by allowing brothels. But her claims don’t stop there. This may also be another piece of the puzzle in a federal investigation into former Metro vice cops the I-Team has been reporting on for the past few years. The I-Team has an exclusive interview with the plaintiff who is making claims about a hip hop mogul in the lawsuit. Former prostitute Angela Williams says she worked for hip hop producer and reality star Jamal Rashid, also known as Mally Mall. “He always had, in his home, his home was kind of like the Never Neverland or what people portray like Michael Jackson’s Never Neverland for the kids but for pimps and prostitutes and musicians,” she said. Rashid’s Encino, California mansion was raided by police in April. “I have faith that his expiration date is coming up soon,” Williams said. LAPD officers and California’s Fish and Game Department were investigating possible possession and sale of exotic animals. But FBI agents were there, too. As the I-Team has been reporting, there has been an investigation into former vice cops at the Metropolitan Police Department who sources say may have worked with Rashid. Two convicted pimps in Las Vegas have also claimed in their court filings that Rashid was working with vice cops to help him knock down competition. Nearly five years ago, his Las Vegas home was also raided and the FBI served a search warrant at a business he ran which police said was an escort service. Investigators were looking into whether Rashid was bribing the former vice cops with prostitutes and money. “From my understanding, I know that he definitely was involved with vice Metro officers that were supposed to be paid to protect us the whole time that they should have been going after him, they were in business with him,” Williams said. The Metro Police Department has acknowledged the investigation both in an interview with the I-Team in 2017 and in this statement from 2018: “LVMPD is cooperating with the FBI in their investigation into former vice personnel. Based on its own concerns LVMPD has made several changes to staff and operations of the vice section. The Homeland Security Division is actively investigating associated individuals and allegations.” “I’m more afraid for my safety from being involved, you know, with Metro and that corruption scandal than running into Mally Mall. So, yeah, it’s fishy,” Williams said. Williams says she connected with Rashid after responding to an ad for an escort service. Reporter Vanessa Murphy: “Did you understand that you would be selling sex?” Angela Williams: “Yes, ma’am, I understood I would be selling sex. It was kind of like what’s understood doesn’t need to be talked about in any of those type of ads that you respond to. At that moment, I didn’t know that there was a man behind the curtains running the business because the ad said female owned and operated but there was definitely a guy running everything where all the money went to.” According to records, there are 39 licensed escort services in Clark County. While prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas or Clark County, it is legal in other Nevada counties like Nye. Williams says there’s a grey area which results in sex trafficking. She believes legal prostitution can lead to illegal prostitution. And that’s the claim made in a lawsuit she and two other women filed against Governor Steve Sisolak, lawmakers and the state of Nevada. “Las Vegas and Nevada is definitely is a hub for domestic sex trafficking in America,” Williams said. “And I do believe that the state of Nevada should be held accountable for the things that. They’re enabling within that toxic subculture.” No charges have been brought against former vice cops or Jamal Rashid. “It’s pretty disgusting that he’s out and a lot of lives have been damaged. There’s tons of girls that suffer from severe PTSD from the years, some decade-plus of, you know, being with him and being manipulated by him and controlled by him and his employees,” she said. Rashid’s publicist sent the I-Team an email stating that Rashid has absolutely no comment. She referred us to a previous quote from his attorney who called it a nonsense lawsuit and said the allegations against Mally Mall are not deserving of further comment. A spokeswoman for Governor Steve Sisolak says they are unable to comment on pending litigation against the state.
06 May 19
LobeLog

by Coalition to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon The agreement to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) is an essential building block for restoring vital U.S. national security interests and commitments to allies. An American president should put in place this building block expeditiously. The U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA […]

06 May 19
Local Spins

West Michigan’s jam-packed week of live music also features Hatebreed, Nora Jane Struthers, Perturbator, Frances Luke Accord, Phyre Fest and a Bob Dylan tribute. Peruse all of this week’s spotlighted concerts and the robust Under-the-Radar Picks. And see how you can win tickets to the Phyre Fest at 20 Monroe Live.

06 May 19
News Archives Uk

BLOOMDALE – Van Buren's boys' athletics team scored seven wins on the way to the team title at the Elmwood John Ramsey Invitational on Friday. The Black Knights won 169-144 over Wauseon, followed by host Elmwood (1081/2) in third place. James Koehler of Van Buren scored three victories, Tyler Arbaugh had two. Koehler swept the […]