Michael Botticelli Is a Drug Czar Who Knows Addiction Firsthand

He wants police officers nationwide to be trained to use naloxone, a nasal spray or injection that can almost instantly resuscitate people who overdose on opiates; better education for prescribers of painkillers and other drugs so that they can recognize signs of abuse or addiction; and the distributionof clean syringes for intravenous drug users to stem the spread of infectious diseases like H.I.V. and hepatitis C.

21st Century Lancaster: The Public be damned

Anyone who reads “A City Transformed; Redevelopment, Race, and Suburbanization in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1940 – 1980” by David Schuyler will be impressed with the openness of governing bodies to third party expertise and public debate.

LETTER: Another step by LNP to eliminate print edition?

I wonder what the advertising income comparison would be between the two formats?

Kane challenge to contempt hearing prompts postponement

Kane’s lawyers said in Thursday’s court filing that Carpenter’s order last year had expired before Barker’s April 8 firing, and they reiterated Kane’s contention that Barker’s firing had nothing to do with his grand jury testimony in the investigation. Furthermore, they wrote, Kane had no motive to retaliate against Barker because he had helped her office challenge Carpenter’s protective order and, in internal correspondence, had deemed it to be “unwarranted and unlawful.”

Common Sense for Drug Policy vs. New York Times re pain medication

Last Sunday the New York Times published a major opinion piece by Sam Quinones entitled “Serving All Your Heroin Needs” which did not necessarily contradict what we had been contending but gave reason to revisit and further research our contentions.

Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.

Nowhere is that gap wider than in Pennsylvania, according to federal data. School districts with the highest poverty rates here receive one-third fewer state and local tax dollars, per pupil, than the most affluent districts.

Kane antagonists complain of slowness of due process

You have to give Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s credit: she’s managed to get the right people mad at her.

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