August 19, 2014

Mission Students Learn About D.A.R.E.

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in British Columbia, Canada, Hometown, Hometown International, News

From BC Local News.  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Author: Andybremner2012.  Close to 95 students in Mission learned the skills necessary to choose a drug free life this past school year. The internationally recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is taught to Grade 5 and 6 students by local RCMP officers who received a […]

Legalized Marijuana Ignites a Pot-Smuggling Crisis in the Great Plains

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

From NASDAQ.  The legal weed business in Colorado is flourishing, with June pulling down sales of $24.7 million , the biggest month since legalization took hold in January. The state took in nearly $24 million in pot-generated revenue just through the month of May, according to the New York Times . But, there’s a dark […]

Pot’s Arrival has Police Leery

Posted on August 16, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Illinois, News

This March 14, 2013 photo shows Rocky Mountain Miracles dispensery owner Alvilda Hillery taking photos of the 36 pounds of medical marijuana that were seized from her shop, along with 600 plants, during a raid. Alvida Hillery sued police to return her 604 pot plants or pay $3.3 million in compensation after she was acquitted […]

Post Falls’ ‘Officer Pete’ Marion Remembered

Posted on August 13, 2014 by in Hometown, Idaho, News

From The Coeur d’ Alene Press. POST FALLS, ID – Officer Pete had a way with kids. His gentle spirit shone in the community. Pete Marion, who was Post Falls’ first school resource officer and later became the face of Cabela’s in Post Falls, was found dead at his Post Falls-area home on Monday of […]

Law Enforcement from Around the State Gather in Grant County for D.A.R.E. Conference

Posted on August 4, 2014 by in Hometown, New Mexico, News

Grant County Sheriff Raul Villanueva receives award for his D.A.R.E. work. From Silver City Sun-News.  SILVER CITY, NM – Law enforcement officers from Alamogordo, Porales, Gallup, Ramah Navajo Indian reservation, Las Cruces and Rio Rancho, along with sheriff’s deputies from Grant County, Otero County and Dona Ana County, gathered Wednesday morning at the Grant County […]

Katherine Lee Graham is Miss Teen USA 2014

Posted on August 4, 2014 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Miss Teen USA 2014 Katherine Lee Graham

Katherine Lee Graham from South Carolina is the new Miss Teen USA!   She was crowned by Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf from California in The Bahamas. She will have the opportunity to spend the year of her reign living in New York City with Miss Universe and Miss USA as a student of […]

O’Reilly Hits ‘Far-Left’ NY Times for Pot Support: ‘It’s About Race, Not Drugs’

Posted on July 29, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

Bill O’Reilly went on another rant against marijuana legalization tonight, this time over the New York Times‘ support for such measures. He dismissed the Times‘ “far-left” view and declared that liberals want pot legalized “not to put another intoxicant in the marketplace,” but because of the social costs of marijuana laws. Specifically, the racial element.

D.A.R.E. Students Aim to Collect 25,000 Pairs in Annual Shoe Drive

Posted on July 27, 2014 by in California, Hometown, News

Students in Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes will be looking to find new homes for unwanted soles during the fourth annual D.A.R.E. shoe drive, beginning in August.

Steve Abercrombie, the D.A.R.E. program educator, said the goal was to collect 25,000 pairs of new or used shoes. Last year’s shoe drive netted 6,000 pairs.

During the past three years, donations were collected by the nearly 2,000 Tracy area D.A.R.E. students, but this time, Abercrombie decided to call for contributions from throughout the city.

Medical Marijuana: To sell or not to sell?

Posted on July 27, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

More states legalize sales, but hospitals may jeopardize federal Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement

Although 23 states and the District of Columbia now allow the sale of medical marijuana, not one hospital offers the drug to patients. Despite the known benefits of marijuana in easing patient pain–and the potential revenue that sales could generate for hospitals–healthcare organizations that set up a dispensary run the risk of violating federal law and jeopardizing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.


D.A.R.E. Dunk Tank a Safer Plunge

Posted on July 25, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio, Spotlight

D.A.R.E. Dunk Tank

Donated materials allow for reconstruction Down you go (Photo by Terry Brlas) The D.A.R.E. dunk tank is back and improved for the 2014 Homecoming. A reconstruction of the unique apparatus has rendered it safer. Pictured is Strongsville Assistant Police Chief Mark Fender taking the plunge. From STRONGSVILLE – One of the more popular locations at the […]