Authorities have let problem drug rehabilitation providers run away with millions of dollars in public money and failed to follow through on threats to stop funding errant clinics, according to a new report by the county auditor-controller.
Discrimination against Mexico’s indigenous population runs deep. In California, teens from that growing population are finding ways to navigate the rocky cultural shoals among indigenous traditions, Mexican mestizos and the challenges of being a youngster in the U.S.
Controversy is dogging the rollout of the rigorous, new national education standards in many of the 45 states that first embraced the proposal. But in California, home to more students than any other state, that push back is largely missing.
The Center for Investigative Reporting analyzed 12 years of prescription drug data from the VA, and found that since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the agency charged with helping veterans is instead masking their pain with potent drugs, and feeding their addictions.
This short documentary goes inside the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk on the second day of its existence, after a small group of Russian loyalists announce its cessation from Ukraine and attempt to form a new government. (via Vice News)