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welldepression-tmagArticleNY Times | S Bradford

Posted in News on 04/01/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Fontaine was reported missing from foster care in early August and was found days later passed out in a Winnipeg alley. She was picked up from a hospital by social workers and taken to a hotel, but she ran away again.

Posted in News on 03/31/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

03-20-2015Water_DayUNICEF | W Khuzaie

According to the report, the planet will face a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply in 2030 unless the international community “dramatically” improves water supply management. Demand for water is slated to skyrocket 55 per cent by 2050 while 20 per cent of global groundwater is already overexploited.

Posted in News on 03/31/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Proponents of the new wave of “criminal justice reform” claim that their efforts are nonpartisan, non-ideological and “evidence-based.”

Posted in News on 03/31/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20150324-17672-1azzmd0The Conversation | Shutterrstock

Posted in News on 03/31/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Education is not a design problem with a technical solution. It’s a social and political project neoliberals want to innovate away.

Posted in News on 03/31/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

1427465261422Sydney Morning Herald | C Pearce

Simone Gardoni and her son Jack. “It’s the most amazing gift that we could have ever been given,” she says.

Posted in News on 03/31/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

eloganIrish Times | C Byrne

Human Rights and Equality Commissioner Emily Logan at the launch of the European Network Against Racism Ireland’s new report on racially-motivated incidents in 2014. The body found that there were almost 400 racist incidents recorded in Ireland last year.

Posted in News on 03/31/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

chariiIrish Independent

Charities yesterday condemned as “very worrying” any move by a re-elected Conservative government to target the disabled after a leak suggested senior Tories were preparing to tax their benefits in a future cuts programme.

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

stshowerIOL News | D Ritchie

It might seem like a small thing but social worker Karen Cain said eight people had been placed in employment so far this year after starting off by popping in for a shower.

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

jp-teens1-tmagArticleNY Times | MK Smith

Karly with her mother, Tammy

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

AFP ACC CRYSTAL METH SEIZUREThe Conversation | AAP/D Crosling

Methylamphetamine, in particular crystal meth or ‘ice’, has been the subject of much scrutiny in Australia in recent times.

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

BRAZIL1-master675NY Times | L de Almeida

Prisoners on short furloughs danced with other congregants at a temple in Ji-Paraná, in Brazil’s Amazon basin, after consuming ayahuasca, a psychedelic drink used in various religions.

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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The government’s aid plan will focus on families living in the 75 poorest districts in the country.

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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It could be because the current research hasn’t made any significant impact on existing corporations and commercial models. When studies were published claiming definitive proof of dangerous mobile phone radiation the brain, particularly in children, those speaking out against the claims were vocal and many in number. That battle is raging to this day, with the potential harm of wearables now coming under scrutiny.

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Broxtowe social worker Sarah Stray and team manager Sophie Eadsforth, on a visit in Eastwood.

Posted in News on 03/30/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 03/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

sub-homeless-4-master675-v2NYTimes | D Winter

Lijuan, 18, has been homeless for the past two months. He said shelters for youths always have a waiting list.

Posted in News on 03/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Flight crew in cockpit, rear view (zoom effect).

Posted in News on 03/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20150326-8689-vtpdvhThe Conversation | Shutterstock

Is there hope for change?

Posted in News on 03/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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End of the road … a taxi promotes awareness about human trafficking in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Offenders risk life imprisonment under a new British law

Posted in News on 03/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

cec000Herald Scotland | ECC

Two female social workers found in contempt of court for overriding a sheriff’s child contact order have won their appeal at the Court of Session. The ruling to quash the verdict was greeted with relief by their employers, Edinburgh City Council. A spokesman said the workers had been fully vindicated.

Posted in News on 03/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

8dc24ccc-0505-43a7-95f4-e1c2062b6390-620x372Guardian | Alamy

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, one of several South American countries where falling income inequality is lifting millions out of poverty.

Posted in News on 03/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

four_col_tolley_cropRadio New Zealand

Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley (above) said the Government was actively considering it, and decisions were still to be made on the raising the age of state care.

Posted in News on 03/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

ba3ab0b6-cb6b-457d-b24d-e1cae89ebf6e-620x372Guardian | C Thomond

Rotherham police station. At least 1,400 children were raped, trafficked and groomed in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013.

Posted in News on 03/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Gloria Johnson, a senior at Methodist University; Twala Coleman, a master-degree student at Methodist and case manager for Family Endeavors of Fayetteville; Tracey Hinds, a professor at Methodist; and Shanita Bassit, a senior at Methodist.

Posted in News on 03/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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In times past, many children given up for adoption lost contact with their birth families.

Posted in News on 03/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Men hailing from the military are still the most common applicants, Jonas said. She wants to reach potential recruits who share her commitment to social justice. Social workers, she argues, can be just as qualified as ex-Navy SEALs.

Posted in News on 03/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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In 2018, Social Work at Edinburgh will celebrate its centenary year. Applications are invited to carry out doctoral research on the history of social work education in Scotland, focusing on a case study of social work education history at The University of Edinburgh (1918-2018).

Posted in News on 03/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

_81363726_391dcafe-0392-4717-bcfc-b180e9d744b3BBC | M Butler

Evidence from abuse inquiries from Oxford (above) to Rotherham heard that time and again, police and social workers had no means of intervening to prevent the grooming and sexual exploitation of children, until they had evidence that a child had already been harmed, it adds.

Posted in News on 03/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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HIV, the AIDS virus (yellow) infecting a human immune cell. The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients’ brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered.

Posted in News on 03/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A growing cadre of women’s colleges have altered their policies to welcome transgender students identifying as female.

Posted in News on 03/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

27IRELAND2-articleLargeNY Times | PN dos Santos

Marchers in Dublin protested the Irish state broadcaster RTE, accusing it of being biased against opponents of the water fees. “A lot of people now see the bailouts of the banks as an ongoing crime,” Mr. Murphy said.

Posted in News on 03/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A sign outside the World Bank Group in downtown Washington, DC. The World Bank’s “Conference on Land and Poverty” takes place this week.

Posted in News on 03/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

paul_ryan7Salon | AP/J Minchillo

Paul Ryan. Republicans are not delivering the kind of federal government that Americans want; they are declaring economic war on average Americans by reshaping government to serve the upper classes and biggest businesses.

Posted in News on 03/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

c12df2af-86da-4294-86d3-e908a4e863ec-620x372Guardian | A Kurunis

‘LSE is the epitome of the neoliberal university. It is managed and organised around corporate interests, which promote elitism and perpetuate inequality.’

Posted in News on 03/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

corkIrish Examiner | Google

Posted in News on 03/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

920x920Houston Chronicle | E Kayne

Posted in News on 03/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

551068d7c1360.imageHempfield News | R Meadows

An elementary therapeutic support classroom offers students direct instruction, emotional support and therapeutic support. . . . The therapy component consists of time with a psychologist of social worker.

Posted in News on 03/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

nlqwpf-b88357347z.120150324190807000gjl8ljo7.10Orange County Register | J Sudock

Genesis Castellanos is one of 10 Cal State Fullerton graduate students who are part of a concentration that focuses on aging populations.

Posted in News on 03/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

24foster-web-master675NY Times | N Cote

Mackenzie Teo, right, with her adoptive mother, Dawn Teo. Mackenzie moved more than 20 times during eight years in foster care.

Posted in News on 03/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

25edsal1web-master675NY Times | L Sharrett

Leslie County, Ky.

Posted in News on 03/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

22shulevitz-blog427NY Times | E Taylor

Posted in News on 03/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A Serious Case Review (SCR) has today (Tuesday) been published by the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board in relation to historic, long-term sexual abuse within a single family on the Isle of Wight in a case that spans almost two decades.

Posted in News on 03/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 03/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A group of social work students in Fredericton is working to ensure foster children can transport their belongings in a suitcase, rather than in a garbage bag.

Posted in News on 03/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Screen_Shot_2015-03-14_at_2.23.00_PMIn These Times | Miller Center/Flickr

I am concerned with how pervasive his logic of moral decay is in American life—not only on the Right, where we expect it, but in the celebrated good intentions of erstwhile “liberal” causes, in the programs of Democrats who ostensibly represent our viable near-left. I am concerned with the notion that the principle failure of poor parents is that they aren’t enough like middle-class ones. It is this idea that leads initiatives like Too Small to Fail, a nonprofit nominally led by Hillary Clinton, to spend significant sums of money buying bus banners and radio ads telling poor parents to read to their children—as if this is what will solve the educational achievement gap; as if “reading to your children” was principally responsible for higher test scores, despite the wealth of data demonstrating over and over that wealth and poverty are the strongest determining factors in American children’s educational achievement.

Posted in News on 03/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 03/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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During her visits to different provinces in the country, Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini (above) found that many people had little or no access to social workers.

Posted in News on 03/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh and Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla (right) during Annual conference of State Minorities Commissions in New Delhi

Posted in News on 03/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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The Victorian government is calling on other state governments to join it in banning powdered alcohol, known as Palcohol. The move comes after the product was recently approved for marketing and sale in the United States, despite widespread concern about its health and societal risks.

Posted in News on 03/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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HIQA says children deemed to have a high level of need were placed at risk by the failure to allocate a social worker to them, or to give them timely access to child protection and welfare interventions.

Posted in News on 03/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

IMG_3058Huffington Post | Dailynorthwestern.com

Are the citizens of Chicago going to vote for or against their own interests?

Posted in News on 03/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

prisonrefNew Statesman | F Crook

Posted in News on 03/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social worker Les Twentyman says it is critial sport clubs are drug-free.

Posted in News on 03/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

23mon2WEB-master675NY Times | E Keogh/Reuters

A detail from graffiti art near the Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham, England.

Posted in News on 03/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

550c59efa18da.imageWinston-Salem Journal | D Rolfe

Our Appalachian Mountains are beautiful, but harbor pockets of depressing and persistent poverty.

Posted in News on 03/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Screen_Shot_2015-03-20_at_6.35.33_PMIn these Times

Two different visions of Chicago are contrasted in the ad, one high above the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown and another in the city’s neighborhood streets, where, “under Rahm Emanuel, we’ve seen nearly 10,000 shootings, 50 neighborhood schools shut down, and a mayor who hits working people with higher taxes and fees while giving special tax breaks to his friends at the very top.”

Posted in News on 03/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

latransprotestLA Times | K Falkenberg

Jennicet Gutierrez, left, and Johanna Saavedra, right, sit in the middle of the street during the rally. Studies show that transgender women — especially those of color, who experience high levels of poverty — are more likely to be victims of violence and harassment.

Posted in News on 03/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

watertaxIrish Independent

Following the protest, the Right2Water campaign again called on the Government to abolish domestic water charges. The trade unions affiliated to the campaign are also calling for a referendum to be held to enshrine public ownership of our water in the Constitution.

Posted in News on 03/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

PROFSUICIDEcolor-1062Boston Globe | C Sera

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An interior photo of one of the rooms at Station 40, an affordable housing complex in San Francisco’s mission district. Station 40’s residents were served with an eviction notice, which they are protesting.

Posted in News on 03/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Hi_Res_Logo_1New Statesman | Labour Party

I’m not sure at what point the Labour party decided people on benefits weren’t equal citizens.

Posted in News on 03/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

cuomo_charter_schools_ap_img_2The Nation | T Roske/AP

Governor Cuomo speaks at a rally in support of charter schools on the steps of the state Capitol in Albany.

Posted in News on 03/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Gene V Glass. There’s a movement growing across the nation. It’s called “Opt Out,” and it means, refusal to subject oneself or one’s children to the rampant standardized testing that has gripped public schools.

Posted in News on 03/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

fhousesfHoodline | C Harrington

Clients are referred by UCSF social workers and must live at least 50 miles away, although some have come from as far away as Ethiopia, Israel and Taiwan.

Posted in News on 03/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A packed lecture theatre welcomed keynote speaker Dr Ray Jones, Professor of Social Work and author of ‘The story of Baby P, setting the record straight,’ to Southampton Solent’s Itchen Lecture Theatre

Posted in News on 03/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

tcdspIrish Examiner | Trinity College Dublin

The study, which has been endorsed by the Irish Association of Social Workers, was carried out by Maeve Foreman, assistant professor in social work at Trinity College Dublin, and Muireann Ní Raghallaigh, lecturer in social work in University College Dublin.

Posted in News on 03/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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“That was surprising to us,” said co-author Richard Catalano, professor of social work and co-founder of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. “It means that suspensions are certainly not having a deterrent effect. It’s just the opposite.”

Posted in News on 03/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

550b1fae4657b.imageTahlequah Daily Press | S Van Wyk

Cherokee Nation’s Indian Child Welfare office is responsible for 60 tribal children, 800 children in the 14-county CN jurisdiction and 740 across the country. Seated, front left, are Tiffany Dunaway, Tami Haley, Connie Webb, and Ashley Craighead. Standing in back are Nikki Baker-Limore, left, and Sherry Robins

Posted in News on 03/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

george-osborne1-640x426Welfare Weekly | HM Treasury/photopin cc

George Osborne’s approach to austerity and tackling public debt will be a cornerstone of the Conservative’s strategy in the campaign season. The chancellor is keen to project that he has made tough decisions to repair government finances and promote the UK’s economic recovery. But he faces tough questions over his plans for a Conservative second term.

Posted in News on 03/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

5501cdea29494.image (1)SCNow | M Rollins/Morning News

Social workers from departments across the Pee Dee gathered Thursday afternoon for a picture in front of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Library in Florence.

Posted in News on 03/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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All of us here in Silver Sands are being evicted. This 55-and-older mobile home park once housed about 130 residents. The few who had money saved or families willing to house them are already gone. The rest of us have six months to get our selves, our belongings, and our homes off the property.

Posted in News on 03/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Priceless Treasures daycare in Paradise.

Posted in News on 03/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

cnsmogSpiegel | Reuters

Heavy smog has become a persistent problem in many parts of China. The country has radically increased its production of renewable energies in recent years. But it has also built dozens of new coal-fired power plants to feed its ever-growing economy.

Posted in News on 03/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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C.M, 16 years old and 8 months pregnant. Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, Tucson, Arizona.

Posted in News on 03/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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barney375UC Berkeley News Center | P Skorpinski

He wants to break that vicious cycle, he said, by diverting “at least” 20 percent of the nation’s military budget — cuts he insists would pose no risk to national security — to domestic needs like improving environmental cleanup, public transportation, infrastructure and higher education, and to expanding Social Security and Medicare, “the two most successful anti-poverty programs in the history of this country.”

Posted in News on 03/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

iain-duncan-smith-nightingale-2-640x461Welfare Weekly | B Minkoff/London Pixels/Foter

Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP

Posted in News on 03/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Temimah Zucker, a 24-year-old activist working to tackle eating disorders in the Jewish community, gives a presentation.

Posted in News on 03/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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The executive council of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers elected its first Anishnaabe member recently, appointing Darren Madahbee to the board that oversees the social work profession in Ontario.

Posted in News on 03/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sandy Butler is a Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Maine.

Posted in News on 03/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Ahead of the British General Election in May, students have occupied a prominent London University building to protest against austerity and the role of the university.

Posted in News on 03/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

dfb90fc7-6c6d-46fa-b908-51ab45c0ebd3-620x372Guardian | Sheffield Hallam University

Christopher Hoyle: ‘Social workers are more than worth their weight in gold, they’re all extremely good people.’

Posted in News on 03/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Pedagogy should be disruptive and unsettling and push hard against the common sense vocabularies of neoliberalism and its regime of affective management. (35) We live in an age of growing authoritarianism and the need to change both the collective consciousness of society and the everyday lived experiences that give it meaning has never been more urgent.

Posted in News on 03/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A poverty-stricken South Korean woman walked past a police barricade following a protest in Seoul

Posted in News on 03/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Kshama Sawant on the campaign trail. The real dividers are the liberals who waste money, time and resources attacking a genuine leftist, on behalf of the corporate-controlled Democratic Party.

Posted in News on 03/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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James Torczyner, left, founding director of ICAN McGill with fellows in the ICAN graduate fellowship program, Kifah Baniowed, Adnan Al Mhamied and Amal Elsana Alhjooj, right, at McGill University. This is a story about how the people gathered in a nondescript ground floor office at McGill’s School of Social Work are shaping new directions for the Middle East.

Posted in News on 03/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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More than half a million Scots, including 100,000 children, have been living in severe poverty, according to a Scottish government report.

Posted in News on 03/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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INDIA - LABOR - CHILDRENGuardian | UD Ren/DPA/Corbis

‘Many traditional family structures surviving in poverty negate the rights and freedoms of women and girls’.

Posted in News on 03/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

imageaccThe Courier | DC Thomson

Angus Council headquarters. Councillors have branded external auditors “incompetent” in the wake of a report into how elderly people are looked after in Angus.

Posted in News on 03/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A Greek national flag flutters in front of the parliament building during heavy rainfall in Athens.

Posted in News on 03/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

MetroGDP111612-1.jpgBangor Daily News | TR Bennett

A fishing boat steams into Portland harbor. For Gov. LePage, Portland is that bogeyman. The city provides a target and a rhetorical device. Its decidedly left-leaning politics mean that when the governor puts the city in his sights, there’s only upside.

Posted in News on 03/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP