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Student org reckons with mental health concerns

The month of September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s a time for students, community members, mental health advocates and organizations to come together to promote suicide prevention awareness. Student organizations are making a push to promote mental wellness on Auburn’s campus. TJ Annerino,  senior in political science and government, is co-president of Auburn’s chapter of […]

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Bosnia to Prosecute Media for Revealing Srebrenica Witness’s Identity

The Bosnian authorities will take legal action after the Bosnian Serb public broadcaster’s website and other media outlets revealed the name of a protected witness in a Srebrenica genocide trial. Bosnia’s state court and prosecution said they will take launch criminal proceedings against media outlets that revealed the identity of a protected witness who testified […]

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Report: Marijuana led to 1 in 10 arrests in South Dakota in 2018

Marijuana laws in South Dakota are disproportionately enforced against people of color and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a study commissioned by a group looking to legalize the drug for adults in South Dakota. South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the campaign committee that gathered more than 33,000 signatures to put the question of […]

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Two Kansas lawmakers walking long road to legalizing medicinal marijuana

Gail Finney and David Haley were the target of jokes and caustic blowback years ago after suggesting Kansas pass a law legalizing medical use of cannabis products. Both had family members regurgitate propaganda reminiscent of “Reefer Madness” while expressing surprise they would take a pro-pot position while federal government categorically listing marijuana as equally dangerous […]

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Vermont: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Retail Sales Bill, Automatic Expungement Measure to Governor’s Desk

Members of the Vermont state Senate approved a pair of marijuana law reform measures this morning, sending both to the desk of Governor Phil Scott. Senators approved S. 54, which regulates the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana to adults, by a vote of 23 to 6. A bicameral conference committee had previously reconciled the bill’s language earlier this […]