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June 2017

Education Department delays rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges

The U.S. Department of Education is delaying new rules that would have protected student loan borrowers from predatory and deceptive practices by higher education institutions. The decision is deeply troubling, said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “As Washington’s chief law enforcement officer, I have worked tirelessly to protect student... Read more →


Facts and figures for Father’s Day 2017

Father’s Day is a day to recognize the contribution American fathers make to their families and communities. Spending Americans are expected to spend a record amount on gifts for Father’s Day this year with the biggest share going to special outings such as a ballgame, concert, or dinner, according to... Read more →


Blogs by boomers, but other age groups may enjoy the topics, too

It’s that time again: blogs by boomers for boomers. But you know what? asks Carol Cassara of Heart•Mind•Soul. Other age groups will enjoy the diversity of topics covered and maybe even the elder wisdom they contain. This week’s topics include photos from a trip to Israel, the top cars for... Read more →


Goodseed soybeans recalled due to Listeria contamination

Happy Sprout is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe... Read more →


EPA’s ruling on toxic pesticide harms children, state officials say

Chlorpyrifos, a widely-used pesticide on food crops –including those consumed by infants, young children, and pregnant women – negatively impacts development and functioning of the central nervous system and brain, according to seven attorneys general who are challenging its continued use. “The EPA’s first job is ensuring the health and... Read more →