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Friday, January 6, 2017

No STEM Scholarships / Yellow-cedar Decline / Delaware Police Shooting


Stand of dead Yellow-cedar trees from the report cited below.

Missoulian: Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming
Yellow-cedar Decline Research
“Yellow-cedar is a culturally and economically valuable tree that has been dying on more than a half-million acres for the past 100 years in southeast Alaska and nearby British Columbia. The goal of our research is to provide an understanding of the cause of yellow-cedar decline and to help develop a conservation and management strategy to ensure the long-term health of this valuable tree in Alaska’s forest ecosystems.”


Missoulian: No civil rights charges in police killing of paralyzed man
DOJ Releases Report on Wilmington Police Use of Force
“With respect to the fourth police officer who discharged his firearm, Senior Corporal (S/Cpl) Joseph Dellose, the Attorney General did believe that the state should attempt to gather sufficient evidence to pursue a felony assault charge, based upon S/Cpl Dellose’s conduct in immediately confronting Mr. McDole rather than communicating with officers who S/Cpl Dellose knew were already on the scene, and discharging his shotgun in the manner that he did. However, after hiring a former federal prosecutor from Pennsylvania to prepare a case for possible criminal prosecution and after consulting with two nationally recognized police use-of-force experts who had recently recommended criminal charges against the Cleveland police officer who shot Tamir Rice, and after receiving opinions from both of those experts that S/Cpl Dellose’s actions did not constitute criminal conduct under the Delaware Code, DOJ concluded that it could not proceed with a criminal prosecution against S/Cpl Dellose given that the defense would present unchallenged expert testimony that S/Cpl Dellose’s conduct was reasonable.”

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Peanut Guidlines


NIH-sponsored expert panel issues clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy
“The new Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States supplement the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States(link is external). The addendum provides three separate guidelines for infants at various levels of risk for developing peanut allergy and is targeted to a wide variety of health care providers, including pediatricians and family practice physicians.”

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sex And Consent

SB 26  Revise laws regarding sexual intercourse without consent
“(1) A person who knowingly has sexual intercourse without consent with another person commits the offense of sexual intercourse without consent.”