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5/24/2017
CSC reminds gov't agencies on random drug tests

The Civil Service Commission reminded all government agencies that they have until October 18, 2017 to conduct a random mandatory drug test for their employees. Under CSC Memorandum Circular No. [...]

5/24/2017
New Ohio crime laboratory is drug-test only facility

A new state crime lab will focus exclusively on testing drugs such as opiates contributing to Ohio's record overdose deaths. Among the drugs tested by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab in Springfield will be heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. [...]

5/24/2017
Controversial Perth Naltrexone doctor supports welfare testing

"I crashed my $65,000 Audi the other day, which is about to get repossessed because I can't make the repayments. The meth is slowing taking everything away from me." [...]

5/23/2017
Drug testing for welfare job programs to be approved

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5/23/2017
The Latest: Panel to approve drug tests for jobs programs

In a March 8, 2017 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. The Legislature's budget committee is slated to consider whether to cut University of Wisconsin System tuition and tie campuses' state aid to new performance standards. [...]

5/23/2017
Corrupt AFP officer was regular drug user who dodged mandatory tests

A corrupt AFP officer busted for passing restricted information to his ex-girlfriend's alleged pimp was a regular drug user who timed binges to avoid getting caught. Last year the officer was sentenced to 12 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to a range of charges related to drug use and corruption. [...]

5/23/2017
N.J. workers flunk drug tests for these reasons

Mirroring a national trend, a greater percentage of New Jersey employees flunked their work-related drug tests last year than in at any point since 2002. But some of the drugs that show up in tests in N.J. are different than in other parts of the country. [...]

5/23/2017
Alcohol-detection anklets introduced

Some offenders will be fitted with anklets that can detect alcohol consumption in sweat - with technicians in the United States analysing results. New legislation that took effect last week allows police and corrections to require bailed people with abstinence conditions to undergo drug-testing if they have abstinence conditions imposed on them. [...]

5/23/2017
Opioid addiction policy not without its skeptics

Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another? Health Secretary Tom Price's recent comments - one replying to a reporter's question, the other in a newspaper op-ed - waver between two ... (more) [...]

5/23/2017
Ducey signs new laws for Arizona

Because of Gov. Doug Ducey, some of Arizona's needy will be able to get an additional year of help. But farmers can forget about growing industrial hemp. [...]

5/22/2017
After State Makes Drug Testing MANDATORY For Welfare Recipients: They ...

This growing culture in America who that think government should be financially responsible for the well-being of individuals receiving government entitlements is really obnoxious. Responsible adults who pay taxes vent their frustrations about drug users qualifying for 'free money' all the time. [...]

5/22/2017
City jail wants City Hall to spend for drug tests

THE management of the Cebu City Jail is asking the Cebu City Government to shoulder the P300,000 needed for the drug test kits of more than 4,000 inmates. Jail Superintendent Arnel Peralta, who serves as warden of the city jail, made the request through a letter to Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena. [...]

5/22/2017
Courts

Joshua D. Bacon, 41, of Chanhassen; Nicholas J. Bacon, 38, of Mound; Daniel J. English, 32, of Chicago, Ill.; each fined $125. Ryann D. Kuehn, 34, of Fairmont was convicted of theft-take/use/transfer movable property without consent; fined $335, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 58 days for one year, credit for time served 32 days, one year supervised probation, no same or similar. [...]

5/22/2017
Drug testing fair for anyone on public purse

"If they are going to be drug testing welfare recipients then if it is good enough for them it is good enough for me." A Griffith Councillor has thrown his support behind politicians submitting to drug tests, after measures were introduced subjecting welfare recipients to random drug tests in the 2017 budget. [...]

5/22/2017
Federal Budget 2017: Drug testing of dole recipients defended by Malcolm Turnbull

An increase in the Medicare levy for all Australians, a new tax on the country's five biggest banks, and new measures to crack down on multi-national tax evasion were the centrepiece of Tuesday night's federal budget. Morrison outlined plans to deliver A$75 billion in infrastructure funding and financing over the next years as the base of Australia's next growth wave. [...]