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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

LK Report for 8/8/17 - Same Shit - Different Day...

Here are today's headlines.  
Check back later.  You never know when I might update this post.

Note: I'm posting the following link because the Opioid crisis is said to be the biggest factor in the rising number of foster kids.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump has no immediate plans to declare the nation's opioid epidemic a public health emergency, a decision that flies in the face of the key recommendation by the President's bipartisan opioid commission.

More >> US won't declare opioid emergency, Price says
The mother of Jeremiah Oliver will no longer face criminal charges connected to the disappearance and death of the 5-year-old Fitchburg boy, but she pleaded guilty to charges she abused her two surviving children, Worcester prosecutors said Tuesday.

It continues:
The death of Jeremiah prompted a shake-up at the state Department of Children and Families, which had been assigned to keep tabs on the boy. Three DCF employees were fired for their negligence in handling the case, and Olga Roche, who was commissioner at the time, resigned.
More >> Charges against mother dropped in death of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver

(WIBW) - A Colorado couple says they are appealing a federal judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit that the state of Kansas wrongfully removed their children

More >> Judge dismisses couple's lawsuit in child welfare dispute

I'm sad to hear this and wish the Schwab family the best in their fight.

Like any new arrival, Mohamed faced her fair share of adjustments, but the biggest one would come eight months later, when she was removed from her mother's home and placed in foster care. She would become one of an unknown number of Muslim children caught in the custody of the state with a dearth of Muslim families to foster them.

More >> Muslim kids lost in Michigan foster care system for lack of Muslim homes

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