Archives for June 2019

Bringing Sustainability to Rural Cities

While there has been a slight population uptick in recent years, rural America is dwindling. About 46.1 million people, or roughly 14 percent of U.S. residents, called rural and non-metro areas home as of July 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Further, 462,000 more people have moved out of rural areas since 2010 than have moved in. 

This downward population trend has small-town communities and rural cities scrambling for ways to attract new residents and reduce migration numbers.… [Read more]

Civil Forfeiture and State-Level Cannabis Programs

It’s been almost 50 years since states began decriminalizing marijuana (Oregon was the first in 1973!), taking the law into their own hands as they recognized federal laws surrounding the drug would take a long time to change. More than two decades ago, California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use, another trend that swept across the U.S.… [Read more]

The U.S. Senate’s Vote Could Make A Substantial Difference To Dementia Patients

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the effects of Dementia, is receiving a lot of attention from the government and medical bodies alike, as it affects more than 5 million Americans. This makes it one of the costliest diseases and has the power to completely bankrupt Medicare. The U.S. Senate recently approved funding of $425 million towards research, which will hopefully find some cure or management system to alleviate the pressure from medical schemes, while at the same time allowing patients to continue their day-to-day lives independently and with dignity.… [Read more]

Sleep-Deprived Truck Drivers Are Causing Accidents: Can Congress Help?

The trucking industry keeps our world moving with a little over 70% of freight transportation happening in the U.S. alone, according to the American Trucking Association(ATA). With so many goods needing transportation, and so many different businesses depending on these shipments to come in on time for their day-to-day operations, it’s no wonder truck drivers lose sleep trying to stay on schedule. 

In 2017, registered trucks clocked hundreds of billions of miles traveled in transporting goods.… [Read more]