Former Poway Superintendent John Collins faced a preliminary hearing for felony counts of misappropriating public funds Monday, the first of four days that will probe nuances of accounting and contract interpretation.Collins was fired in July 2016 after the district commissioned an audit of his compensation that concluded he inappropriately took more than $345,000 from the school district and obstructed investigation of his pay.He faces four charges of misusing vacation and sick time and illegally using a district purchasing card between 2012 and 2016. Prosecutor Leon Schorr said the district attorney’s office is considering additional charges related to failure to file statements of economic interest, failure to report outside income, and collecting excessive longevity pay.Collins’s defense attorney, former San Diego County District Attorney Paul Pfingst, argued that the case boiled down to a contract dispute, which the school district exploited in an effort to fire … [Read more...] about Ousted Poway Superintendent John Collins in pre-trial hearing
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest NJ marijuana legalization: Public Assembly hearing in Edison looks at weed's pros and cons Linda Dorsey-Agudosi, of Franklin, said that she has tried every pain management method available, but nothing has helped her as much as marijuana. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Nick Muscavage, @nmuscavage Published 3:50 p.m. ET April 13, 2018 | Updated 4:53 p.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE Here's what's happening this weekend. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE EDISON - Linda Dorsey-Agudosi was in a … [Read more...] about NJ marijuana legalization: Public Assembly hearing in Edison looks at weed’s pros and cons
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest How privatized Medicaid is systematically denying hundreds of disabled Iowans the medical equipment their doctors say they need Hundreds of poor and disabled Iowans are being denied equipment doctors say is necessary to keep them alive or living independently. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jason Clayworth, [email protected] Published 7:00 a.m. CT April 8, 2018 CLOSE Four-year-old Tatum Woods, of Vinton, needs a special walker to get around but it took six months for his family to navigate the medicaid system … [Read more...] about How privatized Medicaid is systematically denying hundreds of disabled Iowans the medical equipment their doctors say they need
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jenna Russell Globe Staff April 04, 2018 The question nags with every Hollywood film culled from history: How much of this is true, and how much made up? Obsessive wondering can overtake the entertainment: instead of being swept up in the story, your fingertips are itching to start Googling. With “Chappaquiddick,” the film that opens Friday about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne in July 1969, and the role of Ted Kennedy in that tragedy, the quest to pinpoint the truth is not so simple. It is also nothing new. For almost 50 years, we have tried to fill in the gaps and piece together what happened that summer night on Martha’s Vineyard. For nearly as long, we have been forced to accept that the whole truth will elude us — always. So does that lessen the filmmakers’ obligation to history, or add to their burden? In a storyline warped by … [Read more...] about How much of ‘Chappaquiddick’ is actually true?
Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Jorge Sanjuan pulled back a chain-link fence, and Cindy Quezada squeezed through the gap. They stepped over two rotting mattresses and an old tire and peered into a backyard. The neighbors eyed them suspiciously. “You guys with ICE?” one teenager asked. Quezada laughed and shook her head. It was a sunny January afternoon, and she and Sanjuan had spent the past three hours crisscrossing the alleys of a Fresno, California, neighborhood with small one-story bungalows and Mexican restaurants, looking for sheds, garages, and trailers serving as makeshift homes. They weren’t out to harass the immigrants living there; they were there to count them. Quezada and Sanjuan were working with the Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, a network of organizations embarking on a pilot program to identify “low-visibility housing” in Fresno in preparation for the 2020 census. The … [Read more...] about Hidden Figures: How Donald Trump Is Rigging the Census