Published: Dec 28, 2017, 6:49 pm • Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 7:01 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A budtender’s six-month stint at the Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center in Aurora came with no incidents — no activity recognizable as illegal or suspicious. The same couldn’t be said after that employee was transferred to the Sweet Leaf location off 38th Avenue and Clay Street in Denver, according to a Denver Police Department affidavit obtained by The Cannabist. “Things are a little different here,” an assistant manager allegedly told the employee during his first work shift at 2647 W. 38th Ave., “you’ll get used to the Loopers.” The affidavit, one of several filed as a request for search warrants in the case, provides some glimpses into the year-long investigation of alleged illegal marijuana sales at the Denver-based Sweet Leaf chain. The investigation, which is ongoing, zeroed in on alleged incidences of “looping,” in … [Read more...] about Inside informants, loopers and undercover investigation that led to Sweet Leaf raids
Civil rights and voter advocacy groups cried foul, claiming an invasion of voters' privacy. Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos said the state would partially comply with the request, handing over only information that was already public: names, dates of birth and registration, addresses, voting methods and elections voted in. "As always, my office will continue to exercise the utmost care whenever sensitive voter information is required to be released by state or federal law," Pablos said in a written statement in July, as his office prepared to turn over information to the commission. Voting rights advocates grew concerned that people would remove their names from voter registration rolls to prevent release of their data. But as the year went on, the commission was heard from less and less as it became embroiled in lawsuits and scandals, and Trump turned his attention to other issues. For Texans, it raises the question: Have state officials turned over … [Read more...] about Will Texas turn over your voter information to Trump’s fraud commission?
By Tony Saavedra | [email protected] | Orange County Register December 22, 2017 at 5:23 pm Oscar Moriel glances back as he leaves the courtroom during a court appearance at the Orange County Superior Courthouse in Santa Ana on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)James Laird, Orange County assistant district attorney for gangs, answers questions after the sentencing of Oscar Moriel in Santa Ana on Friday, Dec 22, 2017. Moriel pleaded guilty to attempted murder but get credit for his informant work inside the jail. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Paul Wilson, right, whose wife was murdered by Scott Dekraai in Seal Beach in 2011, keeps an eye on James Laird, Orange County assistant district attorney for gangs, as he talks to the press after the sentencing of Oscar Moriel in Santa Ana on Friday, Dec 22, 2017. During the press conference Laird briefly got upset with Wilson because he thought Wilson was laughing at him. … [Read more...] about Jailhouse informant who was looking at life in prison gets lenient sentence in exchange for work with FBI and California
Scientist Michael Joyner rides his bike to work every day because he believes the exercise has more of an impact on people's BMI than their genetic profile. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption toggle caption Richard Harris/NPR Scientist Michael Joyner rides his bike to work every day because he believes the exercise has more of an impact on people's BMI than their genetic profile. Richard Harris/NPR The Mayo Clinic is building its future around high-tech approaches to research known as "precision medicine." This involves gathering huge amounts of information from genetic tests, medical records and other data sources to ferret out unexpected ideas to advance health. But one longtime scientist at the Mayo Clinic isn't playing along. Dr. Michael Joyner is a skeptical voice in a sea of eager advocates. Joyner's lab studies exercise. It is, fittingly enough, in a hospital building founded in the 1880s. While Mayo has built all sorts of new labs at its sprawling campus in … [Read more...] about Will Gathering Vast Troves of Information Really Lead To Better Health?
Kevin Baldus joins Brown Smith Wallace as director of information technology. As director, Baldus is responsible for the overall controls and operations of the firm’s internal information technology group. Baldus brings more than 20 years of experience, including serving as director of infrastructure and engineering for Caleres, as well as serving as director of technical services for Kindred Healthcare. “Kevin’s background is a great asset to our firm and the IT team,” says Tony Caleca, managing partner. “With his direction, we’re confident that we will continue to pursue technology initiatives that ensure the best infrastructure for our people and our clients.” Baldus earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from SIUE Carbondale. He is currently a member of VMware User Group, and he previously served on the Board of Education at Zion School in Belleville. … [Read more...] about Kevin Baldus Joins Brown Smith Wallace as Director of Information Technology
JEFFERSON CITY • In mid-November, Gov. Eric Greitens trekked to the Lone Star State for the Republican Governors Association annual convention in Austin. There was no official announcement of his absence from Missouri, which was typical. Greitens rarely reveals his daily activities, unless he wants to highlight them after they occur. At the two-day political event, Greitens participated in a panel discussion titled “Disrupting the Mainstream Media,” in which governors discussed ways to bypass traditional reporting outlets and take their messages straight to social media. #Behindthescenes with @The_RGA in Austin, with Governors Reynolds, Greitens, and Abbott ... #ontheroadagain pic.twitter.com/g9mgXsWhGn— Majority Strategies (@MajStratGOP) November 15, 2017 Since taking office in January, Greitens has made no excuses for practicing exactly that. The political newcomer has unveiled official announcements on Facebook and Twitter and has held far fewer … [Read more...] about Lack of sunshine under Greitens leads to information underload
By David Downey | [email protected] | The Press-EnterpriseDecember 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm Internet service providers serving the Long Beach area have special deals for low-income families who may not have been able to afford a broadband subscription in the past. Related: There’s no E-miracle at hand: Experts say solving Long Beach digital divide will take teamwork The following is information about what the deals entail and how you can get in touch with the companies offering them: Frontier Communications What: For $21.99 per month, qualifying families may sign up for Frontier’s Affordable Broadband program, which offers access to high-speed internet. The offer includes a free Chromebook laptop and free wireless router, with no monthly contracts. Contact: Prospective customers may visit https://frontier.com/offer/affordable-broadband-chromebook or call 1-866-868-0547. Spectrum What: Spectrum Internet Assist internet service is available to … [Read more...] about Helpful information for Long Beach residents trying to connect to the web
By Rich Archbold | [email protected] | Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: September 26, 2017 at 10:13 am | UPDATED: September 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm The Long Beach Press-Telegram is a print and digital news media company serving the information needs of the Greater Long Beach area for more than 120 years. The Press-Telegram publishes around the clock at presstelegram.com and also publishes daily print newspapers seven days a week, as well as a number of digital and print niche products. The Press-Telegram is also active and engaging readers on Facebook and Twitter. The Press-Telegram is a member of the Southern California News Group, which operates 11 daily newspapers and associated websites in Southern California, including the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Breeze in Torrance, Pasadena Star-News, Riverside Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Facts. When combined with its multiple … [Read more...] about Long Beach Press-Telegram news organization information and history
As part of its commitment to secure, on-site data destruction, the team at Resource 1 Electronics is also working to educate the community on some staggering truths when it comes to the vast adoption of digital information. Chuck and Jan McDonald, owners, Anthony Mundis, Vice President of Logistics Chuck and Jan McDonald, owners, Anthony Mundis, Vice President... After reading a recent report from Rock Health, a startup health care analytics company, President Chuck McDonald, shared his findings and some reasons why it's imperative that we change our thinking when it comes to our digital devices. "While we're no longer afraid of doing business and storing vast amounts of information on our devices, we need to realize what that means," Chuck McDonald said. "There are countless scams happening on a daily basis, and the adoption of digital storage is going up rapidly, which inevitability leads to the refreshing of devices and begs the question, what to do with the old ones?" … [Read more...] about Rethinking Security As Trends In Information Sharing Rise
By Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: October 14, 2009 at 4:53 pm | UPDATED: April 24, 2017 at 4:49 pm The Orange County Register is a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper focused on serving Orange County and helping it thrive. The newspaper portfolio includes two-dozen community newspapers serving Orange County’s 34 cities and Spanish-language weekly Excélsior. Monthly magazines include Coast, OC Family and Southland Golf. Its market-leading digital offerings include OCRegister.com, OCVarsity.com and many others. Orange County Register also offers a full spectrum of digital advertising, custom content, printing, and advertising insert services that help Orange County’s 80,000 small businesses effectively reach Orange County. The Orange County Register is part of Southern California News Group, which operates 11 daily newspapers and associated websites in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Breeze in Torrance, Long Beach … [Read more...] about Orange County Register Information and History