Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What do statewide candidates say about the opioid crisis and public safety? Candidates for Tennessee governor and the U.S. Senate answer questions. 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. Knoxville Published 8:00 a.m. ET April 22, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The spread of opioid abuse claimed over 1,600 lives in Tennessee in 2016, and it is getting worse. Methamphetamine abuse, while not getting the headlines, has increased. Gun violence and murder is increasing. What proposals do our candidates … [Read more...] about What do statewide candidates say about the opioid crisis and public safety?
Most Lincolnites would have no trouble in naming the city’s current five public high schools, those that are tuition-free an open to all. Those same individuals would probably undercount the number of public high schools from 1870 to 1967 by one, not realizing that even before Northeast High opened in 1941 there were in fact already two.When the University of Nebraska opened in 1869, 130 students were accepted by the school, but 110 of them were not judged ready for university work and admitted only to the Latin School to be brought up to a sufficient level for full admission.Applicants for the Latin School had to be at least 14 and were admitted to a two-year program “rigorously classical in … Latin … and mathematics with a nod at English grammar, history, geography and physiology.” In school year 1885-86 high school graduates were admitted directly as university freshmen without examination or to the Latin School if they graduated from Beatrice, … [Read more...] about Jim McKee: Lincoln’s ‘other’ public high school
Home HomeNewsEducationHealthTechManufacturing & LogisticsLife SciencesAg INnovationINPower INnovatorsBigWigs & New GigsVideoPurchase Gerry DickGerry's ViewSpeaking Engagement RequestSubscribeNewslettersPODCASTAppRSSOn-AirTV & Radio Listings ContactAbout IIBMeet the TeamContact UsIntern with IIBFlagship Stations State's Largest Hackathon Targets Public Safety Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:23 PM EDTUpdated: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:16 PM EDTBy Andy Ober, Assistant Managing [email protected] The teams will be competing for $15,000 in total prizes. FISHERS - Launch Fishers and the Indiana IoT lab will this weekend host what organizers call Indiana's largest hackathon. This year's At&T #IoTCivicHack will focus on public safety solutions. Fishers Police Chief Mitch Thompson says new, cutting-edge technology ideas are especially helpful in an industry where "we tend to surround ourselves with other professionals that are in public safety … [Read more...] about State’s Largest Hackathon Targets Public Safety
More Info Next monthRural development and distressed counties. Like most of America, Tennessee’s metropolitan areas have prospered during the last eight years while the rural areas have lagged in almost every measure. The state has 19 of its 95 counties classified as “distressed.” What can and should we do to give every Tennessean a chance to succeed? More Info Resources› Think Tennesseehttp://thinktennessee.org› The Beacon Center of Tennesseehttp://www.beacontn.org› White House Opioid Summithttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-combatting-opioid-crisis/› Tennessee Department of Healthhttps://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/pdo.html› Advisory on Fentanylhttps://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/healthprofboards/Fentanyl_Public_Health_Advisory.pdf› Tennessee Traffic Fatalitieshttps://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/FatalityRate1950-2016.pdf Issues and Answers In the months … [Read more...] about Election 2018 Issues and Answers: Opioid crisis and public safety
(Getty Images) Another piece of Nevada’s health care system – its ability to respond to a public health crisis — is drawing unwelcome attention. A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report released late Monday found Nevada was tied for worst among U.S. states in preparedness for health disasters, including disease outbreaks, natural disasters and terrorism. The state’s biggest issue: delivering care — particularly mental heath care — during and after a disaster like the Oct. 1 shooting, which killed 58 and wounded hundreds more. Glen Mays, director of the foundation’s National Health Security Preparedness Index program, said that’s largely because there aren’t enough health professionals in Nevada to handle the growing population, causing its health care delivery index score to fall 7.5 percent from 2016 to 2017. The state’s overall score of 6.4 tied it with Alaska for worst in the nation. The score is calculated on 140 measures … [Read more...] about Nevada ranked last in public health disaster readiness