Rescue Groups

New law could help save turtles

From ancient squeaky petroglyphs and children’s book heroine Myrtle the Turtle to fictional superheroes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, turtles have long fascinated people. While intriguing, turtles need protection, not human homes, say wildlife officials. When some people find quarter-sized turtles and think they are “cute”, they bring the animal home and soon learn that the turtles are getting too big ...

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Commissioners extend deadline for report on adult corrections

The Travis County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to grant a 45-day extension to an upcoming report on Travis County’s adult corrections system. The report is prepared by a collaborative group comprising Justice Planning, Health and Human Services, and the Sheriff’s Office. Commissioners passed a resolution on June 15 to lead the report, in response to public backlash against a spending ...

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Alternative Payment Models for CenteringPregnancy® Enable Federally Approved Health Centers to … | New

Boston, Aug 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) today released a white paper titled “Payment Models to Support Sustainability of CenteringPregnancy in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),” which examines methods of Payment Alternatives (APM)) to support FQHC to improve the value of maternal health care while addressing health disparities. Independently prepared by Health Management Associates, the ...

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Almost six weeks after the start of the new fiscal year, the House version of the state budget is beginning to emerge

Image: Adobe Stock Differences in HHS proposals indicate a lot of work awaits House and Senate negotiators Leaders of the House budget subcommittee released large chunks of their spending proposal on Thursday, as the chamber began to speed up passage of its full budget. Pay increases or bonuses that the Chamber will propose for teachers and civil servants remain to ...

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Lost hikers rely on unpaid rescuers. Colorado could change that.

Embarrassed by an aging volunteer base, search and rescue officials across the country say they are struggling to cope with an increase in calls for help. “The lack of lifeguards is a chronic problem in many areas,” said Jeff Sparhawk, president of the Colorado Search and Rescue Association. “Some teams are very hard hit. “ Colorado lawmakers say the problem ...

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Kern County Animal Services receives $ 5,000 through California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative

The California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC) recently distributed nearly $ 300,000 in grants to 27 groups with the goal of creating the greatest potential impact for homeless dogs statewide. | Flikr The California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC) recently distributed nearly $ 300,000 in grants to 27 groups with the goal of creating the greatest potential impact for homeless ...

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Prevent motor vehicle theft, tips for living longer

Dear Readers: Avoiding Your Car Theft 101. Here we go: 1. Never leave your car running unattended, even for a quick jaunt to the convenience store. Switch off the ignition and take your keys. 2. Never leave valuables visible in the car: laptops, purses, tote bags, phones, sneakers. Keep these items covered in the trunk or at home. 3. Keep ...

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Escaped bull spotted, rescuer says

“Aviation is in place! You have an observation! ” Frankie Floridia, one of the animal rescuers looking for a runaway bull in the Mastic-Shirley area since Tuesday, was out of breath on Friday morning: a FedEx driver saw the animal from the edge from the road, and now a policeman the helicopter was back in the sky to join the ...

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