Hot Topics – Opioid Crisis

About the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved March 6, 2018 Opioid crisis is just getting worse, The Hill. March 8, 2018 Prescription Opioids, Say Why to Drugs Podcast. April 19, 2017 How your brain is wired to just say ‘yes’ to opioids, The Conversation. February 27, 2018 Opioid Crisis Fast Facts, CNN. March 2, 2018 Health & Science The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors, The Washington Post. March 16, 2018 Attorney General Sessions Announces New Prescription Interdiction & Litigation Task Force, Department of Justice. March 10, 2018 The War on Drugs 3.0, The Atlantic. March 26, 20118 President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, Whitehouse.gov. March 19, 2018 Legal Action Center’s Response to President’s “Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand”, Sober Law News. March 22,...

Hot Topics – Montana Public Lands

Wilderness Study Areas of Montana, Our Land Our Legacy. January 29, 2018 (pdf) S.2206 – Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act, United States Congress. Retrieved March 5, 2018 H.R.5149 – To provide that certain wilderness study areas in Montana have been adequately studied for wilderness designation,  United States Congress. Retrieved March 5, 2018 WSA release bill risks too much, Independent Record. February 12, 2018 A Montana bill takes aim at wilderness study areas, High Country News. February 3, 2018 Americans want to protect public lands, Congress should listen, The Hill. March 1, 2018 Gianforte aims to release 29 wilderness study areas; critics contend lack of public process, The Missoula Current. March 2, 2018 Gianforte Follows Daines’ Lead and Shuts Montanans Out, Montana Wilderness Association. March 2, 2018 Outdoor Recreation Is a Bigger Economic Booster Than Mining, Earther. February 15, 2018...

Hot Topics – Tax Reform

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You, NPR. December 15, 2017 Video: Claims about the GOP Tax Plan, FactCheck.org. December 8, 2017 Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck, CNN Money. December 11, 2017 Count the ways: How GOP tax plans would reward rich families, The Montana Standard. December 6, 2017 Trump Tax Cut Fallout: An Optimistic Take and a Pessimistic Take , The Stranger. December 4, 2017 Tax reform plan a ‘bid to make US inequality champion’, Al Jazeera. December 16, 2017 Final CTC Changes Don’t Alter Tax Bill Basics: 10 Million Working Family Children Get Little or Nothing, Center on Budget Policies and Priorities. December 15,...

Hot Topics – Net Neutrality

Senator Tester on Net Neutrality for Montanans, November 28, 2017 What Is Net Neutrality?, ThousandEyes Blog. April 18, 2017 Title II is the key to net neutrality—so what is it?, The Daily Dot. May 20, 2014 FCC Fact Sheet: Restoring Internet Freedom Order, Federal Communications Commission. November 17, 2017 What FCC chair Ajit Pai gets wrong about net neutrality, The Washington Post. November 27, 2017 We fact-checked FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s net neutrality ‘facts’—and they’re almost all bulls**t , The Daily Dot. November 30, 2017 FCC explains why public support for net neutrality won’t stop repeal, Ars Technica. November 22, 2017 Net Neutrality Fight Likely to Move to Courts, Congress, Library Journal. December 5, 2017 If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal, Business Insider. November 22, 2017 Net Neutrality and the Global Digital Divide, Electronic Frontier Foundation. July 24,...

Hot Topics – Sexual Misconduct

Violence Pyramid, CCASA. Retrieved November 20, 2017 This Is How Sexual Harassment Is Legally Defined in the U.S., How Stuff Works. November 20, 2017 Sex Crimes: Definitions and Penalties: Montana, RAINN. Retrieved November 20, 2017 What is Sexual Violence?, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2017 Myths and Facts about Sexual Violence, Georgetown Law, Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Services. Retrieved November 20, 2017 The Truth About False Rape Accusations, Quartz. May 17, 2017 Americans agree sexual harassment is a problem. They just don’t always agree on what it is, USA Today. November 17, 2017 Trump and the ‘information cascade’ created a cultural reckoning, Financial Times. November 23, 2017 The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido, The New York Times. November 25, 2017 To Hell With the Witch-Hunt Debate, The Atlantic. November 22,...

Hot Topics – Food Security

Hunger in Montana, Montana Food Bank Network. October 7, 2017. How to feed 800 million: The battle over the future of US food aid, ABC News. November 11, 2017. Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill, National Resources Defense Council. August 16, 2017. Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, Summary, USDA Economic Research Service. September 2017. U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs, US Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved November 16, 2017. SNAP Boosts Retailers and Local Economies, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. August 29, 2017. SNAP: Frequently Asked Questions, SNAP To Health!.  New America. Web. 24 October 2017. About WIC- WIC at a Glance, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. February 27, 2015. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), USDA Food and Nutrition Service. January 21, 2016. Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 2: Zero Hunger – Targets, United Nations Development Programme. January 2016. Content contributed by Sarah Karbassi.  ...