US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has called on the directors of the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration to investigate allegations of illegal use of public taxpayer funds to influence Oregon's upcoming vote on marijuana legalization, known as Measure 91.
Today, I awoke to another story about Norfolk, Virginia, one of the areas of the US on the Eastern seaboard where we've seen the most rapid increase in the sea level. This is of vital importance, as Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the world, and rising sea levels threaten its long-term survivability.
The Water for the World Act currently before Congress puts the power of the U.S. government behind those efforts. It supports effective, localized sanitation improvement programs with transparent monitoring systems, all without adding a dime to the deficit. It deserves your attention, and your support.