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Mental Health:
Mental Health

Fighting bipolar’s stigma
Local residents share stories of recovery for World Bipolar Day
By John Wilkens-MARCH 29, 2015

Monday is World Bipolar Day, an annual campaign to educate people about a little-understood illness that affects almost 6 million adults in America.
Marked by alternating episodes of extreme mania and deep depression, it usually only becomes part of the national conversation when someone does something deadly (a school shooting) or Hollywood makes a movie (“Silver Linings Playbook”). Witness the speculation swirling around the pilot who authorities believe crashed the Germanwings jet in the French Alps last week.
Otherwise, silence prevails, and stereotypes flourish. Some people assume that everyone with a mental illness is violent, even though studies show the vast majority aren’t. Someone who is mentally ill is far more likely to be a victim than a perpetrator.
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Indian Country:

City extended contract to send treated sewage to sacred site
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

The city of Flagstaff, Arizona, extended a contract to send treated sewage to the sacred San Francisco Peaks, an issue that's being raised in an international human rights case.
The city initially signed a five-year contract to supply reclaimed water to the Arizona Snowbowl. The privately-owned ski resort uses the treated sewage to make fake snow, a practice that desecrates the sacred mountain.
Last August, the city extended the contract for 20 years and authorized a higher volume of wastewater to be sent to the resort, The Arizona Daily Sun reported. The changes were adopted without public comment or consultation with the tribes that hold the San Francisco Peaks as a place of worship and the home of spiritual beings.
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Torres Martinez tribe, EPA work out deal on arsenic
Jesse Marx, The Desert Sun4:38 p.m. PDT March 27, 2015

The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians failed to give its members proper warning about high levels of arsenic in the public water system, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe disagrees with the federal agency's interpretation of events, but is working nevertheless to close its well and find a new source of drinking water.
As part of an agreement made public this week, the tribe must now submit for EPA review a plan detailing how the water it supplies to members will be improved by Sept. 30, 2016.
The EPA's investigation found that the public water system at 66-725 Martinez Road, which serves about 260 people through the tribal clinic, administrative buildings and nearby residential homes, has been out of compliance since 2009. At times, arsenic levels reached 16 parts per billion. The federal Safe Water Drinking Act limits arsenic levels to 10 parts per billion.
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Tribes claim radioactive material being carried by wind from former FMC site
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:58 pm | Updated: 11:27 pm, Sun Mar 29, 2015.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes issued a warning Saturday evening regarding what they called "a health concern" about radioactive material being carried by high winds from the former FMC plant site near Pocatello.
But no one seemed to be taking the tribes seriously. As of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, no official air quality alerts for Southeast Idaho had been issued by any local, county or state government agencies.
The tribes directed their radiation warning at the residents of Pocatello, American Falls, Blackfoot and Fort Hall, stating that Saturday's high winds were causing radioactive material at the FMC site to be blown "throughout the valley.
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Indiana's religious freedom law: What you need to know
By Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Updated 4:24 PM ET, Sun March 29, 2015

(CNN)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stirred up controversy this week when he signed a "religious freedom" bill into law.
The law has businesses and civil rights groups up in arms and threatening -- or in some cases pledging -- to boycott the state.
The reaction has gotten so hot, that on Saturday, Pence told The Indianapolis Star that he is working with legislators to amend the law and "clarify" that it does not promote discrimination.
He told the Star that a new bill would likely be introduced in coming days but did not specify what it would say or who would introduce it.
What's so controversial about religious freedom?
It's not so much that religious freedom has suddenly become controversial, but rather critics of the bill assert the law could be used by individuals and businesses to discriminate on the basis of religion -- particularly against the LGBT community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
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USD Baseball


Toreros Rally Past Cougars, 5-4
USD has now won six in a row, and nine of their last 10.
March 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 30th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team rallied for a 5-4 win over Washington State University Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Fowler Park.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 11-7 overall, have now won six in a row, and nine of their last 10 games. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 12-8 overall.
The Toreros wasted no time in scoring, as they pushed across two runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning. Kyle Holder got things started with a one-out single to left field.
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UCLA Basketball:

UCLA basketball will have depth, more experience next season

Moments after his second season with the Bruins ended in the same way as his first, UCLA Coach Steve Alford stepped to a lectern here and talked about this season's progress.
"We've come a long way," Alford said.
There were several times this season, Alford has said, that his team could have quit, imploded. At halftime against Kentucky, Alford had to tell his team they had just set a record low for points. There was a five-game losing streak. The Bruins finished second to last in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
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