Marcela Para, a caseworker, had just started her day at a community health and social service ministry, when a Salvadoran-born woman slid nervously into the chair before her, clutching tightly the card proving her legal residency, issued only a month earlier. Para smiled brightly, explaining that the woman and her two children, both U.S. citizens, were eligible for a variety of assistance programs, including Medicaid and subsidized medical care through Harris Health System. First, though, she would need to make a copy of the woman’s green card to begin the application for health benefits. The woman froze. She told Para she had heard rumors that if she applied for public assistance the government would use it against her, maybe even take her card away. “Will this affect my status?” she asked, her words tumbling out in Spanish. It’s a question asked more often as the Trump administration moves forward in tightening a century-old policy designed to discourage poor … [Read more...] about More scrutiny of legal immigrants using public assistance brings widespread fear
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Monica Gallegos didn’t plan to miss work for two months, but then she received the diagnosis: The pounding headache she thought was a migraine had been caused by a brain aneurysm behind her eye, and she needed surgery. That was early June. When Gallegos returned home a month later to the Westwood apartment she shares with two teenage sons, the rent was already overdue. No paycheck was in sight, and she would have to wait a few weeks for clearance to return to her job as a dental assistant. “Everything hit me at once,” said Gallegos, 43. “I’m single, and I didn’t have any help. … I honestly thought I was going to be homeless.” She made it through the crisis with help from a new city program that has provided short-term assistance to hundreds of Denver residents who were temporarily at risk of losing their homes over rent or utility bills. The program has been among the most visible efforts of Denver’s 10-year, $150 million … [Read more...] about Denver’s affordable housing fund covered a woman’s rent after a medical emergency. Here’s what else $24 million is accomplishing.
Adrian Davey was sitting in the back of his church when he first heard of the program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, that would change his life.Davey, then a senior at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, was finishing an impressive high school career: 3.97 grade point average, intern at the National Cancer Institute, peer tutor with the National Honors Society, defensive end on the football team, captain on the track team. Now he was planning to be a chemical engineer, and was considering the public university powerhouses Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina.Tanya Davis, a fellow congregant at First Missionary Baptist Church, had some advice: “You should apply to the Meyerhoff program.”Over the last 30 years, the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC has graduated more than 1,100 mostly African-American students in science and engineering, providing money, academic guidance, research experience, mentoring and a sense of family to … [Read more...] about ‘Agents of change:’ A year with the UMBC program shaping some of the nation’s best and most diverse scientists
Published May 11, 2018 Markets Benzinga Facebook Twitter Comments Print This has been yet another busy week for cannabis companies. The United States Marijuana Index, which tracks 17 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., closed the week roughly flat. Meanwhile, the North American Marijuana Index, which also includes Canadian stocks, posted gains of approximately 3 percent. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC:HMLSF) gained 4.8 percent over the five days, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE:MJ) rose 3.9 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) surged 2.6 percent. Continue Reading Below A few companies released their quarterly financial results, including Aurora Cannabis, Terra Tech Corp (OTC:TRTC), Insys Therapeutics and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals. Results were pretty mixed, Cynthia Salarizadeh, CEO of AxisWire.com, told Benzinga. Aurora Cannabis and Terra Tech showed increased profits, while Insys Therapeutics and … [Read more...] about Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Autism treatment firm lands $8-million state grant, spends big on governor's race Centria Healthcare, under investigation for Medicaid fraud by the Michigan Attorney General, is among top donors to Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's campaign. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 18 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs John Wisely and Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 | Updated 10:35 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 CLOSE Lt. Gov. Brian Calley talks about Centria Healthcare, a company that provides autism therapy and is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 18 COMMENT … [Read more...] about Autism treatment firm lands $8-million state grant, spends big on governor’s race