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Jun 28, 2016

Senate May Tie Block Grants to State Plans to Reduce Suicides

A bill that would tie existing federal block grants to expansion of state suicide prevention programs, drug abuse counseling, and training to defuse potential crisis situations ar

Jun 28, 2016

Julie Kelly: GMO Crops are Perfectly Safe

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Julie Kelly, one of the leading, non-scientist, voices in the contentious debate over America's food system, joins the show to talk about Genetica

Jun 27, 2016

Could Medical Marijuana Combat Prescription Opioid Abuse in Florida?

In November, Floridians will vote on Amendment 2, the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative .