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When refugees arrive in US, here's what they can expect

...allow resettlement in their states, the federal government controls resettlement programs. State authorities have no legal authority to bar refugees from moving to their jurisdictions.HOUSING, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:Upon arrival in the United States...
Nation and World
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, Gov. Terry Branstad acknowledged that governors might not be have the legal authority to prevent the Syrian refugees from relocating to their states because "this is a federal program." Still, the...
Nation and World
FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

...marketed as a dietary supplement and is unregulated, unlike caffeine added to soda. Since the FDA doesn't have the legal authority to pull such a substance off the shelves, the agency has been building a case against those who are marketing it...
Nation and World
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan finance efforts to contain and curb program costs.In a statement, Walker said that as governor, he has the "legal authority and responsibility to accept health care benefits that are 100 percent federally funded."State law spells out a...
Rampant Rabbits: Invasive, feral rabbits overrun Valley Neighborhood

...Obviously, you can't shake a box of treats and get them to come to you like a dog."Animal Control also lacks the legal authority to capture the rabbits. There is no city ordinance that forbids "rabbits at large," and so long as the rabbits are...
Local | Outdoors
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...coverage of those newly eligible individuals as mandatory, not optional, and that Walker would likely be within his legal authority to move ahead.But the question has not been answered by a court, she said.In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court...
Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate, FBI says

...over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.The Patriot...
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Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...qualified public entity to take the vessel, which could absolve the borough of its debt.However, "FTA has no legal authority to unilaterally waive the debt and is required to begin the collection process," she wrote.Colligan noted that...
Agency mulls managing private refuge development

...government does not own subsurface mineral rights in many of the refuges and that those who own the rights have the legal authority to develop them, in line with federal and state laws. Fish and Wildlife deputy director Steve Guertin, in written...
Businesses encouraged to review drug policies

...Schofield said.Schofield said that with solid policies, employers should feel confident that they have the legal authority to uphold them."To date, there has not been a situation where an employer has failed as long as they've had a...
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