On Writing: Rehabilitation and Red Tape

...ago, the prison environment can be a breeding ground for bacteria. With so many closely confined bodies, mersa (MRSA, a strain of staph infection resistant to antibiotics) becomes a daily concern. In such an environment, that low-cost razor becomes...
Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

CHELAN, Wash. - Wildfires are putting such a strain on the nation's firefighting resources that authorities have activated the military and sought international help to beat back...
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Anchorage mayor names new homeless coordinator

...which was created in 2009 but has been vacant since 2012.Berkowitz says Anchorage's growing homeless population is putting a strain on fire and police departments, which respond to emergency situations related to the homeless. He says the city has the capacity...
Ozuna, Prado power Marlins to 9-7 win over Phillies

...hit and throw, but is not able to run without any issues, which is holding him back. ... RHP Jose Fernandez (right bicep strain) is doing a long toss program before beginning to throw on flat ground and bullpen sessions. ... RHP David Phelps (stress...
Iwakuma tosses no-hitter in Mariners' win over Orioles

...TRAINER'S ROOMOrioles: Catcher Matt Wieters was held out of the lineup a day after leaving the game with a mild hamstring strain. Manager Buck Showalter said Wieters was feeling better and the hope is he'll be ready to play this weekend at home against...
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Seahawks visit KC, Jets host Falcons on Friday

...night. Defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman, who suffered a concussion Tuesday, and safety William Moore, who has a calf strain, are expected to miss the game.Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback for the second straight game for the Jets, stepping...
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health...
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Social Security disability fund to run dry next year health of Social Security and Medicare shows that the federal government's largest benefit programs are feeling the strain of aging baby boomers as they both approach milestone anniversaries.Medicare turns 50 at the end of the month and Social Security...
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Alaska Editorial: Working toward marijuana consensus

...or packaging deemed to be appealing or confusing to young people would be wise. Clear indications of how much of a marijuana strain or edible constitutes a dose are essential to preventing accidental overindulgence.To be sure, there are potential benefits...
Cruz hits 30th homer, Mariners beat Rockies

...Dodgers.TRAINER'S ROOMMariners: Cano was back in the starting lineup at 2B after missing time due to a Grade 1 abdominal strain.Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, his first since going on the 15-day DL on...
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