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June 23 health inspections
Health inspections for the week ending June 23.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 11:13 AM
Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:00 AM
Could you raise a 'no-diaper' baby?
Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but what option do they have?

POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 10:02 AM
City: if group gets state permission, it can grow medical marijuana
A Region 8 city council gave the OK to a group to build a medical marijuana cultivation facility, but only if they get state permission first.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2017 11:01 AM
Deadly street drug a potential weapon of terror
Fentanil, carfentanil and other powerful synthetic opioids have killed thousands. Many more could die in minutes if terrorists used them as weapons.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2017 2:30 PM
Could certain hair dyes, relaxers raise breast cancer risk?
The safety of hair products has been debated for years. Now, new research suggests that black women who use dark hair dyes face a higher risk of breast cancer, while chemical relaxers and straighteners boost the odds in white women

POSTED JUNE 20, 2017 7:02 PM
5-year-old heart transplant patient going home after 189 days
The 5-year-old has been at Boston’s Children Hospital for 189 days and received a heart transplant in March.

POSTED JUNE 16, 2017 6:20 AM
ADH: Highly contagious Shigellosis on rise in NE Arkansas
Shigellosis is on the rise in Northeast Arkansas.

POSTED JUNE 15, 2017 6:03 PM
Running clinic for kids to raise money for D.A.R.E. program
A summer event will help raise money for D.A.R.E along with getting the kids off the couch.

POSTED JUNE 13, 2017 1:05 PM
Study: 1 in 4 AR children still live in poverty
A new study states more than one in four of Arkansas children still live in poverty, which it states is higher than the national average.

POSTED JUNE 13, 2017 7:30 AM

News – Insurance Journal

California Chamber and 2 Workers’ Comp Groups File Brief in Utilization Review Case
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Coalition of Workers’ Compensation have filed a joint amicus brief in Stevens v. WCAB, the long-running court case that challenged the constitutionality of the utilization review/independent medical …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 6:14 PM
Wine Named Securities Head, Shultz Asst. Commissioner at Kansas Insurance Dept.
John Wine, current assistant commissioner at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID), has been named securities commissioner within the department, and Clark Shultz has been tapped as Wine’s successor as assistant commissioner. The administrative changes are a result of the upcoming …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:50 PM
Watkins Insurance Group Expanding to Georgetown, Texas
Watkins Insurance Group announced it is expanding to Georgetown, Texas, and plans to build a new location in the city’s historic downtown. The new building, to be located at 815 South Main Street, will be a two-story development that will …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:35 PM
Texas Mutual Promotes Green-Hinojosa, Scott to VP Positions
Austin-based workers’ compensation insurance provider Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Amy Green-Hinojosa to vice president of the project management office and Nathan Scott to vice president of investments. Green-Hinojosa joined Texas Mutual in 1995 in the premium audit department …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:26 PM
Texas Stamping Office: Surplus Lines Insurance Premium Up for 2017
Data collected by the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) shows that insurance premium amounts recorded in May 2017 are higher than totals recorded in May of 2016 or 2015. The information was presented at the second-quarter SLTX board …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:26 PM
Partners Specialty Group Adds Swett & Crawford’s Coelho in Kansas City
Partners Specialty Group Inc., an AmWINS Group Co., has added Michael Coelho to its property team. He is based in Kansas City, Mo. With almost 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Coelho specializes in protection for challenging property risks, …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:14 PM
Missouri Becomes 3rd State to Sue Opioid Manufacturers
Missouri on June 21 became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:11 PM
Zenefits to Pay $3.4M for Fair Labor Act Violations in California and Arizona
Zenefits is in trouble with another government regulator. San Francisco, Calif.-based Zenefits FTW Insurance Services violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying 743 account executives and sales development representatives in San Francisco, and in Tempe and Scottsdale, Ariz., as …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 3:04 PM
California Judge Will Let San Francisco Subpoena Uber for Driver Information
A California state judge said that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ridesharing company’s driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling Uber Technologies Inc. …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 2:51 PM
United Valley Adds 2 Members in Southern California
United Valley has added Goodwin Insurance Agency Inc. of Redlands, Calif. and RBP Insurance Services Inc. of Valencia, Calif. to its network. Goodwin Insurance, which was founded in 2004 by agency owners Glenn Goodwin, Nick Goodwin and Holly Grimm, provides …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 2:47 PM

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