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Drug court graduation illustrates many ties to addiction

Drug court graduation illustrates many ties to addiction

The path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a lifelong journey. But along the way there are numerous milestones to celebrate.
Recently, a drug court in Union County Common Pleas Court held one such event that’s become so common for the growing program that it organizes four graduation ceremonies annually.
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Ingham County judge officiates wedding of recovering addict

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — She saw potential.
That's what Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk recalls when she sentenced 18-year-old Corey Warren. He was in her courtroom first for writing unauthorized checks on his grandparents' estate and later for an unarmed robbery at a Tim Horton's.
That was 2008, and Warr ... (full story)


Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

CHICAGO (AP) — As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help those potentially threatened by the operation.
A Chicago priest talked during his homily about the compassion of a border activ ... (full story)


Police mounted unit doesn't horse around with training

Police mounted unit doesn't horse around with training

COLUMBUS (AP) — As Toby Keith and Willie Nelson's "Beer for My Horses" blared from loudspeakers, 13 horses — six of them from the Columbus police mounted unit — lined up in a parking lot outside the former city police academy on the West Side.
It was 87 degrees and humid, the sun beating down on the ho ... (full story)


Canadians set to extract Arkansas lithium from saltwater sea

Canadians set to extract Arkansas lithium from saltwater sea

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Robert Mintak's pipe dream is now in the pipeline.
The Canadian's company, Standard Lithium Ltd., broke ground last week on a pilot plant in El Dorado, a key step toward a unique vision of pulling battery-grade lithium from a saltwater sea beneath south Arkansas.
The plant will test a proprietary ... (full story)