Manchin Gardner introduce new bill for crisis care, suicide prevention

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Drug overdose deaths at record high

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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act which would direct states to utilize five percent of their Mental Health Block Grant for crisis care services, once funding for the program is increased by five percent nationally, allowing states to upgrade crisis care programs and strategies. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the House of Representatives companion legislation in June of this year.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data showing drug overdose deaths have once again set a new record in 2019 with 70,980 overdose deaths. The 2017 drug overdose deaths were 70,699.

 

“We are experiencing an epidemic in the middle of a pandemic, and

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New bill in Congress calls for protection of Mt. Rushmore

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Act would ban any faces from being removed or added

As protests erupt across the nation many statues are being vandalized, torn down, or removed. President Trump has opposed the destruction of monuments that remind Americans of their history. On July 4th he addressed the nation from Mount Rushmore where four presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt are depicted.

 

In 2018, 2.3 million tourists visited the historic landmark that was completed in 1941. Since the riots have broken out many locations have seen the

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Michigan convent loses 13 nuns to COVID-19

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The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice, or Felician Sisters, have suffered heavy losses. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 13 nuns. They ranged in age from 69 to 99. They were teachers, One was a director of religious education, one had been a secretary in the Vatican Secretariat of State, one was a librarian and one authored a 586-page book on the history of the congregation, one was a nurse that had served in Haiti, and one of them helped her second-grade class write and produce a Campbell’s Soup commercial.

 

All were dedicated to their Savior Jesus Christ. They lived on a 360-acre campus.

 

In a statement, Sister Mary Christopher Moore, the order’s provincial minister, said "Some of our Sisters who have had COVID-19 are struggling to recover from a variety of effects,

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Bible reading declines

during pandemic

 

The American Bible Society released its 10th annual State of the Bible report. They reported findings from two surveys, the first with Barna Group which was conducted in January 2020, and another last month that reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on scripture reading. The two main discoveries of the surveys were the decline in Bible reading and the clear relationship between Scripture engagement and in-person church participation since the coronavirus broke out and swept the nation.

 

“Faith communities have demonstrated incredible resilience, innovation, and empathy through the pandemic. But this survey reveals that a big opportunity still remains for Christian organizations to make an impact on Scripture engagement. Despite nearly every individual in the  CON'T HERE

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Joe Biden's Shockingly Adequate Campaign

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The Biden campaign has been lucky most of all, but it's also been smart, at least smart enough.

To go, as Joe Biden did, from left for dead to sweeping to the Democratic nomination and quickly thereafter emerging as the favorite in November is a run of success that would be the envy of any national politician.

 

It's easy to consider this a mere accident given the weakness of Biden's opponents, first a socialist in the Democratic primaries who had a ceiling on his support and now an incumbent president whose ratings have sagged.

 

The Biden team certainly isn't going to rewrite any campaign playbooks or dazzle anyone with its brilliance, but it has avoided serious mistakes and demonstrated an understanding of the basic political terrain and its candidate's strengths. It hasn't asked Biden to do anything

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Visitation to state parks sets records in West Virginia

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WVSTRONG promo a success

Families that take out-of-state vacations have seen their summer plans changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents have sought new places to go and do since schools closed early in West Virginia.

 

The West Virginia State Parks’ exclusive WVSTRONG promotion, the first-ever resident discount at state parks and forests across the state has proven a success and answer for many families and individuals. The WVSTRONG promo code discount is available to guests who

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Location of Leah Sharibu

still unknown

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Christian girl held by terrorist

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February 19, 2018 is a day that should be remembered by Christians around the world. It is the day that 110 school girls, ranging in ages of 11-19 years old were kidnapped the Government Girls' Science and Technical College in Dapchi, in the northeast part of Nigeria. Five of the school girls died the same day. All the others were released in March 2018 except Leah Sharibu because she refused to deny her faith in Jesus Christ and convert to Islam.

 

Much effort has been made to locate her. Rumors claim that she has become a wife to a terrorist leader and has given birth to

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