For the children

I have the pleasure of sitting on two children’s commission dealing with the outcome of children in this state.

One thing this article didn’t mention was that after about 7 years (regardless of age when entering) the children experience a 2nd tramatic episode. The 2nd episode appears to be related to the first episode

The 2nd trama has been disruptive to the successful permanency.

I went into Foster care twice. As a toddler/before school, as a fifteen year old.

At 22 it was a bad time in my life that took a 1+ to get through.

YES Miss Julie it is great to adopt a 10 year old.

Everyone do what you can to help children be successful. Volunteer, Foster, respite, work in the field.

Thanks. Your friend.

https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/half-of-kids-languishing-in-foster-care-were-under-age/article_36c4cf99-7d16-5444-a83c-573538ab1e8c.html

Vernon J

For content purposes …

Can you do the ENTIRE reading audience a favor. (https://journalstar.com/opinion/columnists/local-view-small-cells-will-connect-grow-nebraska/article_4248a2e0-8de6-592e-a3d5-50d64cb429c2.html)

When reading/presenting on a bill at the local, state, or, Federal level. Include the url to the bill, so we can also read that. I see you included two links in this article, but omitted the MOST IMPORTANT one.

Thanks.

Vernon J

The Bill

Trash Contract

For my #Omaha & #lnk people, here is a letter from the Omaha Mayor to the Omaha City Council.

Lincoln we are only 16,000 people away from becoming a Metropolitan Class City. Only about 6 years at a growth rate of 1% population.

We have to be aware of how our tax dollars are spent as citizens.

Arsenic in Some Bottled Water at Unsafe Levels – Consumer Reports says

Our city #lnk is over 3ppb. https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/ltu/water/pdf/water-quality-report.pdf?2018

the #EPA responded to rising concerns about the heavy metal’s health risks by lowering that level, initially suggesting 3 ppb as a “feasible” cutoff. The agency eventually settled on 10 ppb because it “maximizes health risk reduction benefits at a cost that is justified by the benefits.”

So the Government knows what is feasible, but won’t recommend it.

https://www.consumerreports.org/water-quality/arsenic-in-some-bottled-water-brands-at-unsafe-levels/

Lawyer Stuff

I was talking to a lawyer, who was a prosecutor in a city founded in 1833. We were discussing her previous employment.

I asked her if she still did lawyer stuff.

I think that is called practicing law.

100%

Uh, 100% of the ballots cast in #lnk didn’t vote for the tax question? https://lancaster.ne.gov/election/results/resul19A.htm

Why?
WHY?

Your Government was asking you if you wanted to raise the amount you pay in taxes and you couldn’t tell them yes or no.