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Beautiful Harbor

The other evening I was out walking on the spit around the Homer Harbor and was struck by the distinctive lighting and still water. Normally my pictures don't turn out as beautiful as the reality, but these pictures turned out well enough to share. The...

Alaskan Wildlife

Not all wildlife in Alaska is "wild".  Here's some photos and videos I've gotten in the past couple months of 'wildlife'.Cute little squirrel hanging out on the railing of the Ship Creek trail in AnchorageI came out of church in late September and...

No Workers’ Compensation for Off Duty California Police Officers Injured in Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of the recent shooting in Las Vegas, numerous news reporting agencies have expressing shock and disbelief over California’s denial of workers’ compensation benefits to its police officers that were injured during the attack. Most people believe that police officers should be beneficiaries of workers’ compensation benefits when they place their lives on the line to protect and serve, even when working off duty. Unfortunately, extending benefits to these heroes is not that simple. Without being deputized, an officer’s ability to act in any official capacity ends at the state line. Even federal law enforcement officers have to be deputized by a state before they are able to enforce that state’s law. This mechanism protects state sovereignty, and is also a Constitutional right that expressly reserves general "police power" to the state. Because they were not deputized, the California police officers were acting as private citizens. Of note, it would not be handled any differently in Alabama. While Alabama does extend workers’ compensation benefits to police officers when they sustain injuries while acting in a law enforcement capacity (whether they are technically on duty or not), the reach of those benefits has not extended to officers outside the confines of the state. Thankfully, no Alabama officers were injured in Las Vegas.

Primary Care to Sober Living- Importance of a Support System During Recovery

<p>Detox and Rehabilitation – Primary Care During the earliest phase of recovery, detox, the support system is purely medical. This treatment is focused on relieving the physical symptoms as the newly sober person comes from</p> <div class="excerpt-more"><a href="" class="more-link"> […] <span class="screen-reader-text">Primary Care to Sober Living- Importance of a Support System During Recovery</span></a></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Primary Care to Sober Living- Importance of a Support System During Recovery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">The Living House</a>.</p>

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, October 1981

From the issue: "At Betatakin ruin, Navajo National Monument, a tiny cluster of ages-old dwellings doze in the warm Arizona sun. Occupied for only 40 years, between A.D. 1260 and 1300, drought may have been the cause of their abandonment." Photograph ...
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