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Need-to-Know News: May 10 – 14, 2010

Updates from Us

HIRE Network Director Roberta Peeples-Myers speaking at University of Pittsburgh
  • The H.I.R.E. Network announced its Fifth Annual New York State Policy Conference, happening June 17 September 15, 2010.
  • H.I.R.E. director Roberta Meyers-Peeples’s presentation at the University of Pittsburgh on April 22, left, received a great writeup in the University Times.
  • WDFH-FM (90.3), a community radio station in the Hudson River Valley, has interviewed LAC’s Tracie M. Gardner for its Recovery Talk show, dedicated to resilience in recovery. The show will air May 18 and 22.

Headlines on Our Issues


  • As promised, Governor David A. Paterson included one-day-a-week furloughs for state workers in his emergency budget extender bill. Facing the possibility of a state shutdown, lawmakers grudgingly passed the bill, but a judge blocked the furloughs after unions filed suit.


  • The Obama administration released its 2010 drug control strategy on May 11; LAC responded with a statement applauding its focus on prevention, treatment and recovery and calling for adequate funding and decisive action to back it up.

From Our Partners

  • Ordinary Injustice,” by Soros Justice Media Fellow Amy Bach, has won the RFK Book Award.
  1. Vanessa
    May 14, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Excellent job!

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