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J.M. Wilson Taps Francis, Gibbons and Hassan in Midwest
J.M. Wilson has named Steve Francis as assistant transportation underwriter in the Arlington Heights, Ill. office. The firm has also named Ryan Gibbons a transportation underwriter in the Westerville, Ohio office, and Sarah Hassan as agency information coordinator in the …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:39 PM
New Orleans Won’t Have to Return $2B in Hurricane Katrina Grants
Congressman Cedric Richmond says New Orleans can keep $2 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants approved to fix sewers and water pipes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A Department of Homeland Security audit last July said FEMA should take back …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:24 PM
The Doctors Co. in California Names Bashaw Senior Vice President
Napa, Calif.-based The Doctors Co. has named Kerin Torpey Bashaw senior vice president of patient safety and risk management. Bashaw reports to Bill Fleming, chief operating officer. Bashaw has more than 20 years of experience. She has held a variety …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:18 PM
Willis Towers Watson Names Botkin as Health Care Industry Lead
Insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has appointed Mary Botkin, as health care industry lead in its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) segment. Botkin will be responsible for delivering the company’s integrated risk management strategy to its health care portfolio, including …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Southwest Louisiana Considering Bike-Sharing Programs
Southwest Louisiana officials are looking at bike-sharing. Bike-sharing programs use computers and GPS to track bicycles, rented through a smartphone app by the hour or half-hour. Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish are investigating whether to start such programs. New …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 3:49 PM
Conservative States Like Oklahoma Balk at Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana
Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a two-month deadline for the implementation …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 3:47 PM
North Dakota Official Says Tornado Warning Worked, But Residents Didn’t Hear It
All eight outdoor warning sirens in a North Dakota oil patch city were sounded before a deadly tornado ravaged an RV park, but park residents and others said they didn’t hear them, authorities said. A newborn baby was killed and …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 3:44 PM
Michigan Governor Wants to Sue 3M for Costs of Contamination
Gov. Rick Snyder wants Michigan to sue the manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water detected at military bases and industrial sites across the state. Snyder wrote a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette seeking a lawsuit against 3M. The …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 3:40 PM
Minnesota Lawsuit Takes on Involuntary Sedations
An attorney for a Minneapolis, Minn. man is drawing parallels between his client’s lawsuit and the recent debate over police urging paramedics to sedate unruly people. Forty-eight-year-old John Powell says he suffered breathing problems and needed emergency care after suburban …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 3:37 PM
Oregon Acknowledges Oversight Lack in Medical Marijuana Program
How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state’s program concede that they simply don’t know because of lax reporting by producers and a lack of site inspectors. That, they say, creates opportunities for …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 3:23 PM

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