- NWS: More Storms Approaching From Pacific
- FDA: New Updates On (ARB) Recalls, Sterile Eye Drops Recall
- FTC: This Is What A Social Security Scam Sounds Like
- WA ATG: News Release - $7M In WA Student Debt Relief, $493.6M Nationwide
- TRL: Washington State Library Adds Lynda.Com For Cardholders
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: 3 January Events
- Ethan Siegel: The Simplest Explanation Of Global Warming Ever
- Mount St Helens Institute: Volcano Naturalist Certification ClassesOpen
- Today: Courage To Change AFG
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo School District posted last night’s High School Boys Basketball results:
Final from George Murdock Gymnasium THS 49 OHS 36.
FDA: Updates On Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls
Torrent expands its voluntary recall of losartan
Update [1/3/2019] Torrent Pharmaceuticals is expanding its voluntary recall to include eight additional lots of losartan potassium tablets, for a total of 10 lots. This recall is due to trace amounts of N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in the losartan active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited.
Torrent is only recalling lots of losartan medication containing NDEA above the interim acceptable intake level of 0.27 parts per million.
The agency also updated the list of losartan medications under recall.
Complete update here.
FDA: Results RNA LLC Issues Voluntary Worldwide/Nationwide Recall of Lubrisine Eye Drops Due to Manufacturing Sterility Concerns and Undeclared Colloidal Silver
For Immediate Release
December 31, 2018
Results RNA LLC is voluntarily recalling Lubrisine Eye Drops to the healthcare practitioner, retail or consumer level. This product, in a recent FDA inspection, was found to be manufactured using practices that do not support its sterility and contained undeclared colloidal silver.
Complete announcement here.
FTC: This is what a Social Security scam sounds like
December 27, 2018
by Jennifer Leach
Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC
Earlier this month, we told you about a growing scam: people pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your Social Security number or your money. That scam is now growing exponentially. To compare: in 2017, we heard from 3,200 people about SSA imposter scams, and those people reported losing nearly $210,000. So far THIS year: more than 35,000 people have reported the scam, and they tell us they’ve lost $10 million...
Oh, and your caller ID often shows the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) when these scammers call – but they’re faking that number. It’s not the real SSA calling.
Article including mp3 sound bite here.
WA ATG: AG FERGUSON OBTAINS MORE THAN $7M IN STUDENT DEBT RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF WASHINGTONIANS FROM FOR-PROFIT COLLEGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan 3 2019
For-profit education company Career Education Corporation misrepresented the cost of attendance and job placement rates to its students
OLYMPIA — More than 3,000 Washingtonians will receive more than $7.6 million in debt relief from Career Education Corporation (CEC), a for-profit higher education company, as part of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legal action over the company’s use of deceptive practices to attract potential students. CEC owned and operated two campuses in Washington until they closed down.
Today’s resolution is a result of a multistate investigation into CEC’s deceptive and misleading practices. Washington and 47 other states investigated the company’s recruitment practices and found that CEC misrepresented the cost of attendance, graduation rates, expected future salaries for graduates and job placement rates. CEC will forgo collecting more than $493.6 million in debts owed by nearly 175,000 students nationwide.
Student loan work of the Attorney General’s Office
Ferguson has filed two lawsuits against the federal government to defend important student loan protections.
In January 2017, Ferguson filed a lawsuit, along with the state of Illinois and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, against loan servicer Navient. The lawsuit alleges that Navient engaged in a number of unfair and deceptive practices, including misapplying borrower payments and using aggressive and misleading collection tactics.
He also has recovered almost $1.5 million cracking down on debt adjustment companies that charge fees to help borrowers consolidate their federal student loans and enroll in income-driven repayment plans — tasks that borrowers’ loan servicers can and should help them with for free. More information on the office’s student loan work is available here.
Complete news release here.
Timberland Regional Library shared news: Washington State Library
Did you know that WSL is funding access to Lynda.com for all public libraries in WA, making it free for all Washington residents. Watch this webinar on January 9th to learn more about this offer. Unable to attend live? No worries we’ve got you covered. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2R67ncQ
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility upcoming events:
January 10 - DIY Cold Frame Class @ Salkum Timberland Library
January 16 - Basic Composting @ Chehalis Timberland Library
January 26 - Quilt + Pillow = Quillow @ Centralia Community Church of God
*BTW First 2 events include a drawing to give away models; last event yields finished item
Ethan Siegel: The Simplest Explanation Of Global Warming Ever
It cannot be proven that human activity is the cause of global warming, of course. That conclusion we drew is still a scientific inference. But based on what we know about planetary science, Earth’s atmosphere, human activity and the warming we’re observing, it seems like a very good one. When we quantify the other effects, it’s unlikely that anything else could be the cause. Not the Sun, not volcanoes, not any natural phenomenon that we know of.
The Earth is warming, and humans are the cause. The next steps — of what to do about it — are 100% up to us.”
So many of us have such strong opinions on global warming and global climate change that are tied to issues that go way beyond science: the economy, energy, politics, and the envrionment, just for starters. However, if you were attempting to legitimately conduct scientific inquiry into the issue, there would just be two questions that were of any importance: is the Earth warming, and if so, what’s the cause?
Assuming you didn’t know any of it, what’s the science behind all of this? This is the simplest explanation that allows you to figure it out.
Mount St Helens Institute: Volcano Naturalist Certification Classes Begin February 6
Discover the wonders of Mount St. Helens and become a certified Volcano Naturalist with us! As a Volcano Naturalist, you’ll explore the mountains natural history during 12 weeks of evening classes and field trips, led by experts in their field. Register for the 2019 program and learn all about our local geology, ecology, cultural history, and more! Classes begin Feb 6.
Irrepressible Annie Jones announced: Forest School / Farm School openings!
MAP enrichment programs
Do you know of a little one who would love forest preschool / farm school? As winter term begins there is space to add to the current small-group cohort of children ages 3-5 yrs at Wood Sorrel Forest School. Please feel free to share this post or message for more details!
Forest Preschool / Farm School benefits early childhood development through nature play experiences that build confidence, resilient, critical thinking, empathy, awareness and other life skills.
*Financial aid readily available as parent volunteer trade for tuition - please ask!
Today: Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG
Meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
January 5th JV @ LaCenter 4:00
January 7th JV @ PeEll 7:00
January 9th @ Morton White Pass 5:45/7:00
January 11th @ Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
January 12th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 4th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
January 7th JV @ PeEll 5:45
January 8th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 10th @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
January 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
January 8th @ Winlock 5:00
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
January 4th & 5th @ Kelso Invite 3:00
January 8th @ Winlock
January 12th @ Napavine
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW!! January 10: Community Visioning Meeting @ Toledo High School
Through January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
January 10: Community Visioning Meeting @ Toledo High School
January 12: Fiber Workshop - Felted Scarf @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 15: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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