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40 years later, Supreme Court gets union dues decision right

By DAN MCCALEB    Workers won on Wednesday, June 27. So, too, did advocates of free speech.    By ruling in favor of Mark Janus, a child support specialist for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the U.S. Supreme Court righted a 41-year-old wrong by ending the practice of forced union fees and restoring First…

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Substance use and mental health issues often intertwined

By BRITTANY MCCRADY    The opioid crisis continues to ravage many of our communities each day and we are missing an opportunity to better treat those struggling with addiction.     In many cases, substance use and mental health issues are intertwined. It’s estimated that 7.9 million people had both a mental health and substance use disorder…

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