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The Health 202: Opioid company blames government for Native American crisis

By Paige Winfield Cunningham April 2 Email the author THE PROGNOSIS The flags of Oklahoma, the United States and the Cherokee Nation fly behind a sculpture of Lady Liberty at the Cherokee Capitol Square in Tahlequah, Okla. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Jeff Lautenberger) A top U.S. opioid distributor is pointing fingers at the government for the deluge of prescription ...

The National Center Honors INPRO Award Winners

The National Center Honors INPRO Award Winners Winners span entrepreneurs, tribes, Native leaders, elected officials, and corporate business leaders who have made significant contributions to Indian Country March 27, 2018 MESA, AZ – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) recently honored deserving individuals, tribes, and ...

Fort Lewis College students bring solar energy to Navajo Nation

Panels installed at community gathering place By Jonathan Romeo Herald staff writer Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:03 AM   Some college students head to Cancun for spring break to experience the raucous atmosphere of one of Mexico’s most popular party destinations. Others volunteer to bring solar energy to needy communities on the Navajo Nation. Earlier this month, 11 Fort ...

First Nations Financial Literacy All Star #1: Cora Mae Haskell

First Nations Development Institute is proud to partner with Dr. Per Cap, aka Financial Education Consultant Shawn Spruce, during Financial Literacy Month to highlight the great work of some financial literacy heroes. Dr. Per Cap, as usual, provides his insight on all things related to financial education. Dr. Per Cap’s Financial Literacy 2018 All-Star Picks Spring is here ...

Colorado Legislative Update for Businesses March 30, 2018

HB18-1311 (Rankin (R) & Hamner (D)) – Concerning The Method For Setting Rates For Individual Health Insurance Plans Offered In The State This bill would establish a single statewide geographic rating area for individual health insurance plans.  Costs of provider services vary dramatically from region to region in the state. Denying insurers the opportunity to reflect ...

Colorado Legislation Update: House Long Bill Amendments

Colorado Legislation Update: House Long Bill Amendments Affordable Housing/Labor Amendment No 58 (Wilson) – Adds $250,000 General Fund for the Colorado Workforce Development Council in CDLE for costs associated with engaging stakeholders for developing strategies and solutions for affordable housing Amendment No 59 (Garnett & Kraft-Tharp) – Increases the ...

IRS Promotes “Paycheck Checkup” Week

Following recent tax changes and the approach of the April tax deadline, the IRS is using this week to encourage taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” to ensure they are having the right amount of taxes withheld at work.   The week-long campaign will show taxpayers how a “paycheck checkup” can help them prevent having too much or too little tax withheld from their ...