Declarations

Declarations

Insurance-Free Practice “Ninety-nine percent of other doctors said, ‘I don’t blame you.’ … One hundred percent said, ‘You are crazy.”‘ — Dr. Todd Johnson of Lincoln, Neb., on the reaction of his colleagues to his opening the first membership-based, insurance-free …

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Star Trek Tragedy “In spite of our unbelievable grief, we decided to come here to prevent other families from the same tragedy.” — Victor Yelchin, father of “Star Trek” movie actor Anton Yelchin, and his family sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles …

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Culture of Indifference “The federal government’s culture of indifference to worker safety at Hanford must end.” —Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked a federal court to order the U.S. Department of Energy to implement enhanced safety and vapor monitoring measures …

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Fire Water “I think it’s important for people to realize that being able to light your tap water on fire in many cases is a natural occurrence.” —Owen Sherwood, lead author of a study that shows roughly 18 percent had …

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Moped Safety “Literally, you can be stinking drunk on a moped and can’t be arrested.” —South Carolina State Sen. Greg Hembree, in response to the lack of regulation for mopeds. Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed a moped safety bill in June …

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Abandoned Properties “We are taking action to crack down on these neighborhood blights.” —New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on June 7 in announcing more than $100 million in funding to help new homeowners and renovate so-called “zombie properties” — …

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Two Choices “At this point, we have two choices – work together toward an amicable solution or spend years in litigation.” —Gov. John Bel Edwards wants the oil and gas industries to settle lawsuits alleging they caused extensive damage to …

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Campus Guns “College campuses as gun-free zones present an environment where murderers, rapists and other criminals may commit crimes without fear of being harmed by their victims.” —An NRA lobbyist who supported a new Tennessee law to allow state college …

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Deficient Roads “Forty years of underfunding isn’t going to be reversed in 10 years. … We need to stay on course.” —Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Terri Angier comments on a recent report showing that 28 percent of Oklahoma roads are …

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Drone Ban “That shows how progressive we are. The whole nation is aware of the importance of implementing a drone policy.” —Augusta, Ga., Commission member Bill Lockett on the city’s recent ban on drones over city gatherings. Augusta signed the …

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