Molly Martin: Charleston should heed lessons on managing hep C, HIV (Opinion) | Op-Ed Commentaries |

This week, the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Amelia Ferrell Knisely reported that, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, “a new case of hepatitis C was reported nearly every eight hours in Kanawha County [in 2018].” This rate of infection is a five-year high for the county. The rate accelerated after the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department shut down its public syringe exchange in March 2018 in response to new rules set by the then-mayor and Charleston Police Department.

And I’m sure former mayor Danny Jones and others at the center of the shutdown felt a great deal of pressure to police addict behavior — to uphold “good values” and “clean up the city.” But there’s a certain Indiana native who made a political career out of talking values, and he learned the hard way that people suffer when you send a cop to do a doctor’s job.

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Local newspapers are suffering, but they’re still (by far) the most significant journalism producers in their communities » Nieman Journalism Lab

The results show, fairly convincingly, that despite the economic hardships that local newspapers have endured, they remain, by far, the most significant providers of journalism in their communities. And while there is great hope and expectation that newer, online journalism sources will emerge to compensate for the cutbacks and closures affecting local newspapers, our study has shown that this has yet to take place.

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Condemn Trump, Before His Misconduct Becomes the Norm – The Atlantic

A president who regularly engages in such nefarious communications with foreign officials—thinking that such conduct is unobjectionable—and who does so largely without any internal or external oversight is obviously a danger to the country.

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iOS 13 – One Week Later

It has been a week since I wiped my iPhone Xr and updated it to iOS 13. Since then, I have downloaded a number of apps which I use on a regular basis and (apparently) could not live without for even that short period of time. These are essential apps for me, and I thought I would share them with you in case you find them useful as well. I have sorted the apps by App Store category and provided links so you can find and install them quickly and easily.

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2019 Winking Lizard World Tour Of Beers #108 – Great Lakes Brewing Company Oktoberfest Marzen

Rich flavor, but easy to drink. Good hoppy foundation with light finish.