News you might be missing – Friday edition

news-newsletter-newspaper-information-158651.jpegHere is a roundup of news reported by nonprofit journalism agencies, which you might not otherwise see reflected in local coverage. This edition: opioids, apprentices, abuse at a Florida treatment facility, and how the EU and the US are shipping dangerous e-junk to Africa.

Experts say 64 thousand people died from opioids in 2016, but can a popular rescue drug really become widely available?/KHN.org 

https://khn.org/news/nations-top-doc-wants-the-overdose-antidote-widely-on-hand-is-that-feasible/


Are apprenticeships the fast track to white AND blue collar jobs?/The Hechinger Report

http://hechingerreport.org/are-apprenticeships-the-new-on-ramp-to-middle-class-jobs/


Developmentally vulnerable people were supposed to get treatment at this Florida facility. Years of complaints, abuse and deaths led the state to shut it down/ ProPublica

https://www.propublica.org/article/florida-carlton-palms-educational-center-horrific-abuse-and-neglect


A world full of toxins: how dangerous chemicals in discarded electronics are being illegally shipped to Nigeria/ EHN.org

http://www.ehn.org/how-much-e-waste-is-shipped-to-nigeria-2561214315.html


If you like this grassroots effort at content curation and aggregation, please drop me a line. Thanks for reading.

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Author: nickpattersonfreelance

I'm a professional reporter, writer, editor, teacher, storyteller. A former travel and features editor for Southern Living, I started Velleity because people keep offering me travel stuff and you may as well benefit from it.

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