The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. There are more than 90 take-back locations in Washington.
Gannett News service reports on another case of a teen arrested in a Backpage.com-related crime
An AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study shows that one in six deadly crashes involves drowsy driving. And, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that each year drowsy driving results in 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and more than 100,000 accidents. According to the Washington State Patrol, in 2010, there were 17 people killed and 74 seriously injured in Washington state because motorists were either drowsy or had fallen asleep while driving.
Malia Zimmerman of the Hawaii Reporter writes about teachers joining the online petition campaign against Backpage.com.
This morning, Shared Hope International released its annual Protected Innocence Initiative, which grades states on their work to combat human trafficking. In the AP video covering the event, former human trafficking victim Holly Austin Smith bravely talks about her frightening experience being forced into prostitution.