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The father of four died from a drug overdose, so the story from Leslie Horton went. His oldest child found him when she returned home from school, followed — one by one — by the next three children, as they also returned from school.

Helping children left behind by trauma

Anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 calls come in each day from the public to 211 San Diego, a call center that helps connect people to housing, food, transportation and other social services.

211 keeps county residents connected to social services

Well-run governments promote financial transparency, accountability and decision-making that’s based on good data. Finance staff are often in charge of supplying that data in a timely manner — whether it is for the budget process, program analysis, budget control or satisfying routine requests for information.

The Hidden Costs of Not Staying Current

Photos from Washington, D.C. and counties across the country.

This Week in Photos: Dec. 2 – 8

Curbing youth violence was one of the topmost issues discussed Thursday at NACo’s 2018 Large Urban County Caucus Symposium in San Diego County.

Hugo Gonzalez, an alumnus of Homeboy Industries, talks to LUCC Symposium attendees about his life as a gang member. Photo by Hugh Clarke

County officials talk curbing youth violence at 2018 LUCC Symposium

On November 14, President Trump endorsed bipartisan Senate efforts to reform the nation’s criminal justice system. The legislation, titled the First Step Act, would implement reforms intended to reduce prisoner recidivism and loosen minimum sentencing laws, among other things.

Criminal justice reform bill receives White House endorsement

On November 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially opened the FY 2019 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup competitive grant competitions.

Apply now: EPA announces FY 2019 Brownfields Program grant opportunities

On November 27, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee released a bipartisan discussion draft of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) legislation, which would reauthorize the program for three-years through FY 2021.

Congress contemplating reauthorization of major welfare program during lame duck session

Diabetes Is A Big Deal.

National Diabetes Month Spotlight Series: Coastal Health District

The Everybody Eats Fresh FREE Fridays Network is a produce-only distribution program that works with America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia to move produce that would otherwise be thrown away.

This Secluded West Virginia Forest Lake Belongs In A Fairy Tale This lake is one of West Virginia's best kept secrets.
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Bridgeport, WV's, UHC adds free shuttle transport for visitors and patients BRIDGEPORT — United Hospital Center has unveiled its new free shuttle system, the People Mover, that will help patients and visitors navigate the hospital campus in a more convenient way.
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05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood ...
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives ...