Alaska’s foster care system has problems. Caseworkers don’t stick around for long. It can take years for young people to find permanent homes or be reunited with their families. But new legislation could provide solutions that will help everyone involved with the system.This program is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk. You can find more stories about foster care here.HOST: Anne HillmanGUESTS:Rep. Les Gara – sponsor of HB 151Amanda Metivier – Facing Foster Care in AlaskaSarah Redmond – Facing Foster Care in AlaskaChristy Lawton – Director of the Office of Children’s Services Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.
Trump has announced that beginning June 10, the US will start imposing a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imported products into the US. Those tariffs will increase to 10 percent on July 1 and 15 percent in August. He says the tariffs will continue to increase each month until the flow of migrants from Mexico is stopped. “Finally, I propose that you instruct your officials, if you have any problem, to attend representatives of our government headed by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, who will depart tomorrow to Washington to reach an agreement on benefit of the two nations. Nothing by force. Everything by reason and law!” said López Obrador. In response to Trump’s announcement, Mexico’s president López Obrador replied in a personal letter that he is not a “coward or timid” and that he does not believe in the Talion Law, so instead, will look for a negotiated solution. Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a letter in response to the recent announcement by US president Donald Trump to begin imposing taxes until Mexico stops the flow of immigrants to the US. “I propose to deepen the dialogue and seek alternatives to the immigration problem and please, remember that I do not lack courage. That I am not cowardly or timorous, but that I act on principles. I believe politics, among other things, was invented to avoid confrontation and war. At a press conference, he said that Mexico would respond “forcefully” to the US measures if applied, and called Trump’s announcement an “icy shower” to the positive relations that are being built between the two countries.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) “I do not believe in the Law of Talon, in a tooth-for-a-tooth or in an eye-for-an-eye because if we go those routes, we would all be one-eyed. I believe that statesmen are obliged to seek peaceful solutions to controversies and to put into practice the beautiful ideal of nonviolence,” López Obrador replied as part of his letter to Trump. Following Trump’s announcement on tariffs, Mexico’s Undersecretary for External Relations, Jesús Seade, said the measures were extreme and could result in “a commercial war between the two countries.” read more