Jon Huntsman expected to run for governor in Utah
Former ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. will announce a bid for governor of Utah, multiple news outlets reported Wednesday night. © Getty Jon Huntsman expected to run for governor in Utah Huntsman, who served as governor of Utah between 2004-2009 before being named former President Obama's ambassador to China and later President Trump's ambassador to Russia, will announce his bid for governor on Thursday, according to the Desert News and Utahpolicy.com.The governor's mansion will be up for grabs in 2020 as incumbent Gov. Gary Herbert (R) has announced that he does not plan to seek re-election.
South Dakota has rolled out a new anti-drug campaign warning about the dangers of substance abuse and costing taxpayers almost half a million. There was some dispute over whether the double-entendre implied in “ Meth . We ’ re On It ” was deliberate, some criticizing the ads’ “phrasing,” others
South Dakota governor Kristi Noem was hoping a new ad campaign would draw attention to methamphetamine addiction in her state. The campaign ’ s slogan, unveiled this week, bluntly, if not quite clearly, lays out the issue: “ Meth . We ’ re on it .” The words are laid over the outline of the state in
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working.
The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release for the campaign said it uses “impactful, even shocking” images of South Dakotans to try to communicate that meth should be tackled by everyone.
130 guns, 39 lbs of meth and 20 lbs of pot: Agents arrest two dozen suspects in massive bust
Federal and state authorities joined forces to seize illegal goods and arrest more than two dozen alleged drug and gun dealers across the South Bay, authorities said. © San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via FacebookOfficials on Wednesday arrested and charged more than two dozen people and seized 130 guns, 39 pounds of methamphetamine and 20 pounds of marijuana in a massive bust coordinated by the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the agencies announced on Friday.
Photo: South Dakota Department of Social Services. Five years ago, the government of South Dakota rolled out and promptly rolled back an initiative called “Don’t Jerk and Drive” that was designed to promote safe driving in snowy conditions but sounded like a call against onanism on the road.
SIOUX FALLS, S .D. (AP) — South Dakota ’ s new anti- meth campaign featuring people of different ages and races saying “I’m on meth ” is prompting online guffaws. The campaign ’ s motto — “ Meth . We ’ re on it ” — is superimposed over the state outline.
The images featured the words, “Meth. I’m on it.” over photos of people in cowboy hats, in a coffee shop or on a football field.
“We didn’t want this to look like every other anti-drug campaign,” said Laurie Gill, the Secretary for the Department of Social Services, which oversaw the campaign.
Many on social media joked about the images making it appear the people in the photos are on meth.
One Twitter user posted, “It seems that if I'm on meth, I can live to a ripe old age, eat in restaurants, play football with my pals, and have a family. That sounds much better than the life I'm having now. Somebody get me some meth.”
Another Twitter user posted: “Surprising anti-meth campaign in South Dakota. With the theme ‘Meth. I'm on it,’ what could go wrong?”
Chemistry Professor and 'Breaking Bad' Fan Arrested on Accusations of Making Meth
Two Arkansas chemistry professors were arrested Friday on accusations that they were allegedly making methamphetamine. One of them was even known as the school's "Heisenberg."Bradley Allen Rowland, 40, and Terry David Bateman, 45, both of Arkadelphia, were taken into custody on November 15. Both work at Henderson State University, whose Reynolds Science Center was closed on October 8 due to an "undetermined chemical odor.
We ' re On It ." The campaign , which launched Monday and was announced by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, seemed to include people saying they A new anti- meth campaign in South Dakota has prompted a bit of head-scratching. But the state' s governor said this big reaction is exactly what the
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is getting some raised eyebrows after she launched her new anti- meth campaign with the poorly-conceived motto, " Meth . We ' re on it ." Other versions of the campaign show images of young people saying, "I'm on meth ."
Gov. Kristi Noem defended the campaign, posting, “Hey Twitter, the whole point of this ad campaign is to raise awareness. So I think that’s working ...”
Noem, appearing in a video for the campaign, said South Dakota’s meth problem is “growing at an alarming rate.” According to the state’s Department of Social Services, the number of 12- to 17-year-olds who reported using meth in the last year is double the national average. The state has also seen the number of people seeking treatment for meth addiction double from 2014 to 2018.
The ad campaign includes a website, billboards and TV ads that will run through May. Gill said the price paid to Broadhead Co. to produce the ads was justified considering that meth addiction is on the rise in South Dakota.
“This is a huge issue,” she said. “And we’re willing to do what we have to do to get people on it.”
Last living Mount Rushmore construction worker dies at 98 .
The last living worker who helped construct Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota’s Black Hills has died. Donald "Nick" Clifford of Keystone, South Dakota, was 98. Donald "Nick" Clifford of Keystone, South Dakota, was 98. His wife, Carolyn Clifford, says he died Saturday at a hospice in Rapid City.