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Vanessa Ortega is an environmental scientist who is developing earth and nature content for The E’ville Good. Vanessa came to Estherville, Iowa from Brownsville, Texas over a year ago with her family. We announced her arrival on our team on a rainy Memorial Day, 2022. It’s always been the goal of The E’ville Good to …

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Between 2018 and 2021, the number of e-bikes sold annually in the U.S. went from 300,000 to over one million.

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Could psychedelics hold the key to rural mental health crisis? An expert says her research shows promise  

The E’ville Good heard from a doctor who’s involved in clinical trials with psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, found in mushrooms, and MDMA, known as the party drug Ecstacy. Researchers found funding for a clinical trial during the pandemic to have patients try carefully curated doses of psychedelics under tightly controlled circumstances. Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, a neuroscientist, said patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain found relief in the clinical trial. 

Southern border crossers mostly NOT Mexican

In November, 2022, the number of encounters reported reached over 200,000 (206,239) according to the latest monthly data available from the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol. The previous peak in recent years was March, 2019 with about 133,000 (132,858). Encounters refer to events, not people. Some people are encountered multiple times, especially if they are dealt with by expulsion – immediate return to the country of origin or the last past country. This method was more often used during the pandemic as holding border crossers became problematic and the number of spaces in facilities waned. Title 42 was a pandemic-era rule that allowed expulsions of migrants to happen more quickly. It expired Dec. 21, 2022. 

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