Former Trump doctor Ronny Jackson questions Biden’s mental fitness for office

Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician-turned-GOP congressional candidate, suggested on Tuesday that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is mentally unfit for office, citing what he called cognitive decline.

a man wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Former Trump doctor Ronny Jackson questions Biden's mental fitness for office

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Former Trump doctor Ronny Jackson questions Biden’s mental fitness for office

The remarks from Jackson, who has not evaluated Biden, came during a phone call organized by President Trump’s campaign and are part of a sustained effort by Trump’s allies to highlight Biden’s gaffes on the campaign trail, arguing they make him mentally incapable of serving as commander in chief.


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Jackson said Tuesday that he was speaking as a “concerned citizen” and not as a Republican congressional candidate.

“As a citizen of this country, I watch Joe Biden on the campaign trail and I am concerned that he does not – am convinced that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our

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Jackson County approves 2021 budgets for health department, Friend of the Court

JACKSON COUNTY, MI – The Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved two budgets at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15.


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The 2021 budgets for Friend of the Court and the Jackson County Health Department were approved 7-2 during the virtual meeting. District 7 Commissioner Daniel Mahoney and District 8 Commissioner Darius Williams voted no.

The state of Michigan mandates budget approval in September for those departments because the fiscal year starts Oct. 1 for the departments.

No new taxes on November ballot. Jackson County will make budget cuts instead

The health department’s budget for the 2021 fiscal year had a reduction of $112,000, while the Friend of the Court increased by $90,000, County Administrator Mike Overton said. That brings the total budget for the health department to $7.5 million, and nearly $4.1 million for the Friend of the Court, documents show.

The health department’s reduction is a small

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson seizes moment, using Health Department restructuring to advance programs to address racism, crime

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Mayor Frank Jackson envisions his “top-down” restructuring of the city’s Department of Public Health accomplishing more than just addressing complaints about unfair treatment workers.

In an interview with and The Plain Dealer, Jackson said he aims to refocus the department to address underlying health issues that are caused by racism and can lead to crime.

“It gives a mission to the Health Department that’s not traditional,” Jackson said. “It falls within my philosophy of how to govern. … Governing means doing something.”

Doing something, in this case, also includes aligning the department with Cleveland’s 22 recreation centers, which Jackson wants to become resource centers that help families connect to social and health services.

All this might have happened anyway, Jackson said. But he sped up the process after an investigation into the department’s operations revealed leadership issues, poor morale, and a negative environment.

The shakeup included

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2020 ‘Health Care Angel’s honored by Jackson Magazine

JACKSON, MI – A recent outdoor ceremony on the Ella Sharp Museum patio celebrated the 13th annual “Health Care Angels” awards presented by Jackson Magazine.

The 2020 class of "Health Care Angels" has been honored by Jackson Magazine.

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The 2020 class of “Health Care Angels” has been honored by Jackson Magazine.

Award recipients are nominated by the community, patients and co-workers and reviewed by a panel of local health-care experts. They represent the most dedicated members of the Jackson health-care community, according to the magazine.

The 2020 Health Care Angels are:

Lana Black – Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Maria Boyle – Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Amy Chamberlain – Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists

Adrienne Cognata – Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Aleechia DuBois-Whelan – Schmitt & Amin, DDS

Laura McCully – Women’s First Health

Kathy Niehaus – St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital

Savannah Phillips – Elara Caring

Tess Powell – Henry Ford Allegiance Health


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