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May 6

Car was stolen, I think I found it for sale on Craigslist. What do I do?

My car was stolen about 3 weeks ago. Now I just found a listing on craigslist that looks exactly like my car. There are some identifying features in the paint job and interior details that make me think this is, in fact, my car that someone is trying to resell. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Questolicious at 3:42 PM - 12 answers

May 5

Responding to persistent personal informaion requests.

To the law people out there: I work for a small company that recently signed up with a new health insurance company. For various reasons I declined the coverage, but I am getting bombarded by requests for personal information. Here's the actual latest message that I received after I informed them that I do not wish to participate: Hi C13, For any employees at Small Company to get health insurance, you need to complete your application. All employees must complete an application, regardless of whether accepting or waiving coverage. [more inside]
posted by c13 at 1:29 PM - 10 answers

Tips on creating a sub tenant contract

Hello, I will be renting one of the bedrooms in my apartment to a sub tenant. The owner has approved me to rent out the second bedroom. Does anyone have a good template that I can use? I basically want it to state the rental period and rent amount. This is my question. I understand what a sub tenant agreement is, so please, no snarky remarks. Thanks [more inside]
posted by TRUELOTUS at 10:52 AM - 4 answers

Am I eligible for food stamps? I'm in California

I'm trying to figure out if I'm eligible for food stamps. I live in California. [more inside]
posted by Cinnamon Bear at 9:28 AM - 14 answers

May 4

What is the best way to help support pro-choice causes?

What is the best way to help support women who are having to terminate a pregnancy or organizations that help these women? [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse at 11:33 PM - 8 answers

What's the legal situation with "tiny" houses in Los Angeles?

I'm researching building a tiny house in Los Angeles and I'm looking for building code information. Short of going through the building codes (last I checked the codes are upwards of 6,000 pages) with a finished design, I can't seem to locate any sort of basic summary or "must have" list of features a tiny house has to have in order to be considered up to code. I also can find zero information about the status of trailers or if you could skirt the building code by simply building it on a trailer.
posted by Socinus at 12:20 PM - 6 answers

May 3

When can I get my license back

I lost my license to a medical suspense when I lived in Virginia. I currently live in Colorado. Which state laws do I have to follow? [more inside]
posted by bigbadbehr at 10:56 PM - 2 answers

Is there a time limit for Medicaid to recover funds?

When a person who is on Medicaid dies, how long does Medicaid have to recover funds from the estate? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 12:23 PM - 7 answers

May 2

I got an IRS refund check today, even though I already paid my tax bill

In my mail today was a check from the IRS, made out to myself and my wife, for exactly $4000. The check and additional literature in the envelope said it was our tax refund. The thing is, we owed money this year, and I paid it via electronic check when I filed; the exact amount due came out of my checking account the next day. So what should I do with this thing?
posted by aaronetc at 4:59 PM - 18 answers

Holocaust museum and water bottles

I'm visiting DC, and visited the Holocaust Museum today. I had an unsealed bottle of water, which I was allowed to bring in. However, the security officer asked me to take a sip of it first. Why is that? A Google search wasn't very insightful. Thanks!
posted by cozenedindigo at 3:13 PM - 8 answers

April 28

I failed at adulting. What should I do next in this situation?

So, I screwed up and didn't pay a medical bill basically forever. I ignored statements and phone calls and eventually I got a letter from a law firm saying they'd been authorized to start a lawsuit. I immediately went into the medical system's website and paid all outstanding balances. But it didn't stop there... [more inside]
posted by AFABulous at 7:28 AM - 17 answers

April 27

CBEST in show

I would like to apply to earn my California Teaching Credentials, but a checkered history of past transgressions may disqualify me. Worth it to try anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:50 PM - 2 answers

Looking for an article on hybrid third-party politics.

Not sure if this was in the Blue or not, but maybe someone can help me find this article. Within the past year or two there was a news article about a 3rd party organization that was endorsing other establishment candidates from other parties in races where they weren't running a candidate. [more inside]
posted by daHIFI at 1:48 PM - 3 answers

"Cancelled due to legislative hate and stupidity"

As a conference organizer, what are ways to prepare for the possibility that the state where the event will be held may pass a "bathroom bill"? [more inside]
posted by metaquarry at 11:11 AM - 11 answers

April 26

Leasing an apartment to a friend: good idea?

On a scale of 1 to "land war in Asia," how bad an idea would it be to rent out an apartment to a friend? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West at 6:53 AM - 20 answers

April 25

Can I get a US green card if we are both in Canada?

Can I apply for an American green card if my spouse (American) and I (Canadian) are both residents of Canada? Or does my spouse need to move back to the USA before we can apply for me to get a green card? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:49 PM - 3 answers

Possession of paraphernalia in Illinois

My friend was driving a borrowed truck last summer and was pulled over because the police suspected the contents of the pickup were stolen (they were not). Friend was carrying a couple of pills (controlled substance, for which she had a prescription, though not on her) - those were confiscated. The truck was impounded, later retrieved by the owner. So, it's 6 months later... [more inside]
posted by she's not there at 2:38 PM - 25 answers

April 24

Too many flags?

Can I tell my tenant he can only have one flag in the yard? [more inside]
posted by 17.5002 at 12:21 PM - 26 answers

April 23

What's behind the Immigration counter?

What goes on on the other side of the Immigration counter when you enter or leave a country? [more inside]
posted by divabat at 11:21 PM - 2 answers

April 22

Help with Mexican Theft

All five passports, computers, Ipad, phones, etc were stolen from our Villa in Akumal. We travel tomorrow. I am borrowing a neighbors computer. Despite all of our vacation photos being gone, I guess our main concern is getting home. [more inside]
posted by beccaj at 7:50 PM - 21 answers

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