Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Universities in Va. Hit Students with Whopping Collection Fees for Unpaid Tuition

When Katie Otersen transferred from Northern Virginia Community College to George Mason University last fall, she braced for a jump in price. Tuition and fees would total $11,300, more than… Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Minneapolis City Council Approves Menthol Tobacco Restriction

Buying a pack of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis is about to get tougher. The City Council approved a restriction on menthol tobacco Friday, limiting sales to adult-only tobacco shops and… Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

'Community Health Workers' Emerging as Bridge between At-risk Communities and Health Care

The smell of freshly cooked egg whites against unsalted quinoa greets students as they arrive at Carol Witcher's weekly diabetes class. Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

Parole for Young Lifers Inconsistent Across US

Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It's been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

Alabama Officials Abandon Medicaid Reform Plan

State officials have abandoned a plan to transform Medicaid in Alabama from a fee-for-service model into managed care system led by local healthcare organizations due to uncertainty about funding and… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

Judge Upholds Ruling Barring State Money for Private Schools

A state judge has upheld a ruling that puts a stop — for now — to Michigan's plans to provide public money to private schools to help them cover the… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

New Massachusetts Law Protects Pregnant Workers

Nearly a year ago, the Massachusetts legislature passed the Equal Pay Act. That law took aim at some of the most pernicious sex and gender-based workplace discrimination we know. This… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

Trump Commission Renews Request for States' Voter Data

President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission is renewing efforts to collect voter information nationwide in the wake of a federal court ruling rejecting a bid to halt the project over… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

To Reduce Recidivism, States Scrap Barriers for Ex-Offenders

To ease prison crowding and rein in corrections spending, state legislatures are trying to help ex-offenders re-enter society with the goal of ensuring they don’t return to prison. People exiting… Read More
Friday, July 7, 2017

Jailhouses Experiment with Ways to Lock Less People Up

Lockup has gotten a lot less crowded in Charleston, S.C. Over the past two years, the number of admissions at the county jail has dropped 30 percent, in turn bringing… Read More
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