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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Health Care Adjusts to a More Diverse America

On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities… Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Do Voter Identification Laws Suppress Minority Voting? Yes. We Did The Research.

The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about… Read More
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Rules Aim to Keep Patients on Medications That Work

When she was 12, Logan began having suicidal thoughts. She started cutting herself and withdrew from her friends. She went from being a straight-A student to a failing one, and… Read More
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

California Lawmakers Advance Proposals To Strengthen State's Protections For Immigrants Facing Deportation

After President Trump signed executive orders last week to ramp up immigration enforcement, Democratic members of the state Senate on Tuesday made good on their promise to speed up legislation… Read More
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hogan: Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days, Boost Penalty for Dealers Whose Drugs Cause Fatal Overdoses

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced new measures aimed at addressing the state’s growing opioid epidemic, including proposals to limit prescriptions for pain medications and increase prison terms for… Read More
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

As More Voters Legalize Marijuana, States Left With Regulatory Hurdles

The battle to legally grow, sell, buy and smoke pot in California has been a long one.  Voters in the state ushered in medical marijuana 20 years ago, but took… Read More
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

States Expected to Continue Course Toward Clean Energy Future

In Wyoming, Republican Gov. Matt Mead is counting on a state-funded research center set to open this year to find a way to produce energy from coal without releasing carbon… Read More
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Union Membership Hits New Low

Fewer American workers belong to labor unions than at any time since the government began tracking membership, according to a new report released Thursday.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics said… Read More
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

City of Detroit joins high-profile literacy lawsuit

The City of Detroit is weighing in on a high-profile literacy lawsuit that accuses state officials of denying Detroit students access to literacy.  Eli Savit, an attorney representing the city,… Read More
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Philly Employers Can't Ask Your Pay History Anymore

Philadelphia is the first city in the nation that prohibits employers from asking about a job applicant's prior earnings.  Mayor Kenney signed the Wage Equity Law on Monday, after City… Read More
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