Monday, May 16, 2016

New Law Puts Maryland at 'Forefront' Of Birth Control Access

Advocates say a new Maryland law will place the state at the forefront of efforts to require insurance plans to offer birth control at no out-of-pocket cost, expanding access to… Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

Lawsuit Accuses Flint Mayor of Trying To Redirect Water Crisis Donors to Campaign Fund

A former administrator in Flint, Michigan, charged in a federal lawsuit on Monday that she was fired for seeking a probe into allegations the mayor tried to redirect donations to… Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

Black Americans See Gains in Life Expectancy

It is a bitter but basic fact in health research: Black Americans die at higher rates than whites from most causes, including AIDS, heart disease, cancer and homicide. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

This Can’t Happen By Accident

For generations, African Americans have faced unique barriers to owning a home — and enjoying the wealth it brings. In Atlanta, where predominantly black neighborhoods are still waiting for the… Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New Medicaid Rules Could Ease Rural Health Care's Problems

The Obama administration released a new set of rules last week for managed care plans under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The document, clocking in at 1,425… Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing the Republican-run legislature. The action effectively overturns a… Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Gov. Fallin Signs Four Criminal Justice Measures

Four criminal justice measures designed to slow the growth of Oklahoma's prison population have been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Process to Restore Felon Voting Rights to Be Streamlined

Thousands of Iowa felons will have an easier time applying to win back their voting rights after changes to the application form were announced Wednesday. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colorado High Court Rules Local Bans on Fracking Are Illegal

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that municipalities can’t bar hydraulic fracturing, a long awaited decision in a legal battle that has rippled across this energy rich state. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Give Drug Felons Food Stamps, Many States Now Say

Nebraska is desperate to stop the runaway growth of its prison population, but doing so depends a lot on people like Ronald Tillman.  Tillman, 54, a paroled drug dealer who… Read More
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