Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Study: Minorities Get an Excess of Ineffective Health Care

Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but, according to a new study, they're also… Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In Just One Year, Nearly 1.3 Million Americans Needed Hospital Care for Opioid-Related Issues

The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year. Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Supreme Court to Hear Potentially Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American… Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Civilian Oversight of Police Appeals to Many. But Is It Always Effective?

Last week, voters in Los Angeles passed a measure widely condemned by Black Lives Matter, the ACLU of Southern California and other activist groups in favor of police accountability and… Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vermont Governor Sends Back Marijuana Bill

Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Wednesday that he planned to veto a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work… Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wisconsin Seeks To Be First To Drug Test Medicaid Applicants

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as… Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nevada Lawmakers Want To Create Payday Loan Database

Nevada officials want a better way to track and understand how the payday loan industry works in the state.  Assembly Bill 515 would create a confidential database of payday, high-interest… Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Illinois Passes Automatic Voter Registration

The Illinois House passed a bill Monday that would automatically register people to vote, the Associated Press reports. The House passed the bill 115-0. It will now return to the… Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Prisons Put New Limits on Inmate Visits to Stamp out Drugs

In New Hampshire, a new rule bars inmates and their visitors from hugging for more than three seconds. In Virginia, prisoners now must change their underwear before and after receiving… Read More
Thursday, May 25, 2017

States Get Involved In Lawsuit to Shield Obamacare, Saying Trump Can’t Be Trusted

Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a motion Thursday to intervene in a long-running lawsuit over a core part of the Affordable Care Act. In… Read More
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