STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Asian tick’s New Jersey foothold … Ohio cities find compromise on telecom bill … North Dakota governor covers costs of his official travel … and Kauai recovers.
All 50 states recognize that someone is legally dead once they are brain dead, but the Garden State has a rather large exemption.
There's evidence they carry pathogens that make us sick, and some microbial genes capable of making bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics.
No studies have been done on the change in New York City's noise over time, whether it is getting worse or by how much.
About 1 million people in the U.S. get sick from salmonella every year, with about 19,000 people hospitalized and 380 deaths.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Okla. teachers declare victory … Calif. city manager accused of unlawful recordings … N.M. small towns oppose faster internet … and Florida sees uptick in sinkholes.
A new study explores where and why Americans are dying early.
In its first year, Minnesota's reinsurance pool has performed even better than expected.
Nationwide, a quarter of heroin addicts pass through the corrections system each year. But fewer than 1 percent of the more than 5,000 U.S. prisons and jails offer access to FDA-approved medication used in treatment.
The eight-year court battle stems from a state law that requires businesses in the Golden State to warn consumers of chemicals in their products that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
"If we’re going to be effective, we need to be nimble and bring the medication to them instead of asking everybody to trudge across town to get their daily dose at a fixed facility,” according to Brad Finegood, a behavioral health official in King County, Washington.
Despite leading the nation in accidental overdose deaths, the city is seeing economic growth and launching innovative educational programs, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.
The president’s speech in New Hampshire had a mix of bipartisan solutions, along with highly political ideas and rhetoric that could destroy broad support for his initiative.
“Universal coverage is within our grasp” in California, but the overall cost is yet to be determined.
At a civic tech pitch led held by mayors at SXSW, innovators put forward solutions to pressing problems facing cities.
For some organizations, investing in air filters might improve the productivity of indoor workers enough to pay for the devices and add to the bottom line.
The Affordable Care Act’s extension of public insurance to poor adults might finally make its way into every state. But those inroads could come with a cost.
Mix of total funding from federal grants varied by state
New Jersey is one of at least 25 states considering aid-in-dying bills this year.
“To fully address the crisis we have to treat it as a health care issue, as a child welfare issue and as a drain on our local economies,” said U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state.
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