Health & Human Services
The city is already expanding access to computer science education and mental health treatment.
Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some Kansas higher ed funds restored … Louisiana state lawmakers have fist fight … Michigan leaders have unexpected revenue to use.
If the changes went into effect today, 5.2 million people would fail to meet the new requirements in a given month, according to analysis from the Urban Institute.
A mix of education, treatment, and other measures shows promise, experts say.
The Food and Drug Administration has traced the outbreak to a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.
In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.
It's the worst E. coli outbreak since 2006.
The new lawsuits aim to “recover millions of dollars lost due to opiate addiction and drug overdoses that have taken so many lives in this country and greatly affected the lives of many.”
But creating evidence-based employment programs can be tricky.
The proposal plans to reinvest in public housing and the 2.2 million lowest-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals who live in public housing.
Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Swearing in New Orleans’ first woman mayor … why Amazon poopooed Detroit for HQ2 … Chicago suburb looks to outsource firefighting … and Iowa’s state auditor sets record pace in hunt for fraud.
Maryland just became the seventh state to enact a “Beagle Freedom” law.
Officials know that synthetic opioids are killing more people than heroin or OxyContin—but there’s still a lot of data missing.
Most child welfare advocates have hailed the changes, but some states that rely heavily on group homes fear that now they won’t have enough money to pay for them.
Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed.
In the chaos of that day, they were exposed to unprecedented levels of aerosolized dust from the collapsed World Trade Center skyscrapers.
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