A new National League of Cities report lays out recommendations for the federal government and highlights steps individual cities have taken to address their housing needs.
A new study investigates the impact of air pollution from cars, buses, and trucks on African American, Asian American, and Latino populations of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
A national trend of boozeless bars is cropping up nationwide to create social spaces without the hangovers, DUIs and alcoholism culture. It’s part of a new push for sober options.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wisconsin governor prohibits direct Tesla sales … Cuts to Alaska court system over abortion rulings … Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turns down Harvard fellowship.
A new Minnesota law will increase prescription opioid manufacturer licensing fees from $235 to $55,000 and is expected to generate about $20 million that will fund the state’s opioid prevention and treatment strategies.
Needle exchanges have been legal in many other states for decades, but Southern, Republican-led states like Florida have only recently started to adopt this public health intervention.
A bill pending in California would create a process for certifying peer support workers and establish a set of core aptitudes and ethics guidelines for the job.
Medicaid recipients in Arizona can now use Lyft to travel to non-emergency medical appointments, with similar laws on the way in Florida and Texas.
Frustration among consumers — especially those shouldering greater portions of their health bills through high-deductible health plans — is putting pressure on federal and state officials.
The high court’s ruling called into question the Trump administration's justification for including the citizenship question but does not preclude the administration from asking residents whether or not they are citizens.
A rule proposed by the Trump administration would leave patients with limited English proficiency with fewer guarantees of a written notice that free translation services are available.
Desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. But it remains expensive and creates its own environmental problems.
Critics say the move would stir up family conflict.
Twenty-seven states do not require licenses for hair braiding, but in Louisiana braiders must complete 500 hours of hands-on training or risk $5,000 fines.
Only 58% of foster teens live with a family instead of a group home.
Lack of Medication-Assisted Treatment Impeding Opioid Response in West Virginia, Nurse Tells Congress
Medical experts offered their assessment of the federal government’s approach to combating the opioid crisis before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Under the new law, insurance companies and medical providers can enter into arbitration to negotiate a payment — and state officials would oversee that process.
COMMENTARY | City leaders are tapping into data to figure out policies that will improve the prospects of people struggling in communities across the country
Chicago is the only major U.S. city to use a new method to test for bacteria at most of its beaches—and then issue same-day swimming advisories.
More than a dozen states have passed legislation and a federal bill has momentum.
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