‘No Silver Bullet’ for Opioid Crisis in Philadelphia, Other Urban Areas

A mix of education, treatment, and other measures shows promise, experts say.

Providence’s New Loan Partnership to Replace Lead Water Pipes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Seattle City Council OKs employee head tax … prosecutor drops charges against Mo. governor … and Detroit sues downtown’s largest landowner.

Egg-Caused Salmonella Outbreak Leads to the Largest U.S. Recall Since 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has traced the outbreak to a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.

As Courts See Local Flood of Opioid Lawsuits, Litigation Strategies Can Vary By State

In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.

The Obesity Cure Is Out of Reach in the Heaviest States

Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it.

U.S. Sees ‘Steady Increase and Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases’

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.

America's Opioid Crisis Is Now a Fentanyl Crisis

Officials know that synthetic opioids are killing more people than heroin or OxyContin—but there’s still a lot of data missing.

New Lawsuit Aims to Pressure Maine Governor to Act on Medicaid

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Arizona teacher walkouts to continue … Gary to cancel its air show for second time … Nashville transit vote … and companies scoop up their scooters in Austin.

New Research Shows 9/11 First Responders Are Twice as Likely to Develop Blood Cancer

In the chaos of that day, they were exposed to unprecedented levels of aerosolized dust from the collapsed World Trade Center skyscrapers.

The States Most and Least Prepared for Public Health Disasters

According to this year’s numbers, U.S. public health systems continue to improve overall.

What Bill Gates Fears Most

The threat of a flu pandemic clouds even his legendary optimism, so he's launching an initiative to prevent one.

Google Maps Unveils Tool to Locate Drug Disposal Sites

The company hopes it will play a part in reducing opioid use.

29 Local Governments Selected for Childhood Development Partnership

Communities selected for StriveTogether have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring kids have a strong start in life.

Kentucky Official Says State Is Safe to Visit Amid Outbreak

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.

A Legal Quirk Means You Can Be Dead in New York But Alive in New Jersey

All 50 states recognize that someone is legally dead once they are brain dead, but the Garden State has a rather large exemption.

The Mice of N.Y.C. May Be Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance

There's evidence they carry pathogens that make us sick, and some microbial genes capable of making bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics.

Seeking a Quiet Place in a Nation of Noise

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.

A Salmonella Recall Is Affecting 207 Million Eggs Across the U.S.

About 1 million people in the U.S. get sick from salmonella every year, with about 19,000 people hospitalized and 380 deaths.