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In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — When Limba Contreras moved to the desert community of Oasis, California, about 50 years ago, her family relied on a water cooler to keep temperatures inside their home comfortable.
Oregon may revive penalties for drug possession. What will the change do?

Oregon may revive penalties for drug possession. What will the change do?

Oregon is poised to step back from its first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law with a new measure approved by the state Senate that would reinstate criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of some drugs.
Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize drug possession

Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize drug possession

SALEM, Ore.
In Rio, rife with dengue, bacteria-infected mosquitoes are making a difference

In Rio, rife with dengue, bacteria-infected mosquitoes are making a difference

NITEROI (AP) — Since Rio de Janeiro declared a public health emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever last month, the city has ramped up testing capacities, opened up a dozen dengue health centers and trained medical staff to attend to the ever-gr
Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples seeking to have families through fertility treatments.
Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

BRIGHTON, Colo.
Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

MONTGOMERY, Ala.
The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

BOSTON (AP) — Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and upended child care, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses . Gone are mandated isolation periods and masking.
As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would bring millions of dollars to tribes in Washington state to address the opioid crisis received unanimous support in the House on Friday, opening the door for state funding to address a scourge that some say is claiming
B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

B.C. announces minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, $237M to recruit and retain staff

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has established minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for a range of different hospital settings and is investing $237 million to ensure they are met.
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