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Wyoming medical marijuana ballot effort fails again

A group working to legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming has failed a second time to gather enough signatures to put the question on the statewide ballot
Published: 02/15/17

Md. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

When Bonnita Spikes, of Prince George's County, learned her Alzheimer's medication's price had skyrocketed to $500, she was no longer able to afford the essential medicine
Published: 02/15/17

Abortion ban cut from Utah telemedicine bill

Utah senators have cut abortion restrictions from an otherwise mundane telemedicine proposal, saying they don't want to overshadow legislation that aims to provide more health care access to rural residents
Published: 02/15/17

New Mexico GOP says Democrat failed to report conflict

The Republican Party of New Mexico is criticizing Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf for not disclosing his work as an attorney for a licensed marijuana producer as the Legislature considers several cannabis-related bills
Published: 02/15/17

Senate OKs treating epilepsy with oil from cannabis plant

An Indiana measure that would allow some epileptic people to be treated with oil derived from cannabis plants has cleared the Senate
Published: 02/14/17
Lawmakers: Rural Wisconsin patiently waiting for help

Lawmakers: Rural Wisconsin patiently waiting for help

A group of Republican lawmakers say people in rural parts of Wisconsin can't wait any longer for faster internet access, more health care providers and better jobs
Published: 02/14/17

UO considers raising undergraduate tuition 10.6 percent

The University of Oregon is considering raising in-state undergraduate tuition by 10.6 percent in the fall to pay for increased salaries, health care and retirement costs for school employees
Published: 02/14/17

Study: Most Texas school districts have scant sex education

A new study finds that more than four-fifths of Texas school districts teach no sex education or only teach abstinence
Published: 02/14/17
Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine's Day

Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Thai government is handing out pills it calls "very magical vitamins" to prospective mothers to boost the country's falling birthrate
Published: 02/14/17
Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine's Day

Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Thai government is handing out pills it calls "very magical vitamins" to prospective mothers to boost the country's falling birthrate
Published: 02/14/17