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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

Medical marijuana reforms clear New Mexico Senate

Revisions to New Mexico's medical marijuana program are advancing in the New Mexico Legislature that would make room for larger crops to satisfy demand
Published: 02/14/17
Company announces pause for drug after price criticism

Company announces pause for drug after price criticism

Marathon Pharmaceuticals has announced that it will temporarily halt the rollout of a drug to treat genetic muscle deterioration
Published: 02/14/17

Oklahoma House panel OKs governor's $1.50 cigarette tax plan

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 a pack to help pay for health care has passed its first legislative hurdle
Published: 02/13/17

Business Highlights

Business Highlights
Published: 02/13/17

Bill would mandate coverage of 12-month birth control supply

A bill advancing in the General Assembly would require health insurance companies to cover a 12-month supply of prescription birth control
Published: 02/13/17