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Alabama giving away 60K 'baby boxes' to new parents

Alabama giving away 60K 'baby boxes' to new parents

Alabama struggles with infant mortality and is giving away up to 60,000 "baby boxes" in an effort to combat sudden infant death syndrome
Published: 03/29/17

Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home
Published: 03/29/17

Infant mortality improves in South Carolina

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows South Carolina made progress in reducing the infant death rate in the state
Published: 03/27/17
Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" _ suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases
Published: 03/23/17

Test results show 7 percent of tested deer infected with CWD

The state Department of Natural Resources says a little more than 7 percent of deer tested last year were infected with chronic wasting disease
Published: 03/20/17

West Virginia editorial roundup

Summary of recent West Virginia newspaper editorials
Published: 03/15/17
Lone lawmaker crusades against the death penalty in Alabama

Lone lawmaker crusades against the death penalty in Alabama

A lone Democratic lawmaker is waging a decades-old fight to repeal capital punishment in Alabama, and it's an uphill battle for the 74-year-old death penalty foe
Updated one month ago

Magazine: Lake Mead is deadliest of US Park Service sites

An outdoor publication says visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area enjoy ample sunshine and miles of open water but also have a 1-in-307,000 chance of dying
Updated one month ago

Hutchinson OKs bill setting up centers to help mentally ill

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a bill that sets up three centers aimed at reducing the incarceration rate of those with mental illness
Updated one month ago

Report: African women ahead as lawmakers, but face violence

A report on women's rights in Africa praises significant progress including female participation in many African legislatures outpacing Britain and the United States
Updated one month ago