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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

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Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly drawing attention to a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill
Published: 08/30/16

Eldridge, Arkansas Democrats back medical marijuana

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says he supports legalizing medical marijuana, backing the idea after Arkansas Democrats endorsed making the drug available to some patients
Published: 08/29/16

McConnell: Federal health care overhaul is 'crashing'

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress
Published: 08/29/16

Yankton County resident dies from West Nile-related causes

The state Department of Health says a Yankton County resident has died from causes associated with the West Nile virus
Published: 08/29/16

More New Jerseyans gaining health insurance coverage

Gov. Chris Christie says more than 500,000 New Jersey residents now have health insurance coverage under Medicaid as part of the expansion under the Affordable Care Act
Published: 08/29/16

Alaska editorials

Alaska editorials
Published: 08/29/16
Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate treatment into the nation's health care system
Published: 08/29/16

Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015

Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year
Published: 08/29/16

1 new case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Mississippi

Mississippi health regulators say one new human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in the state, bringing the 2016 total to 15
Published: 08/29/16

Indiana OKs 6th needle exchange to curb HIV, hepatitis C

Indiana's health commissioner has declared a public health emergency in southern Indiana's Clark County allowing local officials to start a needle-exchange to curb the spread of hepatitis C and HIV
Published: 08/29/16