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Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Health & Lifestyles

Lawmakers to take up bills on retirement system, drug abuse

South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to consider measures on unmanned aircraft, the state's retirement system and prescription drug abuse
Published: 01/16/17

Lexington abortion clinic _ 1 of 2 in Kentucky _ is closing

A Lexington abortion clinic embroiled in a licensing fight with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration since last year has decided to close, leaving Kentucky with one facility that performs abortions
Published: 01/16/17

Arizona pushing private expansion of state mental hospital

The state health department wants the Arizona Legislature to allow it to lease parts of the state mental hospital and its 93-acre grounds to private providers
Published: 01/16/17

North Dakota lawmakers want more time on medical pot rules

North Dakota lawmakers say the state needs more time to craft rules to oversee the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law
Published: 01/16/17

Murray and Cantwell rapped for drug import votes

Washington's two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada
Published: 01/16/17

Lawmakers tackle high probation rate with several measures

Top state lawmakers are moving forward on legislation aimed at scaling back the state's high probation rate by stressing mental health treatment instead of incarceration
Published: 01/16/17

1 dead, 4 others injured by apparent carbon monoxide

Sheriff's officials say a woman has died and four other people have been taken to hospitals after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning while ice fishing in southern Minnesota
Published: 01/16/17
The Latest: Trump promises health insurance for all

The Latest: Trump promises health insurance for all

President-elect Donald Trump says his plan to replace the nation's health care law will include "insurance for everybody."
Published: 01/16/17

Feds, local upstate NY groups hosting anti-heroin event

Federal prosecutors are joining with four community organizations in the Albany area to host an anti-heroin event as part of the ongoing effort to battle opioid addiction
Published: 01/16/17

Data: Ohio population grew by less than 1 percent

Federal data shows Ohio's population has stagnated and that it's grown less than 1 percent over the most recent year
Published: 01/16/17