Tag Archives: U.S. States

CDC, state health officials investigating link between vaping and severe lung disease

Health officials say it’s still unclear whether there’s a connection between these cases or whether vaping definitively caused their illnesses — which led to multiple people being hospitalized. At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health […]
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When Cities Try to Limit Guns, State Laws Bar the Way – The New York Times

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Why new anti-abortion laws may make it harder to conceive

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. People trying to start pregnancies using assisted reproductive technologies like IVF may find their rights curtailed. A […]
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States Install ‘Baby Boxes’ in Effort to Protect Unwanted Infants

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this Wall Street Journal story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Incubator-like devices allow parents to anonymously surrender newborns at fire stations and hospitals. For volunteer firefighters in Coolspring, Ind., a […]
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Hate crimes are on the rise. When do state governments take action? 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. We were surprised by our findings. Federal authorities are investigating whether […]
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As States Strive To Stabilize Insurance Marketplaces, Insurers Return

States increasingly expect to see insurers enter or re-enter ACA marketplaces next year. That’s a critical sign that these exchanges are growing less risky for insurers despite ongoing political and legal battles over the ACA. Felicia Morrison is eager to find a health plan for next year that costs less than the one she has […]
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States sue to block EPA’s coal power plant emissions rule

A coalition of states and cities will ask a federal court to block the Trump administration’s overhaul of emission regulations for coal-fired power plants. The administration rolled out its Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule earlier this summer, shifting regulatory authority to states while also promoting energy independence and offering hope to the struggling US […]
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Washington, Oregon AGs join others in saying rule violates Clean Air Act 

A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants, with California’s governor saying the president is trying to rescue an outdated industry. In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminated the agency’s Clean Power Plan and replaced it with a new rule that […]
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Oregon joins states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile, Sprint merger 

Oregon has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, the New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the lawsuit along with California, said on Monday. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia are now seeking to stop the merger, which the states argue […]
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Red-flag laws thwart suicides. But can they catch would-be mass killers? 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. If more states use these measures, there may be a better […]
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