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The road to a hepatitis-free future

The road to a hepatitis-free future

A new California bill is taking action to bridge disparities in testing and treatment for the liver diseases hepatitis B and C.  Hepatitis refers to the inflammation, or swelling of the liver. It is primarily caused by viral infections, but it can also be caused by...

The Alabama abortion law: A recent heavily debated topic

The Alabama abortion law: A recent heavily debated topic

On May 15, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed an abortion bill for the state of Alabama. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act bans abortion in most circumstances. It was supported by 25 Republican men from Alabama's state senate, while opposed by six Democrats....

Vermont lawmakers debate raising smoking age

Vermont lawmakers debate raising smoking age

Reporting from BURLINGTON, Vt. When Vermonters turn 18, they can vote and serve in the military, but a new piece of legislation might change the smoking age to 21. The Vermont House approved the bill, H.93, last April after an 84-61 vote and multiple revisions, but...

47 school districts in state of uncertainty

47 school districts in state of uncertainty

Death of District of Choice bill could diminish parent choice Segregation into a chaotic special education classroom environment was not what they had been looking for. “[The school from our district of residence] never had a goal of integrating him into a normal...