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Sheriff accused of meth pleads to felony, resigns

Sheriff accused of meth pleads to felony, resigns

By JOHN RA ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jan 19, 2017, 1:06 AM ET Email   A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and…

Trump’s immigration policies will pick up where Obama’s left off

Trump’s immigration policies will pick up where Obama’s left off

Kevin Johnson, University of California, Davis In 2017, the Trump administration will likely continue and expand the Obama administration’s focus on removing immigrants convicted of crimes. Whether Trump will…

Leading the Way? Northern California Cities To Embark On Soda Tax Spending

Leading the Way? Northern California Cities To Embark On Soda Tax Spending

By Ana B. Ibarra Asian Health Services, a community health center in Oakland’s buzzing Chinatown, sees about 6,000 dental patients a year. Hundreds of others are on a…

After decades of research, why is AIDS still rampant?

After decades of research, why is AIDS still rampant?

Maureen Miller, Columbia University Medical Center Today is World AIDS Day. More than three decades after the virus was first discovered, 5,753 people will become HIV infected today. About…

Kanye West’s Mental Breakdown

Kanye West’s Mental Breakdown

Kanye West’s Mental Breakdown By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by Gulf News, Kanye West was hospitalized on Monday, November 21st for a serious mental breakdown…

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

By Anna Gorman California’s decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize, regulate and tax…

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Stanton Glantz, University of California, San Francisco California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by US$2 a…

Gun control: California, Nevada and Washington tighten firearms regulations

Gun control: California, Nevada and Washington tighten firearms regulations

Bindu Kalesan, Boston University and Sandro Galea, Boston University About 1.5 million people have been shot by a gun, 468,758 fatally, in the United States over the past…

Why a fractured nation needs to remember King’s message of love

Why a fractured nation needs to remember King’s message of love

Joshua F.J. Inwood, Pennsylvania State University The 2016 election campaign was arguably the most divisive in a generation. And even after Donald Trump’s victory, people are struggling to…

Community Paramedics Work To Link Patients With Mental Health Care

Community Paramedics Work To Link Patients With Mental Health Care

By Shefali Luthra For Kelly Kjelstrom, plugging the gaps in mental health care can mean something as simple as a late-night taco and a friendly chat. Kjelstrom, 45, is…

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink” By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by WebMD, on Thursday, November 10th the DEA announced that they will ban the deadly…