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Judge Temporarily Blocks Arkansas Ban on Health Treatments for Transgender Youth
The decision came in response to an American Civil Liberties Union challenge to a first-in-the-nation law enacted by Republican state legislators in April.
Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots
The growing consensus that at least some Americans will need a booster is tied in part to research suggesting that Pfizer's vaccine is less effective after about six months.
Sutter Health antitrust suit settlement delayed again - Sacramento Business Journal
Nearly two years after Sutter Health agreed to pay $575 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit brought by the California attorney general's office, arguments over the deal are still preventing it from taking effect.
Exhausted PSWs feel underpaid, lack of respect. One says they're seen as 'the cockroaches of health care' | CBC News
For one personal support worker at a nursing home in Ontario's Norfolk County, each day is a blur.
Alaska Allows Medicaid to Cover Gender-Affirming Health Care
Beginning on July 25, gender-affirming health care will be covered as part of Alaska's Medicaid program, which helps cover insurance costs for low-income individuals.
Two Anti-Trans Laws Blocked by Federal Judges in Arkansas & West Virginia
Two federal judges made separate rulings on Wednesday blocking restrictions that Republican lawmakers had put in place regarding trans youth's access to health care and their participation in sports.
Arkansas Trans Law Blocked. Federal Judge Stops Ban On Transgender Youth Treatment From Taking Effect Until Lawsuit Resolved. - Towleroad Gay News
Washington (AFP) - A US federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a law in the state of Arkansas that denies transgender minors access to hormonal treatments or surgical operations.
City selects Greystar/HACA proposal for redevelopment of Home Depot site - Austin Monitor
City staffers have recommended moving forward with a proposal from Greystar Development and the Housing Authority of the City of Austin for the redevelopment of the 19-acre East Austin site best known as the home of a long-closed and decaying Home Depot store.
Kathy Andrade, Unionist Who Fought for Immigrant Workers, Dies at 88
Her work on behalf of garment workers helped prod organized labor to rethink its approach to an increasingly immigrant-based work force.
Last Year Saw the Biggest Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Since WWII | KQED
The increase in drug overdose deaths was also a factor in declining life expectancy. More than 93,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020. That's the highest number reported in a single year.