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America’s gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis | Blogs

  The data is in and gun violence is a major problem in the United States. We have a gun death rate 13 times greater than other high-income nations. By early February, more people are killed with guns in the US than are killed with guns in other high-income countries in an entire year, and … Read more

Revival of health-education standards more likely after Nebraska state ed-board vote | Politics

Emotions ran high during a meeting of the Nebraska State Board of Education on Friday as the board appeared to move closer to reviving the controversial health education standards. Board members voted 6-1 to draft a policy that, if adopted, would express the board’s intent to develop academic standards in “all subject matter areas,” including … Read more

County eyeing several ways to deal with mental health issues | Western Colorado

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Board of health punts location approval of medical marijuana dispensary to commissioners | State & Region

GREEN VALLEY — A medical marijuana dispensary is planning to locate in Green Valley but must first obtain approval of the location from members of the Mercer County Board of Health, who don’t think the approval should be their responsibility. The question of whether the board will OK the location of the Greenlight Dispensary is … Read more