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Children’s health at risk in Trump country

Today, just 5 percent of kids nationwide lack health coverage, down from nearly 14 percent two decades ago.

  • Jul 12th, 2017
Defying Trump, House panel is expected to propose restoring funding for earthquake early warning system

Defying Trump, House panel is expected to propose restoring funding for earthquake early warning system

A seismic early warning system for the West Coast has been under development for years.

  • Jul 12th, 2017
Defying Trump, House panel is expected to propose restoring funding for earthquake early warning system

Top Trump official warns special immigration status may end soon for a million people

In February, Trump promised to treat the so-called Dreamers “with heart.”

  • Jul 12th, 2017

GOP said to drop tax cuts for big earners in revised health bill

The two tax increases in question generate nearly $231 billion in revenue over a decade.

  • Jul 11th, 2017
Outraged Republicans want answers from Trump Jr.

Outraged Republicans want answers from Trump Jr.

Trump Jr.’s emails sparked calls even from some conservatives for the president to step down as Democrats began to utter the word “treason.”

  • Jul 11th, 2017
Outraged Republicans want answers from Trump Jr.

Trump’s environmental rollbacks hitting major roadblocks

Signing executive orders and making speeches were the easy part.

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Why more states are getting serious about sunscreen

The legislation has been driven by an advocacy campaign from a coalition of medical groups.

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Amount of opioids prescribed in U.S. has been falling since 2010

Nationally, however, overdose death rates continue to climb, the study noted.

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Coffee drinkers live longer and have lower risk of disease, studies find

Coffee-drinking reduced the risk of various diseases among people from several ethnicities.

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Congress unnerved by energy grid hack

For Sen. Maria Cantwell, the hacks are just the latest signs of how vulnerable the electric grid is to foreign threats.

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Senate returns no closer to health care deal

More senators are expressing concerns over the current draft.

  • Jul 10th, 2017
2 adults, 3 pups make a wolf package deal in Northern California

2 adults, 3 pups make a wolf package deal in Northern California

The family’s arrival comes two years after the first pack of gray wolves was spotted in the area since the 1920s.

  • Jul 7th, 2017
2 adults, 3 pups make a wolf package deal in Northern California

Trump suggests he’s done working with China on North Korea

Trump criticized China for increasing its trade with Pyongyang.

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Human toll mounts in California’s rivers after boy drowns, man disappears andtwo bodies are found

The state’s Department of Public Health was compelled to make a public plea for caution.

  • Jul 4th, 2017

FBI agent indicted on charges of lying about shooting at rancher in Oregon standoff

A member of the FBI’s hostage response team faces numerous counts.

  • Jun 28th, 2017
Interior secretary wants more ‘front line’ help in parks, but can’t give details

Interior secretary wants more ‘front line’ help in parks, but can’t give details

President Donald Trump’s budget request calls for a cut to the National Park Service.

  • Jun 28th, 2017
Interior secretary wants more ‘front line’ help in parks, but can’t give details

Senate Republicans aim for new health bill by Friday, but skeptics remain

As many as 10 Republican senators now publicly oppose the bill.

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Wide gulf in attitudes, experiences separates people who own guns from thosewho don’t

Gun owners are much more likely to live in rural areas, non-owners in cities.

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Senate GOP leaders delay vote on health bill until after July Fourth recess

Several Republicans senators had said they would not even support allowing the bill to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.

  • Jun 27th, 2017
Trump order that could shrink marine sanctuaries moves forward

Trump order that could shrink marine sanctuaries moves forward

The areas total 425 million acres of coral reefs, sandy beaches, and habitat for whales, dolphins, turtles, birds and fish.

  • Jun 27th, 2017
Trump order that could shrink marine sanctuaries moves forward