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EPA’s own words reveal what its new chemicals program has become – a captive of industry 29.5.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog know that EDF is no fan of how the Trump EPA has implemented – in our view, twisted – the 2016 reforms made to the review process for new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Decision after decision over the last 3.5 […]
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COVID-19 spurs union pushes among Chicago-area essential workers. ‘We’re not just burger flippers. We’ve been essential.’ 28.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The coronavirus pandemic has propelled union efforts among essential workers in the Chicago area.
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California reopening speeds up even as state hits 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases 28.5.2020 LA Times: Health

From barber shops to shopping malls to restaurants, many businesses shuttered for months began to come back to life this week as government officials rapidly lifted stay-at-home orders that helped slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus discoveries can come along faster with adaptive clinical trials 19.5.2020 LA Times: Science

The coronavirus crisis has upended the status quo in all kinds of ways, and that includes how clinical trials are run.

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Banking for marijuana companies included in Congress’ new $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill 13.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Cannabis industry advocates applauded House Democrats on Tuesday after a new $3 trillion federal stimulus bill included provisions to allow marijuana businesses access to banking.
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Second Colorado dispensary will soon begin offering marijuana delivery 29.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Boulder will soon be home to two dispensaries legally delivering medical marijuana.
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$8-billion effort aims to speed development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments 24.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

The World Health Organization joined with global leaders to accelerate production of vaccines and treatments aimed at stamping out the coronavirus.

Coronavirus and smoking: How do cigarettes, pot and vaping affect infections and outcomes? 24.4.2020 LA Times: Science

Studies are finding that cigarette smokers are more likely to have severe cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Many lung doctors say that doesn't surprise them much.

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Crackdown intensifies on those violating coronavirus stay-at-home rules 15.4.2020 LA Times: Health

California authorities are citing businesses that refuse to shut down as well as individuals visiting parks and beaches closed due to the coronavirus.

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How lobbyists and panicked Denverites kept liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries open during coronavirus 13.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
A large lobbying effort mobilized almost immediately. Conducted outside the public’s view, its goal was to keep hundreds of stores open, thousands of Denverites employed, and entire industries functioning across the city.
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Colorado’s marijuana businesses can remain open during pandemic, but they say they’re still struggling 7.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
Despite brief, panic-induced surges in business, many contend the cannabis industry is still struggling as Coloradans stay home and job losses mount in a crashing economy.
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'We are reeling': Coronavirus kills two Riverside sheriff's deputies in 24 hours 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

David Werksman, 51, died Thursday night, hours after fellow Riverside County Deputy Terrell Young, 52, had succumbed to the coronavirus.

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Column: The DOJ just made it too easy to link coronavirus to terrorism 2.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We should confine terrorism crimes to offenses involving violence and intimidation against a large body of civilians in pursuit of political aims.

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California pot dispensaries are open during coronavirus crisis. Some want them closed 30.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Gov. Newsom declared dispensaries "essential," saying the health benefits of keeping them open outweigh the risks. Opponents call it reckless.

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Trump administration announces measures to speed coronavirus testing 14.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The federal government has been sharply criticized for its slow response to the viral disease COVID-19, particularly when it comes to testing.
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Canceled by coronavirus: Bay Area cracks down on gatherings, concerts and commutes 8.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

The efforts to battle coronavirus in California have taken a dramatic turn, with public health authorities in Northern California asking the public to make sacrifices that will cause hardship on everyday life on a scale not seen in generations.

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These 10 Colorado-made marijuana vape products might contain harmful additive MCT oil 5.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The harmful additive was one of several that Colorado banned in 2019 following the outbreak of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S.
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Colorado’s first licensed cannabis R&D firm to study marijuana’s effect on Alzheimer’s disease 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
A Denver-based company hopes to be the state’s first to study the effects of marijuana on Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a newly available research and development license in the city.
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5 years after Indiana's historic HIV outbreak, many rural places remain at risk 16.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Fewer than a third of the 220 counties deemed by the federal government as vulnerable to similar outbreaks have active syringe exchange programs, which make clean needles available to drug users and have been found to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.
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Land O’Lakes CEO: Close the rural-urban gap with high-speed internet 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After boom years of growing markets and ethanol, the agriculture sector is hurting, and a lack of access to broadband internet is making it tough for farmers to modernize their businesses, raise their families and stay healthy, said CEO Beth Ford.
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