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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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California's mask order tests the limits of Newsom's executive power 29.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Since shortly after the coronavirus outbreak began, Gov. Gavin Newsom has faced criticism from some over his ample use of executive authority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AIDS activists feel sense of déjà-vu as they watch the coronavirus policy battle unfold 28.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

A coalition of activists, frontline workers and public health professionals from the AIDS era are disturbed to see history repeat itself with COVID-19.

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Coronavirus safety added to CU Boulder code of conduct 27.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
University of Colorado Boulder students who do not wear masks in public, adhere to social distancing or follow public health orders could be disciplined under the campus’ updated code of conduct, including being put on probation or suspended in the worst cases.
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Challenge Eyed to Class Action Plan for Bayer Roundup Settlement 27.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A plan to delay any new Roundup cancer claims for years and shift the key question of whether or not the weed killer causes cancer from a jury to a hand-picked panel of scientists faces potential opposition from some of the plaintiffs’ attorneys who initiated and led the mass tort claims against Roundup maker Monsanto, sources close to the litigation said.

Should you travel this summer? Here’s a guide to flying, road trips and other vacation concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. 24.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
For those planning a trip away from home this summer, the Tribune asked local medical experts what precautions and items to take on every step of a journey by airplane, car or train. What follows are their answers along with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Transportation Security Administration and other state and federal agencies.
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Trump administration has considered ending coronavirus emergency, even as cases surge 24.6.2020 LA Times: Health

As Trump seeks a return to normal, his administration has considered rolling back emergency declarations that are key to states' coronavirus responses.

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Fractured skulls, lost eyes: Police often break own rules using “rubber bullets” 23.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
In a joint investigation into law enforcement actions at protests across the country after George Floyd’s death in police custody, Kaiser Health News and USA TODAY found that some officers appear to have violated their department’s own rules when they fired “less lethal” projectiles at protesters who were for the most part peacefully assembled.
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5 ways we’re holding the Trump Administration accountable on the TSCA 4-year anniversary 22.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
It’s been four years since Congress passed legislation overhauling our chemical safety system to better protect American families. In the time since that bipartisan achievement, the Trump administration has worked to systematically undermine the law and weaken chemical safety. But we’re not sitting idly by, and we have the law on our side. This year, […]
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Everything you need to know about California's mandatory mask rules 20.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Here's everything you need to know about California's mandatory mask rules.

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Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job 19.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
America’s employment-based health insurance system could become another liability in the country’s fight to contain the coronavirus, pushing workers at highest risk of serious illness from the coronavirus back to work the fastest.
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Poisoned milkshakes? No free sandwiches? Police persecution complex is real — and it's dangerous 17.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The same paranoia that leads a police officer to assume he's been poisoned by a milkshake can lead him to shoot first and ask questions later.

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Coronavirus liability waivers: Businesses want customers and workers to give up their right to sue over COVID-19. Can they do that? 17.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Businesses fear they could be the target of COVID-19 litigation even if they adhere to safety precautions from the CDC and state health officials. But workers’ rights groups say waiver forms force people to sign away their rights should they get sick.
Chicago sues Trump administration over refusal to allow Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic 16.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration accused President Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit filed Monday of playing politics with Americans’ health by refusing to open a special enrollment session for the Affordable Care Act despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Companies like Tesla won't report coronavirus cases. Why aren't the numbers public? 15.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Tesla defied Alameda County and opened early. Yet the county won't release data on COVID-19 cases at its Fremont plant.

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Coronavirus in Colorado, June 11: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 11.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Coronavirus cases in Colorado continue to trend downward even as the total approaches 29,000. More than 5,000 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since early March and 1,573 people have died with the coronavirus in their bodies.
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In the middle of a pandemic, half a million Coloradans are expected to join Medicaid, other insurance plans because of booming unemployment 11.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
About 500,000 Coloradans are expected to join government health insurance plans, namely Medicaid, by the end of the year as they lose coverage typically offered by their employers during the global coronavirus pandemic.
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Editorial: The 1980s crack epidemic was a fork in the road. America chose racism and prisons over public health 10.6.2020 LA Times: Health

America responded to the 1980s crack epidemic with police and prisons instead of public health. Now look where we are.

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Hospitals got bailouts and furloughed thousands while paying CEOs millions 8.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Deep-pocketed health care companies that have received billions of dollars in taxpayer funds are laying off or cutting the pay of tens of thousands of doctors, nurses and lower-paid workers. Many have continued to pay their top executives millions, although some executives have taken modest pay cuts.
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Family alleges negligence by Bridgeview nursing home in COVID-19-related death of 81-year-old 7.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The family of an 81-year-old man who died of causes including COVID-19 has sued the Bridgeview long-term care facility where he was living at
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