Easing marijuana laws worries road safety advocates
As the nation eases marijuana laws, road safety advocates worry that highway rules for driving under the influence of pot are lagging, which could lead to fatal crashes.
Philadelphia to tax tobacco for school funds
The state assembly passed the measure authorizing Philadelphia to implement a levy of $2 per cigarette pack to help fill an $81 million budget gap for the school district, the nation’s eighth-biggest.
Arizona schools clamor for state to pay up
A year after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the state had shorted public schools during the Great Recession by not fully covering inflation costs, schools are still waiting for officials to hand over the money.
Kentucky making push to re-enroll former college students
If you attended college but never graduated with a degree, Kentucky education officials want to get you back in school.
Lack of volunteers threatens survival of rural ambulance services
Grand Forks Herald
Lakota Ambulance and Quick Response is on life support. The elixir for revival is volunteers. But they seem to be in short supply in the Nelson County governmental seat of 650 residents.
Nursing home cameras create controversy
At least four states—New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington—have laws or regulations allowing residents to maintain cameras in their rooms. In Maryland, cameras can be placed in a resident’s room, but only if the facility permits them, according to state guidelines.