NC Budget, Immigration Bills rounded at the end of the session | Health, medicine and fitness

By GARY D. ROBERTSON – Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly on Friday closed its main working session for the year by finalizing proposed fiscal year adjustments to the state budget, cutting other mandatory legislation, but leaving some major policy issues unresolved abandoned or thwarted. The Republican-drafted spending measure, which … Read more

NHSA Launches Initiative to Support Mental Health for Entry-Level Workers – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

NHSA Launches Initiative to Support Mental Health for Entry-Level WorkersNortheast Mississippi Daily Journal

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Act Signed by Biden | Health, medicine and fitness

By The Associated Press Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that President Joe Biden signed on Saturday: – Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. The maximum of three days for data collection is … Read more

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Act Signed by Biden | Health, medicine and fitness

By The Associated Press Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that President Joe Biden signed on Saturday: – Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. The maximum of three days for data collection is … Read more

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Bill OK’d by Senate | Health, medicine and fitness

AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill passed by the Senate on Thursday and the House expected to pass Friday: — Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. Maximum three days … Read more

New York State to Protect Abortion Providers Under New Laws | Health, medicine and fitness

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York has expanded legal protections for people seeking and giving abortions in the state under legislation signed Monday by Governor Kathy Hochul. The Democratic governor pushed for laws pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that might override Roe v. Wade’s 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. A … Read more

Kentucky Senate Game likely to pit ideological contradictions | Health, medicine and fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senator Rand Paul rarely names his likely Democratic challenger, but Republicans’ campaign attacks in Kentucky are undeniably aimed at Charles Booker’s agenda — in what is developing as a populist-themed battle, with completely different ideas to win people over. In … Read more

Virus Outbreak-Food Assistance | Nation & World News

Tara Kramer sits in her apartment with her cat Busy, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. Month by month, more of the roughly 40 million Americans who get help buying food through the federal SNAP program are seeing their benefits plunge even as the nation struggles with the biggest increase in food costs … Read more

Bipartisan push on mental health crisis that COVID worsened

WASHINGTON — A major effort to overhaul care for people in the United States with mental health and drug problems is gaining traction as Congress and the Biden administration work on overlapping plans to address concerns across dividing lines of politics, geography and race. Top goals include responding to the mental health crisis among youth, … Read more