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Three women found dead amid heat at Chicago senior center

May. 16, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three women who were found dead at a senior living facility on Chicago's North Side amid high heat have been identified, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. The women found dead Saturday were 76-year-old Delores McNeely, 72-year-old Gwendolyn...

Missouri House OKs hospital visitors on final day

May. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's GOP-led House spent its last day of the session Friday passing language protecting patient visitor access at hospitals after senators hindered work by leaving a day early. House lawmakers had little left available to do after the...

Facility for disabled on Ukraine front line mulls evacuation

May. 13, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

TAVRIISKE, Ukraine (AP) — There’s dancing in the garden, and ball games. A soft wind blows, cooling the spring sunshine. But there is an ominous accompaniment to the music and laughter: the unmistakable dull thud of not-so-distant artillery fire. Still, the ball game goes on...

Inflation triggers California minimum wage increase in 2023

May. 12, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's minimum wage will jump to $15.50 per hour next year, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday, an increase triggered by soaring inflation that will benefit about 3 million workers. The increase is required by a state law passed in...

Bill allows nursing homes to consider flu shots in hiring

May. 03, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously passed a measure that allows nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware to fire employees who do not get flu shots. The legislation approved Tuesday eliminates language in the existing law that states that employment...

Oahu nursing center to close, citing financial challenges

Apr. 22, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WAHIAWA, Hawaii (AP) — The only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in central Oahu expects to close this summer. Wahiawa General Hospital said it plans to close its long-term nursing center on July 22, citing insufficient insurance reimbursements and continued financial...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 20, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice. April 16, 2022. Editorial: Legislators lose lease on patience Nearly 20 years ago, when state Sen. Ed Helfrick was asked why he thought it was appropriate to spend more than $600 of public money every month for his lease of a Mercedes-Benz...

Vaccine mandate prompts officials to eye nursing home sale

Apr. 16, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Local officials are citing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers among reasons for selling a county-owned nursing home in southwestern Virginia. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting to consider selling the...

Order to expire requiring masks in nursing homes, hospitals

Apr. 14, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — People will no longer be required to wear face masks in Connecticut hospitals, outpatient health care settings and homeless shelters, once a state masking order expires early Friday. Mask-wearing provisions for inside schools are sticking around until June 30...

Illinois Legislature set to approve tax relief on final day

Apr. 08, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly was prepared to adopt a state budget of about $45 billion Friday on lawmakers' last day of a scheduled spring session. But well into the afternoon, the Senate was taking action on other matters and filled time with approving...