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Bill would let residents change sex on birth record to X

Sep. 23, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents would be able to change the sex listed on their birth certificate to a nonbinary X under a bill approved unanimously Thursday by the Massachusetts Senate. Under the legislation, an X designation could be used to indicate that the...

State ed board halts plans for Nebraska health standards

Sep. 03, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state education officials halted their plans Friday for new health education standards after criticism from some parents and conservative family-values groups that the content was sexually inappropriate. The State Board of Education voted...

COVID-19 forces Idaho hospitals past capacity, toward crisis

Aug. 26, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospital facilities and public health agencies are scrambling to add capacity as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise statewide. But many Idaho residents don't seem to feel the same urgency. Volunteers are helping with contract tracing...