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Denmark seeks support to reintroduce face mask use

Nov. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Wednesday it would seek support in parliament to reintroduce mandates for wearing face masks in public places amid a rise in coronavirus cases, officials said Wednesday. The new regulation would cover public...

State lawmaker ill with COVID in El Salvador now in Florida

Nov. 19, 2021 22:20 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State Sen. Doug Ericksen of Ferndale who was sickened with COVID-19 in El Salvador is now in stable condition at a Florida hospital after a medevac flight, according to a former state lawmaker. Luanne Van Werven, who served with Ericksen in the...

Arkansas panel delays vote on agencies' vaccine requirements

Nov. 19, 2021 17:58 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday delayed a vote on whether to allow state-run health care facilities to require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a move officials say is needed to protect millions of dollars in federal funding. The Arkansas...

Louisiana lawmakers: Strain too slow on medical marijuana

Nov. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain came under fire Thursday from state lawmakers who complained his regulatory agency was moving too slowly in expanding the medical marijuana products available to patients. The...

Proposed medical marijuana law would expand capacity

Nov. 17, 2021 14:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The amount of marijuana grown for Ohio's medical marijuana program would expand and the number of dispensaries able to sell it would be increased, under GOP legislation pending in the state Senate. Regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries would...

NC Gov. Cooper says he'll sign 2-year budget bill into law

Nov. 17, 2021 00:31 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he would sign the legislature’s final two-year budget bill into law once it reaches his desk, saying the good contained inside the Republican-penned bill “outweighs the bad.” ...

Texas hospital suspends doctor for false COVID information

Nov. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has temporarily suspended a doctor for spreading false information about COVID-19 to her patients and on social media. Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, an ear, nose and throat specialist who runs a private practice in River Oaks, had been...

Troubled nursing homes often remain open, records show

Nov. 13, 2021 14:15 PM EST

NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — Over the past 10 years, inspectors have cited a St. Louis County nursing home for scores of problems, ranging from failure to swiftly report alleged abuse to lack of heat in the facility during a cold snap in April. After a string of deficiencies...

Ohio lawmaker seeks expansion of medical marijuana law

Nov. 12, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eligibility for medical marijuana in Ohio would be expanded to include any condition determined by a licensed physician to need treatment, under a new bill that would further expand the state's medicinal marijuana program. The measure would also...

Louisiana lawmakers try to tighten Medicaid cost estimates

Nov. 10, 2021 17:37 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are trying a new approach to determine how much the state will spend on Medicaid services each year, as the program has ballooned to more than one-third of the state's budget and added hundreds of thousands of people during the pandemic. ...