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Attorney General Xavier Becerra said students were being unfairly diverted at the Stockton Unified School District into a school-to-prison pipeline. The agreement, which must still be approved by the court, sets in motion a five-year monitoring program.
Currently, the Los Angeles school district pays for nurses one day a week at schools, although schools often use discretionary funds to pay for additional days. The lack of proper staffing for nurses was a major component of the teachers’ strike.
Last year, the legislature passed similar legislation, but it was vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown who said the bill was unnecessary because the services are widely available to women off-campus.
Early detection and optimal treatment for cancer are credited for the decrease. But the news wasn’t all good: the cancer death rate in 2016 was 14 percent higher in African-Americans than in whites, and people living in the poorest counties in the U.S. were more likely to smoke and be obese, both risk factors for cancer.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he could see a future where the entire category of e-cigarette and vaping products were pulled from shelves. E-cigarette use spiked 78 percent among high school students and 48 percent among middle school students over the last year, and the trends have become a main priority for Gottlieb.
The teachers are demanding better quality of care for children, including a full-time nurse at every school in the district.
The announcement from HHS’ Conscience and Religious Freedom Division that California violated workers’ protections with its law that’s already been blocked by courts came on the day thousands of antiabortion advocates gathered for the annual March for Life.
The law was designed to curb the practice of discharging homeless patients back onto the streets. But hospitals’ resources, which are already stretched thin, are being strained by the weight of the new requirements.
Just under 6 percent of California legislators are openly lesbian, gay or bisexual, a number that has grown over the past two-and-a-half decades. “You don’t get any respect unless you’re in the room where it happens,” said Sheila Kuehl of Santa Monica, who became California’s first openly gay or lesbian legislator in 1994.
A government watchdog report found that there was an influx of separations even before the “zero tolerance” policy drew international outrage last year. The total number of children separated from a parent or guardian by immigration authorities is “unknown,” but officials estimate it being in the thousands.