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Wyoming abortion clinic vigil

As ‘trigger law’ looms, new Wyoming clinic preps to provide abortions in conservative bastion

BY: - May 27, 2022

UPDATE: A fire damaged the Wellspring Health Access clinic in Casper, Wyoming, early on May 25. Police suspect the fire was arson. The project’s leader told KHN the damage would be repaired and the clinic would still open. CASPER, Wyo. — A modest, tan building sandwiched between a gas station and a small apartment house near this […]

Monkeypox Lesions

Nine monkeypox cases now reported in seven states, and CDC urges awareness

BY: - May 26, 2022

UPDATE: This story was updated to reflect that the monkeypox case confirmed in Virginia was diagnosed in a woman. WASHINGTON — Monkeypox cases are slowly increasing throughout the United States, though public health officials said Thursday they have the tools needed to diagnose, treat and contain the virus that’s mostly spread by skin-to-skin contact.  Centers […]

2020 U.S. Census Bureau website

Census undercount threatens federal food and health programs on reservations

BY: - May 24, 2022

The 2020 census missed nearly 1 of every 17 Native Americans who live on reservations, an undercount that could very well lead to insufficient federal funding for essential health, nutrition and social programs in remote communities with high poverty rates and scarce access to services. The census counted 9.7 million people who identified as a […]

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CDC expects more monkeypox cases in the U.S., but cautions it’s not as transmissible as COVID

BY: - May 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it’s likely the United States will see additional cases of monkeypox in the coming weeks, but officials cautioned that it’s harder to transmit the virus than it is to spread respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.  Monkeypox, which is also spreading throughout Europe, has an incubation […]

Stock photo of pallbearers carrying a casket with a white flower arrangement

Few eligible families have applied for government help to pay for COVID funerals

BY: - May 23, 2022

On a humid August afternoon in 2020, two caskets ― one silver, one white ― sat by holes in the ground at a small, graveside service in the town of Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The family had just lost a mom and dad, both to covid-19. “They died five days apart,” said Allison Leaver, their […]

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester

U.S. Sens. Tester, Moran reach deal on care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits

BY: - May 18, 2022

The two leaders of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Montana Democrat Jon Tester and Kansas Republican Jerry Moran, have reached a deal with House leaders to pass a bill to extend health care access to veterans for conditions related to exposure to toxic chemicals during their service, the pair announced Wednesday. The consensus bill […]

Abortion-Rights Advocates Protest At Justice Alito's House

U.S. House Judiciary Committee debates abortion in advance of landmark court ruling

BY: - May 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — The national debate over abortion rights raged in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, as Democrats warned of the dangers of a potential end to the constitutional right and Republicans argued that legislatures should determine abortion laws.  The hearing came just weeks after a leaked draft opinion from Associate Justice Samuel Alito […]

baby formula missing from shelves

U.S. House to vote on $28 million for FDA to relieve infant formula shortage

BY: - May 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democratic appropriators in the U.S. House unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday intended to address a nationwide infant formula shortage that has left parents and caregivers struggling to find food for babies. The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on the bill, which would provide funding to the U.S. […]

Three Idaho schools win new fitness centers valued at $100k through fitness foundation

BY: - May 17, 2022

Three Idaho schools will receive DON’T QUIT! fitness centers valued at $100,000 from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, according to a press release. Emmett Middle School, Fairmont Junior High in Boise and Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot are the recipients of the centers, the release said. The foundation has gifted fitness centers […]

Bans Off Our Bodies abortion rights march in Boise

Thousands gather at Idaho State Capitol in Boise for abortion rights rally

BY: - May 14, 2022

Thousands of people gathered at the Idaho State Capitol in downtown Boise on Saturday morning for an abortion rights rally staged as advocates brace for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would lead to abortion being criminalized in Idaho. Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, the ACLU of Idaho, Add the Words Idaho and others organized the […]

Abortion demonstrators outside the Supreme Court

Idaho’s abortion trigger law would take effect 30 days after Roe v. Wade is overturned 

BY: - May 13, 2022

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, abortion would be criminalized as a felony in Idaho 30 days after a court ruling is handed down.  Following Politico’s publication last week of a leaked draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, political observers on all sides of the abortion debate are bracing […]

Protestors gather at St. Luke's in Boise

St. Luke’s hospital system sues Bundy, Rodriguez, People’s Rights and others

BY: - May 11, 2022

Idaho’s largest hospital system on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Ammon Bundy, Diego Rodriquez, the People’s Rights Network and others in response to “the targeted and damaging activities” surrounding a child protection case this year, according to a news release. St. Luke’s Health System said in the release that it chose to sue over “a […]