- Some Republicans announce support for medical marijuana bill Updated: Feb-09-16 3:51 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Some Republican House lawmakers are supporting legislation that would create a system for manufacturing, distributing and possessing some forms of medical marijuana in Iowa, though it's unclear what type of support the bill will get from party leaders.
- Olson enters race for Minnesota House Updated: Feb-09-16 11:49 am
DULUTH, Minnesota - DFL'er Liz Olson is the first candidate to enter the race for the Minnesota House District 7B seat.
- CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook Updated: Feb-09-16 11:47 am
Acquisitions helped CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit climb 13 percent, and leaders of the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday that they expect to reap more gains from their deal making later this year.
- Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured Updated: Feb-09-16 10:05 am
WASHINGTON - Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.
- Facebook restores page for medical marijuana dispensary Updated: Feb-08-16 6:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Facebook has restored the business page of one of three New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries it shut down last week for violating the social media company's policy against promoting the sale of drugs.
- Enrollment rises for Montana health insurance exchange Updated: Feb-08-16 6:19 pm
HELENA, Montana - More Montanans are getting medical coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace.
- Pro-abortion advocates hold reproductive health care rally Updated: Feb-08-16 4:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Abortion rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
- Senate leader: Utah medical pot plan may not be dead Updated: Feb-08-16 3:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The president of the Utah state Senate says a bill allowing the medical use of edible pot products may not be dead on arrival just because the Mormon church opposes it.
- Johns Hopkins approved for HIV-positive organ transplants Updated: Feb-08-16 2:45 pm
BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.
- Correction: Medical Marijuana-Woody Harrelson story Updated: Feb-08-16 1:57 pm
HONOLULU - In a story Feb. 5 about actor Woody Harrelson applying for a medical marijuana license in Hawaii, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of another business seeking a medical marijuana dispensary license. It is Blue Planet Healing, not Blue Planet Foundation.
- Former Seattle IRS agent to face trial on bribery charge Updated: Feb-07-16 2:38 pm
SEATTLE - A former IRS agent in Seattle is set to face trial this week on accusations that he solicited and received a $20,000 bribe from a medical marijuana dispensary.
- Nebraska fund would clarify financial onus of rape kit exams Updated: Feb-07-16 12:30 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Some Nebraska survivors of sexual assaults mistakenly receive statements for costs of medical exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting it, advocates say.
- Mormon church comes out against Utah medical marijuana bill Updated: Feb-06-16 11:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a position that could be a serious blow to one of two medical marijuana proposals before state lawmakers.
- Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Nurseries request cultivation authorization in Florida Updated: Feb-06-16 10:48 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The nurseries selected to cultivate and distribute the first medical marijuana in Florida have requested cultivation authorization.
- Bigfork husband donates kidney to wife Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 am
KALISPELL, Montana - Tyson Niewoehner simply smiles when asked how he and his wife, Shelley, will celebrate Valentine's Day this year.
- More than 84,000 Mainers sign up for health coverage Updated: Feb-05-16 3:25 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act.
- Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains Updated: Feb-05-16 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON - A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed.
- NY medical marijuana program: 551 patients certified so far Updated: Feb-05-16 2:54 pm
ALBANY, New York - Some 551 New Yorkers have been certified to obtain medical marijuana, nearly one month after the state's program began.
- Kansas Senate committee passes step therapy legislation Updated: Feb-05-16 11:43 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate will consider a bill that would require Medicaid patients to try lower-cost drugs before moving to more expensive treatments.
- Panel OKs second Utah medical marijuana plan of the day Updated: Feb-04-16 9:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A panel of Utah lawmakers approved a bill that would allow tens of thousands of residents with chronic or debilitating conditions to consume edible pot products but bans smoking pot.
- Lawmakers want medical marijuana oversight committee Updated: Feb-04-16 9:29 pm
HONOLULU - With less than five months until medical marijuana dispensaries are up and running, Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to create an oversight committee for the future industry.
- Covered California adds 425,000 under Obama health law Updated: Feb-04-16 9:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - More than 425,000 people in California signed up for private health insurance coverage during the third enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law, the state's health insurance exchange announced Thursday.
- State officials say insurance exchange enrollment numbers up Updated: Feb-04-16 9:09 pm
DOVER, Delaware - State officials say figures provided by the federal government show that more Delawareans are selecting health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.