‘How are you supposed to finance that?’ Ohio college students face barriers to abortion access
Cost, distance, and lack of transportation are unique challenges college students face when it comes to abortion access and reproductive health care.
Study shows sharp increases in maternal deaths over two decades
Researchers touted it as the first study to provide such maternal mortality calculations for every state.
Positive polling, past successes don’t guarantee victory for abortion rights at the ballot box
In several states, Republicans are adjusting rules to scramble the political calculus.
Cancer drug shortages decried in congressional hearing
Fractures in House GOP Caucus could stymie action.
U.S. House Republicans spar with HHS secretary over transgender youth, child labor
U.S. House Republicans grilled a senior Biden administration official about gender-affirming care for transgender minors.
As temps rise, advocates call on Pa. to dial up aid for cooling costs | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Advocates want Pa. to expand its LIHEAP program to help cover summer cooling costs.
How a chronic lifeguard shortage serves as a springboard to address racial inequities
Shuttered pools hit low-income families particularly hard, since they don't have a lot of affordable options for summer fun.
Pa. officials declare ‘Code Red’ air quality alert due to Canada fires
Smoke from wildfires smothered the East Coast on Wednesday, with officials urging residents to limit time outside.
A leftover pandemic restriction in N.J.’s prisons deprives some of ‘lifeline’ family visits
More than three years after the state closed New Jersey prisons to visitors as a pandemic precaution, they’ve opened them up again — but a lingering requirement to schedule visits has kept visiting rooms at many facilities largely empty.
Pennsylvania AG seeks repayment for cleanup of ‘Forever Chemicals’ | Thursday Morning Coffee
The companies knew for decades about 'the dangers and damages,' of PFAS, Attorney General Michelle Henry said.
Dollar stores, giant grocery chains push healthy food out of reach for many, activists say
Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger already control a huge amount of the nation’s grocery business.
The gun violence epidemic Is ‘Locking us back in our room’
Children’s health experts are advocating for exposure to gun violence be considered what’s known as an 'adverse childhood experience.'