Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus | health

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus |  health

By BRIAN WITTE – Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers ended their term late Monday by passing legislation to strengthen cybersecurity in a year marked by a budget surplus, upgrades to parks, infrastructure, schools and information technology systems, and tax breaks enabled . In a year of huge surpluses, largely due to federal … Read more

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing | health and fitness

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing |  health and fitness

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A Republican-authored bill legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin will have its first public hearing next week, in a bid to meet a goal of supporters and to be the latest sign of progress for those supporting the laws of the state want to relax. The bill will not go into effect … Read more

Committee thwarts end-of-life bill using parliamentary tactics | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

A bill that would allow terminally ill Connecticut adults to apply for drugs to help them die was suddenly derailed by unusual parliamentary procedure during a committee vote on Monday. Proponents had expressed optimism that this would finally be the year when, after about a decade of emotional debates, the law would be voted through … Read more

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit | health

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit |  health

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two families of transgender teenagers and two doctors sued the state of Alabama on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans teens under the age of 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to induce their Gender to … Read more

Hollifield: CW McCall and the future of truck driving music | local news

Hollifield: CW McCall and the future of truck driving music |  local news

Scott Hollifield Lee Newspapers I like a good truck driver song. Was “Convoy” a good trucker song? Their artistic mileage may vary, but in terms of commercial success, “Convoy,” released in 1975 at the height of the CB radio craze, was the biggest and best trucker song of all time, reaching #1 on the country … Read more