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Survivors of California’s deadliest wildfire haunted as new blaze nears: ‘I can’t do it again’

As California’s biggest blaze of the year raged toward a haven for survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire, residents relived a nightmare.
  • Jul 28, 2021

As coronavirus surges, GOP lawmakers are moving to limit public health powers

Legislatures nationwide have passed measures, some shaped by conservative think tanks and activist groups.
  • Jul 25, 2021

Delta variant takes hold in U.S. as coronavirus cases rise nearly 70 percent

Federal health officials sounded an alarm Friday about a surge in infections fueled by the twin threats posed by the highly transmissible delta variant and a stagnation in efforts to vaccinate as many Americans as possible.
  • Jul 16, 2021

Maine becomes first state to shift costs of recycling from taxpayers to companies

The program will charge large packaging producers for collecting and recycling cardboard boxes, plastic containers and other packaging.
  • Jul 14, 2021

Maine tries to shift some costs of recycling onto companies instead of taxpayers

With mountains of boxes and bubble wrap from online pandemic shopping now going in the trash, Maine is trying to enact what is known as an extended producer responsibility program.
  • Jun 14, 2021
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Washington’s X-Files

The serious government search for UFOs. What the death of Keystone XL could mean for Big Oil. And, what we know about how covid affects the brain.
  • Jun 10, 2021
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Scientists begin to unravel the mysteries of the coronavirus and brains

Even as the pandemic appears ready to recede in the United States, dropping below an average of 30,000 new cases daily, it will take years to more fully understand the way the virus afflicts the brain.
  • Jun 7, 2021

The million-dollar jab and other giveaways reveal a desperate push to vaccinate America

Officials want to crush the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re faced with vaccine hesitancy.
  • May 16, 2021

CDC’s mask guidance spurs confusion and criticism, as well as celebration

Telling vaccinated people they can discard their masks signals the power of the shots, but critics say the move is hasty and difficult to implement with a majority of Americans still unprotected.
  • May 14, 2021

Parents wonder what to do with their unvaccinated children as CDC changes mask guidance

Right now pediatricians urge parents to remain cautious and vigilant, as so much remains unclear about how the new policy will affect viral transmission in communities and nationwide.
  • May 14, 2021
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