US cities urged to improve public transit, walkable areas as pedestrian deaths soar

Pedestrian fatalities in the United States are the highest in 40 years. Residents of major U.S. cities, including Charlotte, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, are calling on local governments to help improve public transit and walking and biking areas. Backers face significant obstacles in building more walkable and traffic-friendly communities due to financial challenges. On […]

Americans urged to cancel surgeries in Mexico after meningitis cases, 1 death

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — State and federal health officials issued a statement following the return of five Texas natives who underwent surgery in a city on the Mexican border and developed suspected cases of fungal meningitis. He warned US residents to cancel planned surgeries in the city. One of them died, officials said. The Texas Department […]

Medicare, FDA urged to press ahead with new Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi

Patients, lawmakers, and Alzheimer’s advocates are calling for Medicare to fully reimburse new drugs to treat early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. In January, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted early approval to Eisai’s Alzheimer’s drug Rekembi. This drug has been shown to moderately slow progression in the early stages of the disease. However, the Centers for […]

School urged students to join ‘secret’ LGBT club – two girls suffered suicidal thoughts after attending meetings, parents’ lawsuit alleges

a Colorado school encouraged students to join LGBT clubs Keeping the group’s meetings and activities “secret” from their parents, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the parents of two sixth-grade girls. The lawsuit, filed against Poodle School District by the America First Policy Institute and Illumina Regal on behalf of parents Jonathan and Erin […]

Vermont Legislature urged to impeach prosecutor over harassment, discrimination claims

Vermont prosecutors have asked the state legislature to consider impeachment proceedings against county prosecutors after an investigation found they harassed and discriminated against employees. . An independent investigation found multiple allegations made by employees against Franklin County state attorney John Lavoy were credible and substantiated, the Vermont State Department Attorney and Sheriff’s Executive Director said […]

Black bear spotted in Orlando, residents urged not to approach

Officials are warning residents to stay away from a recently discovered black bear in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando Police Department (OPD) said it received multiple calls and messages about the bear Monday morning. The agency contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to safely recover the animal. FWC spokesperson Lisa Thompson said if […]

GOP urged to denounce ‘alarmist’ UN climate change report

Exclusive: A recent memo sent to all Republican lawmakers urges them to dismiss the UN’s “warning report” on climate change. UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently called on rich countries to raise their net-zero emissions targets from 2050 to 2040. But a memo sent by the Competitive Enterprise Institute provided Republicans with a point of contention […]