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Arrest affidavit offers look into case against Kansas mom

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — An arrest affidavit for a west Kansas woman accused of endangering her 11-year-old son by keeping marijuana around the house says the boy was able to draw a picture of the vaporizer she used to turn pot into cannabis oil.

July 23, 2015 12:12 pmLoading…

Marijuana exec puts up Illinois tornado victims at hotel

CHICAGO — People who lost their homes when a tornado roared through their central Illinois town last week received help from a new neighbor: the top executive of a medical marijuana-growing company.

July 19, 2015 12:13 pmLoading…

Iowa woman donates kidney to her husband of 50 years

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — After 50 years of marriage, an Iowa woman found the perfect gift for her husband: one of her kidneys.

July 05, 2015 12:51 pmLoading…

Missouri changes insurance requirements for eating disorders (copy)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.

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Marijuana cash is problem for Illinois tax collection

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial services company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from the new medical marijuana industry.

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SD Indian tribe to begin selling recreational pot by Jan. 1

FLANDREAU, S.D. — An Indian tribe in eastern South Dakota plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes by Jan. 1, becoming the first tribe in the state to legalize the sale of cannabis across its whole territory.

June 16, 2015 3:50 pmLoading…

Iowa medical marijuana prompts parents to consider moving

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The Legislature's failure to expand Iowa's medical marijuana law has some parents of sick children looking to Minnesota.

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Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

A billboard along Interstate 10 is disingenuous and misleading parents about childhood vaccinations, some local public health officials say.

March 23, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

The billboard, along Interstate 10 West between Grant Road and Miracle Mile, looks "benign," said Dr. Francisco Garcia, the chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department. "The issue they leave out when you go to their website is the benefits of vaccines," he added.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Deadline is midnight Fri. to change Medicare plan

Friday at midnight is the enrollment deadline for anyone on Medicare who wants to change plans.

December 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

CDC: Boomers should get hep C test

More than 15,000 Americans per year die from hepatitis C and most of them are in the baby boomer generation.

August 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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