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Health & Insurance, Social Services

New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

January 16, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

16 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card

January 2, 2019

Via: The Caregiver Space

Since April, the government has been rolling out new Medicare cards to almost 60 million seniors enrolled in the program. The year-long effort seems to be going well, helped in part by a government marketing effort to get the word […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Vaccination Exemptions Threaten ‘Decades Of Progress’ As Measles Cases Surge Worldwide

November 30, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

The number of officially reported measles cases in 2017 totaled 173,330, the report said, 31 percent higher than levels in 2016. In other public health news: suicide, depression, shingles, schizophrenia, stomach bugs, strokes, palliative care, and more. Reported cases of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

China Sets a New Renewable Portfolio Standard

November 1, 2018

Via: PowerMag

China in mid-September increased its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 35% of electricity consumption by 2030. The country has already heavily invested in wind and solar, and it anticipates more gains will come from some provinces. In a revision of […]


Basic Services, Others

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

October 19, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A majority of local government technology leaders have succeeded at developing training programs and culture around cybersecurity in their agencies, but still struggle to adopt plans around information security, according to recent data from the Public Technology Institute. Survey results […]


Others, Social Services

Sodexo Announces Plastics Reduction Policy

October 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company, announced a North American Single-Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single-use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019; polystyrene foam items, such as cups, lids and food containers, by 2025; and shift […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Khanna looks to spruce up online government services

October 17, 2018

Via: FCW

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) represents a district in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes the campuses of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay. After serving as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration, Khanna won […]


Miscellaneous

Landfill Operators Aiming for 100-year Sites

October 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

Some landfill operators are aiming to keep their facilities going for 100 years—or longer—and they have ideas for how to do it. But there are caveats to planning that far into the future. Among them are the inevitable, such as […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

California decision means higher costs for community choice programs

October 15, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

After more than a year spent collecting testimony, California regulators say they have made a decision that ensures customers of IOUs are not left holding the bag when community choice groups defect. But proponents of the movement, which aims to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Organics Program Put on Hold

October 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

Expansion of New York City’s organics collection program has been put on hold because not enough people are participating in it. Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a pilot program in the hopes of collecting hundreds of thousands […]