“The Irish government must take its head out of the sand and see that it has to tackle this issue,” said Colm O’Gorman, Amnesty’s director in Ireland.
“Months and weeks when peoples’ lives are on the line?” asked lead investigator George Nedder. “It needs to be done faster.”
Arnold Levinson, associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Public Health, said that while the population as a whole has largely kicked the smoking habit, the problem persists among poorer people at a higher rate than their wealthier counterparts
“The gene drive approach could offer a safer, less expensive and more lasting solution” to a number of public health and environmental problems, said National Academies’ committee member Jason Delborne, an associate professor of science, policy and society at North Carolina State University.
Mayor Jim Kenney proposed a 3-cent-an-ounce tax on soda and other sugary beverages to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements.
The more pragmatic approach with a huge $164 billion spending measure reflects a hope by top Republicans like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to remove veto bait from must-pass spending bills in hopes of advancing them more easily.
Senior Circle, which meets monthly, focuses on several issues affecting seniors. Recently, its members looked at affordable oral care for seniors in Aurora.
“It was a whole new way of thinking to wrap our minds around,” his widow, Amanda Evans-Clark recalled. No more “fight mode,” she said. “We finally felt like we were allowed to live.”