Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas

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U.S. CITIES

U.S. STATES

U.S. AREAS

In and Around Military Bases

 

General Information

Doo-Doo, the New Urban Crisis | RealtyHop – posted 2/8/19

https://www.realtyhop.com/blog/doo-doo-the-new-urban-crisis/#figure13

How States and Cities Reinforce Racial Segregation in America – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/gov-segregation-main-feature.html

America Has a Sewage Problem – posted 3/20/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-sewage-septic-tank-pollution-health.html

Chemical scare prompts demand for stricter PFAS standard – posted 3/22/19

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/21/pfas-families-school-federal-state-standard/3015338002/

NCRC-Research-Gentrification-FINAL3.pd – posted 3/23/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aba91da0f-994c-47bc-b30f-71fb529b3c12

How Poor Americans Get Exploited by Their Landlords – Route Fifty – posted 3/23/19

https://www.routefifty.com/health-human-services/2019/03/how-poor-americans-get-exploited-their-landlords/155780/

How to Bring Back Struggling Cities – Route Fifty – posted 3/31/19

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/03/how-bring-back-struggling-cities/155946/

How to Revive Shrinking Metropolitan Cities | Manhattan Institute – posted 3/31/19

https://www.manhattan-institute.org/how-shrinking-metropolitan-cities-can-be-revived

 

U.S. CITIES

Baltimore

Report shows investment in Baltimore African-American neighborhoods hasn’t overcome racist policies of past – Baltimore Sun – posted 2/8/19

https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-urban-institute-report-20190206-story.html

“The Black Butterfly”: Racial Segregation and Investment Patterns in Baltimore – posted 2/15/19

https://apps.urban.org/features/baltimore-investment-flows/

JHU study: Dangerous commutes linked to student absenteeism | WBFF – posted 2/15/19

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/jhu-study-dangerous-commutes-linked-to-student-absenteeism

 

Berkeley 

Trash Piling Up On Berkeley’s Highway 80 Access Road – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/25/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/24/trash-piling-up-on-berkeley-highway-80-access-road/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5c98b4cc4b73850001591a47&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

 

Denver

Denver says feces, urine, litter prompted large homeless sweep around shelter | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://kdvr.com/2018/10/30/denver-says-feces-urine-litter-prompted-large-homeless-sweep-around-shelter/

Denver Public Works said feces, urine and rats prompted sidewalk cleanup at homeless camp | 9news.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver spent more than $400,000 on private contractor to help with homeless sweeps | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver women team up to combat garbage buildup | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/01/20/denver-women-team-up-to-combat-garbage-buildup/

Under homeless deal, Denver will give notice before seizures | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/28/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/02/27/under-homeless-deal-denver-will-give-notice-before-seizures/

Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study – posted 3/26/19

https://apnews.com/a6b485be1d2f42bab3dfcb2947f546ce

Some Initiative 300 opponents say it would turn Denver city parks into campgrounds | FOX31 Denver – posted 3/31/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/03/29/some-initiative-300-opponents-say-it-would-turn-denver-city-parks-into-campgrounds/

Springtime ushers urban encampments into Denver metro | FOX31 Denver – posted 4/5/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/04/springtime-ushers-urban-encampments-into-denver-metro/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5ca6d419e6dfda0001dc5dc5&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

 

Erie /Erie County

Discrimination, irreversible injury cited in new McBride Viaduct filing – posted 2/8/19

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190207/discrimination-irreversible-injury-cited-in-new-mcbride-viaduct-filing

High lead levels found in water at Emerson-Gridley – News – GoErie.com – Erie, PA – posted 2/24/19

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190220/high-lead-levels-found-in-water-at-emerson-gridley

Handling Erie Graffiti-Then and Now – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA – posted 3/11/19

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40081098/handling-erie-graffitithen-and-now?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Erie_News_Now_-_Your_News_Team

Erie County Ranked 55th in Health Outcomes – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA – posted 3/20/19

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40157910/erie-county-ranked-55th-in-health-outcomes?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Erie_News_Now_-_Your_News_Team

How Healthy Is Erie County, Pennsylvania? | Healthiest Communities – posted 3/26/19

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/pennsylvania/erie-county

Mice infestation forces Erie market to close – News – GoErie.com – Erie, PA – posted 4/5/19

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190404/mice-infestation-forces-erie-market-to-close

 

Flint, Michigan

What Will it Take to Save Flint, Michigan? | Cities | US News – posted 2/15/19

https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/articles/2019-02-12/what-will-it-take-to-save-flint-michigan?src=usn_fb

 

Los Angelos

LA’s Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood Ideals to the Test | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/las-homeless-surge-puts-hollywoods-progressive-ideals-test-1174599

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA | NBC Southern California – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Public-Health-Reports-Several-Cases-of-Typhus-495197621.html

Meet the Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars Amid Housing Crisis | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/meet-entertainment-workers-living-cars-housing-crisis-1169781

Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles | NBC Southern California – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Typhus-Epidemic-Worsens-in-Los-Angeles-505166301.html

Flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County: 107 cases since last year – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/8/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flea-borne-typhus-los-angeles-county-107-cases-since-last-year-74326/

Rats and fleas have infested LA’s City Hall | Daily Mail Online –posted 2/9/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6680695/LA-City-Hall-considers-removing-rugs-rat-fleas.html?ito=social-facebook

Typhus Outbreak Strikes Los Angeles, but the City Is Not Alone: Public Health Watch – posted 2/24/19

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/typhus-outbreak-strikes-los-angeles-but-the-city-is-not-alone-public-health-watch

Long before City Hall rats, L.A. has struggled with the rise of typhus – Los Angeles Times – posted 2/24/19

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-typhus-20190217-story.html

Invader mosquitoes expected to arrive early – and in droves – this year in Los Angeles and Orange counties – Press Enterprise – posted 3/25/19

https://www.pe.com/2019/03/22/invader-mosquitoes-expected-to-arrive-early-and-in-droves-this-year-in-los-angeles-and-orange-counties/?utm_content=fb-ThePressEnterprise&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow

Cher Says Los Angeles Should ‘Take Care of Its Own’ Before Accepting More Immigrants – posted 4/15/19

https://news.ntd.com/cher-says-los-angeles-should-take-care-of-its-own-before-accepting-more-immigrants_316600.html

 

Louisville, Kentucky

Scenes from a downtown Louisville homeless camp that will be cleared out – podted 3/29/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/2019/03/28/downtown-louisville-kentucky-homeless-camp-about-to-be-cleared-out-photo-gallery/329

Louisville city crews clear out downtown homeless camp with brooms and Bobcats – posted 4/3/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2019/04/01/louisville-kentucky-homeless-camps-downtown-jackson-jefferson-streets-camp-cleared-photo-gallery/3330840002/

 

New York City

Homelessness in NYC:Elementary School – posteds 3/11/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A0337b6f3-b6ac-4851-8656-3e97cc15c19a

 

Oakland

4 Oakland Churches to Offer Overnight Parking for Homeless Living in Cars – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/20/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/16/oakland-churches-offer-overnight-parking-homeless-living-cars/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5c8d47c94b73850001c4baa8&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Oakland To Invest Millions In ‘Tuff Shed’ Program To Help House Homeless – CBS San Francisco – posted 4/10/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/04/oakland-to-invest-millions-in-tuff-shed-program-to-help-house-homeless/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5ca8a30900e48b00017e32f9&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

 

Philadelphia

A decades-long gang war in South Philly is consuming a generation of kids | Mike Newall – posted 3/20/19

https://www.philly.com/opinion/south-philadelphia-gang-violence-arrests-grays-ferry-gun-task-force-shapiro-20190308.html?utm_source=facebook.com&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_medium=social

Study: Philly among leaders in gentrification, which has pushed out people of color – posted 3/22/19

https://www.philly.com/news/gentrification-philadelphia-african-american-latino-investment-neighborhood-20190320.html?utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

SEPTA keeps bleeding bus riders. It may take years to stanch the losses. – posted 3/26/19

https://www.philly.com/transportation/septa-bus-ridership-transit-loss-20190326.html?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_medium=social

 

Portland

Advocates think bill to end most exemptions from childhood vaccinations has a shot – Portland Press Herald – posted 2/8/19

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/01/18/bill-would-end-non-medical-exemptions-from-childhood-vaccinations/

Mayor: Efforts to aid Portland’s black neighborhoods an ‘abject failure’ | OregonLive.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/04/mayor_efforts_to_aid_portlands.html

 

San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco’s dirtiest block | Daily Mail Online – posted 2/8/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6258483/Welcome-San-Franciscos-dirtiest-block.html?ito=social-facebook

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller – posted 2.8.19

https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/15/san-francisco-poop-problem/

SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Theres-more-feces-on-the-sidewalks-than-Ive-ever-seen-488156431.html

San Francisco homelessness crisis ‘cruel and inhuman’: UN report – Business Insider – posted 2/8/19

https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-homelessness-cruel-un-human-rights-report-2018-10?fbclid=IwAR3ZSJvH7fdq_6XCenH9pc1FuDytkEuHX8saTMzDON1GdF36i6rblBU4KF8&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=desktop&referrer=facebook

SF Supervisor Mandelman challenges Mayor Breed on homelessness progress – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/SF-Supervisor-Mandelman-wants-answers-from-Mayor-13423744.php

Those needles littering the streets? The city gave them out – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Those-needles-littering-the-streets-The-city-12898656.php?t=e472c73e75&utm_campaign=sfgate&utm_source=article&utm_medium=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfgate.com%2Fbayarea%2Farticle%2FDrug-needle-reports-on-BART-including-woman-12955354.php

Time to get rid of sheriffs in California – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Time-to-get-rid-of-sheriffs-in-California-13562693.php

Land Of Discontent: 44% Consider Leaving Bay Area In Survey – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/25/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/25/bay-area-discontent-44-percent-desire-to-leave-housing-costs-traffic/

Wealthy ‘NIMBY’ libs in Pelosi’s SF district raise $60G to fight center for city’s homeless | Fox News – posted 3/31/19

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/san-franciscos-wealthy-in-pelosis-district-raise-60g-to-oppose-homeless-shelter-as-city-struggles-with-homelessness

Interactive map reveals the staggering number of human waste on San Francisco’s streets | Daily Mail Online – posted 4/18/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6924787/Interactive-map-reveals-staggering-number-human-waste-San-Franciscos-streets.html?ito=social-facebook

Increasing presence of homeless people seeking shelter at SFO airport – Story | KTVU – posted 4/19/19

http://www.ktvu.com/homeless/increasing-presence-of-homeless-people-seeking-shelter-at-sfo-airport

San Francisco reports big syphilis increases in women – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/19/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/san-francisco-reports-big-syphilis-increases-in-women-94364/

San Francisco sees ‘brownout’ amid spike in public pooping, reports say | Fox News – posted 4/19/19

https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-sees-brownout-amid-spike-in-public-pooping-reports-say

 

Seattle

In new poll on homelessness, Seattle area favors compassion but distrusts politicians | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/homeless-poll-results/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TSA_011319225526+Poll+on+homelessness+finds+Seattle+area+favors+root+causes+as+a+higher+priority+tha_1_13_2019&utm_term=

In Seattle’s Sodo district, frustration mounts amid RVs, drugs and skyrocketing crime | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/rvs-drugs-and-skyrocketing-crime-push-seattles-sodo-district-from-sleepy-to-creepy/

Seattle Times poll finds strong support for more transit — but not bike lanes | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/in-new-poll-seattle-and-king-county-residents-want-more-public-transit-even-if-theyre-not-using-it-now/

Seattle business owners issue cry for help, ask city leaders to address repeat offenders | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/20/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/02/26/seattle-business-owners-issue-new-report-as-a-cry-for-help-towards-city-leaders-to-address-repeat-offenders/

Top Seattle leaders largely silent on report on violent repeat offenders | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/20/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/20/top-seattle-elected-leaders-refuse-to-respond-concerning-violent-repeat-offenders/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c9370041adf64000193a2de&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

System Failure – Report on Prolific Offenders in Seattle’s Criminal Justice System – posted 3/20/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A722629ea-4a64-41c0-a79d-cd26d2e7cda6

Tourists watch homeless encampment sweep near Fremont Troll | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/20/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/19/tourists-watch-homeless-encampment-sweep-near-fremont-troll/

City removes homeless camp near Seattle’s Fremont Troll that was site of overdoses | The Seattle Times – posted 3/24/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/city-removes-homeless-camp-near-seattles-fremont-troll-that-was-site-of-overdoses/

Bartell Drugs says they will not open any more stores in downtown Seattle after violent assaults on employees | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/26/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/25/bartell-drugs-says-they-will-not-open-anymore-stores-in-downtown-seattle-after-violent-assaults-on-employees/

Seattle Is Dying: Hundreds of Homeless Dead Due to Failed Public Health Policy | American Council on Science and Health – posted 3/26/19

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/03/19/seattle-dying-hundreds-homeless-dead-due-failed-public-health-policy-13896

The tents will not go away until the state helps fund services | The Seattle Times – posted 4/10/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/the-tents-will-not-go-away-until-the-state-helps-fund-services/

Seattle City Attorney discusses repeat offender report | Q13 FOX News – posted 4/15/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/04/11/seattle-city-attorney-discusses-repeat-offender-report/

Seattle’s persistent crime problem demands change | The Seattle Times – posted 4/20/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/seattles-persistent-crime-problem-demands-change/

North Seattle HIV cluster among drug users and homeless people worries health officials | The Seattle Times – posted 4/20/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/north-seattle-hiv-cluster-among-drug-users-and-homeless-people-worries-health-officials/

 

U.S. STATES

Arizonia

Arizona is putting thousands of schoolchildren at risk for measles – posted 3/11/19

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2019/02/23/arizona-putting-thousands-schoolchildren-risk-measles/2885894002/

Arizona House Panel Votes to Expand Vaccine Exemptions Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreakposted 3/11/19

https://gizmodo.com/arizona-house-panel-votes-to-expand-vaccine-exemptions-1832857390/amp

 

Arkansas

Concerning Cyanide Levels Found in Some Benton County Area Well Water – posted 3/11/19

https://www.nwahomepage.com/news/concerning-cyanide-levels-found-in-some-benton-county-area-well-water/1836292702?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KNWA_-_Northwest_Arkansas_News

New Research Shows Over 2,000 Homeless Youth Live in Northwest Arkansas – posted 3/22/19

https://www.nwahomepage.com/news/new-research-shows-over-2-000-homeless-youth-live-in-northwest-arkansas-1/1867993048?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KNWA_-_Northwest_Arkansas_News

California

Some doctors helping anti-vaccine parents get medical exemptions – posted 2/9/19

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/some-doctors-helping-anti-vaccine-parents-get-medical-exemptions-n963011

Vaccine Medical Exemptions For Sale in California | Katie Joy – posted 2/9/19

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/withoutacrystalball/2019/01/vaccine-medical-exemption/?fbclid=IwAR1M4W61dP7-xlCcCo8qb-Wh5m295RjE_pphoaFXKguhbmw2mi68a4axy7k

Doctor who prescribed pot cookies to 4-year-old for ‘temper tantrums’ gets license revoked over diagnosis | Fox News – posted 2/8/18

https://www.foxnews.com/health/california-doctor-license-revoked-prescribing-pot-cookies-to-treat-boys-temper-tantrums

California exposure to volcanoes. – posted 3/11/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Acd3feab7-5375-4e98-81ff-05265175bb0b

Typhus and Tuberculosis Are Spreading in California Homeless Populations – The Atlantic – posted 3/12/19

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/03/typhus-tuberculosis-medieval-diseases-spreading-homeless/584380/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5c85a5243ed3f00001b2c501_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Gov. Newsom, California Mayors Push For More Money To Help Homeless – CBS San Francisco – posted 2/22/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/20/gov-newsom-california-mayors-push-for-more-money-to-help-homeless/

Governor Newsom Pushes For Fee To Clean Up Tainted Water – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/22/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/20/governor-newsom-pushes-for-fee-to-clean-up-tainted-water/

Moody’s: FEMA’s Decision About California Dam Is a Signal to States and Localities – Route Fifty – posted 3/25/19

https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2019/03/femas-decision-california-dam/155778/

Independent report blames DWR, ‘long-term systematic failure’ for Oroville Dam spillway crisis – Times-Standard – posted 3/25/19

https://www.times-standard.com/2018/01/05/independent-report-blames-dwr-long-term-systematic-failure-for-oroville-dam-spillway-crisis/

CA housing crisis bill aims to help homeless college students | The Sacramento Bee – posted 3/31/19

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article225294450.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Colorado

Report gives Colorado an “F” when it comes to making school drinking water lead-free | FOX31 Denver – posted 3/28/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/03/28/report-gives-colorado-an-f-when-it-comes-to-making-school-drinking-water-lead-free/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c9cbf7a3ed3f00001720651&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

 

Connecticut

What on Earth Is Wrong With Connecticut? – The Atlantic – posted 3/15/19

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/07/connecticut-tax-inequality-cities/532623/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5c8a30c69ebbef00013bea32_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

 

Hawaii

State: Elevated levels of contaminants identified at 18 East Hawaii schools – Hawaii Tribune-Herald – posted 3/11/19

https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/03/07/hawaii-news/state-elevated-levels-of-contaminants-identified-at-18-east-hawaii-schools/

 

Illinois 

Still Separate After All These Years: How Schools Fuel White Flight – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-segregation-schools.html

 

Kentucky

Kentucky’s ‘too low and too slow’ response to hepatitis A outbreak – posted 2/24/19

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/22/kentuckys-response-nations-worst-hepatitis-outbreak/2947263002/

How Kentucky’s hep A outbreak grew into the nation’s largest – posted 2/24/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/investigations/2019/02/21/kentucky-hepatitis-a-outbreak-grew-into-nations-largest/2903855002/

Kentucky hep A outbreak: Nurse told state to be more aggressive – posted 3/11/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/03/01/hepatitis-outbreak-nurse-told-kentucky-officials-response-too-late/3015982002/

 

Maryland

Health, safety inspectors put Maryland public housing last | WBFF – posted 4/11/19

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/health-safety-inspectors-put-maryland-public-housing-last

 

Minnesota

New homeless count reflects what metro officials have said for months — but it’s even worse in rural areas – Twin Cities – posted 3/22/19

https://www.twincities.com/2019/03/20/new-homeless-count-reflects-what-metro-officials-have-said-for-months-but-its-even-worse-in-rural-areas/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress&utm_campaign=socialflow

 

South Dakota

Pierre issues sudden advisory on manganese in city water due to growing EPA scrutiny | Local News Stories | capjournal.com – posted 3/28/19

https://www.capjournal.com/news/pierre-issues-sudden-advisory-on-manganese-in-city-water-due/article_84ba67e0-509c-11e9-8cbd-2799899cea69.html#utm_source=capjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fe-newsletter%2Fall%2F%3F-dc%3D1553779802&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more

 

Tennessee

State shells out $400,000 to Tenn. Department of Health on vaccine promotions | WZTV – posted 3/11/19

https://fox17.com/news/local/state-shells-out-400000-to-tenn-department-of-health-on-vaccine-promotions

 

Texas

Texas Border ‘Colonias’ Lack Access to Basic Services – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-texas-colonias-border-infrastructure.html

 

Washington

Nearly 4,500 older brick buildings in Washington could be dangerous in a quake, new report says | NW News Network – posted 3/11/19

https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/nearly-4500-older-brick-buildings-washington-could-be-dangerous-quake-new-report-says

Everett to open $25,000 safe parking lot for homeless families living in vehicles | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/27/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/26/everett-to-open-25000-safe-parking-lot-for-homeless-families-living-in-vehicles/

Snohomish County Deputy works to clear neighborhoods of illegal RVs | Q13 FOX News – posted 4/15/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/04/08/snohomish-county-deputy-works-to-clear-neighborhoods-of-illegal-rvs/

Can Spokane end homelessness? | News | khq.com – posted 4/18/19

https://www.khq.com/news/can-spokane-end-homelessness/article_92bdd24a-6164-11e9-8279-37d80e326d44.html

U.S. AREAS

Rural South

The rural South’s invisible public health crisis | Southerly – posted 2/9/19

https://southerlymag.org/2018/07/05/the-rural-souths-invisible-public-health-crisis/

‘People Are Literally Being Poisoned’: How Sewage Problems in Alabama Got So Bad — and Why Other States Should Worry – posted 2/9/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-alabama-hookworm-sewage.html

 

In and Around Military Bases

Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals in the U.S. Population: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2004 and Comparisons with NHANES 1999–2000 – posted 2/8/19

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072821/

Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Cape | Fox News – posted 2/8/19

https://www.foxnews.com/health/toxic-chemicals-contaminate-cape

What Happened at Camp Lejeune – Pacific Standard – posted 2/8/19

https://psmag.com/environment/what-happened-at-camp-lejeune

Navy Won’t Pay Damages For Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water – Task & Purpose – posted 2/8/19

https://taskandpurpose.com/navy-lejeune-water?utm_content=buffer16696&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lawmakers Create Task Force To Fix Address Drinking Water Contamination On Military Bases – Task & Purpose – posted 2/8/19

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-drinking-water-contamination-task-force

Why women were told ‘Don’t get pregnant at George Air Force Base’ – posted 2/8/19

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/06/20/why-women-were-told-dont-get-pregnant-at-george-air-force-base/

These 8 military bases will test residents for cancer-causing chemicals – We Are The Mighty – posted 3/3/19

https://www.wearethemighty.com/news/military-bases-cancer-causing-chemicals?utm_campaign=News&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=News&utm_content=military-bases-cancer-causing-chemicals