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

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In and Around Military Bases


General Information

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

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




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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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


Flint, Michigan

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


Los Angelos

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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




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

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

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



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



Minnesota spent $45.5 billion the past two years. Where did it go? Should we spend more? – Twin Cities – posted 2/18/19



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



Rural South

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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