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WASHINGTON | More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Tuesday in a speech to state Medicaid directors, a group that represents … Continue reading WASHINGTON | More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

SAN DIEGO | APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

SAN DIEGO | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

Emails show FEMA silent as Puerto Rico sought generator fuel

WASHINGTON /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent … Continue reading Emails show FEMA silent as Puerto Rico sought generator fuel