States Cut Some Red Tape in Prescriptions

Doctors and patients complain that prior authorization and other insurance requirements slow access to needed medication. States are doing something about it.

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Upgrading 911

State and local 911 call centers increasingly are besieged by pranksters and buggy software. Next-generation technology may provide relief, but few states or localities can afford it without help.

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Urban Trees

  • March 23, 2017
  • Stateline Story
  • By Mindy Fetterman

To cool the “urban heat islands” that they’ve become, cities are planting trees and more trees.

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