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Trooper: Vaping a ‘huge problem in schools’

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During the June meeting of the Warren County School Board, two parents spoke about a drug problem in the schools, pointing to vaping. The district’s tobacco policies have adapted over time to include vaping. “The policy handles nicotine and THC the same as we handle other nicotine and THC ...

Biden vows abortion fight, assails ‘extreme’ court ruling

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he would fight to preserve access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and he called on Americans to elect more Democrats who would safeguard rights upended by the court’s decision. “This is not over,” he ...

Rapp: ‘Very happy’ on Roe v. Wade overturn

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Politicians and groups have been quick to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday overturning Roe v. Wade. The ruling means abortion is no longer a constitutional right. Instead, abortion rights will be determined by states until and unless there is action by Congress to set a federal ...

New family planning services rules proposed

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A member of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus has introduced new legislation regulating family planning services. Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, has introduced Senate Bill 1259, which changes the state’s Health Care Facilities Act to cover all providers of pregnancy-related services, ...

‘Every single pint counts’ amid blood shortage

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In the midst of a blood shortage, a group of donors did their part Friday at Warren County Courthouse. According to Community Blood Bank Mobile Drive Coordinator Sydnee Groenendaal, the drive was a successful one. “This drive has gone very well... a little bit over projection,” Groenendaal ...

Pennsylvania House moves to legalize fentanyl test strips

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Drug overdose deaths have risen sharply in Pennsylvania in recent years, and the General Assembly is taking harm-reduction efforts more seriously than in the past. On Monday, the House unanimously passed a bill, HB1393, that would legalize fentanyl test strips for personal use so drug users ...