New federal regulations require healthier food in schools. But eating right takes time – more time than many students have.
Legislators fast-tracked an audit into why doctors under contract with the state sterilized nearly 150 female prison inmates from 2006 to 2010 without the required authorizations.
California lawmakers have ordered an audit to examine the extent of fraud in the state’s taxpayer-funded drug rehabilitation program and to assess why measures weren’t taken to stop it sooner.
In a packed hearing at the State Capitol, top lawmakers pledged to pursue legislation to protect inmates.
Demand for animal protein is surging, and so are the environmental costs of producing it. So researchers in the Netherlands are exploring alternatives to livestock, from insects to faux cuts of beef to lab-grown meat.
Lawmakers want to know how widespread fraud and lax oversight of the state’s alcohol and drug counseling program for the poor has persisted.
Top leaders expensed nearly $2 million for premium travel and entertainment from 2008 to mid-2012, while undergraduate tuition and fees jumped 70 percent.
By taking advantage of loopholes in a policy meant to prevent waste, officials added luxury and comfort to their travels.
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In the mid-1990s, after a decade of soaring juvenile crime, some social scientists warned the violence would only get worse. Reality proved otherwise. (via The New York Times)
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