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Congress Urged to Increase LIHEAP to $4.7B

Members of Congress, mayors from 20 states, and advocacy groups and utility companies are encouraging Congress to earmark $4.7 billion for the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program into the fiscal 2016 budget.

Lidia Frederico: Saving Souls

From the time she was a child, Lidia Antunes Frederico knew she was different.

Zion Harvey, Baltimore Boy, Gets Double Hand Transplant; First Child in History

An 8-year-old boy from Baltimore has made history after becoming the first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant.

Cheh Spearheads Death With Dignity Legislation

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh introduced the Death With Dignity Act of 2015 recently.

Sexual-Health Coalition Urges Blacks to Use Preventive Services

The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, is urging African-Americans to take advantage of little-to-no cost preventive health care services.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Gets Tough on Synthetic-Drug Sellers

In light of the recent Metro stabbing death, a woman abandoning a baby in downtown D.C., and dozens of overdoses, District officials have taken action to send a strong message to retailers who sell dangerous illegal cannabinoids that it will ...

Prince George's County Partners with National Dementia Awareness Initiative

A nationwide campaign to increase dementia awareness was launched Monday at the White House, with Prince George's County among the initial six communities to take part in the program.

Bowser Signs Bill to Crack Down on Sale of Synthetic Drugs

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law Friday an emergency bill to ramp up penalties against stores that sell synthetic drugs in the wake of a rash of overdoses and violent crimes possibly linked to their usage.

Abortion Rights Issue Regains Momentum

Reproductive rights issues are again coming to the forefront of public attention and are certain to be an issue in the upcoming presidential election.

Muriel Bowser to Join Ward 5 'FitDC' Walk, 'Beat Street' Events

Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Ward 5 "FitDC" coach Elena Littles and residents Saturday in a "ward walk" around the Brookland community in Northeast.

Deaf Maryland Inmates Win Civil Suit

The rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates in Maryland, Kentucky and other locations have repeatedly been violated, and those in charge at departments of corrections must make wholesale changes to comply with federal laws enjoyed by those not incarcerated, according ...

Scores 'Walk to Win' for Prostate Cancer

Scores of Washington-area residents got up early — very early — to walk to raise money to educate men about prostate cancer and to support prostate cancer research and outreach at the Howard University Cancer Center.

Hospitals Profiting from Exorbitant Markups

Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures, according to a paper published in the Health Affairs medical journal.

Blacks, Hispanics Disproportionately Affected by CO2 Regulation: Study

The National Black Chamber of Commerce released a study Thursday on the threat of Environmental Protection Agency regulations to low-income groups and minorities that found that the EPA's "Clean Power Plan" will inflict severe and disproportionate economic burdens on poor ...

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