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Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Wash., fell ill, most of them unvaccinated children. So state Rep. Paul Harris, a Republican representing the district, sponsored a measure to limit exemptions from immunization. Activists protesting the bill converged on his legislative office; the resulting chaos led security officers to… Read More »

No-Go On Drunken Driving: States Deploy Breathalyzers In Cars To Limit Road Deaths

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). On Jan. 1, California joined the majority of states that have laws requiring drivers with drunken-driving convictions to install breathalyzers in vehicles they own or operate. Researchers, public health advocates and political leaders believe these laws are helping reduce alcohol-related road deaths. The gadgets,… Read More »