The Red State–Blue State Scramble to Replace Roe

A 1971 billboard in McGrann, Pennsylvania. Photo: Bettmann Archive via Getty Images As we speed toward this summer’s Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and with it the likely overturn of Roe v. Wade, there is a lot of bad news coming from states rushing to pass ever-more-totalitarian restrictions on those … Read more

COVID-19: Many seniors exercised, socialized less during the pandemic. That needs to change

Breadcrumb Trail Links Seniors News Local News Life Health New programs helped some seniors out of their COVID cocoon, but as restrictions lift, experts remind us better fitness means better health. Publishing date: Apr 09, 2022  •  21 minutes ago  •  8 minute read  •  Join the conversation Hilary Clark, 91, tried to get her daily … Read more

This tax ‘loophole’ has helped rich Canadians avoid millions in taxes for their private corporations. Now the government wants to shut it down

The federal government plans to stamp out a tax planning strategy that wealthy Canadians are using to minimize substantial taxes on their corporations’ investment income. The proposed measure, outlined in the 2022 federal budget, would tackle an increasingly popular tax planning approach in which Canadians are “manipulating the … status of their corporations to avoid … Read more

Family’s scramble to find COVID drug Paxlovid for their ailing dad highlights challenges with access

When Derek McGivern’s dad tested positive for COVID-19, he knew the clock was ticking. Due to multiple medical issues, his 70-something father was at risk, and McGivern knew the antiviral pill Paxlovid — which must be taken within five days of the first symptoms — could help keep him out of the hospital. “Every hour … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why would nuclear plant dump wastewater into bay?

One million gallons of radioactive water is inside a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay and it has got to go. But where, is the vexing question, and will the state intervene as the company dismantling the plant decides? Holtec International is considering treating the water and discharging it into the bay, drawing … Read more