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Washington flush with tobacco money, but gets an ‘F’ for prevention

Washington state led the fight against tobacco companies in a historic lawsuit that forced the companies to pay billions for ongoing damages to public health. It’s illegal to smoke indoors or within 2... read more

The Coming Race War in America

We have seen political fights in Congress over who should get the most of America's goodies--fights that have caused shutdowns of the federal government and mind-boggling gridlock in Washington ... th... read more

'Paradise of serpents': Runaway slaves lived in the Great Dismal Swamp before escape to Canada

From 1760 or so, George Washington himself made money extracting the swamp’s lumber ... Along with the cabin outlines were tobacco pipe fragments and signs of fire pits. Nine-tenths of what was eventu... read more

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Washington spends little to help the state’s 900,000 smokers quit – despite collecting $622M in tobacco revenue

Yet, with nearly 900,000 smokers in the state and $622 million in tobacco-related revenue, Washington spends almost no money on ... earned an F grade from the American Lung Association’s 2018 report o... read more


Public health check

She said riding the bus to Asotin with a baby carrier and kids isn’t a realistic option, so she paid a friend to drive her to the Clarkston site earlier this month to get infant formula. read more

Kids targeted with e-cigs, sweet tobacco flavors

The event featured excellent presentations by state and local tobacco use prevention experts and Helena physician Robert Shepard. As noted in the presentations, the tobacco industry now spends nearly ... read more

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Money from sponsors and ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “small, thin, hand-rolled cigarettes imported to the United States, primarily from India and other Southeast Asian countries,” ... read more

Big Banks May Lose $185B in AWOL Customers

The 10 largest banks in the U.S. are in danger of losing $185 billion in deposits during the next 12 months as more customers get fed up and choose to bank elsewhere, according to a report from cg42, ... read more

Marijuana Legalization and Taxes: Lessons for Other States from Colorado and Washington

A compact with the Suquamish tribe was approved in September 2015 whereby the tribe and Washington agree to cooperate and collaborate in regulating the production, processing, sale, and taxation of ma... read more

President orders more trees cut on public lands

“Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money ... highest risk, Washington and California, according to Headwaters Economics, an independent nonprof... read more

Clinton to Propose '99 Balanced Budget

The new money is rapidly transforming the Washington ... will pass tobacco legislation, this is by no means assured. They added that Clinton's plans to balance the budget in fiscal 1999 do not hinge o... read more



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