Mayor Eric Adams announced this week that officials will begin hospitalizing more homeless people by involuntarily providing care to those deemed to be in "psychiatric crisis."
The 1996 federal ban aimed to punish drug offenders, but research shows denying aid disproportionately affects the poor and increases recidivism. Many states have opted out or modified the policy.
The politics of raising the age in New York State are complicated: both liberals and conservatives broadly support raising the age in principle, but question the governor's proposal.
Lori Khamala is the Director of the North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program for the American Friends Service Committee in Greensboro.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be in suburban Philadelphia Tuesday evening, where he will lay out a new proposal that he says will make child care more accessible and affordable.
Donald Trump has said: "Got to get rid of Common Core — fast." And a couple of years ago, it seemed Pence would be a trailblazer in doing that at the state level. It didn't totally turn out that way.
The news of a gorilla killed at a Cincinnati zoo has captured the attention of the nation.
The proposed farm bill would cut nearly $1 billion a year from the food stamp program, known as SNAP. While it's far less than what Republicans had originally wanted, the proposal will affect roughly 850,000 households, many of which are still struggling from cuts made only three months ago.