Politics Jan 05

The entrance to the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
A final EPA rollback under Trump curbs use of health studies

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed one of its last major rollbacks under the Trump administration, changing how it considers evidence of harm from pollutants in a way that opponents say could cripple future public-health regulation.

Dec 17

Pandemic backlash drives exodus of public health leaders

At least 181 state and local public health leaders in 38 states have resigned, retired or been fired since April 1, according to an ongoing investigation by The Associated Press and Kaiser Health News.

Nov 17

Public health programs see surge in students amid pandemic

As state and local public health departments struggle with slashed budgets, surging demand and threats to workers' safety, a new generation is entering the field, determined to help fight the coronavirus and other public health challenges.