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1/13/20 – $1 Minimum Wage Increase Tied to Reduction of Suidide Rates 0

1/13/20 – $1 Minimum Wage Increase Tied to Reduction of Suidide Rates

minimum-wage.procon.org – Raising the minimum wage $1 was linked to a 3.4% to 5.9% decrease in suicide rates among adults with a high school education or less who are 18-64 years old, according to...

1/6/20 – Cosmetics Tested on Animals Banned in Three States 0

1/6/20 – Cosmetics Tested on Animals Banned in Three States

animal-testing.procon.org – California, Illinois, and Nevada no longer allow the import or sale of cosmetics tested on animals as of the first of the year. In each state, “cosmetics” include not only make up...

12/30/19 – Death Penalty in Decline 0

12/30/19 – Death Penalty in Decline

deathpenalty.procon.org – US states carried out 22 executions and imposed 33 new death sentences in 2019, according to a Dec. 17 report from the Death Penalty Information Center. By the end of the year,...

12/19/19 – Teens Vaping More; Drinking, Smoking, and Using Opioids Less 0

12/19/19 – Teens Vaping More; Drinking, Smoking, and Using Opioids Less

marijuana.procon.org – 14% of 12th graders surveyed had vaped marijuana in the past month, according to a Dec. 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey, published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Last year,...

12/16/19 – Fewer Students Going to College but More Finishing Degrees 0

12/16/19 – Fewer Students Going to College but More Finishing Degrees

college-education.procon.org – College enrollment for the fall 2019 school year decreased by 1.3%, continuing an eight-year decline in enrollment of about 11% overall. Source: ProCon.org

12/9/19 – Russia Banned from International Sports for Four Years 0

12/9/19 – Russia Banned from International Sports for Four Years

sportsanddrugs.procon.org – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from international sporting events for four years, which also includes a ban on hosting and bidding to host events, and a requirement that any...

12/9/19 – Ride-Hailing Apps Such as Uber and Lyft – Top 3 Pros and Cons 0

12/9/19 – Ride-Hailing Apps Such as Uber and Lyft – Top 3 Pros and Cons

www.procon.org – While 66% of Americans have heard of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, just 15% say they have used the services (21% in major cities). Prior to the rapid increase of...

12/2/19 – Deportation Fears Linked to High Blood Pressure in Immigrant Women 0

12/2/19 – Deportation Fears Linked to High Blood Pressure in Immigrant Women

immigration.procon.org – An increased risk of high blood pressure was linked to fear of deportation in immigrant women, according to a study published on Nov. 27, 2019 in the Journal of the American Heart...

11/25/19 – Germany and Samoa Mandate Measles Vaccine 0

11/25/19 – Germany and Samoa Mandate Measles Vaccine

vaccines.procon.org – In the midst of a global resurgence of the measles virus, Germany and Samoa have mandated the measles vaccine for several groups of people. Source: ProCon.org

11/18/19 – Largest Milk Producer in US Files for Bankruptcy 0

11/18/19 – Largest Milk Producer in US Files for Bankruptcy

milk.procon.org – Dean Foods, the largest American milk producer that makes brands including TruMoo and Land O’Lakes, announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Nov. 12, 2019. The company experienced a 7%...