How the opioid crackdown is backfiring

Last August, Jon Fowlkes told his wife he planned to kill himself. The former law enforcement officer was in constant pain after his doctor had abruptly cut off the twice-a-day OxyContin that had helped him endure excruciating back pain from a motorcycle crash almost two decades ago that had left him nearly paralyzed despite multiple…

Andrew Gillum, a Black Progressive, and Ron DeSantis, a Trump Acolyte, Win …

Florida Democrats nominated Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor, and Republicans tapped Representative Ron DeSantis for governor Tuesday, setting the stage for a ferocious general election in the country’s largest swing state between one of President Trump’s most unabashed allies and an outspoken progressive who would be Florida’s first black governor. Mr. Gillum’s defeat of the…

Bill would give $45M for nationwide PFAS testing

New bipartisan legislation in Congress would accelerate nationwide testing for PFAS contamination sources and quicken cleanup at military bases. The bill package is helmed by Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow and includes Republican co-sponsors from Florida and South Dakota, two states with active military bases where PFAS contamination is being investigated. Bill would give $45M…