A representative of a large drug treatment program serving eastern and central Kentucky expects opioid settlement dollars to have a significant impact on addressing addiction issues.
Under a proposed settlement announced Wednesday Kentucky would receive more than $460 million. The settlement is the result of lawsuits charging pharmaceutical companies fueled drug addiction and overdose deaths through the distribution of too many painkillers.
ByChristine Sexton - News Service of Florida•Jul 22, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis has drawn national attention for bucking federal health-care officials over the handling of the novel coronavirus, but a group of Florida physicians said Thursday the governor’s push to reopen the state and block precautions are a main reason for a sharp increase in the number of residents suffering from COVID-19.
Former Jacksonville attorney Earl Johnson Jr. is arguing in a lawsuit filed Thursday that Confederate monuments on public land, and maintained by public funding, are unconstitutional government endorsements of white supremacy.
ByDavid Bauerlein - The Florida Times-Union•Jul 22, 2021
Another hurricane season is upon Jacksonville but whatever it might hold for residents, Hurricane Irma's impact still is felt from 2017 as the city finishes long-awaited repairs this month at Memorial Park in the Riverside neighborhood.
Typically, by this point in the summer, spending time outdoors around dusk would bring with it a serious risk of a mosquito bite or two. But, this summer, so far, has not produced a large contingent of the biting insects.
St. Simons Island, Ga., is serving as a location shoot this week for the upcoming Netflix series, Pieces of Her, which is based on the novel by the same name written by Karin Slaughter. Toni Collette stars in the show.
The Republican Party of Florida hired a law firm that conducted a three-month investigation into sexual-harassment allegations involving party Chairman Joe Gruters but was “unable to substantiate the allegations and no accuser with firsthand knowledge was willing to come forward,” the party said in a statement Tuesday evening.