March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Living

Looking to build $7 billion legal pot economy

CALIFORNIA:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Weed 101: State officials sharing pot know-how

COLORADO:

DENVER North Carolina wants to know if marijuana could one day replace tobacco as a cash crop. Louisiana is wondering how pot holds up in high humidity. And Washington state has questions about water supplies for weed. More...

Tension in pot places: clinical vs. alternative way

PENNSYLVANIA:

ALLENTOWN, Pa. Tim Charles describes himself as a serial entrepreneur. The Allentown native has dabbled in energy efficiency, international trade, manufacturing and real estate. More...

Pot pioneer Colorado just now taking look at PTSD treatment

DENVER   The first state to legalize marijuana is just now taking steps to consider the drug medicine for people suffering from post-traumatic stress.  More...

TRUMP’S AMERICA

U.S. president overshadows young migrant’s emotional trip to Mexico

MOLCAXAC, Mexico Tamara Alcala Dominguez sobbed, barely able to speak, as she buried her face in the sweater of the woman who cared for her when she was a toddler. More...

Families differ as Reagan country changes

WESTMINSTER, Calif. The week after Donald Trump was elected president, Dr. More...

Rural-urban divide evident in Georgia

LULA, Ga. Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. More...

Caution remains in evenly split Nebraska county

LINCOLN, Neb. More...

Switching sides in struggling Pa. county

PLYMOUTH, Pa. Towns along the Susquehanna River are filled with people whose grandparents worked in coal mines, garment factories and small manufacturing companies. More...

BEACH MAILBOX

... Spot on North Carolina island holds people’s life stories for decades

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. The past 20 years, Sheila Clark’s life has been stuffed into a small mailbox about a mile and a half away from Sunset Beach’s nearest parking space. More...

Speyside ... Whisky, wool and walking in Scotland

ABERLOUR, Scotland   Forget the three Rs. I went to Speyside, Scotland’s “single-malt capital of the world,” to brush up on the three Ws: whisky, wool and walking.  More...

It’s all good:

Any exercise cuts risk of death, study results show

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. More...

The loss of a son

Veteran federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge

HARRISBURG, Pa. The phone at Bruce Brandler’s home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there, and he was in really bad shape. A suspected heroin overdose, the nurse said. Brandler didn’t believe it. More...

French town offers hope of new life for family

GRAY, France Gray is a dying town, its residents lament. Big businesses have moved away, taking jobs with them. More...

Disability & desperation

Tangled in fraud probe, hundreds of people face the loss of checks

MINNIE, Ky. Donna Dye saw the coal truck come barreling over the horizon and her head started spinning with that familiar, desperate urge to end it all. More...

Age-Friendly Communities

Network helps enrich the lives of older residents

DALLAS Hundreds of communities around the world — both big and small — are working to make sure people can live there from birth to old age. More...

MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS

Mundane artifacts ooze love, and loss

LOS ANGELES   After her husband asked for a divorce, Amber Clisura gave back her engagement ring, kicked him out of the house and tossed everything that reminded her of the ruined marriage. More...

INSIDE THE DEA

A chemist’s quest to identify mystery drugs

WASHINGTON No one knew what was in the baggie. It was just a few tablespoons of crystalline powder seized back in April, clumped like snow that had partially melted and frozen again. More...

Making strides

University of Kansas conducts dementia research

LAWRENCE, KAN. Ann Poehler’s strides quicken on the treadmill. Her feet pound. Her heart races from 150 to 160 beats per minute and more. More...

1946 Atlanta hotel fire echoed in Oakland warehouse disaster

The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil’s memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta. More...