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Biden begins to undo Trump’s ban on abortion referrals

The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy directive that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for women trying to get birth control. The proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services follows through on […]

Collier Resource Center volunteers celebrate return after a yearlong furlough

The 15 volunteers at the Collier Resource Center have been home, waiting to get back to work. Today, they get to see each other again for the first time since they’ve all been vaccinated. The first thing they’ll do is celebrate all the birthdays they missed over the last year. “Well, as you know, many […]

Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response

President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra, 62, will be the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a […]