Meredith Miller

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How candidates can address drug abuse: Our view

Provide incentives for states to make database checks mandatory for doctors.<p>Addiction and overdose deaths are seldom the stuff of presidential campaigns, but with an estimated two people dying every hour from overdoses of prescription pain medications, this primary season is different.<p>At one of …

In Huntington Beach, a desalination plant that makes sense

The sea may be (nearly) endless, but California cannot hope to solve its water problems just by converting salty seawater into something drinkable. It would take a ridiculous number of desalination plants along the coast, each sucking up tens of millions of gallons of water a day and then spitting …

Desalination

US: Georgia executes Kelly Gissendaner despite last-ditch appeals

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1197000/1197087_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1516015168_3a2ba0d96b9b6c1f575cffe208fe8c67<p><b>A woman in the US state of Georgia has been executed despite a number of last-ditch appeals, including one by the Pope, to try to block her …

Black women kicked off Napa Wine Train to sue for discrimination

A group of predominantly African American women kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- filed an $11-million racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday.<p>They said their reputations were tarnished and that some of them even lost their jobs after the incident.<p>The …

Pope Francis After America

It ought to have been impossible for Pope Francis to top himself, but in coming to the United States last week he did. In one posturing-free appearance after another, from the White House to the plane ride back to Italy, the pontiff showed himself to be an exemplar of what can only be called …