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June 20, 2017

Tobacco, 20 Years Later: What leadership can do for public health

Twenty years ago today, June 20, 1997, the announcement of the historic Master Settlement Agreement reached between more than two dozen State Attorneys General and the nation’s largest tobacco producers was announced. Death and disease by tobacco was running out of control in our country in the 1990s. It was considered to be the largest public health issue of that time.

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June 16, 2017

Remembering the Charleston 9 Firefighters

Every day, firefighters across the country kiss their families and head to work. They are some of the bravest among us and uphold a vow to protect the public while knowing that their and their families’ lives could be forever changed by tragedy. They don’t think twice about stepping into harm’s way to save a life, whether by extinguishing a fire or intervening in other instances of distress. They are the first responders and our heroes.

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December 22, 2016

Proposed Settlement reached for 3.0-liter Volkswagen owners and lessees

I can now inform you that the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Volkswagen/Audi and Porsche have reached proposed resolution for owners and lessees of 3.0-liter diesel vehicles. While the EPA, CARB, and the California Attorney General’s Office announced earlier this week they had reached an agreement, that agreement focused on the environment and the regulatory compliance. We have been focusing on consumer claims and relief.

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November 11, 2016

To Our Veterans, We Say Thank You

Today, on Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the sacrifices made by our service members in defense of this nation. The courageous men and women who served our country willingly risked their own lives to protect the freedoms that fuel our strength. They do so selflessly and with honor, placing the good of their fellow countrymen ahead of themselves.

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October 28, 2016

How fast is too fast for big rigs, buses? DOT proposes mandating reduced speed – but needs driver input

Who among us hasn’t been startled by a large truck or bus whose driver appeared inattentive or was driving way too fast on the highway? If you lived to complain about it, consider yourself lucky. For thousands each year, these occurrences have deadly consequences. According to a recent proposal from the U.S. Department of Transportation, speed-limiting technology and new federal safety regulations may be the quickest, most reliable way to slow trucks and buses down across the board, saving lives along the way.

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