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An End To Flint's Water Nightmare, Aid-In-Dying In California, And More: Roundup for 10/9/2015

A Flint resident holds a jug containing tap water at a public meeting.
Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio
A Flint, Mich. resident holds a jug containing tap water at a public meeting.

What we're reading this week. 

Flint, Michigan Moves To End Water Crisis

The city's long experiment sourcing water from the Flint River  has been one nightmare after another. Returning to the Detroit water supply should offer relief, but some health effects may be long-term -- and devastating, as Michigan Radio reports
 

To Reach Teens Enduring Domestic Abuse, A Missouri County Tries Texting 

Domestic violence rates are high in Taney County, but crisis center staffers know teens rarely make phone calls. So they launched an anonymous text lineSide Effects' Rebecca Smith has more

Last Week Tonight Takes On Mental Health 

In his typical style -- hard critique combined with funny pop culture references, -- comedian John Oliver took on the troubled state of mental health in America on Sunday on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. You can watch the full segment here: 

California Governor Signs Aid-In-Dying Law

The Golden State will become the fifth to allow physician-assisted suicide, as KQED and Kaiser Health News report
 

Indiana's Rural HIV Outbreak Offers National Lessons

HIV transmission among IV drug users has been in decline since the early 90s. But the outbreak in Scott County, Ind. this spring brought new attention to the need for clean needles, harm reduction expert Daniel Raymond told Side Effects.
 

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