In The States

Bob Good Hopes Final Vote Count Will Put Him Ahead of Trump-Endorsed Challenger

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Conservative U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., is asking for “patience from the people of the 5th... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Conservative U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., is asking for “patience from the people of the 5th District over the coming weeks” as he hopes the final ballot count from Tuesday's primary will allow him to fend... Read More

Vermont Legislature Overrides Governor, Passing Overdose Prevention, Renewable Energy, Tax Measures

The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature on Monday overturned a number of the Republican governor's vetoes, passing measures to prevent drug overdoses,... Read More

The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature on Monday overturned a number of the Republican governor's vetoes, passing measures to prevent drug overdoses, restrict a pesticide that's toxic to bees and to require state utilities to source all renewable energy by 2035. But... Read More

2024-06-17 18:27:20
by Dan McCue
Des Moines Register Poll Reconfirms Iowa’s Shift From Swing to Red State

WASHINGTON — Iowa, home to corn, state fair butter cows, and a world famous political caucus, is a swing state... Read More

WASHINGTON — Iowa, home to corn, state fair butter cows, and a world famous political caucus, is a swing state no more. That much now seems obvious with the release of a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll Monday that... Read More

California Legislators Break With Gov. Newsom Over Loan to Keep State's Last Nuclear Plant Running

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature signaled its intent on Thursday to cancel a $400 million loan payment to... Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature signaled its intent on Thursday to cancel a $400 million loan payment to help finance a longer lifespan for the state’s last nuclear power plant, exposing a rift with Gov. Gavin Newsom who... Read More

2024-06-17 15:10:03
by Dan McCue
DC Activates Emergency Plan Ahead of Summer’s First Heat Wave

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared an extended heat emergency for the city, urging residents to stay cool... Read More

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared an extended heat emergency for the city, urging residents to stay cool and to check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors as temperatures are expected to reach 98 degrees by the end of... Read More

After Rare Flash Flood Emergency, Florida Prepares for More Heavy Rainfall in Coming Days

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida... Read More

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida as residents prepared to weather more heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday's downpours and subsequent flooding blocked roads, floated vehicles and... Read More

Baltimore's Busy Port Fully Reopens After Bridge Collapse, and a Return to Normal Is Expected

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities anticipate commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore will soon return to normal levels after... Read More

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities anticipate commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore will soon return to normal levels after the channel fully reopened this week for the first time since the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. “They are back... Read More

Gov. Jay Inslee Says Washington Will Make Clear Hospitals Must Provide Emergency Abortions

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide... Read More

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on... Read More

2024-06-11 15:50:10
by Dan McCue
DC to Open Final Application Period for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia will open what it is calling the “final” application period for medical cannabis license... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia will open what it is calling the “final” application period for medical cannabis license applications on July 1. In all, 33 retail licenses and two internet licenses will be available to non-social equity applicants,... Read More

2024-06-11 15:46:23
by Dan McCue
Ohio Awards $5.4M in Energy Efficiency Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Development has awarded $5.4 million in grants to support energy efficiency projects in... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Development has awarded $5.4 million in grants to support energy efficiency projects in five counties across the state.  Six organizations across five counties are receiving awards for energy efficiency retrofits, LED lighting, solar... Read More

2024-06-10 21:49:27
by Dan McCue
Feds, Maryland Sign MOU on Offshore Wind Development

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the state... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the state of Maryland to support the coordinated development of offshore wind energy generation. Under the terms of the agreement, which was... Read More

2024-06-10 21:26:54
by Dan McCue
Boston School District Goes All Green With Geothermal Energy

BOSTON — A Boston school district is reaping the benefits of clean energy after deciding that its most recently built... Read More

BOSTON — A Boston school district is reaping the benefits of clean energy after deciding that its most recently built elementary school will run entirely on a geothermal system, with no fossil fuel use on-site. In the year since it... Read More

Judge Dismisses Native American Challenge to $10B SunZia Energy Transmission Project in Arizona

A U.S. district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part... Read More

A U.S. district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part of a $10 billion energy transmission line that will carry wind-generated electricity from New Mexico to customers as far away... Read More

Report Shows Drop in Drug Overdose Deaths in Kentucky but Governor Says Fight Is Far From Over

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell nearly 10% in 2023, marking a second straight annual decline in the... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell nearly 10% in 2023, marking a second straight annual decline in the fight against an addiction epidemic that's far from over, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The number of fatal overdoses statewide... Read More

2024-06-06 20:39:18
by Dan McCue
Georgia Appeals Court Puts Trump Election Case on Ice

ATLANTA —The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily halted proceedings in the 2020 election interference case against former President... Read More

ATLANTA —The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily halted proceedings in the 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump and several co-defendants while it reviews a lower court decision allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to... Read More

Tornado Hits Michigan Without Warning, Killing Toddler, While Twister in Maryland Injures Five

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A toddler was killed and his mother was injured when a tornado struck suburban Detroit without... Read More

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A toddler was killed and his mother was injured when a tornado struck suburban Detroit without warning, while five people were injured when a tornado in Maryland collapsed structures and trapped people inside. Officials in Livonia,... Read More

Phoenix Using Ice Immersion to Treat Heatstroke Victims as Southwest Bakes in Triple Digits

PHOENIX (AP) — The season's first heat wave is already baking the Southwest with triple-digit temperatures as firefighters in Phoenix — America's... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — The season's first heat wave is already baking the Southwest with triple-digit temperatures as firefighters in Phoenix — America's hottest big city — employ new tactics in hopes of saving more lives in a county that saw 645 heat-related... Read More

Montana US Sen. Jon Tester to Face GOP Newcomer Tim Sheehy in Election Key to Senate Control

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican newcomer Tim Sheehy cruised to victory in Montana’s primary election... Read More

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican newcomer Tim Sheehy cruised to victory in Montana’s primary election Tuesday, setting up a contentious November election that could tip the balance of power in the closely divided U.S. Senate.... Read More

Democratic Primary for DC Council Held Against Backdrop of Crime in the Nation's Capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's Democratic primary in heavily Democratic Washington will largely focus on crime, policing and law enforcement — hot-button issues... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's Democratic primary in heavily Democratic Washington will largely focus on crime, policing and law enforcement — hot-button issues in a city where violent crime spiked dramatically last year. Although the numbers for homicides and carjackings are down so... Read More

New Jersey Democrats and Republicans Picking Senate, House Candidates Amid Menendez Corruption Trial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats and Republicans decide their parties' standard-bearers Tuesday for the Senate amid the federal corruption... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats and Republicans decide their parties' standard-bearers Tuesday for the Senate amid the federal corruption trial in New York of New Jersey Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez, along with candidates for the presidency and House. Menendez,... Read More

2024-06-03 16:02:36
by Dan McCue
Comment Period Extended on Oregon Offshore Wind Leasing

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the comment period on a draft environmental assessment of proposed... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the comment period on a draft environmental assessment of proposed offshore wind energy leases off the Oregon coast. The new deadline for comments is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on... Read More

US Energy Secretary Calls for More Nuclear Power While Celebrating $35B Georgia Reactors

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in... Read More

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in the United States and worldwide. But the CEO of the Georgia utility that just finished the first two scratch-built American... Read More

Climate Solution: Massachusetts Town Experiments With Community Heating and Cooling

Jennifer and Eric Mauchan live in a Cape Cod-style house in Framingham, Massachusetts that they've been cooling with five air... Read More

Jennifer and Eric Mauchan live in a Cape Cod-style house in Framingham, Massachusetts that they've been cooling with five air conditioners. In the summer, the electric bill for the 2,600-square-foot home can be $200. In the winter, heating with natural... Read More

'War on Coal' Rhetoric Heats Up as Biden Seeks to Curb Pollution With Election Looming

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Actions by President Joe Biden's administration that could hasten closures of heavily polluting coal power plants and the... Read More

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Actions by President Joe Biden's administration that could hasten closures of heavily polluting coal power plants and the mines that supply them are reviving Republican rhetoric about a so-called “war on coal” ahead of the November election. The... Read More

Another Michigan Dairy Worker Has Bird Flu, the Third US Case This Year

Another Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, the third human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy... Read More

Another Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, the third human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows, health officials said Thursday. The dairy worker reported a cough, congestion, sore throat and watery eyes. The other two... Read More

New Jersey and Wind Farm Developer Orsted Settle Claims for $125M Over Scrapped Offshore Projects

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Danish wind farm developer Orsted will pay New Jersey $125 million to settle claims over... Read More

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Danish wind farm developer Orsted will pay New Jersey $125 million to settle claims over the company's cancellation of two offshore wind farms last year — a little over a third of what the company... Read More

Lab-Grown Meat Isn't on Store Shelves. Some States Have Already Banned It.

Lab-grown meat is not currently available in any U.S. grocery stores or restaurants. If some lawmakers have their way, it never... Read More

Lab-grown meat is not currently available in any U.S. grocery stores or restaurants. If some lawmakers have their way, it never will be. Earlier this month, both Florida and Arizona banned the sale of cultivated meat and seafood, which is grown from... Read More

2024-05-29 18:51:16
by Dan McCue
Ohio Secretary of State Applauds Dem Effort to Resolve Biden Ballot Snafu

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Republican secretary of state on Wednesday commended the Democratic National Committee for its efforts to resolve... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Republican secretary of state on Wednesday commended the Democratic National Committee for its efforts to resolve President Joe Biden’s ballot access issue in the state. Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he notified Democrats two months... Read More

Farmers Must Kill 4.2M Chickens After Bird Flu Hits Iowa Egg Farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 4 million chickens in Iowa will have to be killed after a case... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 4 million chickens in Iowa will have to be killed after a case of the highly pathogenic bird flu was detected at a large egg farm, the state announced Tuesday. Crews are in... Read More

2024-05-28 18:54:35
by Dan McCue
85-Year-Old Convicted of Voting Twice in 2016 Election

CONCORD, N.H. — An 85-year-old man has been convicted of one felony count of wrongful voting after a three-day jury... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — An 85-year-old man has been convicted of one felony count of wrongful voting after a three-day jury trial related to his voting twice in the 2016 presidential election. When he’s sentenced in July, Richard Rosen, the principal... Read More

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