In The States

2022-11-29 22:03:29
by Dan McCue
In-Person, Early Voting in Georgia Senate Contest Shatters Record

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec.... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec. 6 runoff election shattered the state’s record for early, in-person voting on Monday, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.... Read More

2022-11-28 17:20:55
by Dan McCue
$550M in Clean Energy Funding to Benefit State and Local Governments

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has issued a Notice of Intent announcing $550 million to support the deployment of community-based... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has issued a Notice of Intent announcing $550 million to support the deployment of community-based clean energy in state, tribal and local governments — an initiative it says will directly benefit more than 250 million... Read More

2022-11-28 17:13:52
by Dan McCue
DOE Approves Conditional Funding to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy has approved roughly $1.1 billion in conditional funding for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy has approved roughly $1.1 billion in conditional funding for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed its application for federal funding on Sept. 2, 2022, the same... Read More

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Starts to Erupt, Sending Ash Nearby

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time in nearly... Read More

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time in nearly four decades, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday. The eruption began late Sunday night in... Read More

Biden, Family Attend Christmas Tree Lighting on Nantucket

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Biden family's tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown... Read More

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Biden family's tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown Nantucket on Friday became mostly about keeping the president's 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown. There was President Joe Biden's... Read More

Murkowski Withstands Another Conservative GOP Challenger

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of... Read More

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and... Read More

Flip of Michigan Legislature Highlights Role of Fair Maps

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control... Read More

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control of both legislative chambers. That may seem like a natural result, but it hasn't been in previous elections. While Democrats... Read More

Georgia Runoff: Why One Senate Seat is Crucial for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat in Georgia’s runoff next month could be crucial to their success. If Warnock wins the runoff against Republican Herschel Walker,... Read More

2022-11-18 18:58:00
by Tom Ramstack
DC Sues Washington Commanders Again Claiming Season Ticket Holders Cheated

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits that were supposed to be returned to season ticket holders. The lawsuit says the team violated Washington, D.C.’s, consumer protection... Read More

2022-11-15 17:21:49
by TWN Staff
Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family... Read More

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family that knows the value of a dollar and the dignity of hard work. She learned the value of service from... Read More

2022-11-14 22:32:33
by Dan McCue
Google Agrees to $391.5M Settlement Over Location Tracking Practices

WASHINGTON — Google has agreed to pay $391.5 million to settle claims it misled consumers into believing they opted out... Read More

WASHINGTON — Google has agreed to pay $391.5 million to settle claims it misled consumers into believing they opted out of location tracking when in reality a separate setting in their Web and App activity continued to collect that data.... Read More

2022-11-14 18:07:49
by TWN Staff
Justices Rule Against Arizona GOP Leader in Jan. 6 Records Fight

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol to access phone records belonging to the Arizona Republican Party’s chairwoman. As is their long-standing... Read More

2022-11-12 20:25:59
by TWN Staff
Nevada Governor: Joe Lombardo (R)

About the State The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo was born in Sapporo, Japan,... Read More

About the State The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo was born in Sapporo, Japan, on Nov. 8, 1962. He lived in Japan for over a decade before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read More

2022-11-11 22:54:18
by Dan McCue
Electric Battery Company Building $2.6B Plant Outside of Atlanta

ATLANTA — A clean-tech startup headquartered in Norway announced Friday that it has selected Coweta County, Georgia, just southwest of... Read More

ATLANTA — A clean-tech startup headquartered in Norway announced Friday that it has selected Coweta County, Georgia, just southwest of Atlanta, to be the site of its new electric vehicle battery factory. FREYR Battery said it plans to invest about... Read More

2022-11-11 22:35:38
by TWN Staff
Oregon Governor: Tina Kotek (D)

About the State Tina Kotek, the governor-elect of Oregon, previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives (2013-2022) and made... Read More

About the State Tina Kotek, the governor-elect of Oregon, previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives (2013-2022) and made history twice in that position — being the first openly lesbian person to hold the position and being the state’s... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:26
by TWN Staff
Arkansas Governor: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R)

About the State Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to... Read More

About the State Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. She advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two-and-a-half years, Sanders worked... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:15
by TWN Staff
Nebraska Governor: Jim Pillen (R)

About the State Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Jim Pillen, Nebraska’s new governor-elect, grew up on a farm in Platte County... Read More

About the State Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Jim Pillen, Nebraska’s new governor-elect, grew up on a farm in Platte County where he raised pigs with his father Dale.  After graduating from Lakeview Junior-Senior High School in 1974, he earned a... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:08
by TWN Staff
Maryland Governor: Wes Moore (D)

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one... Read More

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations, has devoted his life’s work to a basic principle: No matter your start in... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:59
by TWN Staff
Massachusetts Governor: Maura Healey (D)

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents... Read More

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents met in Gloucester, where her grandfather worked on the fishing docks and her grandmother, whose ancestors settled on the Parker... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:25
by TWN Staff
Pennsylvania Governor: Josh Shapiro (D)

About the State Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor-elect, has served as the state’s attorney general since 2017. Raised in Montgomery... Read More

About the State Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor-elect, has served as the state’s attorney general since 2017. Raised in Montgomery County, outside of Philadelphia, he studied political science at the University of Rochester and earned his law degree from Georgetown... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:13
by TWN Staff
Hawaii Governor: Josh Green (D)

About the State Josh Green is a husband, a father, an ER doctor and Hawaii’s lieutenant governor. More than 20... Read More

About the State Josh Green is a husband, a father, an ER doctor and Hawaii’s lieutenant governor. More than 20 years ago, he started caring for local families as a doctor in a small clinic on the Big Island. He... Read More

2022-11-10 22:12:16
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General Sues NFL and Washington Commanders’ Owner 

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general on Thursday revealed deep-seated deceit in an independent investigation that started in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general on Thursday revealed deep-seated deceit in an independent investigation that started in 2020 of a hostile work environment at Washington’s professional football team. He made the allegations against team owner Dan Snyder... Read More

Tropical Storm Nicole Could Doom Some Beachfront Homes

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicole hit Florida as a hurricane Thursday, sending hits highest storm surges to... Read More

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicole hit Florida as a hurricane Thursday, sending hits highest storm surges to places that lost their seawalls during Hurricane Ian only weeks before. In Daytona Beach Shores, rising seas threatened the foundations of at... Read More

Democrat Kathy Hochul Becomes 1st Woman Elected NY Governor

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Kathy Hochul has become the first woman elected New York governor, winning the office outright... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Kathy Hochul has become the first woman elected New York governor, winning the office outright that she took over in 2021 when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned. She defeated Republican congressman Lee Zeldin, an ally of... Read More

Abortion Rights Protected in Michigan, California, Vermont

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in battleground Michigan enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution, joining reliably Democratic California and Vermont in taking... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in battleground Michigan enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution, joining reliably Democratic California and Vermont in taking that step. An anti-abortion measure in Kentucky was too early to call. The Tuesday ballot measures came months after the Supreme... Read More

2022-11-08 15:52:25
by Natalie McCormick
NC Appears to Be Leaning R in Crucial Senate Race Between Budd, Beasley

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As Election Day dawned in the Tar Heel State, one of the most reliable polls shows... Read More

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As Election Day dawned in the Tar Heel State, one of the most reliable polls shows Republican Rep. Ted Budd leading Democrat Cheri Beasley by 6 percentage points with few undecided voters left for the former... Read More

2022-11-07 20:49:55
by Dan McCue
GOP Hopes to Avoid Upset in Oklahoma Governor's Race

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Gov. Kevin Stitt’s reelection was supposed to be a slam dunk. After all, Oklahoma is a... Read More

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Gov. Kevin Stitt’s reelection was supposed to be a slam dunk. After all, Oklahoma is a reliably red state and former President Donald Trump effectively ran the table here in 2020, garnering nearly two for every... Read More

2022-11-04 21:24:39
by Dan McCue
Potential Deadlocks Abound as Critical Senate Races Come to a Close

WASHINGTON — With the Senate chamber evenly split, 50-50, and several top Senate races simply too close to forecast, 2022... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the Senate chamber evenly split, 50-50, and several top Senate races simply too close to forecast, 2022 may well come to be remembered as the year of the prolonged wait to determine which party ultimately holds control... Read More

FBI Warns of 'Broad' Threat to Synagogues in New Jersey

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The FBI said Thursday that it had received credible information about a “broad” threat to synagogues... Read More

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The FBI said Thursday that it had received credible information about a “broad” threat to synagogues in New Jersey, a warning that prompted some municipalities to send extra police officers to guard houses of worship. The... Read More

Luria Makes Final Case for Democracy, Vies for Black Voters

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — In the closing days of her campaign, Rep. Elaine Luria stood on a wooden porch in a far-flung... Read More

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — In the closing days of her campaign, Rep. Elaine Luria stood on a wooden porch in a far-flung part of her newly drawn district, microphone in hand and a 7-year-old Black girl at her side, to make her... Read More

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