In The States

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

2022-11-02 15:37:41
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Blocks QAnon Linked Group's Close-Up Scrutiny of Ballot Drop Boxes

PHOENIX — A federal judge in Arizona issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that will keep members of a... Read More

PHOENIX — A federal judge in Arizona issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that will keep members of a QAnon-linked group from standing within 75 feet of ballot drop boxes and from openly carrying firearms or wearing body armor... Read More

2022-11-02 15:35:10
by Dan McCue
Pa. Supreme Court Orders Election Official to Set Aside Flawed Mail-In Ballots

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered state election officials to “refrain” from counting absentee and mail-in... Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered state election officials to “refrain” from counting absentee and mail-in ballots ahead of next week’s midterms that were sent back in either undated or incorrectly dated envelopes. In a tweet... Read More

2022-11-01 21:21:44
by Dan McCue
Abortions Declined 6% Nationwide in Immediate Aftermath of Dobbs Ruling

WASHINGTON — Legal abortions across the United States declined by more than 10,000, or about 6%, in the two months... Read More

WASHINGTON — Legal abortions across the United States declined by more than 10,000, or about 6%, in the two months after the Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which for five decades had guaranteed a woman's constitutional... Read More

'Bluey,' 'Funny Girl' Set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The debut of a giant “Bluey” balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of “Funny Girl”... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The debut of a giant “Bluey” balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of “Funny Girl” and the legendary Dionne Warwick are some of the highlights slated for this year's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year’s parade... Read More

Biden Aims to Drive GOP Contrast in Florida One Week Out

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is heading to Florida to underline the contrast between the Democratic and Republican agendas, blasting the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is heading to Florida to underline the contrast between the Democratic and Republican agendas, blasting the GOP over proposals to undo prescription drug price caps and change Social Security and Medicare. Biden’s trip Tuesday will include taxpayer-funded remarks... Read More

2022-10-31 19:03:42
by TWN Staff
Final EIS of Proposed Nevada Geothermal Site Ready for Review

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — The final environmental assessment analyzing the impacts to construct, operate and maintain the proposed Gerlach Geothermal Exploration... Read More

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — The final environmental assessment analyzing the impacts to construct, operate and maintain the proposed Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project in Washoe County, Nevada, is now available for public review. The decision record, finding the project would have no... Read More

Kemp, Abrams Argue Abortion, Voting in Ga. Governor Debate

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abram s traded harsh attacks on Georgia's elections during the pair's final... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abram s traded harsh attacks on Georgia's elections during the pair's final debate before Georgia's Nov. 8 election, while elaborating on their positions on abortion and offering sharply differing visions for the state's... Read More

2022-10-31 12:58:02
by Dan McCue
BMW Investing $1.7B to Expand EV Manufacturing Footprint in South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — BMW Group, long a driver of economic development in South Carolina, has announced it is investing $1.7... Read More

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — BMW Group, long a driver of economic development in South Carolina, has announced it is investing $1.7 billion to dramatically expand its capability to produce electric vehicles in the state. About $1 billion of the investment will... Read More

2022-10-31 12:17:08
by Dan McCue
Georgia Power Accused of Overcharging Customers by $1.87B

ATLANTA — Three solar energy groups opposed to a request by Georgia Power to revise several fees it charges residential... Read More

ATLANTA — Three solar energy groups opposed to a request by Georgia Power to revise several fees it charges residential customers have accused the state’s largest utility of “massive over-collection of revenue” in testimony submitted to the state’s Public Service... Read More

2022-10-27 16:18:08
by Dan McCue
In North Carolina Growing Suburbs Create Midterm Uncertainty

GREENSBORO, N.C. — While most of the nation is looking to North Carolina as one of the battleground states where... Read More

GREENSBORO, N.C. — While most of the nation is looking to North Carolina as one of the battleground states where control of the U.S. Senate may well be won, North Carolinians themselves are far more interested in a race way... Read More

2022-10-27 13:41:50
by Kate Michael
KFF Details COVID’s Effect on State Medicaid in Latest Report

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the finances, ongoing operations and priorities of state Medicaid programs, according... Read More

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the finances, ongoing operations and priorities of state Medicaid programs, according to a new report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Responses from the survey, which the nonprofit has conducted annually... Read More

GOP Eyes Indiana Upset Amid National Push to Diversify Party

GARY, Ind. (AP) — After a lunchtime roundtable with Indiana Sen. Todd Young and Utah Rep. Burgess Owens, Republican congressional... Read More

GARY, Ind. (AP) — After a lunchtime roundtable with Indiana Sen. Todd Young and Utah Rep. Burgess Owens, Republican congressional candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green suggested she appreciated "serving alongside my peers.” “Not my peers,” she quickly corrected. "I misspoke.” Green isn't... Read More

Walker's Chicken Firm Tied to Benefits From Unpaid Labor

ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker campaigns for the U.S. Senate as a champion of free enterprise and advocate for the mentally ill,... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker campaigns for the U.S. Senate as a champion of free enterprise and advocate for the mentally ill, felons and others at the margins of society. And the Georgia Republican has called for policies that blend those priorities.... Read More

A Swing State No More? GOP Confidence Grows in Florida

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Democrats are increasingly concerned that Florida, once the nation's premier swing state, may slip away... Read More

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Democrats are increasingly concerned that Florida, once the nation's premier swing state, may slip away this fall and beyond as emboldened Republicans capitalize on divisive cultural issues and demographic shifts in crucial contests for governor... Read More

False Election Claims Overwhelm Local Efforts to Push Back

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Republican county commissioners in this swath of ranching country in New Mexico’s high desert have tried... Read More

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Republican county commissioners in this swath of ranching country in New Mexico’s high desert have tried everything they can think of to persuade voters their elections are secure. They approved hand-counting of ballots from the primary election... Read More

Slavery Is on the Ballot for Voters in Five US States

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 150 years after slaves were freed in the U.S., voters in five states will... Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 150 years after slaves were freed in the U.S., voters in five states will soon decide whether to close loopholes that led to the proliferation of a different form of slavery — forced labor... Read More

Election Deniers Could Make Deep Changes to Arizona Voting

PHOENIX (AP) — Gathered at a table in the Capitol in Phoenix a little less than two years ago, two... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — Gathered at a table in the Capitol in Phoenix a little less than two years ago, two Republicans and a Democrat took part in a ceremony prescribed by state law that made official Joe Biden's 10,500-vote victory... Read More

2022-10-20 17:36:06
by Dan McCue
Texas Sues Google for Alleged Unauthorized Use of Residents’ Biometric Data

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Google on Thursday, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully captured and... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Google on Thursday, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully captured and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without properly obtaining their informed consent to do so.  The 32-page complaint, filed... Read More

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