In The States

2022-09-28 19:25:52
by Dan McCue
Oregon Receives First-in-Nation Medicaid Funding for Food, Housing and Nutrition

HERMISTON, Ore. — Oregon on Wednesday became the first state in the nation to receive an influx of significant new... Read More

HERMISTON, Ore. — Oregon on Wednesday became the first state in the nation to receive an influx of significant new federal funding to pilot changes to the state’s Medicaid program. Gov. Kate Brown and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services... Read More

2022-09-28 14:41:39
by Dan McCue
National Grid Sees Clean Energy Future on Long Island

NEW YORK — Renewable energy developer National Grid kicked off Climate Week NYC 2022 last week by unveiling a proposal... Read More

NEW YORK — Renewable energy developer National Grid kicked off Climate Week NYC 2022 last week by unveiling a proposal to develop and deliver utility-scale clean energy across the length of Long Island. According to the British/U.S. company, the island... Read More

Tiny Oregon Town Hosts First Wind-Solar-Battery 'Hybrid' Plant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon on Wednesday that combines solar power, wind power... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon on Wednesday that combines solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated there is the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America.... Read More

2022-09-27 17:29:12
by Madeline Hughes
DC Considers Wide-Ranging Anti-Discrimination Data Law

WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilman Robert White heard nearly seven hours of wide-ranging testimony about the proposed Stop Discrimination by Algorithms... Read More

WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilman Robert White heard nearly seven hours of wide-ranging testimony about the proposed Stop Discrimination by Algorithms Act last week. The proposed law would prohibit a wide range of businesses across the district from using algorithms to... Read More

Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Cat 4 Damage

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it... Read More

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. Ian made landfall at 4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday... Read More

2022-09-26 21:41:17
by Dan McCue
Newsom Signs California Community Solar Act Into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed into a law a new program intended to help low-income... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed into a law a new program intended to help low-income communities reap the benefits of solar power. It has been estimated that nearly half of Californians who rent or have... Read More

2022-09-26 21:34:58
by Dan McCue
Renewables Firm Closes Financing on 105 MW Montana PV Project

BOISE, Idaho — Renewable Energy developer Clēnera, a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy, has closed a construction and tax equity... Read More

BOISE, Idaho — Renewable Energy developer Clēnera, a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy, has closed a construction and tax equity financing round on a 105 MW utility-scale solar project in Beaverhead County, Montana. Bank of America, a leader in financing... Read More

2022-09-26 14:46:57
by Dan McCue
Arizona Judge Revives State’s 19th Century Near-Total Ban on Abortion

TUCSON, Ariz. — A near-total ban on abortion written nearly 50 years before Arizona became the nation’s 48th state must... Read More

TUCSON, Ariz. — A near-total ban on abortion written nearly 50 years before Arizona became the nation’s 48th state must be enforced as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a state circuit court... Read More

Civil Rights Law Targets 'Cancer Alley' Discrimination

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of... Read More

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of Reserve, Louisiana. In the last seven miles the road passes a massive, rust-colored aluminum-oxide refinery, then the Evonik chemical plant,... Read More

Hurricane Ian Nears Cuba on Path to Strike Florida as Cat 4

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian moved near the Cayman Islands and closer to western Cuba early Monday on a track... Read More

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian moved near the Cayman Islands and closer to western Cuba early Monday on a track to hit Florida as a major hurricane this week. Ian was forecast to intensify rapidly and become a major hurricane... Read More

2022-09-23 21:12:21
by Dan McCue
Judge Rules Maryland Can Start Counting Mail-In Ballots Oct. 1

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Board of Elections officials across the state of Maryland can begin counting mail-in ballots for the November... Read More

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Board of Elections officials across the state of Maryland can begin counting mail-in ballots for the November election on Oct. 1, a state circuit court judge ruled on Friday. The Maryland State Board of Elections had filed... Read More

Oz Releases Health Records to Spotlight Fetterman's Stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, released his health records as he maneuvers... Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, released his health records as he maneuvers to keep questions about Democratic rival John Fetterman’s recovery from a stroke front and center in the hotly contested campaign. Dr.... Read More

US Sen. Warnock: Electric Car Tax Credit Needs 'Flexibility'

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D, Ga., urged the U.S. Treasury secretary Friday to use “maximum flexibility”... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D, Ga., urged the U.S. Treasury secretary Friday to use “maximum flexibility” in implementing a revised tax credit for Americans buying electric vehicles, a perk that Hyundai stands to lose as the... Read More

2022-09-22 17:13:16
by Tom Ramstack
Virginia’s Governor Removes Protections for Transgender Public School Students

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor is facing threats of a major civil rights dispute after he announced this month that... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor is facing threats of a major civil rights dispute after he announced this month that the state’s schools will no longer be required to accommodate special requests for transgender students. All students will be allowed... Read More

Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Ban Week After It Took Effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law... Read More

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution. Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a... Read More

'Art of the Steal': Trump Accused of Vast Fraud in NY Suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general... Read More

Puerto Rico Struggles to Reach Areas Cut Off by Fiona

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona left hundreds of people stranded across Puerto Rico after smashing roads and bridges,... Read More

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona left hundreds of people stranded across Puerto Rico after smashing roads and bridges, with authorities still struggling to reach them four days after the storm smacked the U.S. territory, causing historic flooding. Government... Read More

2022-09-21 21:59:48
by Kate Michael
Capitol Stones’ Removal From Rock Creek Park Drawing Crowds

WASHINGTON — Tourists and locals wandering through Rock Creek Park for decades have happened upon enormous piles of stones covered... Read More

WASHINGTON — Tourists and locals wandering through Rock Creek Park for decades have happened upon enormous piles of stones covered in moss that appeared to have been haphazardly dumped in the middle of the woods and abandoned — and rumor... Read More

2022-09-19 15:30:23
by Tom Ramstack
Virginia Attorney General Establishes Unit to Enforce Election Laws

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s attorney general is setting up an Election Integrity Unit to give advice and to prosecute violations... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s attorney general is setting up an Election Integrity Unit to give advice and to prosecute violations of the state’s election laws. The unit will operate with more than 20 attorneys, investigators and paralegals. They are supposed... Read More

GOP Nominee for Nevada Gov. Says He'll Fight US Abortion Ban

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The GOP's nominee for Nevada governor said Thursday he would fight against a national abortion ban... Read More

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The GOP's nominee for Nevada governor said Thursday he would fight against a national abortion ban if Congress were to pass one. “It’s the vote of the people within the state of Nevada, and I will... Read More

Montana Judge Blocks Anti-Trans Birth Certificate Rule

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge blocked health officials on Thursday from enforcing a state rule that would prevent... Read More

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge blocked health officials on Thursday from enforcing a state rule that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate. District Court Judge Michael Moses chided attorneys for the state... Read More

2022-09-14 21:30:47
by Madeline Hughes
California Sues Amazon for 'Taking Vengeance' on Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state of California is suing Amazon alleging antitrust violations of how the “dominant online retail store... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state of California is suing Amazon alleging antitrust violations of how the “dominant online retail store in the United States” takes vengeance on small businesses who attempt to put their products on other websites for cheaper... Read More

2022-09-14 19:06:13
by Dan McCue
HHS Approves Nation’s First Medicaid Mobile Crisis Intervention Program

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services has approved a first-of-its-kind proposal to cover community-based mobile crisis intervention... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services has approved a first-of-its-kind proposal to cover community-based mobile crisis intervention services in Medicaid.  The proposal originated with the Oregon Health Authority and with the department’s blessing, through the Centers for... Read More

Package Explodes on Boston Campus; 1 Injured, FBI Involved

BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said a staff member suffered minor injuries. Authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum and the... Read More

Close New Hampshire Senate Primary Tests Direction of GOP

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Republican contest for Senate in New Hampshire remained a tight race early Wednesday between conservative... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Republican contest for Senate in New Hampshire remained a tight race early Wednesday between conservative Donald Bolduc and the more moderate Chuck Morse as the final primary night of the midterm season again tested the... Read More

Rhode Island Gov. McKee Narrowly Wins Democratic Primary

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating... Read More

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of opponents as he seeks his first full term in office. McKee, the former... Read More

2022-09-10 16:27:52
by Dan McCue
Millions Pour Into New Hampshire as MAGA Races Dominate Primary

CONCORD, N.H. — If you’d asked someone in January why you’d be talking about millions spent and trash-talking in September,... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — If you’d asked someone in January why you’d be talking about millions spent and trash-talking in September, the most likely and obvious answer would have been “the start of the NFL season, of course.” But this year’s... Read More

South Carolina Senators Reject a Near-Total Abortion Ban

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session called in the aftermath of... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session called in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade after five Republicans, including all the chamber's women, refused to support... Read More

Biden to Tell Ohioans His Policies Will Revive Manufacturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to put the spotlight on a rare bipartisan down payment on U.S. manufacturing when he... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to put the spotlight on a rare bipartisan down payment on U.S. manufacturing when he visits Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a new Intel computer chip facility. Biden heads to suburban Columbus to... Read More

2022-09-09 12:13:12
by Tom Ramstack
Offshore Wind Energy Examined for Major Renewable Energy Projects  

MORRO BAY, Calif. — California’s power grid continued straining under a heat wave Thursday while a congressional committee met in... Read More

MORRO BAY, Calif. — California’s power grid continued straining under a heat wave Thursday while a congressional committee met in Morro Bay to consider opportunities for offshore wind energy. State officials have set lofty goals of transitioning away from fossil... Read More

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