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2022-06-29 15:42:08
by Kate Michael
Georgia Power to Launch Largest Ever Coal Ash Harvesting Project

ATLANTA — Georgia Power on Wednesday unveiled a new project with a leading U.S. producer of sustainable cement alternatives. The... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia Power on Wednesday unveiled a new project with a leading U.S. producer of sustainable cement alternatives. The project calls for millions of tons of stored coal ash to be excavated for use in concrete to construct bridges,... Read More

Abortion Ruling a Galvanizing Moment in American Life

WASHINGTON — From the president of the United States to ordinary citizens as far away as Hawaii and Guam, nearly... Read More

WASHINGTON — From the president of the United States to ordinary citizens as far away as Hawaii and Guam, nearly everyone, it seemed by Friday afternoon, was talking about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn two landmark precedents enshrining... Read More

2022-06-23 13:35:57
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit Rules Boycotts Are Not Protected Free Speech

ST. LOUIS — An Arkansas law targeting boycotts of Israel did not infringe on constitutionally protected free speech rights because... Read More

ST. LOUIS — An Arkansas law targeting boycotts of Israel did not infringe on constitutionally protected free speech rights because it was intended to serve “a purely commercial purpose,” the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. The... Read More

2022-06-17 19:54:47
by Dan McCue
Cert Petition Decisions on Tuesday Could Spell the True End of Bivens Precedent

WASHINGTON — The line originally comes from Ecclesiastes 3 in the King James version of The Bible, but is likely... Read More

WASHINGTON — The line originally comes from Ecclesiastes 3 in the King James version of The Bible, but is likely better known to generations of music fans due to the autumn 1965 hit “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds. “To... Read More

2022-06-13 17:43:08
by Madeline Hughes
Two Vie In GOP Faceoff In Maine With Hopes of Unseating Golden

AUGUSTA, Maine — The primary this Tuesday in Maine’s northernmost congressional district is worth watching as two Republicans vie for... Read More

AUGUSTA, Maine — The primary this Tuesday in Maine’s northernmost congressional district is worth watching as two Republicans vie for the chance to face Democratic incumbent Jared Golden in November. Former Rep. Bruce Poliquin — who is running for an... Read More

2022-06-11 16:19:56
by Dan McCue
Rudy Giuliani Slapped With Ethics Charge Over Baseless Election Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a hero after 9/11, has been slapped with ethics charges by... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a hero after 9/11, has been slapped with ethics charges by the disciplinary office of the D.C. Court of Appeals over claims he made in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn... Read More

2022-06-10 17:07:05
by Dan McCue
Baker Bows Out of Maryland Governor’s Race

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Rushern Baker II, a former Prince George’s County executive, said Friday he is suspending his campaign for... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Rushern Baker II, a former Prince George’s County executive, said Friday he is suspending his campaign for Maryland governor. The decision, which he said in a series of tweets is “effective immediately,” makes him the first of... Read More

2022-06-08 23:14:02
by Madeline Hughes
FCC Levies Largest Fine to Amateur Radio Operator

WASHINGTON — While firefighters were battling a blaze near Elk River, Idaho, in 2021 an unknown voice came over the... Read More

WASHINGTON — While firefighters were battling a blaze near Elk River, Idaho, in 2021 an unknown voice came over the radio waves they were using to coordinate an airplane to help fight the fire. The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement... Read More

2022-06-02 18:41:29
by Dan McCue
You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus May Be Coming to Congress

NORTH POLE, Alaska — It’s probably a phone call generations of children have dreamt of receiving. For me it happened... Read More

NORTH POLE, Alaska — It’s probably a phone call generations of children have dreamt of receiving. For me it happened when an unfamiliar number appeared on the screen of my cell phone. “Hello, Dan,” the voice on the other end... Read More

2022-06-01 17:40:04
by Dan McCue
Koch Companies Partner to Build Massive Solar Farm to Power Oil Refinery

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Two Koch companies are partnering to build what they say may be the largest solar installation of... Read More

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Two Koch companies are partnering to build what they say may be the largest solar installation of its kind in the United States to help power Minnesota’s largest oil refinery. The Flint Hills’ Pine Bend oil refinery... Read More

2022-05-31 22:02:07
by Madeline Hughes
Broadband Buildout Will Be Slow to Reach Everyone

WASHINGTON — Slow and steady will be the approach for getting everyone connected to the internet while the government disperses... Read More

WASHINGTON — Slow and steady will be the approach for getting everyone connected to the internet while the government disperses billions of dollars to build out broadband over the next few years. “We are going to go as quickly as... Read More

2022-05-27 15:56:27
by Dan McCue
Feds Approve 416-mile Electric Transmission Line in West

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has approved construction of a 416-mile electric transmission cable stretching from southwest Wyoming through Colorado... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has approved construction of a 416-mile electric transmission cable stretching from southwest Wyoming through Colorado and on into central Utah. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the so-called Energy Gateway South Transmission line will... Read More

2022-05-24 13:44:23
by Dan McCue
Hyundai to Build $6.5B Electric Vehicle Plant Near Savannah, Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hyundai Motor Group is planning to invest $6.5 billion in a massive electric vehicle factory just south... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hyundai Motor Group is planning to invest $6.5 billion in a massive electric vehicle factory just south of the city of Savannah. The plans were jointly announced by Gov. Brian Kemp and Hyundai Chairman Char Euisun Chung.... Read More

2022-05-20 19:48:26
by Dan McCue
National Memorial Day Road Closures, Restrictions Announced

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced a series of road closures that will be in effect between Monday,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced a series of road closures that will be in effect between Monday, May 16, and Thursday, June 2, to accommodate the National Memorial Day concert. The concert itself will be broadcast live... Read More

2022-05-19 21:37:42
by Dan McCue
New Dems Push Commerce to Speed Solar Tariff Investigation

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of its two-month-old investigation of solar technology imports. The development of hundreds of large-scale solar farms are on hold across the... Read More

2022-05-14 23:03:55
by Dan McCue
First ‘Super Tuesday’ of Primary Season Filled With Intriguing Questions

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who... Read More

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who will appear in the general election in November, and, in a very real sense, the balance of power on Capitol... Read More

2022-05-11 20:22:14
by Dan McCue
If Roe Falls, What Civil Rights Precedents Might Be Next?

WASHINGTON — James Obergefell, who was in the nation’s capital this week to attend a fundraiser and visit with friends,... Read More

WASHINGTON — James Obergefell, who was in the nation’s capital this week to attend a fundraiser and visit with friends, wears the mantle of a civil rights icon lightly. Warm, often funny, and intelligent, the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,... Read More

2022-05-10 21:22:56
by Dan McCue
Rep. Tom Reed Resigns, Moving On to K Street

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress Tuesday, nearly a year after he announced he would not seek... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress Tuesday, nearly a year after he announced he would not seek reelection in 2022 owing in part to accusations of sexual midsconduct made against him. In a statement read on the... Read More

2022-05-10 21:13:08
by Dan McCue
Looking Ahead to Hurricane Season …

MIAMI — It happens every year, yet it never ceases to grab our attention, disrupt our sleep and on occasion... Read More

MIAMI — It happens every year, yet it never ceases to grab our attention, disrupt our sleep and on occasion even terrify. We’re talking, of course, about the Atlantic hurricane season, the period extending from June 1 to Nov. 30... Read More

2022-05-09 20:35:44
by Dan McCue
World’s First Mass-Scale Sodium-Ion Battery Plant to Debut in Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that... Read More

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that stands between the channel linking Lake Macatawa to Lake Michigan, will soon be home to the world’s first mass-scale sodium-ion... Read More

2022-05-09 20:22:09
by Dan McCue
PG&E Launches Comprehensive Study of Hydrogen's Feasibility Within Gas Pipelines

LODI, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company has launched what it says is the nation's “most comprehensive end-to-end hydrogen... Read More

LODI, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company has launched what it says is the nation's “most comprehensive end-to-end hydrogen study and demonstration facility,” which will examine the future potential of the zero-carbon fuel hydrogen as a renewable energy resource.... Read More

2022-05-08 16:18:15
by Dan McCue
Citizens Group Seeks to Bridge the Partisan Divide

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under... Read More

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under a bright blue late afternoon sky, mobs of rambunctious school children were being corralled on the Capitol steps for class... Read More

2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

2022-05-06 20:17:20
by Tom Ramstack
Lawsuit Accuses Former House Speaker of Stealing Cannabis Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is being sued for allegedly stealing data from an advocacy group to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is being sued for allegedly stealing data from an advocacy group to help form his own industry organization for promoting the legalization and sale of cannabis. The lawsuit says Boehner was approached... Read More

2022-05-06 16:01:27
by Dan McCue
Could the Potential Decision on Roe Pose Threat to Interracial Marriage Precedent?

WASHINGTON — As talk about the possible collateral effect of the Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade continues to... Read More

WASHINGTON — As talk about the possible collateral effect of the Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade continues to roil Washington, The Well News reached out to attorney Philip Hirschkop to ask what impact that might have on the... Read More

2022-05-05 21:47:48
by Dan McCue
Boeing to Relocate Headquarters to Arlington

CHICAGO — Boeing revealed today that it is relocating its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia, and will establish a... Read More

CHICAGO — Boeing revealed today that it is relocating its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia, and will establish a major research and technology hub at its new location. “We are excited to build our foundation here in Northern Virginia,”... Read More

2022-05-05 21:15:24
by Reece Nations
California Considering Extending Life of Last Nuclear Plant 

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — As California braces for possible electricity shortages in the coming summer months, Gov. Gavin Newsom is... Read More

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — As California braces for possible electricity shortages in the coming summer months, Gov. Gavin Newsom is considering delaying the planned decommissioning of the state’s last nuclear power plant. The Diablo Canyon Power Plant was scheduled to... Read More

2022-05-03 23:15:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Nominates Two to Serve on Nuclear Regulatory Commission

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling that nuclear power is very much on his mind as he moves the nation toward a post-fossil fuel future. The... Read More

2022-05-03 14:41:40
by Dan McCue
What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to Politico indicated that in a preliminary vote on a Mississippi abortion case, the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe... Read More

2022-04-29 20:36:18
by Dan McCue
Democrat Expert Offers Her Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022

WASHINGTON — Last week, The Well News spoke with Adam Kincaid, president and executive director of the National Republican Redistricting... Read More

WASHINGTON — Last week, The Well News spoke with Adam Kincaid, president and executive director of the National Republican Redistricting Trust, to get his take on how the decennial redistricting process has gone, where things stand now, and the long... Read More

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