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House Set To Pass D.C. Statehood Bill In Historic Vote
Cities
House Set To Pass D.C. Statehood Bill In Historic Vote
2020-06-26 13:15:09
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Friday will vote on historic legislation that would grant statehood to the District of Columbia, making it the 51st U.S. state. The bill -- aptly named H.R. 51 -- is expected to pass... Read More

Analysis: A Second Look at the Colorado Senate Race
Political News
Analysis: A Second Look at the Colorado Senate Race

WASHINGTON — For the last week, national Republican strategists have been unloading on Colorado Democratic Senate hopeful John Hickenlooper, a former two-term governor and mayor of Denver. Their goals? First, to damage the Democratic front-runner going into a June 30... Read More

Pandemic Tightens Grip on US, Setting Reopened States Reeling
Health
Pandemic Tightens Grip on US, Setting Reopened States Reeling

The COVID-19 pandemic, which set records for infections and hospitalizations across the U.S. on Wednesday, is now predicted to kill 180,000 Americans by October, adding to dire signs that prompted a stock-market selloff and drastic measures from government leaders. The... Read More

Georgia Legislators Advance Bill That Would Curb Mail Ballot Requests
State News
Georgia Legislators Advance Bill That Would Curb Mail Ballot Requests
2020-06-24 19:08:15
by Dan McCue

A Georgia House committee Wednesday gave its blessing to a bill that would prevent election officials from acting on their own to send mail ballot request forms to voters ahead of any election. If the bill clears both Republican controlled... Read More

Trump Claims Mail Voting Leads to Cheating: A Guide to Facts And The Fight Over Absentee Ballots
In The News
Trump Claims Mail Voting Leads to Cheating: A Guide to Facts And The Fight Over Absentee Ballots

President Donald Trump escalated his unsubstantiated attacks on mail voting Monday, claiming with no evidence that expanding the practice would lead to foreign governments printing counterfeit ballots and cause the “election disaster of our times.” “Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020... Read More

Virginia Primaries: GOP Taps Taylor for Rematch With Luria; Democrats Back Webb Vs. Good
2020 Elections
Virginia Primaries: GOP Taps Taylor for Rematch With Luria; Democrats Back Webb Vs. Good

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor won a three-way GOP primary Tuesday in Virginia’s 2nd District, securing a chance at a rematch against freshman Rep. Elaine Luria in a district on both parties’ radar. And in the competitive Democratic... Read More

What’s That Sound? Fireworks Are Exploding More Frequently Across the US
In The News
What’s That Sound? Fireworks Are Exploding More Frequently Across the US

The sounds — like an army on the move — appeared early this month. Kim Foote, a longtime resident of the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, noticed unusual bangs and flashes outside her apartment, starting after sundown and thundering into... Read More

State, Federal Officials Take Different Paths Trying to Stop Utilities From Causing Wildfires
Wildfires
State, Federal Officials Take Different Paths Trying to Stop Utilities From Causing Wildfires

SAN DIEGO — Nearly two years after one of the deadliest corporate crimes in California history — a utility-sparked wildfire that killed scores of people and destroyed the city of Paradise in rural Butte County — state and federal officials... Read More

Economists and Educators Make Plea for Bigger COVID-19 Relief Bailout
Education
Economists and Educators Make Plea for Bigger COVID-19 Relief Bailout
2020-06-23 18:38:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Economists and educators asked a congressional committee Monday for a federal bailout to help ethnic minorities who they say are hit unequally hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. They agreed widely that African Americans and Latinos are losing their... Read More

Judge Rules Against California's Bid to Require Cancer Label on Roundup
State News
Judge Rules Against California's Bid to Require Cancer Label on Roundup
2020-06-23 18:31:20
by Dan McCue

California can't require a cancer warning label on Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, a federal judge ruled Monday, saying the state hadn't met the legal standard for such a requirement. California requires warning labels on cancer-causing products under the state's Safe Drinking... Read More

South Carolina Beaches Fill, But COVID-19 Takes No Vacation
Tourism
South Carolina Beaches Fill, But COVID-19 Takes No Vacation

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The elevator doors opened and inside were 10 people crammed into a space no bigger than a closet, none of them wearing a mask. In bathing suits, they walked out of the hotel, across the... Read More

1 City, 1 Voting Place: Kentucky Braces for Lines in Primary
2020 Elections
1 City, 1 Voting Place: Kentucky Braces for Lines in Primary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With only one polling place designated for Louisville on Tuesday, voters who didn't cast mail-in ballots or show up early could face long lines in Kentucky's primary election, the latest to unfold in a pandemic that... Read More

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