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Ex-West Virginia cabinet secretary named hospital chief

Jun. 24, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A former cabinet secretary in West Virginia has been named president and CEO of Princeton Community Hospital. Karen Bowling currently serves as West Virginia University Health System's executive vice president of government affairs, as well as...

Tennessee Supreme Court full case records now online

Jun. 24, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans can now search the full records of many state Supreme Court cases through an online database thanks to the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The opinions have long been available electronically, but the associated case files were...

2 private WVa schools will require student vaccination

Jun. 24, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLETON, W.Va. (AP) — At least a couple of private West Virginia schools are requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall. The University of Charleston and Bethany College both say vaccinations will be required for the upcoming school year. ...

Ohio ends incentive lottery with mixed vaccination results

Jun. 23, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to conclude its program Wednesday — still unable to crack the 50% vaccination threshold. The state's not alone in...

Face mask decisions left with local NC schools in House bill

Jun. 23, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Local school leaders — and not state officials — would decide for next school year whether students and workers in K-12 schools must wear face coverings for protection from COVID-19 in legislation approved Wednesday by the House. Gov. Roy...

South Dakota Board of Regents: no medical pot on campus

Jun. 23, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Medical marijuana won't be allowed on the campuses of South Dakota's public universities, the Board of Regents announced Wednesday. The board, which oversees the state's six public universities, changed its policy on medical marijuana as the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 23, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

New York Post. June 21, 2021. Editorial: ‘Progressive’ Maya Wiley is anything but When Al Sharpton faults you for your (lack of) work on diversity, you know you have a real problem running as a progressive. But mayoral candidate Maya Wiley is...

Delaware House approves budget bill for upcoming fiscal year

Jun. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers on Wednesday approved a spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 that adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the budget that Democratic Gov. John Carney proposed in January. House members voted 38-1, with two abstentions, for...

Arizona GOP advances wish list on race, taxes, elections

Jun. 23, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate passed a $12.8 billion budget for the coming fiscal year early Wednesday that contains massive income tax cuts after a marathon session where majority Republicans packed the package with a conservative policy wish list. Republicans in...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 23, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. June 20, 2021. Editorial: WKU failing when it comes to transparency Last week, we published a report about hundreds of pages of newly released – though heavily redacted – records that documented sexual harassment...