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Pressure rising for Democrats in Virginia governor's race

Sep. 24, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Stuart, a longtime Republican state senator in Virginia, got three days' notice this summer to help pull together a weekday campaign event for Glenn Youngkin, the GOP candidate for governor. To his surprise and delight, some 200 people...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 21, 2021. Editorial: College board’s risky decision Mississippi’s College Board certainly had the right to decide that the eight public universities it supervises cannot require students, faculty and staff to get the...

Maine towns vote on development of retail marijuana stores

Sep. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — Maine towns are proposing ordinances to decide whether to ban or allow recreational marijuana stores because most of the state’s towns still do not permit retail weed sales. In the state, only 47 of Maine's 500 towns allow recreational...

Shooting death investigation uncovers illegal pot farm

Sep. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The shooting death of man in rural Northern California has led to five arrests, including his father and two brothers who are accused of trying to hide the body to prevent investigators from discovering an illegal marijuana growing operation, authorities said. ...

State cannabis lobbying group forms even as drug's illegal

Sep. 19, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska remains one of only two states that haven't legalized cannabis use in some form, but the industry has already launched a lobbying group in the state to help influence the rules that will regulate the industry. John Cartier, president of the...

Mail-in ballots going out in campaign for NJ governor

Sep. 17, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first ballots in this year's contest for governor must start to go out to voters by Saturday. The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican former Assembly member Jack...

Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2021. Editorial: There’s a reason Rikers is such a dangerous hellhole: De Blasio just doesn’t care Mayor Bill de Blasio all but admitted the obvious Tuesday: The Rikers jail complex is a dangerous, out-of-control,...

Police: Florida teen high, speeding in crash that killed 4

Sep. 15, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenage driver was high on an illegal form of cannabis when he sped through a red light at more than 100 mph and caused a July crash that killed four people, authorities said. Christopher Garrett, 17, of West Palm Beach is...