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Go green or go bipartisan? Biden's big infrastructure choice

Jun. 12, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s hopes of channeling billions of dollars into green infrastructure investments to fight climate change are running into the political obstacle of winning over Republican lawmakers who oppose that approach as unnecessary, excessive spending. ...

Oil pipeline builder agrees to halt eminent domain lawsuits

May. 04, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A company seeking to build a disputed oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people agreed verbally Tuesday to stop pursuing lawsuits against Tennessee property owners who refused to sell access to their land for construction. ...

In voting debate, Dems to GOP: 'Do not Georgia my Florida'

Apr. 28, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers were poised to finalize new rules on voting by mail and tighten ID requirements for routine voter registration changes as Republicans hailed their state as a national model while neighboring Georgia weighed heavily on Democrats' minds. ...

In new Electoral College map, shifting battleground dynamics

Apr. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 2020 census is shifting states' clout in presidential politics. And while the changes won't upend the parties' basic strategies for securing the votes needed to win the White House, they do hint at new paths emerging. The 2020 census population...

New vote-by-mail rules move closer to Florida gov's desk

Apr. 26, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s statehouse swirled with the ghosts of the 2000 presidential election amid charges of voter suppression, as the state Senate approved a nationally watched election package Republicans tout as a move to preserve the integrity of elections but that...

Thelma Harper, "transformative" Tennessee legislator, dies

Apr. 22, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Sen. Thelma Harper, who became the first African-American woman elected to the state Senate, died Thursday. She was 80. The longtime Nashville lawmaker's daughter, Linda Harper, said in a statement that her mother died...

The Latest: Mayors ask Biden for consult on climate migrants

Apr. 22, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The mayors of a dozen major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City and San Diego, are asking President Joe Biden to consult them as...

Company asks for pause in Memphis oil pipeline dispute

Apr. 20, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A company facing resistance to its plans to build an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people has asked for a "mutual pause” in its dispute with city officials in Memphis, Tennessee. Plains All American...

Biden nominates 4 for Tennessee Valley Authority board

Apr. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated four people for the board of a federal utility. The White House announced Tuesday that Biden has picked Beth Geer, Robert Klein, Kimberly Lewis and Michelle Moore for five-year terms on the Tennessee Valley...

Today in History

Mar. 31, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2021. There are 275 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 31, 1931, Notre Dame college football coach Knute Rockne (noot RAHK’-nee), 43,...