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Senate leader: NC hospitals' Medicaid proposal not 'serious'

Sep. 20, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday called an offer from state hospitals to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of the working poor “not a serious proposal,” saying loosened regulations for medical construction projects didn't go far enough. ...

Law center damaged in Kentucky floods hosts benefit concert

Sep. 02, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) — A nonprofit Kentucky law center damaged by flooding is holding a weekend benefit concert to help pay for construction repairs to its office building. The Appalachian Citizens Law Center's law office in Whitesburg was inundated by flood waters, sending mud and...

Lawmakers ask about self-sufficiency of New Mexico spaceport

Aug. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some members of a legislative financial oversight committee asked Monday whether Spaceport America will ever be self-sufficient, and they'll likely have to wait months for an answer. Public funds bankrolled the years-long construction of the desert outpost...

Judge: Suit by group critical of immigration can proceed

Aug. 17, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group calling for sharply limiting immigration has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former...

Regulators recommend license for spent nuclear fuel storage

Jul. 13, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are no environmental reasons that would prevent a New Jersey-based company from building a multibillion-dollar facility in southern New Mexico to temporarily store tons of spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the nation, U.S. regulators said...

Alabama closes bond deal to build mega-prisons

Jul. 12, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday closed a $509 million bond deal to help build two supersize prisons amid lawsuits by inmates bidding to block the project. The Alabama Finance Department confirmed that the bond sale, which had been approved last month, was finalized. The...

Balkan activists keep fighting for Europe’s last wild rivers

Jul. 10, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — It took a decade of court battles and street protests, but Balkan activists fighting to protect some of Europe's last wild rivers have scored an important conservation victory in Bosnia. A new electricity law, which passed Thursday, bans the...