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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 15, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 13, 2024. Editorial: Michigan should restore inmate good time credits A ballot drive to return good time prison sentence reductions to Michigan is failing, but there’s a chance to revive the idea with a twist that could make the corrections...

US measles cases are up in 2024. What's driving the increase?

Apr. 11, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts' concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. One of the world's most contagious diseases, measles can lead to potentially serious complications. The best defense, according to experts? Get vaccinated....

Conservative hoaxers to pay up to $1.25M under agreement with New York over 2020 robocall scheme

Apr. 09, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two conservative political operatives who orchestrated a robocall campaign to dissuade Black people from voting in the 2020 election have agreed to pay up to $1.25 million under a settlement with New York state, Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 04, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. March 29, 2024. Editorial: Justice made right call in vetoing anti-vax bill Gov. Jim Justice is to be commended for not only doing the right thing, but also bucking political expedience in vetoing a bill that would have loosened West...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 03, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune. March 29, 2024. Editorial: Make a bigger push to improve grad rates Minnesota’s high schools need to keep working on attendance issues, struggling students. The slight decrease in Minnesota’s 2023 high school graduation...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Mar. 28, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. March 22, 2024. Editorial: Vaccination key to measles eradication After the millions of Covid-19 cases reported during the pandemic, 58 cases of measles in three months doesn’t seem to qualify as an outbreak, but after nearly eradicating the...

West Virginia Gov. Justice vetoes bill that would have loosened school vaccine policies

Mar. 27, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday broke with West Virginia's GOP-majority Legislature to veto a bill that would have loosened one of the country's strictest school vaccination policies. West Virginia is only one of a handful of states in the U.S....

Millions in the UK are being urged to get vaccinations during a surge in measles cases

Mar. 27, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. health officials on Monday urged millions of parents to book their children for missed measles, mumps and rubella shots during a sharp increase in the number of measles cases and the lowest vaccination rates in a decade. The National Health Service is launching a...

Who is Nicole Shanahan, the philanthropist picked by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as his running mate?

Mar. 26, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nicole Shanahan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 's pick to be his running mate in his independent bid for president, brings youth and considerable wealth to Kennedy’s long-shot campaign but is little known outside Silicon Valley. Shanahan, 38, is a California lawyer...

Louisiana debates civil liability over COVID-19 vaccine mandates, or the lack thereof

Mar. 21, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three years after COVID-19 vaccines became widely available in the United States, Louisiana continues to debate policies related to inoculation mandates, including civil labilities if a work place mandates vaccines or not and a bill that would prohibit schools from...