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'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But...

Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins

Aug. 07, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden’s most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it. A...

Surprise Senate vote would overturn Biden environmental rule

Aug. 04, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise victory for Republicans, the Senate on Thursday voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — an outcome aided by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Bumps, bipartisanship in long fight for semiconductor bill

Aug. 01, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks ago, senior Biden administration aides gathered for their regular Thursday morning meeting about passing a bill to revive the U.S. computer chip sector, worried that it could be in peril. After 18 months, the bipartisan effort to provide $52 billion for...

Manchin, Schumer in surprise deal on health, energy, taxes

Jul. 27, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a startling turnabout, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin announced an expansive agreement Wednesday that had eluded them for months addressing health care and climate, raising taxes on high earners and corporations and reducing federal debt. ...

Bill to boost semiconductor industry passes key Senate test

Jul. 26, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday advanced a $280 billion bill designed to boost the semiconductor industry in the United States and to accelerate high tech research that backers say will be critical to the economy in future decades. The Senate needed 60 votes to advance the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 25, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 20, 2022. Editorial: Uvalde report downplays the obvious: It’s the guns. A damning state legislative report released Sunday describes pervasive failures to prevent or effectively respond to the Uvalde school massacre, but it fails to...

Republicans warm to $52B computer chip bill, adding momentum

Jul. 18, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republicans are warming up to passing a bill that provides roughly $52 billion in incentives for the semiconductor industry now that Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has quashed the idea of imposing higher taxes on the rich and corporations as part of a separate...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 30, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 23, 2022. Editorial: Enough is enough Thursday’s admission by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman that he had deleted public records, even after he received open records requests, isn’t entirely surprising. His...