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In this image provided by Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, pharmacy staff members unpack the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines at the hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. The medical center was the first in New Mexico to receive doses as hospitals elsewhere around the state prepared for deliveries later this week. (Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center via AP)

New Mexico leads nation in Medicaid health care enrollment

Jan. 22, 2021 7:25 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has surpassed all other states in its reliance on Medicaid health care as the coronavirus wreaks economic havoc and shifts the way people receive health care, the state's Medicaid director told a panel of lawmakers on Friday. Residents have flocked to the federal- and...

Colorado agency gets virus relief aid, reverses furloughs

Jan. 22, 2021 5:56 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Regional Transportation District in Colorado has halted layoffs for about 250 employees after it received more than $200 million from a $900 billion federal coronavirus relief aid package, officials said. The agency also reversed furloughs and salary cuts that were planned for its...

FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo, solar panels grids face south outside a home in Laramie, Wyo. Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power. The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, would repeal Wyoming's net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell electricity for others to use. (Andy Carpenean/Laramie Boomerang via AP, File)

Bill would repeal Wyoming's rules for home wind, solar power

Jan. 20, 2021 3:02 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power. The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday would repeal Wyoming's net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell...

Kansas on track to pay out extra unemployment benefit

Jan. 15, 2021 5:12 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is on track to pay out an extra $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit as part of a coronavirus rescue aid package enacted late last month, a top Department of Labor official said. Ryan Wright, who stepped down as acting secretary of the agency in December but remains a top...

Trump administration sued over Georgia health plan

Jan. 15, 2021 2:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act would “tear a hole” in the ACA, “eviscerating” its achievements, a federal lawsuit says. Under the plan, Georgia would be the first state to bypass the HealthCare.gov...

Oil giant Total withdraws from US energy lobbying group

Jan. 15, 2021 1:57 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French oil and gas company Total said it has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate-related policies. Total said in a statement Friday it would not renew its membership for 2021 following an analysis of API's position on climate...

FILE-In this Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station looms over an adjacent farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Across the nation, a handful of nuclear plants unable to compete with natural gas and renewable energy have shut down within the last two years, taking away steady and lucrative sources of tax money for schools, roads and libraries. The uncertainty surrounding the future of both Ohio plants, Davis-Besse near Toledo and Perry near Cleveland, has created plenty of nervousness in their hometowns that have found themselves caught in the middle of the scandal-tainted bailout. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

2 nuke plants, 1 bribery scandal, no answers: Towns on edge

Jan. 15, 2021 9:25 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — For much of the past four years, the residents of a pair of villages along Lake Erie have been on edge over the fate of their nuclear plants, which generate enough tax money to pay for nicer schools than their neighbors. Like many U.S. nuclear plants struggling to compete with with...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2020 file photo, a worker shows a wad of Cuban pesos in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. In 2021, the government is implementing a deep financial reform that reduces subsidies, eliminates a dual currency that was key to the old system, and raises salaries, in hopes of boosting productivity to help alleviate an economic crisis and reconfigure a socialist system that will still grant universal benefits such as free health care and education. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Cuba tweaks socialist model to encourage work amid crisis

Jan. 14, 2021 3:26 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — For more than 60 years, Cuba supplied at least some rice, milk, beans, sugar, chicken, electrical power and even cigarettes to its people nearly free of cost regardless of whether they worked, allowing many to survive without a job or depend solely on remittances. But this year, the...

Court tosses convictions of former Wilmington Trust execs

Jan. 12, 2021 5:46 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned the convictions of four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program. A three-judge panel on Tuesday reversed the convictions of the former Wilmington Trust...

Louisiana food stamp benefits grow under virus aid package

Jan. 10, 2021 3:13 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana families are eligible for a 15% boost in their food stamp benefits through June, under the federal coronavirus aid package passed by Congress. The state said any increases due to people receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as...