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Lamont signs bill extending gas tax holiday, free bus fares

Nov. 29, 2022 16:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation Tuesday that extends Connecticut's soon-to-expire 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax holiday for another month. The tax break will then be reduced incrementally over the following five months. The Democrat signed the...

Connecticut facing growing cost of pandemic bonus pay

Nov. 28, 2022 23:14 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut program that offered “hero pay” to essential workers at the peak of of the coronavirus pandemic got so many applicants that state lawmakers had to go back into session Monday to provide extra funding and put new limits on who could get the biggest bonuses....

Ohio awards nearly $58M more for school security upgrades

Nov. 28, 2022 17:05 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 700 K-12 schools in Ohio will share in $57.8 million for security upgrades in the latest grants awarded through a state program. The 708 schools in 57 counties are getting up to $100,000 each for “physical security expenses” such as new security...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 23 The Washington Post on regaining trust in the ethics of the U.S. Supreme Court Once again, the Supreme Court is finding its ethics under scrutiny. Last week, Justice Clarence Thomas...

Arizona State hires Oregon OC Dillingham, 32, as head coach

Nov. 27, 2022 16:44 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenny Dillingham’s rapid rise through the coaching ranks took him from the Southwest through the South, into Florida and up to Oregon. His successes along the way pushed him to become the youngest head coach at a Power Five program, a 32-year-old tasked with...

Teen Court helps young offenders take responsibility

Nov. 26, 2022 09:39 AM EST

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The teenagers involved in Berkeley County Teen Court have recently been fine-tuning their skills and recently held a mock trial with several special guests in attendance. Judge Bridget Cohee of the West Virginia 23rd Judicial Circuit was there to watch the...

NC State beats Butler for 5th place at Battle 4 Atlantis

Nov. 26, 2022 00:14 AM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored 15 points to help North Carolina State beat Butler 76-61 in Friday night's fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. DJ Burns added 14 points for the Wolfpack (6-1), who shot 44.6% while converting 14 turnovers by Butler into 21...

Washington State hits 19 3s, beats Detroit Mercy 96-54

Nov. 25, 2022 18:29 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jabe Mullins scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting — 6 of 8 from 3-point range — TJ Bamba added 18 points and Washington State hit a program record-tying 19 3-pointers Friday as the Cougars beat Detroit Mercy 96-54. Mouhamed Gueye threw down a dunk to open...

Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

Nov. 22, 2022 17:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official. Dr. Daniel Edney, the state health officer, spoke to state senators at a hearing Monday about the...

Georgia promises all to get food aid money by Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2022 16:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials promise to provide full benefits to a number of people who have not received food assistance aid for weeks or even months because of bureaucratic problems. State officials can't say how many people have failed to get their benefits because of a...