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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 16, 2021. Editorial: North Carolina will finally get a budget — but it’s not a good one More than two years after a standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers left North Carolina without a...

Biden signs $1T infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd

Nov. 15, 2021 17:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life “change for the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 10, 2021 09:06 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 8, 2021. Editorial: Infrastructure measure is good for Pennsylvania It’s been 35 years since Ronald Reagan made the comment that “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government,...

Optimism grows to fix traffic woes at Ohio River bridge

Nov. 08, 2021 21:18 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor and senior Republican senator sounded upbeat Monday about the prospects for a new a bridge to unclog a notoriously congested route between their state and Ohio. The cross-party optimism stemmed from congressional...

6 candidates for US Senate in Ohio vie for evangelical votes

Oct. 25, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The lone Republican moderate at a U.S. Senate candidate forum in Ohio on Sunday said at one point he felt “like a Browns fan in Pittsburgh Stadium.” The crowd of about 950 at the evangelical Genoa Baptist Church in the northern suburbs of...

Most Republicans vying for US Senate in Ohio are vaccinated

Oct. 15, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ohio (AP) — Most of the Republican candidates for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat said Thursday that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. A question about their shots was posed to GOP contenders for the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Sen. Rob...

Ohio's top Democrat backs US Rep Tim Ryan in US Senate race

Oct. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top elected Democrat endorsed U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for Senate on Wednesday, an expected move aimed at further strengthening the party's efforts to flip a key seat next year. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the politically divided state's most...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...

Port of Houston target of suspected nation-state hack

Sep. 23, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A major U.S. port was the target last month of suspected nation-state hackers, according to officials. The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended...

Ohio Rep. Bob Latta contracts COVID-19 after vaccination

Sep. 21, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bob Latta became the second member of Congress from Ohio to test positive this week for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. The Republican lawmaker from the 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday he contracted...