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Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts the so-called skill...

Newspaper group: Regulators wrongly charging for public info

Dec. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing information that should be public record, a newspaper group alleges in a court petition against the agency. Lee Enterprises filed the petition in District Court...

Utility sued for $50M over deadly Michigan house explosion

Dec. 06, 2021 17:56 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A $50 million lawsuit was filed against a utility company over an explosion that killed two people and damaged several homes in Flint, Michigan. The lawsuit was filed Nov. 30 in Genesee County Circuit Court on behalf of 55-year-old Lisa Rochowiak, who died eight...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Dec. 5, 2021. Editorial: Abbott guarantees Texas grid is ready for winter. Where have we heard that before? Take it with a grain of salt, we’re told, about information from an questionable source. Gov. Greg...

PUC to give a boost to renewable projects in northern Maine

Dec. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EST

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Despite attacks on the New England Clean Energy Connect, state regulators have begun the process of collecting proposals for a high-voltage transmission line to serve as a conduit for renewable energy projects in northern Maine. A state law...

Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 protesters

Dec. 05, 2021 10:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most demonstrators marched peacefully to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions that aim to counter a surge of coronavirus infections. Thousands...

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2021 20:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn't enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public...

Spire's St. Louis area pipeline can keep operating for now

Dec. 04, 2021 15:04 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal regulators say Spire Inc. will be allowed to continue operating a natural gas pipeline in the St. Louis region until a long-term decision is made about the project's future. The 65-mile pipeline, which runs through parts of Missouri and...

Gas prices falling in New Jersey, around nation at large

Dec. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices nationally and in New Jersey have fallen slightly in recent days amid news of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and travel restrictions announced by the Biden administration. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular...

NC Duke Energy customers see bill uptick due to storm costs

Dec. 02, 2021 18:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on their bills to repay $1 billion in special bonds the company issued last week to repay the company for its infrastructure repairs after 2018 and 2019 storms. ...