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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Oct. 23, 2021. Editorial: How will SC carry out the death penalty? Execution details must remain in public view South Carolina currently has 35 souls listed on its “Death Row Roster,” a single-page document that lists inmates...

Kansas lawmaker warned in past is barred from agency offices

Oct. 25, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A first-year Kansas lawmaker has been banned from a state agency's offices over alleged “disruptive, intimidating and berating behavior," eight months after receiving a written warning from a legislative committee about his conduct before taking office. ...

EXPLAINER: Will lawmakers dig into Kristi Noem, appraisers?

Oct. 24, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will be taking a look at a state agency that has been at the center of questions about whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license. At first glance, the...

California plan to ban community oil drilling far from final

Oct. 22, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Environmental groups were cautiously optimistic about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to ban new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of schools and homes, but the oil industry and labor allies warned the plan would raise California energy prices and...

Officials: Tennessee can't drop COVID rule despite GOP push

Oct. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee labor officials say they are unable to reject a federal rule designed to protect health care workers from COVID-19 despite receiving stern instructions earlier this week from Republican lawmakers to do so. In a letter sent to lawmakers...

New Mexico considers retirement 'double dipping' for police

Oct. 20, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are drafting a plan to ease restrictions against retired police officers coming back to work, in an effort to add law enforcement officers across New Mexico in the midst of a labor shortage. At a legislative committee hearing Tuesday,...

Wisconsin Senate approves longer work hours for teenagers

Oct. 20, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Teenagers would be allowed to work longer hours over the busy summer tourism months in Wisconsin under a bill the state Senate approved Wednesday. The measure is backed by Republicans and the state’s hotel, restaurant and grocery industries, but...

US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules

Oct. 19, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration threatened Tuesday to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety enforcement because they have refused to adopt rules to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The threats...

Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

Oct. 19, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more workers, President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day. ...

Wisconsin Senate to vote on longer work hours for teenagers

Oct. 19, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Teenagers would be allowed to work longer hours over the busy summer tourism months in Wisconsin under a bill up for approval Wednesday in the state Senate. The measure is backed by Republicans and the state's hotel, restaurant and grocery...