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Election body targets Bolsonaro after he fails to show fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed...

Poland's PM wants accord with EU on law and judiciary

Aug. 02, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says he wants to reach “some kind of accord” with the European Union amid a standoff over the way Poland's government has sought to discipline judges and other judicial changes. His comments,...

Wolf wants lawmakers to extend opioid emergency declaration

Jul. 31, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The governor of Pennsylvania is asking state lawmakers to return to Harrisburg within a month to extend a statewide disaster emergency intended to help stem the commonwealth's opioid addiction crisis. In a letter to the General Assembly, Tom Wolf...

Texas voting standoff jeopardizes pay for up to 2K workers

Jul. 29, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Donovon Rodriguez pursued a career with the state of Texas seven years ago because he viewed the work as public service and a steady income to provide for his family. But lately, his government job hasn't looked so stable. Rodriguez, the chief of...

Idaho redistricting commission has 5 of 6 members

Jul. 28, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Five of the six appointments are in for a commission that will redraw Idaho’s 35 legislative districts from which voters select the state’s 105 lawmakers for the next 10 years. The bipartisan Idaho Commission for Reapportionment that also draws...

Plaintiffs propose replacing Bible with Book of Faith

Jul. 27, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the display of a Bible at New Hampshire’s veterans hospital have proposed replacing it with a Book of Faith containing writings and prayers from seven religious groups. The lawsuit filed in 2019 by...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 27, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. July 26, 2021. Editorial: The need to diversify Illinois teachers If you are a family of color living in the suburbs, it’s unlikely that your child’s teacher looks like you. That’s because...

Advocacy group: Flagstaff land-use measures unconstitutional

Jul. 27, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A housing plan adopted by Flagstaff in 2018 and a land-use regulation approved in March violate property owners' rights under the Arizona Constitution, according to an advocacy group. The Goldwater Institute contends that a zoning code amendment...

Deadline coming on WA long-term care: private or state plan?

Jul. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, workers have just a few months to decide whether they want to buy a private plan and opt out of the state-managed program...

Proposal would have commission set salaries for legislators

Jul. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters may be asked whether to have the State Ethics Commission review and set salaries for state legislators. State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto on Monday presented a proposed constitutional amendment to a legislative committee in advance of...