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WVa lawmakers pass $4.5 billion budget with cuts to colleges

Apr. 10, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers approved a $4.5 billion budget on Saturday that leaves the state's two top universities with a combined $28 million cut, unless future surpluses can kick in to cover it. The 23-11 vote in the Senate came on the final day...

Speaker: Representatives divided over trans treatment bill

Apr. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY. Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon says representatives are divided over a bill that would ban the use of hormones and puberty-blockers to treat transgender minors. The Republican legislative leader said Thursday he was uncertain when the bill...

In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture war' legislation

Apr. 10, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the “culture wars" reaching his desk. But by vetoing a ban on gender...

West Virginia transgender athlete bill heads to governor

Apr. 09, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transgender athletes in West Virginia would be banned from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges under a bill that won approval from the legislature Friday. The bill heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Jim Justice,...

Advocates call on NCAA to act in response to anti-trans laws

Apr. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to act in response to state laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports. “Simply put, trans inclusion makes our sports, our teams and our communities stronger,” said Minnesota Lynx coach...

Transgender woman seeks transfer from Georgia men's prison

Apr. 09, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A transgender woman held in a Georgia men's prison says she has been sexually assaulted repeatedly and denied necessary medical treatment and that prison officials retaliated against her after she filed complaints and a lawsuit. Lawyers for Ashley Diamond...

Police: Person found shot to death inside Springfield home

Apr. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been found shot to death inside an apartment in Springfield, and a man has been arrested in the case, police in the southwestern Missouri city said. Officers were called just before 7 p.m. Thursday to the apartment, where they found...

Kansas lawmakers likely to pass bill on transgender athletes

Apr. 09, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — LGBTQ-rights advocates in Kansas are relying on the state's Democratic governor or the courts to block a ban on transgender athletes in girls' or women's school sports after conservatives on Thursday moved to push it through the GOP-controlled Legislature. ...

West Virginia transgender athlete bill wins Senate approval

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transgender females in West Virginia would be banned from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges under a bill that narrowly won state Senate approval Thursday. After 90 minutes of passionate debate, the Senate passed...

Senior Polish judge deletes tweet about transgender child

Apr. 08, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish top court judge on Thursday deleted a tweet in which she had publicized personal information about a transgender child, triggering accusations that she had placed the youth in danger. This is the latest development highlighting a divide...