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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Sandusky Register. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: State quiet in death investigation We’re concerned with the state prison department’s sense of obligation. A Sandusky man who was sentenced to serve 2½ years in prison in 2018 died...

Judge getting update on NC school funding equity plan

Oct. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge wants an update on why a funding roadmap he's endorsed that's designed to reduce public education inequities among students hasn't been carried out so far. Superior Court Judge David Lee scheduled a court hearing for Monday...

Groups: New Mexico needs to fund more conservation projects

Oct. 17, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Land of Enchantment is home to vast forests and deserts, meandering rivers and streams and a variety of wildlife. Now a coalition of outdoor recreation and conservation groups is pointing to an influx of federal stimulus money and a healthy...

Maine land preservation program reactivated after 4 years

Oct. 16, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A land preservation program in Maine will be used to provide money for conservation for the first time since 2017. The administration of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said it is asking for proposals for conservation and recreation projects via the...

Louisiana Senate workers getting 8% pay raise, costing $625K

Oct. 15, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Employees in the Louisiana Senate will get an 8% pay raise starting this month, a move Senate President Page Cortez described Friday as a “little bit of a makeup” because he said the workers have gone more than two years without salary hikes. ...

Gov. Noem's head of finance announces resignation

Oct. 15, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's head of finance announced Friday that she is resigning. Liza Clark, who has been the Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management since 2016, will leave her post at the end of the year, the governor's...

Vice president: Brazil ending Amazon deployment of soldiers

Oct. 15, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Friday that a deployment of soldiers to the Amazon rainforest will end, just weeks before the global climate conference where the administration aims to show commitment to curbing illegal deforestation. ...

EU says anti-Semitism has no place in bloc after Jansa tweet

Oct. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social media that was criticized by some European lawmakers as anti-Semitic. Jansa, whose...

Quarreling Dems must put aside differences, Schumer warns

Oct. 14, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned fellow Democrats on Thursday they “must put aside our differences” as the party struggles to coalesce around President Joe Biden's huge but now-scaled-back package of social services and climate change strategies. ...

Kentucky's chief justice won't seek another term on court

Oct. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection next year, signaling the end of an era on the state's highest court when his current term concludes. Minton, who joined the Supreme Court in 2006,...