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Staff proposal would retain permit for $1B transmission line

May. 16, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposed Maine Board of Environmental Protection order would let stand a permit issued for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor to serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower. The draft order was written by environmental agency staff ahead of a...

Planned Ho-Chunk Nation casino in Beloit gets final approval

May. 13, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday approved the Ho-Chunk Nation's application for a casino in Beloit, more than two decades after the city residents voted in favor of the complex. The plan places 33 acres of land into trust for the project, which is expected...

Ohio legal pot backers sue over disputed petition deadline

May. 02, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio have sued state legislative leaders in an anticipated dispute over whether a legalization referendum can appear on this November's ballot. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Columbus in a belief that...

Occupied Ukrainian city fears sham Russian referendum plans

Apr. 28, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ever since Russian forces took the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in early March, residents sensed the occupiers had a special plan for their town. Now, amid a crescendo of warnings from Ukraine that Russia plans to stage a sham referendum to transform the territory into...

Occupied Ukrainian city fears sham Russian referendum plans

Apr. 28, 2022 02:22 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ever since Russian forces took the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in early March, residents sensed the occupiers had a special plan for their town. Now, amid a crescendo of warnings from Ukraine that Russia plans to stage a sham referendum to transform the territory into...

Arizona Supreme Court reinstates massive income tax cuts

Apr. 21, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey last year. The decision means a tax cut is in effect that will hit...

Georgia county still pursuing spaceport that voters rejected

Apr. 14, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in a Georgia county are moving ahead with plans to build a launch pad for commercial rockets barely a month after residents voted to halt the project by a margin of nearly 3-to-1. Commissioners in coastal Camden County confirmed in a statement...

Far-right Le Pen campaigns as French 'voice of the people'

Apr. 12, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

VERNON, France (AP) — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Tuesday described France as a nation that would put its people’s voices at the center of the political process if she is elected president in 12 days. Le Pen, a solid nationalist, faces centrist President Emmanuel Macron in...

Wisconsin Supreme Court lets Racine recount stand

Apr. 12, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday that challengers of a school referendum in Racine did not have a right to have the ballots examined in court following a recount that upheld a five-vote margin of victory for the ballot measure. Racine...

Few Mexicans vote on whether president stays or goes

Apr. 10, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fewer than two of every 10 eligible Mexican voters bothered to cast ballots Sunday on whether their popular president should end his six-year term barely midway through or continue to the end, according to the National Electoral Institute's initial statistical estimate. ...