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Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation." The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The...

Delaware AG says ex-police chief not fit for pubic office

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware attorney general’s office has asked a judge to prevent a former police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Authorities said in Wednesday’s Superior Court filing that they are...

Pennsylvania's shrinking delegation will mean hard decisions

Apr. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — There may be nothing more nerve-wracking for a member of Congress than redistricting, when the once-a-decade redrawing of district boundaries injects a dose of uncertainty into their political careers. In Pennsylvania, redrawing the districts to...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Apr. 14, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ April 14 The Advocate on Louisiana's fragile position as the pandemic continues: “A very precarious point.” That phrase comes from...

Brazil court greenlights probe of president's virus response

Apr. 14, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a Senate investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic to go forward, one of two cases it tackled that could affect the leader’s bid for reelection next year. The full court...

Kansas fight shows how election 'reforms' may favor one side

Apr. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Charley Crabtree was looking to help voters in nursing homes get absentee ballots delivered on time last year, so he picked up about 75 from at least 10 locations in his hometown of Lawrence. Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature want to make what he did a crime...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Adirondack Daily Enterprise. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Not the time to burn It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont,...

Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states. ...

House speaker wants to revisit court ruling on remote access

Apr. 14, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's House Speaker wants to revisit a decision by an appeals court to vacate a judge's ruling that upheld his refusal to provide remote access to legislative sessions to lawmakers at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. ...

Elections official seeks probe of rejected ballot petition

Apr. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top elections official asked the state’s attorney general Wednesday to conduct a criminal investigation into a ballot petition submitted by a candidate aiming to challenge Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in this year's primary. Secretary...