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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 05, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel. September 30, 2022. Editorial: Lessons from Hurricane Ian that Florida must heed Every time a major hurricane approaches landfall in Florida, one question dominates most people’s minds, no matter how much outward...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 03, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. October 1, 2022. Editorial: Another low moment for Ken Paxton The attorney general revealed his character once more when he fled process server. Ken Paxton has a lot to run from. The Texas attorney general’s escape from a process...

Migrant-death suspect ran detention center accused of abuse

Oct. 01, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two Texas brothers who authorities say opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one and injuring another, was warden at a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations. The shooting happened Tuesday...

Uvalde shooting, border dominate only Texas governor debate

Sep. 30, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday night that Texas would send busloads of migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to more cities and Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke pledged tighter gun laws as parents whose children were killed in the Uvalde school shooting...

New law aims to make California haven for transgender youth

Sep. 30, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law aims to stop other states from punishing children who come to California for transgender surgeries and other gender-affirming care, a move that will intensify conflicts between Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Republican governors amid the country's...

High stakes for O'Rourke in Texas governor's debate Friday

Sep. 29, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke spent his 50th birthday this week behind the wheel of his pickup in Texas, fast approaching a big moment in his uphill climb for governor. While a road trip through college campuses showed how the Democrat continues to draw big crowds — a photo...

Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics

Sep. 25, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas' new abortion law made no exceptions in cases of rape, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott defended it with an assurance: Texas would get to work eliminating rapes. One year later, Lindsey LeBlanc is busy as ever helping rape victims in a college town...

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Sep. 25, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus...

California governor urges overhaul of Democrats' strategy

Sep. 24, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for an overhaul of Democrats' political strategy on Saturday, saying the party is “getting crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to play defense while Republicans “dominate with illusion.” ...

‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Sep. 21, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are few places in the U.S. with a more deeply ingrained reputation as a refuge for immigrants than New York City, where the Statue of Liberty rises from the harbor as a symbol of welcome for the worn and weary. But for Mayor Eric Adams, reconciling that image...