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Salem-based immigrant civil rights group Causa to dissolve

Jul. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After 27 years, the Salem-based immigrant civil rights group Causa will be dissolving. Causa’s board of directors made the decision to start dissolving the organization last week, according to an email from Causa’s board. “The decision to...

Kellogg loses UK fight to block ban on sugary cereal promos

Jul. 04, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Breakfast food giant Kellogg Co. lost a legal bid Monday to block new anti-obesity measures in England banning the promotion of sugary cereals. The U.S. company that makes Coco Pops, Frosted Flakes, Frosties and Rice Krispies had challenged the U.K. government over...

In light of EPA court ruling, new focus on states' power

Jul. 04, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court limited the power of the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. But its ruling didn't touch the power of the states. That's putting a renewed focus on efforts across the country to limit...

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jul. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...

High court ruling impacts Massachusetts gun licensing rules

Jul. 04, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts police chiefs should no longer deny or impose restrictions on licenses to carry a gun just because the applicant doesn't have a “good reason" to carry, the state's attorney general said in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Attorney General...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 04, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 29, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers should force TCEQ to get tougher on polluters A state advisory panel this month described the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as “a reluctant regulator” that should do more to protect Texans...

Stricter plastic bag ban in effect in Delaware

Jul. 03, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A tightened-up plastic bag ban has taken effect in Delaware. The law prohibiting all businesses other than restaurants from distributing plastic carryout bags kicked in Friday, the News Journal reported. Some establishments are instead...

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

Jul. 03, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet. In the 6-3 decision that was narrowly tailored...

Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Jul. 02, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed...

Texas clinics halt abortions after state high court ruling

Jul. 02, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Clinics were shutting down abortion services in the nation's second-largest state Saturday after the Texas Supreme Court blocked an order briefly allowing the procedure to resume in some cases, the latest in legal scrambles taking place across the U.S. following the reversal...