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Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to seek abortions and to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in states where the procedure becomes outlawed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade....

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. June 15, 2022. Editorial: As cost of farmland soars, next generation of farmers finding ways to get a foothold Farmland in Lancaster County is valuable — increasingly valuable — in more ways than one. It’s essential to the...

Report: Puerto Rico Senate made 'extravagant' purchases

Jun. 22, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Comptroller Office released a report Wednesday saying the island’s Senate made nearly $30,000 worth of “extravagant, excessive and unnecessary” purchases from 2013 to 2020. The report comes as the U.S. territory tries to emerge...

Nguyen to face Raffensperger for Georgia secretary of state

Jun. 21, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats chose state Rep. Bee Nguyen as their nominee for secretary of state, a position that assumed new importance after former President Donald Trump cast doubt on Georgia’s 2020 election results by making false claims of widespread voter fraud. Nguyen...

Stacey Abrams backs winners in Georgia Democratic runoffs

Jun. 21, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Three Democrats endorsed by Stacey Abrams won runoffs for statewide office Tuesday, while two Republicans beat other members of their party who had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Bee Nguyen beat Dee Dawkins-Haigler in the Democratic race for...

Georgia Democrats look to settle statewide races in runoffs

Jun. 18, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats on Tuesday are settling multiple statewide races and congressional primaries, including three races where Stacey Abrams has endorsed other members of her party that she wants on the ticket as she runs for governor. There are three Republican congressional runoffs,...

Inslee calls on WA insurance commissioner to resign

Jun. 17, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is now among a growing number of people saying elected Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler should resign. The calls for the 78-year-old, six-term Democrat, to step down come after the Northwest News Network reported Wednesday...

WA state insurance office aide fired after filing complaint

Jun. 16, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The office of Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler on Tuesday fired a top aide who formally complained that Kreidler had bullied him and was “antagonizing staff.” The move prompted a bipartisan group of state senators to call for Kreidler's...

California bill would make gunowners buy liability insurance

Jun. 16, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would be the first state to require gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover the negligent or accidental use of their firearms, if lawmakers approve a measure announced Thursday. “Guns kill more people than cars. Yet gun owners are not...

Massachusetts House OKs bill to expand mental health access

Jun. 16, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House approved a bill Thursday designed to expand access to mental health services. Democratic House leaders said the proposal addresses a variety of pressing needs including acute psychiatric care, the behavioral health of young people,...