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Turnpike's $104M in unpaid tolls draws senators' scrutiny

Sep. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania senators grilled turnpike executives over their efforts to collect unpaid tolls that amounted to $104 million last year during a hearing Wednesday prompted by an Associated Press report last week regarding some 11 million rides that generated no revenue...

Bush to headline fundraiser for Cheney after Trump backs foe

Sep. 22, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraiser next month for top Donald Trump critic Liz Cheney, turning her reelection race into a proxy war of sorts between the ex-presidents who represent two competing factions of the Republican Party. ...

COVID case delays contentious redistricting in Oregon

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

A broken power-sharing deal, the lingering possibility of a Republican walkout and a COVID-19 case are adding greater uncertainty to whether Oregon legislators will successfully redraw the state’s political districts ahead of a tight deadline. Stakes are high as Oregon...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: SC on track for marriage of cheaper, greener electricity. We can’t back down South Carolinians got taken to the cleaners in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. Those of us who underwrote the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 21, 2021. Editorial: College board’s risky decision Mississippi’s College Board certainly had the right to decide that the eight public universities it supervises cannot require students, faculty and staff to get the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: What happens if NC Republicans defy the courts on schools funding? Superior Court Judge David Lee has set a mid-October deadline for state lawmakers to comply with rulings in the decades-long Leandro...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: Cause for hope, continued caution Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia took a nosedive over the weekend, going from nearly 30,000 on Friday to 21,490 on Monday morning. The state has never seen...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 16, 2021. Editorial: Find new ways to transport school kids It was an issue before the pandemic, and new approaches are needed. For too many Minnesota districts and students, there just...

Arizona history-Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sep. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 26 On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents. On this...

Former lawmaker not yet arrested two weeks after rape charge

Sep. 22, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho state lawmaker has not yet turned himself in to face a rape charge despite a warrant being issued nearly two weeks ago. Aaron von Ehlinger was charged with rape and sexual penetration with a foreign object on Sept. 10 following a...