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To address wealth gap, Wash. to consider $4K ‘baby bonds’

Dec. 03, 2022 10:15 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jennifer Bereskin dropped out of high school when she was 17. Her family was homeless, and she needed to get a job to buy food and afford bus fare. Couch surfing with friends in Everett, Lynnwood and Seattle, her dreams of college were put aside. “I was merely...

Missouri man admits 26-year Social Security fraud

Dec. 02, 2022 15:58 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has admitted that he stole almost $200,000 by collecting his mother's Social Security benefits for 26 years after her death. Reginald Bagley, 62, of Dellwood, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of stealing money belonging to the...

ACLU warns Tenn. hospital over transgender treatment policy

Dec. 01, 2022 14:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries, a move they argue is illegal and discriminatory. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare...

Oklahoma citizen-led initiative would codify abortion access

Nov. 30, 2022 18:58 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Roger Coody has no legal training and his political experience until recently had been limited to registering people to vote. Now, the Oklahoma hairstylist is pushing a ballot proposal he wrote that would make abortion access a constitutional right in his deeply red state,...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

NC health agency appealing ruling on services for disabled

Nov. 30, 2022 15:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's government is appealing a trial judge's order that demands many more community services by certain dates for people with intellectual and development disabilities who otherwise live at institutions, the top state health official said Wednesday. ...

Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

Nov. 22, 2022 17:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official. Dr. Daniel Edney, the state health officer, spoke to state senators at a hearing Monday about the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 22, 2022 07:24 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. November 13, 2022. Editorial: Illinois Democrats in charge; Republicans in wilderness Election Day results again demonstrated continued one-party control of state government. Predictions of a vast Republican red wave...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gomez triumphs in California district

Nov. 19, 2022 20:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez defeated rival Democrat David Kim on Saturday in a Los Angeles district after a battle on the party’s progressive flank. With nearly all the ballots counted, Gomez had 51.3% to 48.7% for Kim, or a margin of about 3,000 votes. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 10, 2022 15:37 PM EST

Columbus Dispatch. November 8, 2022. Editorial: Why don’t we support an economic impact package larger than the aluminum mill? In a hastily-called special session last week, the Mississippi Legislature overwhelmingly approved an $246 million incentive package to...