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Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 2, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Dec. 1 The Brunswick News on the lack of treatment options for individuals with mental health issues in Georgia: New proposals for improving the treatment of individuals with mental health issues in Georgia will hopefully amount to more than mere lip service. The...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 27 de agosto del 2020, el gobernador de Wisconsin Tony Evers habla en una conferencia de prensa en Kenosha, Wisconsin.  El presidente estadounidense Donald Trump presenta una demanda en Wisconsin para descalificar centenares de miles de boletas en un esfuerzo improbable para anular la victoria del demócrata Jor Biden en el estado que el republicano perdió por casi 20.700 votos. (AP Foto/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin Republicans differ on virus response

Dec. 1, 2020 8:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans are backing a $100 million coronavirus relief package, about a fifth of what Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to spend on fighting the virus that claimed a record-high number of lives on Tuesday. But it doesn't appear Senate Republicans are on board, let...

A person exits the COVID-19 mobile testing tent, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Auburn, Maine. On Tuesday Maine's CDC reported 20 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine governor quarantines after possible COVID-19 exposure

Dec. 1, 2020 8:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor said Tuesday she is quarantining after exposure to someone who is believed to have COVID-19. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, said she's quarantining in the Blaine House, the residence of the Maine governor, until Dec. 12. She said she is not experiencing symptoms, but...

State House OKs confidentiality program for abuse survivors

Dec. 1, 2020 6:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state House approved a series of bills Tuesday that would provide a greater level of confidentiality for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Under the proposals, victims of crimes and their children would be given an identification number and a substitute address for the...

The Latest: Florida heads to 'Bubbleville' for hoop games

Nov. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida's men's basketball team has signed on for a trip to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for two midweek games in “Bubbleville.” The Gators will face Army on Wednesday and Boston College on Thursday night. Florida...

State Superintendent Carey Wright, follows virus protocol and remains masked while speaking to lawmakers following a legislative hearing on distance learning and broadband for schools Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The impact of COVID-19 forced school closure statewide and use of the existing broadband system for learning proved to be taxing, especially in rural communities. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi schools receive computers for distance learning

Nov. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi schools are closer to overcoming the digital divide that quickly became evident at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said Monday. The state Department of Education has delivered about 325,000 laptop computers or tablets...

Control of housing complex transferred to Laconia agency

Nov. 30, 2020 1:15 PM EST

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A low-income housing complex in Laconia is now under the control of a local agency that plans to improve the living spaces for current and future tenants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently transferred ownership of the 98-unit Sunrise Residential Living...

Woman pleads guilty in wide-ranging benefits fraud scheme

Nov. 30, 2020 11:33 AM EST

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to a year of home confinement and ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution for defrauding several public benefits programs by lying about her earnings, authorities said Monday. Nicole Kasimatis, 46, of Quincy, was sentenced last week...

Casperson, 'titan' of the Upper Peninsula, dies at age 61

Nov. 30, 2020 10:13 AM EST

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Tom Casperson, a former state lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula who cast a key vote to expand Medicaid and built alliances with labor unions, has died at age 61. Casperson, a Republican from Escanaba, died Sunday. He had been stricken with cancer. Fellow Republicans in the Senate...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 28, 2020 Texas killed straight-ticket voting, and our state is better for it Voters have to consider the candidate, not the party. In this moment of political division, our mind has been turning to another moment in our political history. The moment when George Washington, after his...