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No construction on proposed salmon farm despite greenlight

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A proposed salmon farm located at the site of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport has not started construction despite receiving the necessary permits two years ago. A spokesperson for the company, Whole Oceans — which proposed the...

Rogue GOP state senator Paul Boyer to forego reelection bid

Nov. 24, 2021 15:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican state senator who has occasionally been a thorn in the side of the majority party's legislative agenda will not seek reelection in 2022. State Sen. Paul Boyer said this week that he will serve out the remaining year of his term and then move...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Nov. 24, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. November 20, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuity An Alabama congressman is deservedly under fire after a routine braggadocio statement taking credit for the appropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds for a road project...

Beyond Manchin: Dems' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet

Nov. 24, 2021 01:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk. ...

Missouri audit: Ex-county official skirted transparency

Nov. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri county commissioner plotted ways to skirt open meeting rules and tried to get a county employee to do work for his political action committee, according to a state audit report released Tuesday. The Missouri Auditor's Office...

Quarterly Atlantic City profits double from a year ago

Nov. 22, 2021 15:37 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's nine casinos saw their gross operating profit more than double in the third quarter of this year, according to state figures released Monday. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement figures show the casinos posted a...

El Salvador to build cryptocurrency-fueled "Bitcoin City"

Nov. 21, 2021 11:18 AM EST

LA LIBERTAD, El Salvador (AP) — In a rock concert-like atmosphere, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced that his government will build an oceanside “Bitcoin City” at the base of a volcano. Bukele used a gathering of Bitcoin enthusiasts Saturday night to...

Program in Big Sky works to increase rental availability

Nov. 21, 2021 08:12 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A program in the resort community of Big Sky that offers landlords cash to convert vacation rentals or seasonal homes into long-term homes for locals converted 21 homes and housed 58 locals in its first three months. After a three-month trial of...

Lawsuit could foil Illinois’ ban on immigration detention

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Way Forward Act into law in August, he put the state squarely on the side of a growing movement against the federal government’s vast immigration detention system. The law banned cities and counties statewide from renting...

New Jersey eyes financial break for Atlantic City casinos

Nov. 15, 2021 16:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are proposing financial relief for Atlantic City's casinos to help them continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic by exempting two of the industry's fastest-growing revenue streams from calculations on how much the casinos should pay...