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Pine Tree State's new ag marketing to highlight "Real Maine"

Jan. 15, 2020 1:10 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's agriculture department has unveiled a new marketing program that officials believe will better represent the state's products. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry released the new “Real Maine” logo on Tuesday. The move coincided with...

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham unveils its national advertising and outreach campaign for the 2020 Census, at the Arena Stage, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy)

Census Bureau plans hundreds of ads in 13 languages for 2020

Jan. 14, 2020 8:42 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a changed media landscape from the last once-a-decade head count in 2010, U.S. Census Bureau officials unveiled a multi-million dollar media campaign on Tuesday involving hundreds of digital ads, TV commercials, radio spots, billboards and prints ads in 13 languages. The...

New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

Jan. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products amid growing concern over the tobacco and vaping industry's use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans, though it's unclear whether a push to ban menthol cigarettes will succeed. The Democratic Senate Majority...

Greece orders anti-abortion ads removed from Athens metro

Jan. 13, 2020 1:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's center-right government ordered the removal of anti-abortion posters put up Monday in Athens underground billboards under a paid public awareness campaign by a pro-life group. A transport ministry statement said the posters, which carried the slogan “Choose...

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo at Station F in Paris. Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November 2019 to fight misinformation. Neither will it ban political ads outright, as Twitter has done. And it still won't fact check them, as it's faced pressure to do. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Jan. 9, 2020 2:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people....

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich speaks at a Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, news conference in Phoenix where he announced consumer fraud lawsuits against e-cigarette makers Juul Labs and Eonsmoke. The Republican said both firms used deceptive marketing of flavored products with high nicotine content to hook young people. Juul has suspended most marketing and flavors and says it is working with state prosecutors to discourage youth vaping. Eonsmoke didn't immediately comment. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Arizona sues Juul, 2nd vaping firm; cites illegal marketing

Jan. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general on Tuesday sued e-cigarette giant Juul Labs for alleged violations of state consumer fraud laws, becoming the latest state to go after the company as youth vaping explodes. Attorney General Mark Brnovich also sued a second vaping company, Eonsmoke, which he said...

North Dakota to promote its wide-open spaces to tourists

Jan. 7, 2020 4:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s new tourism marketing campaign is promoting what the sparsely populated state has plenty of: elbow room. Among the least-visited states in the nation, North Dakota’s tourism agency on Tuesday unveiled a $2.9 million campaign touting the state’s...

Kansas computer programmer sentenced for cyberattack threat

Jan. 6, 2020 3:42 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A computer programmer who offered “reputation management services” to a Wichita lawyer was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and a $2,000 fine for threatening cyberattacks against two websites that criticized that attorney's work, federal prosecutors said....

Reno Gazette Journal moving to new downtown headquarters

Jan. 3, 2020 4:10 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno Gazette Journal has signed a lease at a high-rise in downtown Reno to house its news and advertising operations as its first new headquarters in nearly 40 years. Prior to moving its current building east of downtown on Kuenzli Street in 1981, the newspaper known at the time as...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 31, 2019 5:25 PM EST

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Dec. 31 The SunSentinel on a sports betting bill: Few Floridians find themselves far from a lottery terminal, a racetrack, a jai alai fronton, a card room or a casino crammed with electronic slot machines, of which there are now an estimated 25,000 in the state. As...