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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 28, 2022. Editorial: Missouri’s Jay Ashcroft aims to ‘hold libraries accountable,’ opening door to book bans A new rule proposed by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft could kick open the door for special interest groups to...

Homer library board delays decision on moving LGBTQ+ books

Nov. 18, 2022 20:04 PM EST

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A library advisory board heard nearly four hours of testimony this week on whether more than 50 books with LGBTQ+ themes should be moved to the adult section of the Homer Public Library but delayed making a decision. The board said the delay would give members...

Homer library board to decide if LBGTQ+ books will stay

Nov. 14, 2022 16:01 PM EST

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — An advisory board for the Homer Public Library is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on whether more than 40 books aimed at children and juveniles with LGBTQ+ themes should be removed or moved to the adult section of the library. Homer Public Library Director...

Library caught in flap over LGBTQ material loses millage

Nov. 09, 2022 21:18 PM EST

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An embattled western Michigan library targeted by residents opposed to LGBTQ materials on its shelves has lost most of its funding with the latest failure of the renewal of a property tax millage. The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township outside...

AP Photos: America votes in laundromats, schools, libraries

Nov. 08, 2022 20:47 PM EST

Americans were voting Tuesday in a key election that will decide whether Republicans end the Democratic Party’s hold on Washington and take back the House and Senate. The balloting marks the first major national elections since the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and the U.S....