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Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say...

Logistics company plans up to 500 jobs in central Indiana

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

A logistics company plans to open a distribution center in central Indiana that will employ up to 500 full-time workers. Whitestown officials announced Wednesday night that Style Link Logistics LLC plans to spend $3.5 million to open the center at the 65 Commerce Park...

Nashville mayor: Oracle to bring 8500 jobs, $1.2B investment

Apr. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oracle Corporation plans to bring 8,500 jobs and a $1.2 billion investment to fast-growing Nashville over the coming decade, a deal Mayor John Cooper's office announced Wednesday as unprecedented in the history of Tennessee economic development projects. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 13, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. April 11, 2021. Editorial: Keep moving forward on expanded telehealth in Minnesota The pandemic ushered in changes that enhanced patients’ access, convenience. The COVID-19 pandemic forced sweeping...

Tucson to house asylum seekers, migrants at city hotels

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Tucson has contracted with local hotels to temporarily house people seeking asylum in the U.S. while awaiting the completion of a tent-like facility built by Customs and Border Protection. A statement Monday from Tucson Mayor Regina...

Louisiana lawmakers advance sales tax collection overhaul

Apr. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A business-backed effort to centralize Louisiana's sales tax collections began Tuesday working its way through the state House, where Republican leaders are pushing to get rid of the state's unusual system of letting a hodgepodge of local government agencies do the...

Analysis: Louisiana lawmakers plan return to old tax debates

Apr. 11, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Talk of “tax reform” has returned to the Louisiana Capitol, with the House and Senate’s Republican leaders making it their central push for the two-month legislative session starting Monday. But reform means different things to different people, and reaching a...

Downtown hotel sues Charlottesville over tax bill

Apr. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A hotel in downtown Charlottesville has filed a lawsuit accusing the Virginia city of overcharging it nearly $100,000 in taxes. The Daily Progress reports that Charlottesville’s City Council last week unanimously voted to allow the city...

Tupelo replacing its oldest fire station with new building

Apr. 11, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is building a new fire station to replace its oldest one. Tupelo officials broke ground for the new building Thursday, WTVA-TV reported. The station that will be retired is 64 years old. The city has already...

Flagstaff subsidizes local purchases of eco-friendly autos

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff local Stewart Weinstein ordered an all-electric vehicle to be environmentally friendly, but now says the unexpected financial perks of his purchase have already piled up -- before even driving his new car off the lot. One benefit is...