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Germany ending 'untenable' ban on advertising abortions

Jan. 17, 2022 09:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister on Monday launched a drive to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services, a provision that he said is untenable. The move is the first of several liberal social policies planned by...

Double dealing: Legal, illicit blur in California pot market

Jan. 16, 2022 15:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights powerful enough to turn night into day blaze...

Outgoing Virginia attorney general leaves progressive legacy

Jan. 14, 2022 14:22 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Critics of outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring say he bent the law to suit his political goals. Herring, not surprisingly, sees it differently. “I have just always tried to use the powers of the office for good and do as much good for people...

'I'm a better person': Northam reflects on his complex term

Jan. 14, 2022 11:57 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Ralph Northam first decided to jump into politics, he wasn't sure which party to join. He chose the Democrats, and a decade and a half later — after a quick rise in politics and an explosive scandal that nearly drove him from office — the...

Ohio marijuana legalization campaign adds more signatures

Jan. 13, 2022 20:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group seeking to legalize marijuana possession and cultivation in Ohio submitted nearly 30,000 additional signatures to state officials in an effort to put the issue in front of lawmakers this year. Earlier this month, it looked like the group might not get...

Newly divided Virginia General Assembly kicks off session

Jan. 12, 2022 22:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A newly empowered Republican majority assumed control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday as the General Assembly opened its 2022 session under divided party control. Members of the House and Democrat-controlled Senate will be meeting for 60 days...

Climate change, legal cannabis, budget on legislative agenda

Jan. 12, 2022 16:48 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers gathered on Wednesday for the start of their 90-day legislative session with an unprecedented budget surplus, as they also prepared to debate high-profile issues such as the legalization of recreational marijuana and climate change. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 12, 2022 16:07 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Be Deliberate With Charter Schools A legislative watchdog group that analyzes the performance of state agencies recently released a report about the funding of charter schools in Mississippi and the board that...

New legislative session with focus on COVID-19 recovery

Jan. 11, 2022 15:33 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey opened a new legislative session Tuesday, with lawmakers picking a new Senate president for the first time in a dozen years and setting their sights on economic and academic recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak as it approaches its second year. State...

Nebraska announces $500M plan to claim water from Colorado

Jan. 10, 2022 18:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a $500 million plan Monday to divert water out of Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states that allows Nebraska to seize access to Colorado land along the South Platte River and build canals. Ricketts said...