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Judge strikes down Boston's eviction moratorium

Nov. 30, 2021 09:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Housing Court judge overturned Boston's eviction moratorium, saying the city's public health commission had overstepped its emergency powers. Judge Irene Bagdoian wrote in her decision Monday that evictions are a matter of state law, not...

West Seattle Bridge repairs slated to finish by mid-2022

Nov. 30, 2021 08:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that repairs on the closed West Seattle Bridge are on schedule and the bridge should reopen for vehicular traffic sometime in mid-2022. Durkan said in a news conference that the city is on time and on budget, adding...

Atlanta mayoral runoff: Moore hopes to stave off Dickens

Nov. 30, 2021 06:24 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta voters are deciding Tuesday's mayoral runoff between one candidate who is comfortable as a lone wolf and another who has acquired a bunch of new friends. Current City Council President Felicia Moore proclaims her independence as a virtue, and a...

Funding awarded to 10 projects to improve water quality

Nov. 30, 2021 04:11 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ten projects that aim to improve water quality in eastern Kentucky have received funding, officials said. Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that more than $2.5 million would go to one city and six utilities for projects in Floyd, Magoffin and...

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

Nov. 30, 2021 00:49 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between...

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

Nov. 30, 2021 00:17 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between...

Current lawmaker rare appointee among 12 California judges

Nov. 29, 2021 22:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom took the rare step of appointing a sitting California state lawmaker to one of 12 judgeships Monday, triggering a special election for the Los Angeles County seat. Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat from Monterey Park, will fill...

Cleveland city council approves Guardians lease at ballpark

Nov. 29, 2021 22:37 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland City Council voted Monday to approve a lease agreement that will keep the Guardians at Progressive Field through 2036. The team will also be able to begin planning renovations to the downtown ballpark, which will be upgraded as part of a...

Washington state sees more flooding, next storm approaches

Nov. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington...

States, cities running out of rental assistance monies

Nov. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EST

Several large states and cities have exhausted their federal rental assistance, the Treasury Department said Monday, in a sign that spending on a massive program aimed at averting evictions has picked up speed. The federal government is forecasting that upwards of $30...