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AP News Guide: Election Day 2020 in Maryland

Oct. 31, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While many Maryland voters have already mailed in their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic or voted in person at early voting centers, those who waited for Election Day will be voicing their choice for president and the state's eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives at...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019 file photo Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, addresses community members at the dedication of a Recovery Community Center in in Manchester, Ky. Kentucky lawmakers passed a slimmed-down, one-year state budget Wednesday, April 1, 2020 without pay raises for school teachers or increased education funding — priorities that fell victim to the dramatic economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky lawmakers plan for another COVID-impacted session

Oct. 30, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers preparing for an action-packed session next year will have some basic operational challenges to overcome because of the COVID-19 pandemic, top legislators said Friday. Passing another state budget in lean fiscal times and assisting a pandemic-battered economy loom...

Some elderly, disabled in Washington state could lose funds

Oct. 30, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state has asked the Department of Social and Health Services to examine options for a 15% budget cut after a projected $9 billion shortfall is expected over the next two years. That could mean more than $1 billion in losses for about 12,000 elderly and long-term care recipients...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019 file photo, From left, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Daniel White, UA Anchorage Chancellor Cathy Sandeen and UA Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield speak at a UA Board of Regents meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Cathy Sandeen, the chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage has announced her intention to take a new position as the president of a California university, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.(AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Alaska university chancellor accepts new job in California

Oct. 30, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage has announced that she plans to take a new position as the president of a California university. Chancellor Cathy Sandeen said Thursday she accepted an offer to become president of California State University, East Bay. Sandeen...

FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., left, and Republican challenger Steve Negron, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, file)

Kuster aims for 5th term in 2nd District rematch with Negron

Oct. 30, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Annie Kuster is hoping to be the first New Hampshire woman elected five times to federal office when she faces Republican challenger Steve Negron in the race for the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday. It's a rematch of the 2018 race for Kuster and Negron, who runs a...

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell speaks to reporters about a proposed $18 million in budget cuts to his bureau Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The City Council is considering the cuts on top of nearly $16 million already cut in June, but delayed a vote until after the election. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Portland, Oregon, delays vote to cut $18M more from police

Oct. 29, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Oregon's largest city have delayed a vote on an additional $18 million in cuts to the Portland police budget until after next week's presidential election amid a heated mayoral race and mounting tension over the police handling of near-nightly protests. Mayor Ted...

Council to decide on further cuts to Portland police budget

Oct. 28, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four months after the Portland City Council approved reallocating $15 million from the Police Bureau budget to other city programs and initiatives, the council could OK diverting additional millions from the law enforcement agency. Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Commissioner Chloe...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 28, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: State budget surrounded with anxiety Altoona Mirror Oct. 24 The fiscal time bomb challenging the best budget instincts of the Pennsylvania General Assembly keeps getting closer to exploding. The important question that...

University of Wyoming proposes new budget reduction plan

Oct. 28, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly 80 positions will be eliminated, the operations budget will be cut and the athletic department will cut travel costs and reduce salaries as the University of Wyoming addresses a $42 million budget deficit exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal comes after Gov....

A man wearing a face shield as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus walks on a street in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. India reports 36,470 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. However, the overall tally neared 8 million, the second in the world behind the U.S. with over 8.7 million positive cases. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

Oct. 28, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour period. The total reported Wednesday includes the highest single-day number of cases for the Indian capital of New Delhi — 4,853. The Health Ministry...