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What happens when rural EMS systems need to be rescued?

Feb. 22, 2020 3:06 AM EST

UNION CITY, Pa. (AP) — The first responders’ biggest fear was realized one night in December when someone called 911 for help in rural Erie County and nobody came. The first dispatch went to Union City Fire Co. When Union City couldn’t crew its ambulance, the call rolled over to neighboring...

August Wilson Center on track for comeback 5 years later

Feb. 22, 2020 3:05 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The day she became CEO of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Janis Burley Wilson walked through the Downtown Pittsburgh building’s reflective glass doors to find its interior completely empty. “There were no phones or computers, no printer, pencils or pens...

Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib bangs the gavel as he presides as President of the Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lawmakers were busy throughout the day, as Wednesday was the floor cutoff deadline for the 2020 legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Homeless measures, carbon cap alive, most gun measures fail

Feb. 20, 2020 9:32 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through their 60-day legislative session, clearing a key deadline for policy bills and receiving good news on the revenue front ahead of the release of the House and Senate's supplemental budget proposals. A revenue forecast Wednesday showed...

New coal mine in Alabama receives $26M in tax abatements

Feb. 20, 2020 10:51 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A new coal mine is planned in west Alabama after a county approved more than $26 million in tax breaks for the project, officials said. The Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority provided the abatements Wednesday for Warrior Met Coal Inc., which is planning a $500...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

Feb. 19, 2020 11:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local): 8 p.m. Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s presidential nomination even if he or she doesn't...

Wyoming high court rules against town in daycare tax case

Feb. 19, 2020 4:53 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled against a small town that sought to avoid paying taxes on a daycare business. The justices ruled Wednesday in favor of the Laramie County treasurer and assessor, saying the town of Pine Bluffs in southeastern Wyoming can't claim the daycare is...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 19, 2020 4:08 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon Wall Street Journal Feb. 14 That “big, beautiful wall” President Trump never tires of carrying on about is becoming one of the most expensive campaign stunts...

State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha speaks Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb., during debate on a property tax package championed by Gov. Pete Ricketts, farm and business groups and key state lawmakers. Lawmakers failed to reach a vote on Wednesday before they adjourned for the day. Sen. Linehan said she believes she has enough votes to pass the bill but cautioned that lawmakers need more time to discuss and understand everything it does. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Property tax measure faces uncertain future in Nebraska

Feb. 19, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The latest attempt to lower property taxes in Nebraska faced an uncertain future Wednesday as lawmakers squabbled over whether it would hurt K-12 public schools that rely heavily on the revenue. Lawmakers debated the measure for nearly three hours but failed to reach a vote before they...

Montgomery approves occupational tax

Feb. 19, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Montgomery, Ala. (AP) — The city of Montgomery has approved a 1% occupational tax, getting ahead of state lawmakers who were swiftly moving to strip cities of their ability to levy such taxes. News outlets report that the Montgomery City Council approved the occupational tax on a 5-3 vote Tuesday. It...

NTEC reaches deal to pay taxes on Wyoming coal production

Feb. 19, 2020 2:28 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The new owner of two Wyoming coal mines has reached an agreement to pay $44 million in local taxes. The taxes are owed to Campbell County for production at the Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines from the second half of 2017 through the end of 2019. Navajo Transitional Energy Company...