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Company challenges seizure of marijuana proceeds in Kansas

Oct. 27, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cash management company has asked a federal court to return nearly $166,000 in proceeds seized in Kansas from sales at Missouri medical marijuana stores. Dickinson County sheriff's deputies seized the money in May after stopping a driver for...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. October 22, 2021. Editorial: Black Hills State University needs to be heard Black Hills State University has plenty to boast about. But it seems university leadership and supporters need to crow a bit louder,...

Virginia House Democrats aim to protect their majority

Oct. 27, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and expanding voting access. ...

New Jersey governor race tests Murphy's progressive politics

Oct. 23, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Paid sick leave. Taxpayer-funded community college. A phased-in $15 minimum wage. New Jersey has taken a decidedly liberal shift under first-term Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, increasing income taxes on the wealthy, expanding voting rights and...

NY state police seizures of marijuana plants fall sharply

Oct. 23, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

New York State Police seizures of marijuana plants have plunged this year as the state legalized possession of small amounts of pot and some local law enforcement agencies backed off efforts to root out marijuana crops, according to a published report. For years, state...

Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

Oct. 23, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first...

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

Oct. 22, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine was convicted Friday of campaign finance crimes, including funneling a Russian entrepreneur's money to U.S. politicians. Lev Parnas was on trial for more...

NYC jury hears closings at Giuliani associate's fraud trial

Oct. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani hatched a scheme to funnel $1 million in funds from a wealthy Russian financier into U.S. elections knowing full well he was breaking campaign finance laws, a prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments at a federal trial. ...

Medicaid expansion ballot campaigns near signature threshold

Oct. 21, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pair of campaigns to expand Medicaid in South Dakota are nearing enough voter petitions to be placed on the ballot next year, organizers said Thursday. One campaign, sponsored by former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland, has...

Vaccine doubts fuel doctor's rise in Minnesota governor race

Oct. 20, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

WATERTOWN, Minn. (AP) — The small-town family doctor angling to become Minnesota’s next governor smiled, leaned into the camera and told his Facebook viewers that Sweden had just paused the Moderna vaccine for people under age 30 over “significant concern” about heart inflammation. ...