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Qualls joins packed GOP field in race for Minnesota governor

Jan. 09, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran and former healthcare executive said Sunday he's running for governor in Minnesota, joining a handful of other Republicans who have announced for the job. Kendall Qualls, who lives in Medina with his wife and five children, said he is the...

Former VA employee gets a year for stealing VA property

Jan. 07, 2022 19:16 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing government property, U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca said Friday. Chad Jacobs, 55, was also ordered to pay a $40,000 fine and $23,584 in restitution to the Veterans Administration. ...

Youngkin rolls out more cabinet members, key staffers

Jan. 04, 2022 18:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin is continuing to build out his cabinet and staff with a mix of experienced professionals from both the government and private sector ahead of his Jan. 15 inauguration. The political newcomer announced a handful of...

New specialty license plates put Arizona's lineup over 80

Dec. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The state Department of Transportation says the addition of 15 new specialty license plates means Arizona vehicle owners now have more than 80 plate options. The department said the newly available specialty plates approved by the Arizona Legislature include 11...

Illinois attorney general updates guide to veterans benefits

Dec. 25, 2021 09:55 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general's office has released an updated guide of benefits for Illinois veterans and their families. The “Benefits for Illinois Veterans” guide was put together by the attorney general's Military and Veterans Rights Bureau. It...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 22, 2021 17:19 PM EST

Valdosta Daily Times. December XX, 2021. Editorial: Remembering Johnny Isakson Late senator made case for bipartisanship Johnny Isakson is a strong reminder that compromise is not and should not be a dirty word in politics. Isakson was a...

Idaho Land Board officials present $55 million to schools

Dec. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lands generated $55 million for public schools that Republican Gov. Brad Little and other top elected state officials presented to students on Tuesday in an annual symbolic big check ceremony at the Statehouse. The presentation by Land Board officials...

Green Bay man gets 5 years in prison for 18th OWI conviction

Dec. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his 18th drunken driving conviction. Wallace Bowers, 74, had a valid driver's license when he was arrested last January after crashing into a power pole on Green Bay's east side and temporarily...

Not-for-profit catalogs, rates Indianapolis' urban forests

Dec. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a forest near West 42nd Street and Clarendon Road, trees tower above bright leaf litter and thousands of scattered, bare branches. Some are older than the state of Indiana, established in 1816. Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nearly...

Initial funding approved for state mental health monitor

Dec. 09, 2021 15:52 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has approved funding for an independent monitor to collect and analyze data on how Mississippi's mental health system is working to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ordered on Dec. 3 that the state make...