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House Democrats' campaign chief faces tough race of his own

Aug. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — At a recent rally with union workers and other supporters in the downtown square of this small city on the banks of the Hudson River, New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney tried to remind Democrats of everything he thinks the party has accomplished. He touted...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 17, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Board of Ed must make vague ‘parental rights’ law clear With Florida having opened the school year facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, the Board of Education meets today for the purpose of driving...

Wisconsin school board votes in favor of pride flag ban

Aug. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

WALES, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school board voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying gay pride flags and other items that district officials consider political in nature. The Kettle Moraine School Board voted Tuesday to keep a code of conduct in...

Man gets 27-year jail sentence in Detroit dating app murder

Aug. 17, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An Indiana man who prosecutors said used a dating app to target members of the LGBTQ community has been sentenced to at least 27 years in jail for the killing of a Michigan man. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Kevin Cox sentenced Diabolique Paris Johnson on...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Republicans are supposedly good with money. Why waste it on Kansas abortion recounts? After anti-abortion activist Melissa Leavitt called for a recount of the recent statewide vote to keep abortion rights protections in...

‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools

Aug. 15, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble. As students return from...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 14, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Unwelcomed in Ohio. Leaders working to make state less attractive, not more “Ohio. Find it Here” road signs welcome visitors at most of our state’s borders. The slogan developed by Columbus-based Cult...

Jury: Democratic PAC defamed Roy Moore, awards him $8.2M

Aug. 12, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a Democratic-aligned super PAC defamed him in a TV ad recounting sexual misconduct accusations during his failed 2017 U.S. Senate bid in Alabama. Jurors found the Senate...

Colorado to spar over discrimination case in Supreme Court

Aug. 12, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its anti-discrimination law in the face of a challenge by a Christian web designer who does not want to create custom wedding websites for same-sex couples and claims the state law violates her right to free speech. ...

LGBTQ groups denounce Florida plan to limit transgender care

Aug. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — LGBTQ and health groups have denounced a new rule by Florida health officials set to take effect later this month to restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration filed the...