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GM gets tax break for new plant next to factory it closed

Feb. 19, 2020 12:36 PM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — General Motors Co. will receive a tax break to build a new electric battery cell factory in Ohio next to the site of a much larger assembly plant it shut down last year. Village leaders in Lordstown approved a 75% tax abatement that will extend over 15 years and allow the company to...

FILE - This April 6, 2018, file photo shows the leaves of a marijuana plant inside Ultra Health's cultivation greenhouse in Bernalillo, N.M. New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal form legislators that emphasizes small business opportunities and ready access to pot for 80,000 current medical cannabis patients. Legalization for the first time enjoys the full throttled support of second-year Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who set up a volunteer commission last year to vet health and public safety concerns about recreational cannabis and on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, pitched the benefits of the pot economy to a gathering business leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico bid for recreational marijuana is all but doomed

Feb. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's bid to become the 12th U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana abruptly fell flat after state senators in a legislature dominated by Democrats rejected a bill that would have forced permission for sales in all of the state's cities and towns. In a late-night...

FILE - This Dec. 20, 2019 file photo provided by Michigan Department of Transportation shows toxic chemical substances leaking along Interstate 696 in Madison Heights, Mich. An industrial site in suburban Detroit where a bright green goo seeped through a concrete barrier onto an area freeway is subject to forfeiture due to non-payment of property taxes. Five properties tied to Electro-Plating Services Inc. in Madison Heights owe a total of more than $30,000 in taxes, interest and fees from 2017 and 2018, according to the Oakland County Treasurer's office.(Michigan Department of Transportation via AP, File)

Treasurer: Seeping 'green ooze' site subject to forfeiture

Feb. 12, 2020 3:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An industrial site in suburban Detroit from where a bright green goo seeped through a concrete barrier onto an area freeway could be foreclosed due to non-payment of property taxes, the county treasurer said Wednesday. Five properties tied to Electro-Plating Services Inc. in Madison Heights...

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant speaks at City Hall in Seattle. Seattleā€™s elections watchdog has charged Sawant with violating the law by using her office to promote a potential ballot measure that would tax Amazon and other large companies to pay for things like affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the charges against Sawant were filed Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seattle councilwoman charged over work toward 'Amazon tax'

Feb. 11, 2020 6:37 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s elections watchdog has charged a city councilwoman with violating the law by using her office to promote a potential ballot measure that would tax Amazon and other large companies to pay for things like affordable housing. The Seattle Times reported the charges against...

Kentucky audit cites multiple faults by Owsley County clerk

Feb. 11, 2020 10:52 AM EST

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The results of a Kentucky audit show that an elected county clerk has been failing to properly perform her duties and left nearly $30,000 owed to her county at the end of a recent fiscal year, according to a report the state auditor issued Monday. In the latest report, which reviewed...

A person wearing a mask stands at a window of a staff accommodation block where British nationals recently flown back from China and at risk from the new virus are being quarantined, at Arrowe Park Hospital, on the Wirral, in Liverpool, England, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020. Britain on Tuesday urged all of its citizens in China to leave the country because of the outbreak of a respiratory illness from a new virus, while Belgium became the latest nation to announce a confirmed case. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: WHO seeks $675M to fight new virus

Feb. 5, 2020 10:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 11 p.m. The director-general of the World Health Organization has asked for $675 million to help countries address the expected spread of the new virus that emerged in China. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged that...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 29, 2020 1:17 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Jan. 27 The Ashland Daily Independent on the passing of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant: Kobe Bryant’s death has evoked a universal reaction. He was one of nine killed in a helicopter crash in California on Jan. 26. His daughter, 13-year-old Gianna, also...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is

Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service. The fees approved...

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, and European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan attend a media conference after their meeting in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The talks are focused on U.S. tariffs on French wine and other goods. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

France and EU ready to respond to US threat of new tariffs

Jan. 7, 2020 5:17 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France has warned it will retaliate with the full backing of the European Union if the United States imposes tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French products, including Champagne, Roquefort cheese, handbags, and lipstick. The U.S. is considering 100% tariffs on some French goods in...

Police: Detroit man sought in West Virginia bar shooting

Jan. 2, 2020 9:45 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police said Thursday that they are seeking a 30-year-old Michigan man in connection with a New Year's day shooting at a West Virginia bar in which seven people were shot and wounded. The bar was ordered shut by authorities Thursday, a day after the violence. Huntington Mayor Steve...