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WVa judge halts implementation of payroll deduction law

Jun. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge on Monday sided with labor groups in halting implementation of a new state law that prohibits union dues or fees from being automatically deducted from state employee paychecks unless they provide written consent. Kanawha...

2 U.S. House members sue over use of metal detectors

Jun. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressmen from Georgia and Texas have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that using metal detectors to screen members of Congress is unconstitutional and that the security measure is being used unfairly against Republicans. Reps. Andrew Clyde of Georgia...

Former Iowa officials sues Reynolds over ouster in 2019

Jun. 12, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former head of the Iowa Department of Human Services alleges in a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds that he was ousted because he raised concerns that one of her aides was being paid with federal Medicaid money. Jerry Foxhoven contends in a...

Judge rejects extortion plea deal for ex-mayor's aide

Jun. 11, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea deal in the extortion case against the ex-chief of staff to a former Massachusetts mayor that called for her to serve no time behind bars. Genoveva Andrade, who was the former chief of staff to former Fall River Mayor Jasiel...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 3, 2021. Editorial: Editorial: Stop creating laws for problems that don’t exist It is when lawmakers give imagination preference over reality that we get nonsensical laws such as one sponsored by Rep. Tim Rudd of...

Pacific Tsunami Museum to reopen in summer after renovations

Jun. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Pacific Tsunami Museum plans to reopen from a coronavirus pandemic-triggered shutdown by the end of the summer after finishing substantial renovations. The downtown Hilo museum is working on relocating and renovating its Japan exhibit, which...

Whitmer: Spend $300M of virus aid to hike hourly wage to $15

Jun. 03, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed spending $300 million in federal COVID-19 funding to help Michigan businesses pay workers $15 an hour. State grants would cover the difference between an employee's current hourly wage and $15 for three...

NC House votes to do away with extra jobless benefits early

Jun. 03, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina would do away with the $300-per-week supplemental benefits for the unemployed provided by the federal government during the pandemic in legislation approved Thursday by the state House. The roughly 245,000 people in North Carolina...

Man given nearly 5 years in prison for COVID-19 relief fraud

Jun. 03, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Pewaukee businessman has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in federal coronavirus relief funding meant for struggling businesses. According to prosecutors, Thomas Smith, 47, involved seven...

Former nursing home manager pleas to endangering 3 residents

Jun. 02, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

A man who oversaw a suburban Philadelphia nursing home pleaded no contest Wednesday to endangering three residents who before dying suffered health complications because of inadequate staffing levels, prosecutors said. The defendant, Chaim “Charlie” Steg, 40, of...