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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 24, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

Champaign News-Gazette. May 22, 2022. Editorial: DCFS investigation reveals more of the same Too many children are falling through the cracks of the state’s structurally flawed children protection infrastructure. A recent investigation into operations...

Buffalo supermarket victim Kat Massey, 72, laid to rest

May. 23, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In the late 1980s, Katherine “Kat” Massey was tired of the perpetually overgrown lot on state property on her street, so she sent a letter on “Cherry Street Block Club” letterhead to the governor which led to it being cleaned up. Massey was the only one...

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

May. 21, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States...

Wisconsin's high court broadens who can carry concealed guns

May. 20, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A disorderly conduct conviction can't disqualify someone from obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that could dramatically broaden who can carry hidden firearms, knives and stun guns. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...

Sheriff's office: Man fatally shot when deputies return fire

May. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he fired a gun in their direction during an encounter near an elementary school in Guadalupe, a Phoenix suburb. The incident occurred Wednesday after deputies responded to a...

After Buffalo massacre, NY governor seeks action on guns

May. 18, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would require state police to seek court orders to keep guns away from people who might pose a threat to themselves or others under a package of executive orders and gun control bills touted Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul in the aftermath of a racist attack on a...

Buffalo is latest mass shooting by gunman wearing body armor

May. 18, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend, its security guard tried to stop him. At least one of his shots hit the gunman, but it didn’t stop the deadly rampage because the gunman was wearing body armor. Ten Black people died in the racist...

Candidate who survived shooting wins Louisville mayor nod

May. 17, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Businessman Craig Greenberg won the Democratic primary for mayor of Kentucky's largest city, months after surviving a shooting attempt at his campaign office. Greenberg beat out a crowded field of eight candidates for Louisville mayor and will be buoyed in...