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Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 06, 2023 23:04 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 1 The Washington Post on police reform The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which passed the House in 2021 but stalled in the Senate, would not have prevented the fatal beating of...

Funeral home finds woman breathing hours after declared dead

Feb. 06, 2023 14:17 PM EST

MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home but found to be breathing three hours later at the funeral home where she had been taken, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead at Water's Edge Rehab and Nursing Center at Port...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Feb. 05, 2023 21:31 PM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Iowa lawmakers find common ground on traffic bills While often the headlines coming out of the Statehouse in Des Moines are measures split by a partisan divide, it’s great to see progress on bills that have some...

DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs

Feb. 03, 2023 10:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren't holding back. No fewer than a half dozen Republicans eyeing the White House have begun actively courting top political...

Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Feb. 02, 2023 09:35 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While...

20 attorneys general warn Walgreens, CVS over abortion pills

Feb. 01, 2023 12:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. A letter from Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to the nation's...

'School choice' is culture-war focus for Kansas lawmakers

Jan. 31, 2023 10:17 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are focusing on helping conservative parents remove their children from public schools over what's taught about gender and sexuality rather than pursuing a version of what critics call Florida's “Don't Say Gay” law. A...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 30, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Des Moines Register. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Celebrate cycling by committing to safety The Iowa Code elevates all sorts of interests above cyclists’ interest in not being mowed down by drivers. July will mark 50 years since the idea that became...

Iowa Democrats pick ex-House candidate as new state leader

Jan. 29, 2023 11:43 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats chose a failed Congressional candidate to lead their state party as they grapple with a series of election losses and an effort from the national party to take away its first-in-the-nation status in the presidential race. Rita Hart, the former...

Iowa police won't release videos of officers shooting teen

Jan. 29, 2023 10:38 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police are refusing to release body camera video of three Des Moines officers fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy during a domestic disturbance last month because of state law preventing footage that shows a minor committing a “delinquent act.” The Des...