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Justices to hear Mississippi marijuana initiative arguments

Apr. 12, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that challenges the state initiative process and seeks to block development of a medical marijuana program. Voters in November approved Initiative 65, which requires the...

Charles Booker forms exploratory committee for US Senate run

Apr. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker, whose unabashedly progressive campaign in Kentucky came up just short in last year's Senate primary, said Monday that he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a follow-up race in 2022 against Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul. ...

Organizations get grants aimed at helping Detroit residents

Apr. 11, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Three dozen community organizations in Detroit will share $2.7 million in grants. The grants are from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund which provides funding for public services that improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents in...

West Virginia lawmakers approve needle exchange regulations

Apr. 10, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill that would regulate needle exchange programs gained final approval in the Republican-controlled legislature on Saturday amid a spike in HIV cases in the state. Critics have said its more stringent requirements for the...

Flagstaff subsidizes local purchases of eco-friendly autos

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff local Stewart Weinstein ordered an all-electric vehicle to be environmentally friendly, but now says the unexpected financial perks of his purchase have already piled up -- before even driving his new car off the lot. One benefit is...

Families traumatized by violence face crime scene cleanup

Apr. 10, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the days after Patricia Norris was murdered in her West Oak Lane home, her family was busy planning the unexpected funeral, and investigators had finished collecting evidence. But no one told the Norris family what they’d find when they came back to the house to...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

West Virginia House passes syringe exchange regulation bill

Apr. 09, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill to regulate needle exchange programs. Critics say the measure may constrain the number of providers amid a spike in HIV infections. It was approved on Friday in a 85-13 vote. The Senate will...

Wyoming drone fleet to help with investigations, inspections

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Highway Patrol have received $100,000 through a federal grant that will help launch a statewide program that would use drones to assist with investigations. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Erik...