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Feds: $401M will add high-speed internet to rural US places

Jul. 28, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states from Alaska to Arkansas. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 28, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Black lung benefits: Lawmakers reintroduce important measure Area lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., and U.S. Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., have reintroduced the...

Alibaba to seek primary listing in Hong Kong, adding to NYSE

Jul. 26, 2022 02:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company by sales, announced plans Tuesday to change the status of its shares traded in Hong Kong, making them more accessible to Chinese investors at a time when Beijing is pressing tech companies to share their wealth with the public. ...

AG dismisses calls for outside probe of deleted emails

Jul. 21, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley on Thursday dismissed bipartisan calls for an independent investigation into possible violations of the state’s open records laws by his office. “We consider this matter closed,” Wrigley told The...

GOP, Democratic leaders want outside probe of deleted emails

Jul. 19, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Democrats, Republicans and a media lawyer called Tuesday for an independent investigation into possible violations of North Dakota's open records laws by the state attorney general’s office. At issue is whether there was criminal wrongdoing by Liz Brocker,...

Assistant in North Dakota AG's office quits after email flap

Jul. 18, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An employee in the North Dakota attorney general's office who handled the deletion of her former boss' email account has resigned, according to documents obtained Monday. Administrative assistant Liz Brocker, who helped clear the email account of former attorney...

Wildfire leads to about 20 evacuations in Arizona community

Jul. 17, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 20 people from the unincorporated Mohave County community of Wikieup in northwestern Arizona, authorities said Sunday. Officials with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the wildfire was at...

Deleted emails of former attorney general raise questions

Jul. 15, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Friday in response to an open records request that the email account of former attorney general Wayne Stenehjem was deleted after he died and the account and former Chief Deputy Attorney General Troy Seibel was deleted after he...

Maine gets $100M to broaden internet access to rural areas

Jul. 14, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will receive $100 million in federal funding to expand high-speed internet to people living in rural areas of the state, lawmakers said. Lawmakers and federal officials from the U.S. Treasury announced Thursday that the money will come from the American...

Kansas receives $83.5M to expand high-speed internet service

Jul. 14, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has received $83.5 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for projects that are expected to connect more than 21,000 homes and businesses to high-speed internet service, federal officials announced Thursday. The money for Kansas is part of $10...