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Rhode Island lawmakers pass budget and adjourn for the year

Jun. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers passed a flurry of major bills before the legislative session ended Friday, including the state budget and legislation to provide driver privilege cards to people who are in the country illegally. The General Assembly adjourned early...

GOP unity? Some aim for reconciliation after tough primaries

Jun. 24, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two days after losing a bitter primary to a rival she once deemed a “sellout” for occasionally working with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unity rally” to urge South Carolina Republicans to come together and back Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general...

Abortion bill, confederate holiday removal signed by Edwards

Jun. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that would make doctors who perform abortions subject to prison terms of one to 10 years — a measure that would take effect when and if the 1973 Supreme Court decision establishing abortion rights is overturned. The...

Georgia Democrats look to settle statewide races in runoffs

Jun. 18, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats on Tuesday are settling multiple statewide races and congressional primaries, including three races where Stacey Abrams has endorsed other members of her party that she wants on the ticket as she runs for governor. There are three Republican congressional runoffs,...

12K marijuana plants, 3K pounds of pot seized in Oregon

Jun. 17, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) — More than 12,000 marijuana plants in 32 greenhouses were seized from a marijuana grow site in southern Oregon on Thursday, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. A search warrant was served by Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team detectives along...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 14, 2022. Editorial: Conduct an independent review of New York’s COVID-19 response As New York officials prepare to put together a report on the state’s COVID-19 response, a coalition of good-government groups is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. June 14, 2022. Editorial: LCSD playing with fire in its proposed medical marijuana policy From the moment the Mississippi Legislature passed a law to create a medical marijuana program in January, it was inevitable that litigation would follow. ...

McMaster, Cunningham win primaries; to face off in November

Jun. 15, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat...

Officers won't be charged for man's death at fire checkpoint

Jun. 15, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four officers won't face criminal charges for shooting and killing a man armed with a gun who tried to drive through a wildfire evacuation checkpoint near a Northern California marijuana farm last summer, the Siskiyou County district attorney said Tuesday. ...

Brazil court approves home grown cannabis for medical use

Jun. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A top court in Brazil on Tuesday authorized three patients to grow cannabis for medical treatment, a decision that is likely to be applied nationwide in similar cases. A five-judge panel of the country’s Superior Court of Justice unanimously agreed that...