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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Maryland law expanding who can perform abortion takes effect

Jul. 01, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland law taking effect Friday will enable nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants who receive special training to perform abortions, as some states seek to expand access to the procedure after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 29, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Success Mixed On Teen Births As with a lot of indicators about the well-being of people in Mississippi, this state has made significant progress in reducing the number of teen births, but it still has a long way to go....

Kemp pushes on school safety; Abrams seeks officer pay hikes

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams continued their bidding war on public safety Thursday, with Abrams proposing a big pay increase for state police and prison guards, while the Republican incumbent said Georgia will spend at least $8 million more on school safety...

Tennessee Education Dept awards $27M in tutoring grants

Jun. 23, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have awarded $27 million in grants for five community organizations to start tutoring programs in the 2022-2023 school year. The state Department of Education says the Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps Community...

Panel rejects plan to close Georgia pilot training center

Jun. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A congressional subcommittee has rejected the Biden administration’s proposal to close a training center for military pilots in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Monday the decision by the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee is a big step toward...

Crisis training helps responses to mental health issues

Jun. 18, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Sometimes the biggest tool law enforcement has to calm a volatile situation is a 1-inch-diameter pin. When officers respond to a call, they don’t know if an irate person is just upset, high on drugs or struggling with a mental issue. But Crisis...

Louisiana business to offer job training to autistic adults

Jun. 18, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A school and longtime business in northeast Louisiana are joining forces to spearhead a workforce program to assist those with developmental disorders. QuesTECH Learning, a private school in Monroe for kids in need of special learning assistance in grades 2-12,...

Camp counselors receive mental health training in NH

Jun. 15, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Counselors are being trained to recognize signs of mental health struggles in campers under a new initiative in New Hampshire to make summer camp more accessible, New Hampshire officials said. The state's education commissioner, Frank Edelblut said the new...

West Virginia bolstering emergency medical service workforce

Jun. 15, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is allocating $10 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to bolster the state's emergency medical services workforce, Gov. Jim Justice said. The Community and Technical College System, EMS community partners and state lawmakers reviewed...