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Iowa court limits release of allegations against doctors

Oct. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa doctors accused of doing something dangerous or inappropriate could keep the allegations private until a regulatory board makes a final determination and issues a report under a state Supreme Court decision issued Friday. In its unanimous...

New Mexico governor returns contribution, amends filing

Oct. 21, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign for reelection on Wednesday amended its October campaign finance report and returned $4,200 to a corporate contributor after a donation exceeded limits set in state statute. Opposition political committee Stop...

Minneapolis cop gets nearly 5 years in killing of 911 caller

Oct. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was...

Officials: Tennessee can't drop COVID rule despite GOP push

Oct. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee labor officials say they are unable to reject a federal rule designed to protect health care workers from COVID-19 despite receiving stern instructions earlier this week from Republican lawmakers to do so. In a letter sent to lawmakers...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. October 18, 2021. Editorial: Never accept the epidemic of gunplay The scourge of gunfire and carjackings in Madison is unacceptable and must never become normal for our growing and vibrant city. The...

Wyoming lawmakers plan anti-vaccine-mandate special session

Oct. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers plan to hold a rare special session next week to counter President Joe Biden's proposal to require COVID-19 vaccination for certain workers. Whether the session Oct. 26-28 in Cheyenne, at a cost of $25,000 per day, proceeds to...

South Dakota lawmakers split over records lawsuit payment

Oct. 18, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Top South Dakota lawmakers are feuding over whether taxpayers should pay for the state House speaker's legal defense as he faces a lawsuit for refusing to release the names of House legislators who supported a special session this year. Sen. Lee...

Contributions pour into partisan funds for legislators

Oct. 13, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political donations are pouring into special campaign-related funds for New Mexico state legislators in a nonelection year. The Brian Egolf Speakers Fund that bears the name of the Democratic House speaker on Tuesday reported contributions of just...

Nevada election official to keep tax measures on 2022 ballot

Oct. 12, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top election official is challenging the status of two ballot measures that the state's largest teacher’s union promised to withdraw after successfully using them as bargaining chips and pressuring legislators to boost education funding. ...

Doc tells story of La. man convicted by non-unanimous jury

Oct. 09, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — For more than 120 years, Louisiana has been an outlier among states allowing people to be convicted of serious offenses without the unanimous consent of a jury. Brandon Jackson, 49, from Shreveport, is one of those people. Now, a new collaboration...