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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 20, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. October 18, 2021. Editorial: We have to rethink farm subsidies before they do more damage The autumn harvest is underway in Illinois, and it’s a juicy one despite the otherwise lousy year. Corn and soybeans...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Murano glassblowing model shattered by methane price surge

Oct. 11, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Italian glassblowers of Murano have survived plagues and pandemics. They transitioned to highly prized artistic creations to outrun low-priced competition from Asia. But surging energy prices are shattering their economic model. The dozens of...

App designed to save lives not popular with Florida teachers

Oct. 11, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An app designed to help save lives by targeting the location of an emergency at a school is not popular with teachers and other eligible employees because they don't trust it. In the two months it's been available, only 16% of school staff...

Former Cabinet secretary defends auto dealerships from Tesla

Oct. 08, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A recently retired state Cabinet secretary who oversaw New Mexico's first major foray into electric vehicles for government fleets has gone to work at a lobbying group for automotive dealerships as they safeguard state-authorized control over direct sales of new...

Nevada tech company asks to withdraw 'Innovation Zones' plan

Oct. 07, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A company that asked Nevada to let it form its own local government on its vast land holdings in the desert no longer plans to build the experimental smart city that they said could transform Nevada into a global hub for emerging technology. ...

Free lunches earn business access to New Mexico lawmakers

Oct. 07, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Companies clamoring for contracts on internet services and student testing are buying legislators free lunches at meetings about education policy. It’s a legal and a frequent practice that some people find unappetizing. On Tuesday, Democratic and...

Giuliani balked at prosecutors' review of 26 years of data

Sep. 28, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani’s lawyers forced a much narrower review of his seized electronic devices after complaining that prosecutors looking for proof of a crime were going to see information going back to his early days as New York City’s mayor 26 years ago, court papers released...

Prosecutor won't charge ex-University of Oklahoma lobbyist

Sep. 28, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's former top lobbyist who resigned last month won't face charges related to a woman's allegations that he sexually assaulted her, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Tuesday. Mashburn said he determined...

Anti-Trump Republican drops bid for Pennsylvania Senate seat

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An anti-Trump candidate said Monday he is dropping his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Craig Snyder, a longtime lobbyist and political consultant from Philadelphia, said he has been unable...