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Arizona Supreme Court explains education tax ruling

Oct. 26, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A trial judge misconstrued an earlier court ruling when he blocked a voter initiative over the summer that the state Supreme Court later revived, the high court said in a Monday ruling that explained its reasons for reinstating the Invest in Education Act to the November ballot. The high...

Rhode Island's gasoline tax won't increase next year

Oct. 24, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s 34-cents per gallon gasoline tax rate won't increase next year, the state Department of Revenue said this week. Since 2015, Rhode Island has adjusted its gas tax rate every two years to match the rate of inflation. It rose 1 cent in 2015 and 1 cent last year,...

Missouri AG hopeful pays taxes late; GOP claims false filing

Oct. 23, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Missouri attorney general made overdue property tax payments this week after being asked about them, prompting a Republican official to accuse him of lying about being qualified to run. Democrat Rich Finneran, a former federal prosecutor challenging...

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Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 60 years rediscovered

Oct. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and is taking its designated place in a 30-piece exhibit of Lawrence's work, officials at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts said Thursday. The exhibit of the series “Struggle: From the History...

Oklahoma governor gets report on McGirt ruling impact

Oct. 22, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A task force appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt made no specific recommendations Thursday in its report concerning the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared a swath of eastern Oklahoma counties remains an Indian reservation. The report instead calls consistent laws and...

Republican April Becker campaigns for the Nevada state senate from a converted ice cream truck Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. Becker is running against incumbent state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats eye supermajority in battleground statehouse races

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Two years after riding a blue wave to historic heights, Nevada Democrats are hoping to tighten their grips on the reins of power in the Legislature. As the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn show few signs of slowing, the election will determine the balance of power when the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 21, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google: The internet has been a powerful source of innovation and opportunity in the half-century since the first electronic message was sent between...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 21, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Oct. 21 The Decatur Daily and The TimesDaily on outdoor trails and historic sites in Alabama: With the new coronavirus taking its toll on leisure travel and many people stuck at home and starting to go stir crazy, it’s important to remember that taking care...

Buyers line up to purchase cannabis products at Theory Wellness on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in South Portland, Maine. Friday is the first day of legal marijuana sales for adult recreational use in the state. (AP Photo/David Sharp)

Lawsuit filed over Maine marijuana retail licenses

Oct. 21, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two small Maine-based marijuana businesses are suing the agency that oversees recreational marijuana operations, arguing state licenses were illegally awarded to out-of-state owners. State law requires owners of marijuana operations to live in Maine and to have filed state income...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 20, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Here are editorials published recently in Illinois newspapers. October 20, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times If Latinos want a bigger say in America’s future, they most vote - in record numbers This fall’s election marks the first time Latinos are the largest racial and ethnic minority group in the American...