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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...

2 more Arkansas lawmakers test positive for coronavirus

Oct. 21, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday said they tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest in an outbreak among legislators that has prompted the suspension of state budget hearings this week. State Sen. Missy Irvin and state Rep. Joe Cloud confirmed that they contracted the...

Missouri governor calls lawmakers back to work on virus aid

Oct. 21, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday called lawmakers back to work for a special session to give his administration the authority to dole out additional federal coronavirus aid funding. Parson said the session is necessary to allow the state to hand out federal money for school...

FILE - In this file March 18, 2020, file phootom one of the normally bustling entrances to the Disneyland resort is vacant due to the coronavirus closure in Anaheim, Calif. State health officials announced strict new rules for reopening theme parks on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, attractions spanning from Disneyland to Universal Studios are now bracing for an even longer shutdown, and so are the surrounding communities lined with hotels, restaurants and shops devoted to visitors who no longer walk their streets. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

California theme park closures hit jobs, shops, budget

Oct. 21, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

California's amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their gates. Now that state health officials announced strict new rules for reopening the parks, attractions spanning from Disneyland...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Pay attention: Pa. is poised to fall off a budget cliff The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 20 Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff. It’s easy but perilous to ignore state budget minutiae amid a contentious...

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...

Arkansas lawmakers test positive for virus, governor exposed

Oct. 20, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three Arkansas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, legislative leaders said Tuesday, and the state’s governor said he’s scaling back his public events and meetings after being exposed to someone with the virus. Senate President Jim Hendren said the...

East Carolina University announces more furloughs, pay cuts

Oct. 20, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A university in North Carolina has announced temporary furloughs and pay cuts for its athletics staff due to budget deficits caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The salary reductions and furloughs for coaches and staff members at East Carolina University will start next month, Jon...

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News speaks as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

Oct. 19, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to attend Thursday’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite rule changes — opposed by his campaign — that are meant to foster more ordered discussions....

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...