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National Democratic group defends Oregon’s congressional map

Oct. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's new congressional districts are receiving national attention as a Democratic group pushes back against Republican claims that the state's political boundaries are gerrymandered. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a filing on...

InvestigateWest: Cleaner buildings will cost billions

Oct. 18, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

Pumping insulation into walls and scrapping gas furnaces aren’t the most glamorous ways to attack climate change. Renovating old buildings seems downright mundane compared to fast-charging elec-tric cars or efficient high-rise buildings. But for Francisco Ramos, upgrading his Northeast...

Oregon illegal pot grows: More calls to send National Guard

Oct. 18, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that had about 2 tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants. The raid illustrates that...

Court: Parts of pesticide program violate California law

Oct. 18, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state-run pest prevention program partly violates California's landmark environmental protection law with its approach to spraying pesticides, a state appeals court has ruled. The ruling centers on a pest prevention and management program run...

Tentative settlement reached in Dominion rate review

Oct. 18, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest electric utility has reached a settlement agreement with regulators and other parties in an ongoing rate case that if approved would provide one-time refunds to customers and a rate reduction going forward. Dominion Energy...

GameStop mania severely tested market system, regulator says

Oct. 18, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market certainly shook when hundreds of thousands of regular people suddenly piled into GameStop early this year, driving its price to heights that shocked professional investors. But it didn't break. That's one of the takeaways from a...

South Dakota lawmakers summon key figures for Noem inquiry

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have summoned two people who were present at a meeting Gov. Kristi Noem held last year that included her daughter, Kassidy Peters, and state employees who were overseeing Peters' application for a real estate appraiser license. ...

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

Oct. 18, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. ...

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to drug trafficking charges

Oct. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man who tried to sell a large amount of fentanyl and heroin while under surveillance by law enforcement pleaded guilty Monday to drug trafficking charges, federal prosecutors said. Josimar Delacruz-Reyes, 31, was under investigation...

Bitcoin investing could get boost from exchange-traded fund

Oct. 18, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Interested in Bitcoin but don’t want to open a crypto trading account? Wall Street has something for you. ProShares said Monday it plans to launch the country’s first exchange-traded fund linked to Bitcoin. The ETF with the ticker symbol “BITO”...