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Gov. Scott won't reimpose state of emergency, mask mandate

Oct. 26, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday he wouldn't reimpose a state of emergency that would authorize him to put a statewide mask mandate back in place as the delta variant has driven an increase in COVID-19 cases. Speaking at the weekly briefing...

Some lawmakers, school nurses, urge governor to do more

Oct. 25, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

Some lawmakers, school nurses, and other medical professionals urged Gov. Phil Scott on Monday to reinstate a state of emergency and indoor mask mandate as they say school staff, parents, hospitals and health care workers are stressed, some to their breaking point. They...

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks 3 new anti-abortion laws

Oct. 25, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday blocked three anti-abortion laws that were scheduled to take effect Nov. 1 that abortion rights supporters say would have devastated abortion access in the state. In a 5-3 ruling , the court granted a temporary...

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...

Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'

Oct. 22, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Montana Legislature are asking for an investigation into whether the attorney general abused his power by sending a Montana Highway Patrol trooper to a Helena hospital over a complaint from the family of a COVID-19 patient. ...

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

Oct. 21, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. ...

Montana media groups appeal ruling over closed GOP meeting

Oct. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Members of the Montana media are appealing a state judge's ruling in a lawsuit over whether Republican members of a legislative committee legally held a secret meeting before voting on bills involving abortion and transgender health care. The media...

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...

US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules

Oct. 19, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration threatened Tuesday to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety enforcement because they have refused to adopt rules to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The threats...

Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over COVID care

Oct. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three public officials threatened doctors at a Montana hospital after they refused to treat a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin, a drug to treat parasites that is not federally approved to treat the respiratory disease, officials of St. Peter's Health in Helena said. ...