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Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jul. 29, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Belly buttons are more common than a sense of shame July 28 The Lewiston Tribune State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, has an answer for everything. ...

Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Jul. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. “The time for simply saying...

IOC sponsors facing heat over Beijing Olympics, human rights

Jul. 28, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Faced with criticism over human rights issues tied to next year's Beijing Winter Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday that its only responsibility was to “deliver the Games." International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams was asked at the Tokyo Games...

Hawaii Senate panel hears testimony on appeals court nominee

Jul. 27, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday heard testimony on the nomination of Daniel Gluck, the executive director of the Hawaii Ethics Commission, to serve on the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Critics have questioned Gov. David Ige’s choice...

SC senators hold first of 10 public redistricting hearings

Jul. 25, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina senators will travel around the state this week holding public hearings on how to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House. The Senate subcommittee handling redistricting is...

More groups ask Kaul to remove Natural Resources Board chair

Jul. 25, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More groups are calling on Wisconsin’s attorney general to remove the head of the state’s Natural Resources Board before its August meeting. Fred Prehn, whose six-year term expired on May 1, has refused to vacate his position, citing a state...

August hearings set on Indiana election redistricting

Jul. 22, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Public hearings have been set Indiana’s upcoming redrawing of congressional and legislative election districts, although no proposed new maps will be available by then. The hearings involving the House and Senate elections committees will be held...

DNR confirmation fight brewing after chair refuses to leave

Jul. 22, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are demanding Republican lawmakers confirm Gov. Tony Evers’ choice to replace the GOP-appointed head of the Department of Natural Resources board in a battle that could shape how the agency approaches a host of pressing issues including this...

Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

Jul. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. A spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms — the state's largest pork producer — told U.S. senators during a Senate Judiciary Committee...

Mississippi lawmakers work toward medical marijuana program

Jul. 22, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi lawmakers say they're continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that...