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Kentucky state Sen. Danny Carroll, second from left, promotes a bill targeting illegal immigration on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. State Rep. John Blanton, left, and Attorney General Daniel Cameron, right, joins him at a press conference to discuss the bill, which would prevent sanctuary policies and require most public employees to use their “best efforts” to help enforce federal immigration laws. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Lawmaker: Changes being made to Kentucky immigration bill

Jan. 16, 2020 7:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Employees on the front lines of helping the sick or victims of sexual assault in Kentucky would be exempted from a high-profile immigration bill under changes its lead sponsor is making. Republican Sen. Danny Carroll announced the pending changes Thursday in response to meetings with...

Wisconsin retirement fund grows nearly 20% in 2019

Jan. 16, 2020 4:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The primary investment fund for most Wisconsin public employees and retirees grew nearly 20% last year, bouncing back from a loss in 2018, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board reported Thursday. Preliminary data shows the “core fund” grew 19.9% in 2019 after dropping...

Retired public employees to see cuts in health care benefits

Jan. 16, 2020 2:23 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of retired public employees will have to pay more of their health care costs starting in 2022 after trustees for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System voted Wednesday to reduce health care benefits. The trustees voted 9-2 on changes that will affect current and future...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo security stand outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. A live mortar round was found in a vehicle late Tuesday at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. A base spokesman said that he doesn't know what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

3 who brought mortar round to gate at Pearl Harbor released

Jan. 15, 2020 5:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A mortar round was found in a vehicle at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday. It's not clear what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go when...

Policy restricts carrying guns onto Offutt Air Force Base

Jan. 15, 2020 3:47 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new policy has gone into effect at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha that bars military and civilian personnel from transporting privately-owned firearms onto base. That order came from Col. Gavin Marks, who assumed command of the U.S. Air Force 55th Wing in June. It followed a...

West Virginia Republican introduces paid family leave bill

Jan. 15, 2020 5:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's public employees might get 12 weeks of paid family leave under a proposal introduced Tuesday at the statehouse. Kanawha County Republican Del. Moore Capito said his bill “is a demonstration of the pro-family nature of our state.” “We never want...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 10, 2020 4:10 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Give public more details on 18-wheeler tolling Connecticut Post Jan. 8 The Democratic majority of the state House and Senate is lining up behind a plan to charge the largest tractor-trailers to use Connecticut’s bridges. It’s taken a long time...

Immigration surfaces as issue in Kentucky legislature

Jan. 9, 2020 5:22 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The volatile illegal immigration issue has reached into the Kentucky legislature with a Republican-backed bill aimed at preventing sanctuary policies at the local level and requiring most public employees to use their “best efforts" to help enforce federal immigration laws. A...

Employees on SC health plan now can get virtual urgent care

Jan. 9, 2020 2:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina is providing free urgent care visits online for people on the state's health care plan. People needing medical care for things like colds, stomach viruses and other minor ailments can go to www.musc.care or call 843-261-5940 and arrange a visit...

Little Rock appeals decision to reinstate fired officer

Jan. 3, 2020 6:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The city of Little Rock filed notice Friday it's appealing a judge's order to reinstate a police officer who was fired after fatally shooting a black motorist. The city moved to have the state Court of Appeals review Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox's Thursday ruling...