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Univ. of North Dakota leader defends gender inclusion plan

Jan. 14, 2022 19:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The president of the University of North Dakota on Friday defended a proposal that would allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, saying the intent is to align the Grand Forks-based school with existing laws and to better...

Dutch king swears in new ruling coalition, Rutte's 4th

Jan. 10, 2022 08:00 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte embarked on a fourth term Monday, leading a coalition that took office amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown and policy challenges ranging from climate change and housing shortages to the future of agriculture. King...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 05, 2022 07:29 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 2, 2021. Editorial: PFAS caution is warranted It’s not surprising that there are questions about the closure of several wells last year in Eau Claire due to contamination with PFAS chemicals. Some of those will most likely be...

Bruce Harrell promises ‘one Seattle’ as new mayor

Jan. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell celebrated his inauguration Tuesday, promising to create “one Seattle” through a series of policy goals that prioritize public safety and housing. Harrell held a small, private ceremony at City Hall Tuesday because of increasing...

St. Paul, Ramsey County using rescue money for housing plans

Jan. 01, 2022 01:12 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The city of St. Paul and Ramsey County are plunging tens of millions of federal Rescue Plan dollars into affordable housing for a group hurt by Minnesota’s continuing shortage of the sought-after homes. The local governments want to spend $74.5 million to...

Tenant gets $35,000 after emotional support dog dispute

Dec. 28, 2021 16:22 PM EST

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A company that owns and operates offices and apartment complexes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire agreed to pay $35,000 to a tenant in Nashua who was denied permission to keep an emotional support dog, federal prosecutors say. The John J. Flatley company was...

Drought-stricken Las Vegas proposes grass ban for new homes

Dec. 21, 2021 14:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Grassy yards would be banned at all new housing and commercial developments in the Las Vegas metro area as officials try to expand water use limitations and the region prepares for a hotter and drier future. The Southern Nevada Water Authority passed resolutions on...

Mayor has housing plan to ease homelessness in Vermont city

Dec. 17, 2021 10:06 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The mayor of Vermont’s largest city says he hopes to double housing production over the next five years as part of an effort to end chronic homelessness in Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger released a 10-point action plan on Thursday to fulfill what he...

Washington governor unveils plan to address homelessness

Dec. 15, 2021 18:25 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed a host of efforts to address homelessness in the state, including a plan to help people stay in their homes, increasing emergency shelters and permanent supportive housing and expanding services for addiction or mental health...

Funds to provide housing for human trafficking survivors

Dec. 13, 2021 06:52 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A housing assistance program for survivors of human trafficking will be developed in southeastern Kentucky with a federal grant, officials said. The U.S. Justice Department awarded the $600,000 grant for a short-term housing program that will help trafficking...