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Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...

Georgia nuclear plant's cost now forecast to top $30 billion

May. 08, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion. A financial report from one of the owners on Friday clearly pushed the cost of Plant Vogtle near Augusta past that milestone, bringing its total cost to $30.34...

Ruling revives challenge to Chicago's ticketing fines, fees

May. 07, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago of overcharging fees and fines for resident vehicle stickers and parking violations. The suit now goes back to Cook County Court. A county judge previously dismissed the case, which argued...

Portland mayor to propose $3.9M for more unarmed police jobs

Apr. 29, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler is planning to propose spending $3.9 million to add 28 unarmed public safety specialists to the Police Bureau. That would bring the total to 62, which is more than three times the current number, The Oregonian/OregonLive...

Next release of 2020 census data postponed until next year

Apr. 27, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

The next release of detailed data about U.S. residents from the 2020 census will be postponed until next year because the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it needs more time to crunch the numbers, including implementing a controversial method used to protect participants' identities. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 25, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. April 24, 2022. Editorial: Editorial: Bring every resource to bear to make housing more affordable No single entity can make more than a dent in realizing a vision for adequately housing every Iowan. Collective action is needed, and Iowans should...

NYC wants to help those hit by 'war on drugs' sell legal pot

Apr. 20, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams says he wants the city to promote its impending legal cannabis industry and assist people from minority communities most affected by marijuana-related offenses to become marijuana entrepreneurs. Adams is set to propose Wednesday that...

Seattle seeks volunteers to help with litter, graffiti

Apr. 19, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will hold a citywide “day of service” in May offering thousands of volunteer opportunities in an event Mayor Bruce Harrell hopes will be a symbol of how his administration plans to beautify the city. Rather than a budget boost or a new devotion of city...

Judge keeps state takeover of majority-Black town's finances

Apr. 15, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has declined to halt the state's financial takeover of a majority-Black town near the site of a planned Ford pickup truck factory. The ruling Thursday by Nashville Chancellor Anne Martin reasons that officials' concerns in the town of Mason...