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Law to help mobile home owners buy their parks hits snags

Oct. 16, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Joyce Tanner first heard this spring that the Golden mobile home park she’d lived in for the past decade would be for sale, she wasted no time getting organized. The resident of Golden Hills Mobile Home Park went door to door with flyers, informing...

Police forces, including Madison's, fall short in recruiting

Oct. 16, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Long seen as one of the country’s more progressive departments and a draw for those interested in community policing, the Madison Police Department for the first time in recent memory has failed to meet its recruiting goal. Madison this year has...

New Mexico awards $2M contract for 'academic coaches'

Oct. 15, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials are on track to renew a $2 million contract for a Utah-based education company to call and text struggling students, usually when they’ve been chronically absent from school. State and school district officials...

Lawyer: Murdaugh knows he'll go to prison for stealing money

Oct. 15, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who discovered his wife and son dead at their home this summer, said Murdaugh is resigned that he will serve time in prison for stealing millions of dollars. But Murdaugh continues to...

Project could help needy Mississippi families hold onto land

Oct. 14, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonprofit law firm announced a new project Thursday to help low-income Mississippi families hold onto inherited land, an effort that advocates say would build wealth and preserve biological diversity by promoting better forest management. The...

Georgia man, California woman sentenced in COVID relief scam

Oct. 14, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Georgia man and a California woman have been sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining coronavirus relief funds through a program designed to help small businesses across the nation stay afloat. Dennes Garcia, 28, of Atlanta, was sentenced Wednesday...

Washington ferries to slash service due to staffing issues

Oct. 14, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Ferries is slashing its scheduled service starting this weekend because of chronic staff shortages that have impacted the boat service, a condition that some workers who haven’t been vaccinated warned will only get worse. In a written...

Attorney: Photo business that closed working with customers

Oct. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for a North Dakota photography business that abruptly went out of business and left many wedding couples in limbo said Wednesday the company is working to release photos and images, It's unclear whether customers who paid in advance for uncompleted work...

Redevelopment around Aloha Stadium could start next year

Oct. 13, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Redevelopment of state land surrounding Aloha Stadium could start late next year or early 2023, though there is still no timetable for replacing the rusting 46-year-old amphitheater. The state Department of Accounting and General Services, which is...

Ricketts promotes Nebraska jobs program for SNAP recipients

Oct. 13, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts dished praise Wednesday on a federally funded job-training program that helps Nebraskans on food stamps pay for textbooks, transportation and other services to help them get higher-paying jobs. Ricketts singled out the SNAP Next...