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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 11, 2023 17:02 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. January 10, 2023. Editorial: Before leaving for Florida, Madison Cawthorn fails NC one more time Goodbye and good riddance to Madison Cawthorn, who officially no longer represents North Carolina in Congress. ...

New NC congressman says Cawthorn didn't forward casework

Jan. 10, 2023 13:39 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — New U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards of North Carolina says the office of his predecessor, Madison Cawthorn, left Edwards' staff unaware of pending constituent requests and government casework before Cawthorn formally left the seat. Edwards was officially sworn-in...

Inslee touts new housing program for Spokane's homeless

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was in Spokane Monday to preview the opening of a new housing project for homeless people, calling the Catalyst Project a step toward ending the state's homelessness crisis. The new housing, in a converted hotel, aims to provide...

The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

Dec. 05, 2022 17:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors called 44 witnesses to make their case against Harvey Weinstein, but a jury's decision at his Los Angeles trial will hinge largely on the testimony of four: the women he is charged with raping or sexually assaulting, all known simply as “Jane Doe” in court. ...

ACLU sues city of Phoenix to stop sweeps of homeless camp

Dec. 01, 2022 15:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown that they say has displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other belongings. The ACLU says it...

Portland, Oregon, approves $27M for new homeless camps

Nov. 30, 2022 15:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City Council members in Portland, Oregon, have voted to allocate $27 million of the city's budget to build a network of designated camping areas for homeless people, approving a fiercely disputed budget measure as the city tries to address its homelessness crisis. ...

Buckingham Palace household member resigns amid race comment

Nov. 30, 2022 13:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An honorary member of the Buckingham Palace household has resigned after repeatedly asking a Black woman who runs a charity for survivors of domestic abuse what country she “came from,'' despite her insistence she was a British national. The conversation was...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 30, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 25, 2022. Editorial: Big wins for diversity The 2023 Minnesota Legislature will better reflect the state’s population. Though some statewide races were hotly contested, on Nov. 8 Minnesota voters re-elected all...

W.Va. appoints new DHHR deputy secretary following review

Nov. 28, 2022 16:30 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has appointed a new deputy secretary of child and adult services following recommendations in a $1 million report completed earlier this month by a consulting firm hired to study restructuring the agency responsible for running the state's foster care...

Burlington's shelter pods for homeless delayed until January

Nov. 23, 2022 10:51 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The opening of 30 shelter pods for homeless residents in Vermont's largest city has been pushed back to January. The shelter pod community in Burlington was expected to open in late November, but an official told the City Council on Monday that the schedule...