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GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

Sep. 24, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. ...

Newsom OKs name change for law school founded by racist

Sep. 24, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent law school in San Francisco named for a 19th century rancher who sponsored deadly atrocities against Native Americans has a new name after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation approving the change. It was among several bills concerning...

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Sep. 23, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers. ...

Foes of Arizona school vouchers file to block huge expansion

Sep. 23, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Public school advocates who oppose a massive expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in July filed enough signatures Friday to block it from taking effect. ...

US Sen. Warnock: Electric car tax credit needs 'flexibility'

Sep. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock urged the U.S. Treasury secretary Friday to use “maximum flexibility” in implementing a revised tax credit for Americans buying electric vehicles, a perk that Hyundai stands to lose as the automaker invests billions of dollars to open its first...

NY probe found potential crimes. Why isn't Trump in cuffs?

Sep. 22, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general says her three-year investigation of former President Donald Trump uncovered potential crimes in the way he ran his real estate empire, including allegations of bank and insurance fraud. So why isn’t Trump being prosecuted? ...

Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After an Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, phones starting ringing across Indiana abortion clinics, which are preparing to resume the procedure a week after the ban had gone into effect. “People are getting the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Times and Democrat. September 18, 2022. Editorial: Know your voting status and races on your ballot If you plan to vote in the November general election, September’s National Voter Registration Month is the time to take stock of your status and look ahead to casting...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. September 21. 2022. Editorial: High court secrecy The Court of Appeals’ refusal to reveal the vote for an acting chief judge is unbefitting an open justice system. Imagine if an election was held and a winner declared, but the...

House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

Sep. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to remain in power. The bill, which is similar...