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California governor signs laws to boost housing production

Sep. 28, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — They've become a familiar sight along the wide commercial corridors of America — empty buildings once filled by big retailers who have closed their doors, in part because many of their customers shop online. Now, two new laws in California would let...

Funds to aid Jackson's water system held up as governor rose

Sep. 27, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed to have helped block money to fund water system repairs in the capital city. Reeves, a Republican, blames Jackson's water crisis on...

King County to push $1.25 billion mental health levy

Sep. 26, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — People in the greater Seattle area will be asked to approve as much as $1.25 billion in new taxes to build improve the mental health system and build five regional crisis care centers. The Seattle Times reports King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor...

Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

Sep. 21, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Disgruntled Airbnb guests are taking to Twitter and TikTok to vent about everything from cleaning fees to misleading listings. But they aren’t the only ones with complaints: Airbnb hosts themselves have become increasingly disillusioned with the platform and its disrespectful guests. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 19, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

Toledo Blade. September 18, 2022. Editorial: Ohio’s bond rating built on neglect Ohio is celebrating the best bond rating it has received since 1979. Fitch Ratings gives Ohio AAA ratings based on “fiscal reserves and cash balances.” A better bond...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Sep. 15, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

The Advocate. September 13, 2022. Editorial: Our wretched roads won’t get better if we don’t pay more at the pump Wish you were buying things at the price of 32 years ago? Don’t we all, but we all also know that we’re not going to get as much for our money. ...

As data centers proliferate, neighbors knock the noise

Sep. 13, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — In a universe of cloud computing, northern Virginia might be in a perpetual fog. More of the data centers that feed the cloud are clustered in the region outside the nation's capital than anywhere else in the world. As cloud computing — which...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 13, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. September 9, 2022. Editorial: Immigrant-friendly cities possible due to loopholes There are nearly 200 cities, counties and states in America that are considered sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. The best known cities are San...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 11, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Texas’ cautious approach to marijuana use has been the correct path As support grows for cannabis, following scientific research make more sense. A leading medical marijuana retailer just opened its...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 06, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2022. Editorial: Illinois farmers do their part to relieve food insecurity. They need more help. These are the best of times for Illinois’ corn and soybean farmers, as anyone driving along downstate highways can plainly see. With just...