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Ohio governor advocates child tax deduction, school vouchers

Jan. 31, 2023 21:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wellness and opportunities of Ohio's children drive a state budget proposal that includes offering a $2,500 child tax deduction, expanding school vouchers, investing in mental health and spending $2.5 billion to prepare large sites for economic development, Gov. Mike...

West Virginia lawmakers advance ban on gender-affirming care

Jan. 30, 2023 19:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee voted Monday to add a ban on hormone therapy to a bill prohibiting gender-affirming surgery for minors before advancing the legislation to the full House of Delegates. The bill was greenlit after...

Officer wants charges dismissed in shooting of stranded man

Jan. 30, 2023 18:35 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An attorney for one of two law enforcement officers indicted in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man who was stranded along a road in a small mountain town and having a “mental health crisis” last year is trying to have the charges thrown out against him. ...

Deputy resigns after bodies of woman, 2 sons found frozen

Jan. 30, 2023 14:43 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy sent to search for a Detroit-area mother and her two young sons whose bodies later were found frozen in a field has resigned. The Oakland County sheriff's office said the deputy stepped down Jan. 22, The Detroit News reported Monday. ...

Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

Jan. 28, 2023 11:17 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the U.S. But rather than provoking a unified response from elected officials, each additional shooting seems to be widening the political divide on gun policy among states. ...

Judge: Colorado supermarket shooting suspect unfit for trial

Jan. 27, 2023 18:34 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket nearly two years ago remains mentally incompetent to stand trial, a judge said Friday. Court proceedings against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 23, have been paused for more than a year after Judge Ingrid...

Democratic response to SC State of the State address

Jan. 25, 2023 20:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here is the text as prepared of South Carolina Sen. Ronnie Sabb of Greeleyville giving the Democratic response to Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State address Wednesday: Good evening. I’m Senator Ronnie Sabb from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where I...

Bogus commitment order prompts internal Alaska investigation

Jan. 25, 2023 19:37 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s statewide law enforcement agency is investigating after two troopers escorted one of the state's top school principals to a hospital for a mental health assessment based on a bogus court order, officials said. Mary Fulp, the principal at Colony...

Mississippi could expand mental health training for officers

Jan. 24, 2023 18:17 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could expand training for law enforcement officers to respond to people who need mental health care, under a bill that's moving toward consideration in the state House. House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Nick Bain, a Republican from Corinth, on...

Mental health crisis center opens in Birmingham

Jan. 24, 2023 15:58 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday marked the opening of a new mental health crisis center in Birmingham, one of six such centers in the state intended to address a dire service shortage. The centers provide care to a person experiencing a mental health or...