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Panel upholds school mask rule after House GOP sought review

Oct. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The statewide mask order for Pennsylvania schools does not need to be enacted through the state's system of passing governmental regulations, as state House Republicans had sought, a panel decided Thursday. The Joint Committee on Documents, an...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Oct. 20, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. ...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Oct. 19, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. ...

State agency inadvertently releases employees vaccine status

Oct. 19, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s central administrative agency inadvertently released the COVID-19 vaccination status of more than 40,000 state employees to two media outlets. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a spreadsheet sent to them and the Statesman Journal was...

Trump files lawsuit to keep Jan. 6 documents from Congress

Oct. 18, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to a House committee investigating the attack, challenging President Joe Biden's initial decision to waive executive privilege. ...

Most Connecticut state workers complying with COVID mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 99% of affected Connecticut state employees are complying with an executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. Out of the 32,000 workers at executive branch agencies, 28...

Nevada governor suffers minor injuries in weekend car crash

Oct. 18, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak was involved in a weekend vehicle crash while he was driving in a Las Vegas suburb and was resting at home Monday after suffering minor injuries, officials said. The two vehicle-crash at an intersection in the suburban...

About 1,600 state workers miss vaccine deadline, face firing

Oct. 18, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 1,600 Massachusetts state employees had not proved they are vaccinated against the coronavirus or had sought a vaccine exemption by Sunday's deadline, the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday. The Republican governor said in August...

German plastics manufacturer bringing jobs to North Carolina

Oct. 16, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A German company which makes plastic components is bringing 133 jobs to a North Carolina county, according to the governor's office. Pöppelmann Plastics USA LLC is investing more than $19.2 million to expand its manufacturing campus in Claremont...

Gov. Noem's head of finance announces resignation

Oct. 15, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's head of finance announced Friday that she is resigning. Liza Clark, who has been the Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management since 2016, will leave her post at the end of the year, the governor's...