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Defense rests in corruption trial of Delaware state auditor

Jun. 29, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness declined to testify Wednesday as the defense rested its case in her criminal corruption trial. “I am confident that my team has conveyed reasonable doubt, so no thank you, your honor,” McGuiness told Superior Court Judge...

EXPLAINER: How Biden's proposed gas tax holiday would work

Jun. 22, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stubbornly high gas prices that average about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. If savings from the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas are fully passed...

Lifeguards in demand this summer in Richmond, elsewhere

Jun. 19, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cecelia Soukup, 19, has been a lifeguard since she was 15, but this summer she will not return to the stand because she feels like it’s no longer “worth it” because of the low pay and long days. “You’re definitely overworked and underpaid for all the...

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

Jun. 15, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled. ...

Juneteenth marked as state holiday in Alabama this year

Jun. 11, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama. Ivey issued a memo earlier this month authorizing the day as a holiday for state workers. State...

A summer job: Good for the teenage soul and wallet

Jun. 09, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

It’s been a rough couple of years, especially for teenagers. Between the shutdowns and the shift to contactless everything — including education — adolescents got a pretty raw deal. They could use a break this summer. Actually, they could use a job. There’s good news for...

Youngkin administration running behind on telework decisions

Jun. 04, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration missed a self-imposed Friday deadline for evaluating state employees' telework requests under a new policy that aims to get most workers back in the office this summer. The policy, which was rolled out last month,...

Red-hot summer job market awaits US teens as employers sweat

Jun. 02, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory, has a cautionary message for her customers this summer: Prepare to wait longer for your Hawaiian pie or calzone. The Pizza Factory's 100 West Coast locations are desperately short of workers. With about 12 employees per...

Work begins to remove coal tar from South Carolina river

May. 29, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Work will begin this summer to remove tens of thousands of tons of coal tar from a South Carolina river. The Congaree River in Columbia will remain open for kayakers and boaters, but there will be some changes, The State newspaper reported. A...

South Carolina marks Confederate Memorial Day on Tuesday

May. 08, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will close state offices on Tuesday to mark Confederate Memorial Day. The observation of the holiday is every year on May 10. South Carolina is among a handful of states in the South with such an official holiday. State offices in Alabama and...