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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Aug. 19, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. August 17, 2022. Editorial: Nonprofits get needed boost The federal American Rescue Plan Act has done much to help our state and communities rally from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. When some nonprofit...

Judge throws out Maine lawsuit against COVID vaccine mandate

Aug. 19, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a complaint from a group of health care workers who said they were unfairly discriminated against by Maine's COVID-19 vaccine requirement. The plaintiffs sued Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and other Maine officials along with a...

Public health emergency declared over monkeypox in WA county

Aug. 19, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County, which includes Seattle, on Friday officially declared the local monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as infections continue to increase in the city and other parts of the state. “We are fortunate to have one of the best public health...

Tucson nightclub wins $1.6M in COVID-19 lockout lawsuit

Aug. 19, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The operators of a Tucson nightclub have won a $1.6 million settlement against the landlord who locked them out of their business during the pandemic. The Arizona Daily Star reported Thursday that a jury in Pima County Superior Court sided with Congress Street...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 19, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ IRS special agent job ad...

AP PHOTOS: Brazil slave descendants revive rites after COVID

Aug. 19, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

CAVALCANTE, Brazil (AP) — For three long years, Vandeli Matos was an emperor in waiting. The symbolic coronation of the 33-year-old finally occurred this week when the Kalunga quilombo — as Brazilian communities descended from runaway slaves are known — gathered for the first time since the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 19, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. August 14, 2022. Editorial: State must take action on housing needs If there’s one lesson to take from the past two legislative cycles, it’s that Connecticut’s suburbs aren’t going to change unless they’re pushed. In...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 19, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Fighting robocalls: W.Va. joins important task force Robocalls are unwanted and unsolicited phone calls that area residents deal with on a regular basis. Despite a number of laws passed in recent years to curtail...

EU regulator OKs plan to increase monkeypox vaccine supplies

Aug. 19, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A smaller dose of the monkeypox vaccine appears to still be effective and can be used to stretch the current supply by five times, the European Medicines Agency said Friday, echoing a recommendation made earlier this month by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The...

Biden bill to help millions escape higher health care costs

Aug. 19, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people in the United States will be spared from big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending generous subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces. The sweeping climate,...