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The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

Oct. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied...

Nuclear reservation operator sued over vaccine mandate

Oct. 15, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The operator of a sprawling federal nuclear reservation in South Carolina says the vast majority of its 5,500 workers are now vaccinated against COVID-19 after the company mandated the shots. But nearly 80 Savannah River Site employees who have...

Construction underway on $60 million Kentucky operation

Oct. 15, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckiana Curb Co. Inc. has begun construction of the company’s new $60 million operation in Simpsonville, a project expected to create 700 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear says. Founded in Kentucky in 1977, KCC designs and manufactures commercial...

$4.5B clean energy complex planned for southeast Louisiana

Oct. 14, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Industrial gas supplier Air Products announced Thursday it will build a $4.5 billion clean energy facility in Louisiana's capital region, a project that Gov. John Bel Edwards said will help the state's work to reduce carbon emissions in the heart of the petrochemical...

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

Oct. 14, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started putting in 11-hour days to drive up production. When she asked for a raise, a supervisor denied...

New wind farms would dot US coastlines under Biden plan

Oct. 13, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven major offshore wind farms would be developed on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan announced Wednesday by the Biden administration. The projects are part of President Joe Biden’s plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of...

State: Video game venture means 75 new New Orleans-area jobs

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new video game development project based in New Orleans will create 75 new jobs with an average annual salary of $100,000, state officials said Wednesday. Possibility Space is a project of entrepreneur Jeff Strain, who is known for creating...

New Hampshire rejects $27 million for vaccination outreach

Oct. 13, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Executive Council on Wednesday rejected $27 million in federal funds for vaccination outreach, thrilling outspoken activists who previously derailed a public meeting and delayed the vote. Nine were arrested Wednesday after audience members repeatedly...

Borrowers denied student loan relief will get a second look

Oct. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Thousands of public servants who were rejected from a student loan forgiveness program will get their cases reviewed by the Education Department as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by one of the nation's largest teachers unions. The settlement announced Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 13, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Higher Ed delivers economic boost It’s no surprise when a large university reports a significant economic impact from its services. But because it’s easy to overlook the topic, the numbers from a...