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Camden mayor Dan Redd says she won't seek 3rd term in office

Camden Mayor Dana Redd says she won't be seeking a third term in office. The 49-year-old Democrat announced her intentions Wednesday night in an event staged on the steps of … Click to Continue »

Kansas mulls new requirements for abortion providers

Kansas already requires abortion providers to inform women about the risks involved in the procedure. Soon, it may also require them to tell women where the doctor performing an abortion … Click to Continue »

Trey Gowdy sets his priorities on criminal justice revisions, race relations, Russia

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy would like to put the Benghazi investigation behind him. Instead, he said in an interview with McClatchy, he’d like to focus attention on job growth … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Police ID woman who drove into Capitol cruiser

The Latest on an incident outside the U.S. Capitol in which police say a woman rammed a police car (all times local): 6:00 p.m. U.S. Capitol Police have identified a … Click to Continue »

A look at Gov. John Bel Edwards' package of tax proposals

Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax package would rewrite many of Louisiana's tax laws. The changes would affect individual income taxpayers, businesses and consumers of goods and services across the state. … Click to Continue »

House approves bill to force public release of EPA science

House Republicans are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, targeting the way officials use science to develop new regulations. A bill approved Wednesday by the GOP-controlled House would require … Click to Continue »

Authorities: Police shoot off-duty deputy, wouldn't drop gun

Police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused commands to drop the weapon, authorities said … Click to Continue »

$87M Penalty in California utility case

California's biggest utility has agreed to a nearly $87 million settlement in an insider-dealing case with state regulators. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Wednesday revealed terms of its negotiated … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Business groups worry about Edwards tax plan

The Latest on Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax rewrite proposals (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Business leaders are expressing concern about Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax proposal and the increased … Click to Continue »

Trump order could ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling in some national parks

When President Donald Trump signed his “energy independence” executive order on Tuesday, he made no mention of making it easier for energy companies to drill for oil in national parks. … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers mandate Houston-Chickasaw County school merger

Lawmakers are ordering the Houston and Chickasaw County school districts to merge by 2021, but are leaving the neighboring Okolona district out of the consolidation. House and Senate members voted … Click to Continue »

Walker names new UW System regents

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed two new University of Wisconsin System regents. Walker's office announced Wednesday the governor has selected Mike Jones and Bob Atwell to serve as regents. Jones … Click to Continue »

West Virginia editorial roundup

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ March 29 The Charleston Gazette-Mail on vaccinations: Few things, if anything, should be more important to West Virginians than the health of children. … Click to Continue »

Republican senator exploring possible run against Angus King

A Republican senator is exploring a possible 2018 run against incumbent independent U.S. Sen. Angus King. Sen. Eric Brakey admit he is an underdog against King, who has served since … Click to Continue »

Florida may shift students away from failing schools

Florida may agree to spend $200 million on an ambitious "emergency" plan to shift students away from chronically failing schools to charter schools run by private organizations. The Florida House … Click to Continue »

Chicago to establish ID undocumented immigrants can obtain

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing the establishment of a municipal identification program that will allow undocumented immigrants access to city services. A proposed ordinance introduced Wednesday to Chicago's City … Click to Continue »

North Carolina editorial roundup

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ March 27 The Charlotte Observer on improving life in the city: Charlotte's shelves are stuffed with well-intentioned studies, committee reports and task force … Click to Continue...

David Friedman sworn in as Trump's US ambassador to Israel

Bankruptcy attorney David Friedman has been sworn in as U.S. envoy to Israel, becoming President Donald Trump's first ambassador to take office. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Muslim runs for California lt. gov

The Latest on a Muslim immigrant running for California lieutenant governor (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Pakistani-born doctor who's running for lieutenant governor of California says his priorities are … Click to Continue »

Louisiana editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ March 22 The Advocate on the state's school plans: What is the purpose of another delay in raising academic standards in public schools? After … Click to Continue »

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