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140 Somali refugees settled in US after court suspends ban

Fellow refugees say at least 140 Somalis have been settled in the United States after being blocked for days by President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. … Click to Continue »

Residential, commercial sprawl threatens farmland in Indiana

Agriculture in rural Indiana has been negatively impacted by residential and commercial sprawl. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that between 1982 and 2012, residential and commercial developments … Click to Continu...

Md. holding tax-free days for energy efficient appliances

Maryland shoppers are getting a break from the state's six percent sales tax on qualifying energy efficient appliances. From Saturday through Monday, shoppers can get the tax break on qualifying … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

Two years after being legalized by the state Legislature, medical marijuana is again being debated by lawmakers. The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill cutting the level of THC … Click to Continue »

Warren County asks permission to move jail outside Vicksburg

Warren County wants state lawmakers to let the county place its jail outside the city limits of Vicksburg. Supervisors tell The Vicksburg Post ( they may ask for a bill … Click to Continue »

More than 400,000 enrolled in Louisiana's Medicaid expansion

Louisiana's Medicaid expansion has reached a new milestone, with more than 400,000 people enrolled for health services through the government-financed program started in July. The Department of Health announced the … Click to Contin...

Plan to renovate New Jersey statehouse gets underway

Gov. Chris Christie's plan for four-year $300 million renovation of New Jersey's statehouse has gotten underway. Treasurer Ford Scudder announced Friday that the governor's office and state department employees who … Click to Contin...

A month of Trump, by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at some of Donald Trump's early activity as president: —24: Executive orders and memoranda signed. That includes orders to withdraw the United States from Trans-Pacific trade deal, … Click to Continue »

Ohio soliciting bids for 'seed to sale' marijuana tracking

In preparation for Ohio's new medical marijuana program, the state is looking to buy a system to track the marijuana from seeds and harvest to testing labs and dispensaries. The … Click to Continue »

Bill would make killing first responders death penalty crime

A bill in the Ohio House would add killing a first responder or military member to the list of slayings eligible for the death penalty. The proposal from Rep. Dave … Click to Continue »

Fallin tax proposals face rocky road in Oklahoma Legislature

Gov. Mary Fallin's ambitious proposal to expand Oklahoma's sales tax to dozens of services to help balance the budget and raise teacher pay appears on life support just two weeks … Click to Continue »

New chapter for Vikings stadium awaits after suite dustup

An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials. Minnesota Sports … Click to Continue »

Contenders crowd potential 2018 political field in Ohio

In the timeline of politics, Ohio's next statewide election is just around the corner. For Republicans, that means working to avert a collision in 2018 among three high-profile gubernatorial hopefuls. … Click to Continue »

Albanian opposition Democrats in protest for free election

Albania's main opposition Democratic Party leader has vowed to continue protests demanding that the government resign and hand over to a caretaker cabinet to take the country to free and … Click to Continue »

Senate looking to overhaul state's criminal justice system

The Massachusetts Senate is looking for ways to overhaul the state's criminal justice system. Some ideas being considered include eliminating minimum mandatory sentences, revamping the bail system, and hiking the … Click to Continue...

'A little storm': A call to anti-drug action in Hoonah

"I'm gonna ask you a favor, raise your hand if you had some family relation that has been impacted by drugs." Making the request is Al Hill, a longtime Hoonah … Click to Continue »

Germany's Merkel backs free press amid Trump media criticism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told an audience including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence that she supports a "free, independent press" and that Germany has good experience with mutual respect … Click to Continue »

Gov. Scott emphasizes Vermont-Quebec cooperation

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is emphasizing the importance of Vermont-Quebec relations after his first visit to Quebec City as governor to meet Canadian leaders. At his weekly news conference … Click to Continue »

Kenya arrests 2 suspected IS recruits deported from Turkey

Kenyan police officials say they have arrested two Kenyans who were deported from Turkey on suspicion of training with the Islamic State organization in neighboring Syria. Philip Tuimur, the regional … Click to Continue »

Chamber ambassador dismissed after immigration remarks

An ambassador for the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has been dismissed after posting on social media about illegal immigration. The Columbian reports ( ) John Cozzi Jr. wrote on … Click to Continue »

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