TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency delivered a split decision Wednesday in a high-stakes battle over a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill Wednesday that allows health care providers to contract directly with patients for certain basic care, such as annual checkups, office visits, vaccines, bloodwork and stitches, in an effort to reduce health care costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, building on a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers want a say in how the state spends more than $1 billion from a new federal aid package, a year after largely ceding decision-making on a prior pandemic-related relief package to Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The governor of Nevada has appointed Las Vegas attorney Brittnie Watkins to the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The veteran North Carolina legislator removed as co-chair of the powerful House Finance Committee this week said on Wednesday that she disagrees with top chamber leaders who said she improperly delayed a tax relief bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders and colleagues remembered Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday as a straight-talking, tenacious champion for the disadvantaged who overcame hurdles in his own life to forge a near three-decade career in the House.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Republican state lawmaker who cast the deciding vote in a legislative debate last summer about Nevada's mining tax structure now says he wishes he voted in favor of reining in deductions that mining businesses can claim.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Transgender youth, parents and advocates on Tuesday urged the Alabama House of Representatives, as well as the state’s governor, to reject legislation that would ban the use of puberty-blockers or hormones to treat transgender minors.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican-dominated state Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors to kill about 90% of the wolves roaming Idaho.
DETROIT (AP) — Two Italian managers in Fiat Chrysler's diesel engine program have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit in a widening case alleging a scheme to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A company facing resistance to its plans to build an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people has asked for a "mutual pause” in its dispute with city officials in Memphis, Tennessee.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The current longest-serving member of the North Carolina House was stripped Tuesday of her chairmanship on the powerful House Finance Committee.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate voted Tuesday in favor of three anti-abortion bills, including ones that would criminalize the procedure in certain cases and cost providers their medical licenses for performing them, sending the measures to the governor for his expected approval.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal agency in charge of offshore oil and gas environmental enforcement doesn’t have a strong inspection program for working pipelines and doesn't adequately make sure companies clean and bury those no longer in use, a federal watchdog office says.
PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature on Monday amended a sweeping anti-abortion bill to satisfy concerns of a lone GOP senator who voted against the measure earlier this month and blocked it from advancing.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a bill legalizing the production and transportation of hemp with up to 0.3% of THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city is banning the use of loud, gas-powered leaf blowers.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Before he began receiving hormone therapy eight months ago, Dylan Brandt felt insecure and out of place. Then the 15-year-old transgender boy started taking testosterone in August.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who helped revive a bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports is coming under fire for saying transgender people “have a mental illness."
NEW YORK (AP) — Stakes are rising in Massachusetts’ legal battle against Robinhood Financial, and regulators are asking for the popular trading app's brokerage registration to be revoked, which would effectively bar it from the state.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The parliament of Belarus gave initial approval Friday to a law that would ban private attorneys, reducing the defense options for people charged in connection with protests and political dissent.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has reached a $260,000 settlement with a whistleblower who alleged retaliation by state insurance regulators after she reported that a major health care insurer was allegedly avoiding tax payments.