Two umbrellas -- one in rainbow colors, one in black and white paisley -- are held by two obscured abortion clinic escorts wearing pink vests.

Abortion opponents push state lawmakers to promote unproven ‘abortion reversal’

BY: - November 30, 2023

Read more Stateline coverage on how states are either protecting or curbing access to abortions. Anti-abortion organizations are pushing state lawmakers to promote a controversial and unproven “abortion reversal” treatment — flouting the objections of medical professionals who point out it is not supported by science. In the past several years, Republican lawmakers in at […]

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VA secretary says agency will cooperate with investigation into veterans crisis line

BY: - November 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough sought to defend the veterans crisis line Wednesday in a letter to the Kansas senator who has raised concerns with how some veterans are treated after calling it. McDonough wrote in the three-page letter to Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran that the VA “takes any allegations […]

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Most Americans want health exceptions in abortion bans. Political infighting keeps blocking them.

BY: - November 9, 2023

In early October, an Idaho woman 20 weeks into her pregnancy went to the emergency room after her water broke about five months early. When the water breaks prematurely, an infection can develop and infect the fetus, placenta and other fluids. At that stage of pregnancy, the threat of infection becomes a ticking clock for […]

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Georgia special legislative session on tap for the holidays after judge tosses political maps

BY: - October 27, 2023

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has called a special session to draw new political maps after a federal judge struck down Georgia’s congressional and legislative boundary lines as racially discriminatory and blocked the state from using the maps in future elections. Kemp set Nov. 29 as the date for state lawmakers to return to Atlanta for […]

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Meet the candidates running in the House District 16 special election

BY: - September 18, 2023

With about a week left before the special primary election for House District 16, candidates in the crowded field are preparing to go head-to-head when voters cast their ballots on Sept. 26. Five Republicans will compete for the party nomination, and if none of the candidates win at least 50% of the vote, a run-off […]

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Automakers’ record profits not shared with workers, Biden says as UAW strike launches

BY: - September 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden dispatched two senior administration officials to Detroit on Friday after the United Auto Workers union began a historic strike against the Big Three auto companies amid a contract dispute. “Over the past decade auto companies have seen record profits, including over the last few years because of the extraordinary skill […]

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Drug decriminalization stumbled in Oregon. Other states are taking note

BY: - September 15, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. — Just before Portland’s city council approved a ban on public drug use last week, Mayor Ted Wheeler described what he’d observed on his way to work that afternoon: “The last time I saw somebody consuming what I believe to be fentanyl publicly on our streets was less than five minutes ago, three […]

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White House: U.S. Space Command to remain in Colorado, spurning Alabama

BY: and - July 31, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced on Monday it will headquarter U.S. Space Command in Colorado, a decision that rejects efforts made during the last administration to move the U.S. military facility to Alabama. The decision comes as Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville continues to block senior military promotions from moving forward in the U.S. Senate […]

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Manchin earned $476K in 2022 from family coal company, congressional disclosures show

BY: - July 11, 2023

U. S. Sen. Joe Manchin III, the centrist West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, continued to earn a substantial sum from his family coal company last year, according to the annual financial disclosure report he filed in May. Members of Congress are required to file personal financial disclosures every […]

Thanks to federal tax credits, it’s boom time in the Midwest for carbon dioxide pipelines

BY: - July 5, 2023

Thousands of miles of carbon dioxide pipelines planned in the Midwest have been spurred, in part, by a major expansion of federal tax credits in Democrats’ 2022 climate law. That could lead to billions of dollars per year in federal tax credits benefiting the powerful Midwest ethanol industry, even as the proposals create intense conflicts […]

Equal Justice Initiative launches clinic to provide care for formerly incarcerated Alabamians

BY: - June 5, 2023

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has opened a free clinic in Montgomery providing primary care to Alabamians released from jail or prison. The nonprofit, known for its legal assistance to incarcerated people over the last three decades, opened the clinic earlier this year. It also plans to send a mobile clinic around the state this […]

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Alabama Senate committee approves bill regulating ride-share programs

BY: - May 30, 2023

An Alabama Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would regulate ride-sharing in the state. SB 232 sponsored by Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Daphne, would subject peer-to-peer car sharing program, like Uber and Lyft, to requirements for insurance, liability and reporting. “This is something that is very popular in my area of the world where we […]