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Next steps announced in broadband project

Kentucky officials have announced the next steps in a project to build a high-speed broadband network across the state.


Related Topix: Kentucky Broadband, Steve Beshear

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Massachusetts approves 2-month tax amnesty program

The program, signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick, is available to taxpayers who failed to file a timely tax return or underreported their income.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, Tax, Modesto, CA, Business News


Rachel Dratch stars in laugh-fest 'Tail! Spin!'

Public servants who venture downtown this fall may leave blushing: A show that highlights four big political sex scandals is coming back.


Related Topix: Rachel Dratch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Larry Craig, US Politics, Mark Foley, US House of Representatives, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Mark Sanford


Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government's intrusion into the classroom.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Terry Branstad, Iowa, Family, Kids

KATU-TV Portland

Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1. Governors of both parties expressed concerns ... (more)


Related Topix: Family, Kids, John Hickenlooper, US News, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Terry Branstad

The Macon Telegraph

Expert: Pa. didn't address fracking health impacts

Dr. Eli Avila also says the state's current strategy is a disservice to people and even to the industry itself because health officials need to be proactive in protecting the public.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett

The Daily News Journal

Tenn. governor may talk Medicaid with new HHS chief

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will get a chance to reopen talks with the federal government over expanding the state's Medicaid program when he sits down Sunday with the Department of Health and Human Services' new leader.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Bill Haslam

WYFF-TV Greenville

O'Malley: Immigrant children sent back to 'certain death'

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley advocated for sympathy for the surge of young Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border, arguing that to turn the children away without due process would be un-American given what violence awaits in their home countries.


Related Topix: Martin O'Malley, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News


Perry: Paul 'isolationist policies' are 'curiously blind,' 'wrong'

Is Rick Perry previewing harsh political attacks against Rand Paul should the two potential 2016 presidential candidates square off in a debate over foreign policy? The Republican governor of Texas used those and other choice words against the Kentucky Republican senator in a Friday opinion piece that singularly trained political fire on Paul, by ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Texas, Prison, US National Guard, US Military

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

The Republican governor's remarks came as Israel targeted civilian institutions with suspected ties to the militant organization Hamas and declared it would step up its bombardment of northern Gaza.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

The Olympian

California bill would regulate pet insurance

A bill by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Los Angeles, would set guidelines for the largely unregulated pet insurance industry, according to the Sacramento Bee .


Related Topix: California, California Government, Insurance, Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown

WFAA-TV Dallas

Mississippi agrees to extradite shooting suspect

The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Belle Chasse, LA

The Washington Post

Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Terry Branstad, US Politics, US News

Myrtle Beach Online

Johns Hopkins workers ratify new labor contract

Ninety-three percent of the membership voted over two days in favor of ratifying the proposed 4½-year contract, which calls for minimum wage increases for environmental-services, kitchen and maintenance workers, according to a union statement.


Related Topix: Martin O'Malley, Business News

CBS Local

Dayton Hails US Gov't Duties On Foreign Steel Pipe

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hailing the U.S. government's decision to impose duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, Weird


Lawmaker Appears Before Grand Jury in Perry Probe

Rep. Phil King is appearing before the grand jury investigating whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by making good on a veto threat.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, Austin, TX, Travis County, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

US official at border: 'We'll send you back'

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has something to say to people contemplating illegal migration to the United States: "We'll send you back."


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US News, Artesia, NM, Rick Perry

CBS Local

Dems Slam Bloomberg For 'Rural' Colorado Remarks

Some Colorado Democrats are publicly cringing at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's off-base remarks about two of its cities.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Chris Christie

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

"The way things have gotten today, and I'm not singling out any party or any group of people - the politics, the culture in Washington, it's become too personal, it's too corrosive," Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Martin O'Malley, Bill Haslam


AG Appeals Judge's Ruling on Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

Wisconsin's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Activism, ACLU, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Scott Walker