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Oregon close to finalizing cap-and-trade bill

Oregon close to finalizing cap-and-trade bill

Oregon lawmakers on Monday unveiled a compromise proposal to a controversial cap-and-trade bill regulating greenhouse gas emissions, responding to overwhelming opposition from businesses and agricultural groups who worry the plan could put them out of work. If passed, Oregon would become the second state in the country after California to […]

Speaker: Lawmakers eye $1,000 raise for Mississippi teachers

Speaker: Lawmakers eye $1,000 raise for Mississippi teachers

House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday that Mississippi public school teachers are likely to get a one-time raise of $1,000 in the coming year. Gunn made the statement after legislative leaders met Monday to increase their revenue outlook for the current budget year, as well as the 2020 year beginning […]

Tennessee moves to stop cities from banning plastic bags

Tennessee moves to stop cities from banning plastic bags

Tennessee could become the latest state to ban local municipalities from regulating certain plastic bags and utensils. House lawmakers on Monday advanced a proposal making it illegal for local governments to impose bag bans, restrictions on Styrofoam containers and other disposable products. The bill must now pass the Senate before […]

Newest Yankees OF buys razor to get through hairy situation

Newest Yankees OF buys razor to get through hairy situation

Mike Tauchman (TOCK-min) needed to face facts: Getting traded to the New York Yankees meant the outfielder had to get rid of the beard he‘s worn for years. It was a hairy situation, because he was on the road and had a trimmer but no razor. So Tauchman said he […]

UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May‘s foundering government Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the U.K.‘s departure from the European Union. The move came after May conceded that Parliament would defeat […]

The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. British lawmakers are set to hold a series of votes on different options for Brexit in an attempt to break the country‘s political deadlock. Lawmakers voted 329-302 to take control of Parliament‘s timetable from the government starting Wednesday to hold votes […]

Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals‘ head start. Apple didn‘t disclose the price or the launch date except to […]

EPA administrator recuses himself from Pebble Mine decisions

EPA administrator recuses himself from Pebble Mine decisions

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says he is recusing himself from decisions related to the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. Andrew Wheeler, in a memo, says his former employer provided services to a client related to the Pebble project. His memo doesn‘t provide details on that […]

Panel urges Maryland lawmaker be reprimanded for ‘bullying’

Panel urges Maryland lawmaker be reprimanded for ‘bullying’

A Maryland legislative ethics panel is recommending a state lawmaker be reprimanded for an “ongoing pattern of bullying and abusive workplace behavior.” A 16-page report from the Maryland General Assembly‘s Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics on Del. Jay Jalisi was delivered Monday to lawmakers. Jalisi did not immediately return a […]

The Latest: Hamas says cease-fire reached with Israel

The Latest: Hamas says cease-fire reached with Israel

The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 10 p.m. Gaza‘s Hamas rulers say Egypt has brokered a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting with Israel. Hamas media says the cease-fire went into effect at 10 p.m. (2000 GMT) Monday. There was no immediate Israeli reaction. Sign […]

The Latest: Avenatti expects to be ‘fully exonerated’

The Latest: Avenatti expects to be ‘fully exonerated’

The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti says he is confident he will be “fully exonerated” of federal extortion and bank and wire fraud charges. He told reporters late Monday he will “never stop fighting the good fight” against […]

Why this Bay Area business wants an alliance with Sacramento region’s Eskaton

Why this Bay Area business wants an alliance with Sacramento region’s Eskaton

Carmichael’s is once again growing its footprint in the San Francisco Bay Area as the nonprofit senior care company faces increased competition in Northern California from a number of rapidly expanding for-profit assisted living businesses with billion-dollar balance sheets. Eskaton announced Friday that, pending state regulatory approval, it will take […]