A new study says seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region’s future access to water.
Former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, arrived at a U.S. Courthouse today for the start of their federal corruption trial, the first ever corruption trial of a Virginia governor.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who so far has said little about the immigration crisis on the border, will meet privately with religious figures in Mexico City this week to discuss the matter.
Police were told Sunday not to arrest people for carrying handguns on the street in the wake of a judge’s ruling that overturned the city’s principal gun control law.
The deregulation of the state’s auto insurance market in 2008 resulted in immediate and significant savings for Massachusetts consumers. But it didn’t last long.
Rhode Island has hired a consultant to review and recommend restricting classifications and pay for 13,800-plus state workers.
In jobs that some see as opportunities, others as exploitation, about 13,000 disabled Pennsylvanians are earning an average of $2.40 an hour in a legal use of subminimum wages.
Several New York state police departments report private duty overtime to the retirement system, allowing officers to boost their public pensions by working private details at supermarket grand openings and rock concerts.
Nebraska prison officials knew some inmates were being released anywhere from six months to 15 years early but failed to act, according to emails obtained by a newspaper.
Gun rights activists in Connecticut are planning to fight back at the polls in response to sweeping gun control legislation passed last year.
A federal judge has put on hold all legal action concerning New Hampshire’s abortion clinic buffer zone law, but has not ruled the law unconstitutional.