A federal judge has struck down a 2018 Kentucky law banning a type of abortion generally performed after the 14th week of pregnancy, a victory for abortion rights activists and a setback for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.
For more than three decades, Arizona corrections officers have complained of flawed locks at prisons throughout the state. For almost as long, state officials have failed to fully fund needed repairs and replacements, an Arizona Republic review of state records and news archives shows.
The industrywide scheme allegedly affected the prices of more than 100 generic drugs, according to a far-reaching lawsuit filed by 44 states against leading drug companies.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, vetoed a bill that would have prohibited local governments from enforcing plastic straw bans over the next five years.
The Kansas ranchers who once saw the vulnerable species of grouse as a nuisance see a potential economic opportunity, thanks to an ecotourism initiative. The lesser prairie chicken’s natural habitat has diminished to the point that western Kansas is one of the last remaining locations with a sustainable native population.
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a bill into law that allows farmers to grow hemp in Georgia. It can be used to make CBD oil, rope and other items.
Bills introduced in roughly a dozen states this year would require that women undergoing gynecological surgeries give explicit approval to a pelvic exam beforehand. It's a step that some medical experts say is an unnecessary intrusion into patient care.
The bill addresses many of the conditions of Texas’ incarcerated women. It would also require the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to offer up to 10 free feminine hygiene products to women each day.
While it's marketed as a health and wellness product capable of relieving anxiety, stress, pain and insomnia, CBD remains largely unregulated on both a federal and local level. Growers and processors say the few regulations that do exist are confusing and, often, conflicting.
Traffickers who sell women and children for sex in Nebraska could have their phones tapped by law enforcement and face prosecution years or even decades after their crimes under a sweeping new bill set for legislative debate.
Some Minnesota diabetes activists have dubbed themselves the “Caravan to Canada.” Both the state House and Senate have passed bills that would give people access to insulin during an emergency, although the differences between the bills need to be worked out.
Some Wisconsin growers say the rapidly expanding hemp industry could pave the way for medical or recreational marijuana. It's gaining support from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and a growing numbers of lawmakers, but still has many opponents in the Republican-controlled legislature.
More than $400 million in unspent cash from Louisiana’s better-than-expected tax collections would pay for roadwork, coastal protection projects and public college programs, among a long list of spending plans under debate by lawmakers.