Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said that she’s ready to use her executive power to lower carbon emissions following a political crisis in which Republican state senators fled the state for more than a week to thwart climate legislation.
The new California law — championed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, a longtime advocate of gun control — is meant to protect the public by keeping ammunition from getting into dangerous hands, the state says.
Half of all deaths in Colorado among pregnant women and those within the first year after giving birth are the result of self-harm — defined as suicide and overdose. Mental health-related deaths, including opioid overdoses, are on the rise in the state.
Hackers have infected computers at Georgia’s Administrative Office of the Courts, demanding a ransom payment and causing officials to shut down court websites.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, announced two new state-backed space projects during an event at Hancock County's Infinity Science Center.
Thefts of goods worth less than $750 in Florida will soon no longer be classified as felonies after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis approved a bill that brings the first change to the legal threshold in 35 years.
A new law puts Nevada in the company of 15 states and Washington, D.C., that immediately restore voting rights to felons, while two states — Vermont and Maine — never take away a prisoner’s right to vote.
Over the last two decades, nursing homes around Minnesota have been closing. And it has hit rural Minnesotans especially hard.
Coastal towns in North Carolina may be better off buying out beachfront property owners than spending years trying to protect those homes from floods, erosion and shifting sands, a study finds.
The law, set to take effect in August, compels doctors to tell their patients that medication-induced abortions can be reversed through a procedure the American Medical Association considers experimental and unethical treatment.
New York lawmakers passed several bills this month designed to increase access to on-the-spot treatment for people with opioid and other addictions. But advocates say they're disappointed lawmakers didn't include the state's incarcerated population.
Kansas drivers can no longer be charged with a crime for refusing a sobriety test, under a July 1 change in state law. But refusal to comply comes with a yearlong license suspension.