Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he intended to “rewind” the reopening in nine neighborhoods in New York City that have had a testing positivity rate of more than 3% over the last seven days.
Top Texas Republicans expressed concerns over new allegations that Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton was bribed and abused his office.
Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson, a Republican, said he can’t make others wear a mask when they vote, calling it "unconstitutional." He is requiring all poll workers wear masks, he said, because they are there on a voluntary basis.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, said she will no longer enforce Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders, which were made during the coronavirus pandemic, through criminal prosecution.
Under a temporary pandemic-era law passed this summer, voters who legally submit an absentee ballot and then die before Election Day will still have their votes counted in Massachusetts, in perhaps the most consequential presidential election in a generation.
The occupants of about 30% more Ohio households responded to the 2020 census compared with the 2010 census.
The Republican-led Louisiana House easily approved eight proposals that would restrict or suspend Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' orders aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s taking longer than some Georgia voters expected to receive their absentee ballots.
A New York State Liquor Authority task force that has been cracking down on restaurants and bars that violate COVID-19 rules has been tasked with enforcing mask-wearing in "hot-spot" communities, many of them Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, that have seen a recent surge in coronavirus cases.
Maryland judges rebuilt courtrooms with Plexiglas shields, stocked masks and thermometers, even found space off-site to assemble jurors in fire halls and fairgrounds.
A Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates resigned Saturday night after Facebook chat messages were released in which he allegedly used anti-gay and anti-Muslim slurs and made disparaging remarks about other lawmakers. John Mandt Jr. claimed the messages were fabricated, but at least one person authenticated them.
Missouri GOP Gov. Mike Parson is calling for a review of coronavirus prevention procedures in the state's seven veterans’ homes after the deaths of residents in four of the homes and a spike in cases.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, is standing by his call for a “hard look” at state tax breaks in the wake of the company's decision to suspend 787 production in Washington.
Anecdotal and eyewitness accounts suggest that several Oregon wildfires were started by electrical lines and equipment buffeted by the historic windstorm that whipped across the state for three days.
Idahovotes.gov is a state-maintained website by the Idaho Technology Services Office, but Idahovotes.com and Idahovotes.org bring users to the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s 2020 Freedom Index.
Pennsylvania’s online system for registering to vote and applying for and tracking mail ballots crashed over the weekend, triggering an outage that stretched for more than 24 hours and prompted frustration from voters weeks before critical election deadlines.
Maine’s recreational cannabis market is set to finally open Friday, but few stores will be, and supplies are expected to be extremely limited.
North Carolina’s Wake County, which includes Raleigh, is reviewing the school resource officer program to decide whether to continue having armed police officers on school campuses.
South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster officially lifted restrictions on state restaurants, issuing an executive order allowing Palmetto State establishments to operate at 100% of their capacity, effective immediately.
Indiana food bank operators struggling with a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic are calling for increased federal funding for assistance programs that help people pay for items at grocery stores.
As Massachusetts’s health department reported three new deaths and 626 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the state was preparing to ease restrictions for lower-risk communities Monday.