Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that he would send members of the Indiana National Guard into nursing homes to help an exhausted staff care for residents. The announcement comes as long-term care facilities are experiencing the largest surge of cases and deaths.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, a Republican, issued a series of recommendations that he said will help the state and its American Indian tribes deal with the repercussions of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark McGirt decision.
In Eastern North Carolina, more people make trips to hospital emergency departments for asthma treatments than in any other part of the state. Mold growth in the aftermath of hurricane flooding is part of the problem, experts say.
A Sacramento judge refused to order the California Republican Party to disclose information about its ballot drop box program to state officials, rejecting an argument by Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra that the investigation was essential to ensuring ballots are being properly handled.
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy will quarantine after being close to someone on his senior staff who tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy, 63, tested negative for the virus on Monday and said he had no symptoms.
The Environmental Protection Agency is deliberating whether to give Florida control over key wetlands permitting. At issue is whether the state should regulate more decisions on dredging and filling wetlands — an aspect of much development in Florida.
They are the fourth and fifth Arkansas lawmakers in the past two days to announce that they have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said she disagrees with a conclusion from the Iowa state auditor and the U.S. Treasury Department that her administration has misallocated at least $21 million in federal assistance intended for COVID-19 relief.
The strategy for Louisiana tenant advocates is to drag out the eviction process through the end of the year when a federal moratorium ends. Landlord-tenant disputes are boiling over.
Days after banning late fees on renters in Colorado, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis went a step further and reinstated a state eviction moratorium. He set the order to expire in 30 days, though he has regularly extended many COVID-19-related orders.
A judge in Arizona dismissed a claim filed by the Arizona Democratic Party against Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, also a Democrat, that sought records for people whose mail ballots were rejected before Election Day. The Democrats wanted access to the information so they could help voters fix whatever issue was wrong with their ballot, such as a mismatched signature.
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Mississippi is expanding access to curbside voting for people with symptoms of COVID-19 and setting a new process to let voters correct, or “cure,” minor discrepancies with signatures on absentee ballots. The changes are being made after voting-rights groups sued the state in federal court.
After a recruiting drive by multiple organizations, Connecticut officials were stunned that 10,000 volunteers have agreed to serve as poll workers on Election Day. With a high-stakes presidential election and many older employees unable to work at the polls due to health concerns about COVID-19, a coalition of groups started a recruiting drive about six weeks ago.
College students who previously registered to vote in New Hampshire do not automatically lose their voting eligibility if they’re out of state due to remote learning or other circumstances, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office affirmed.
Kansas and Missouri are providing their first look into how they plan to vaccinate millions of residents in the coming months. It’s a process that could mark a turning point in the struggle to conquer a pandemic that has ravaged both states and continues to infect and kill residents every day.
The Utah Department of Health told the legislature’s Health and Human Services Interim Committee that the first doses will go to those who staff emergency departments, urgent care facilities, COVID-19 units and long-term care facilities, as well as to those health care workers who have preexisting health conditions.
Drug overdose deaths surged through the first half of 2020, the Maine Attorney General’s Office reported, as the opioid crisis has deepened during the pandemic. Officials said isolation due to the pandemic contributed to the increase, not to mention closure of some treatment facilities in the lockdown.
With 821 newly reported cases, Idaho has a new record for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported in one day.
Washington released its draft plan to distribute vaccines in several phases, outlining for the first time who will have first access to vaccines, how they will be administered and how the state plans to promote vaccines.